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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Bologna

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The basilica of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano encompasses a complex of churches. Explore the labyrinth, see buildings from different periods, and observe their architectural differences. Inside the churches, admire the collection of artworks. Wander through the courtyard to find the ancient basin, "Catino di Pilato," a Lombard work from the eighth century. The 14th-century sculpted rooster, "Rooster of St. Peter," recalls the biblical story of St. Peter's denial. The gift shop products made in different monasteries across the country. Arrange to visit Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and other attractions in Bologna using our Bologna trip app.
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  • One of the most interesting places to visit in Bologna. Originally a complex of 7 churches the oldest dating back to the 5th century, most still remain today. Highlights were the crypt which had a... 
    One of the most interesting places to visit in Bologna. Originally a complex of 7 churches the oldest dating back to the 5th century, most still remain today. Highlights were the crypt which had a...  more »
  • This is so cool. Worth a visit for sure. It's four old churches that are in a complex. Each one is lovely and you can feel the history here. Best thing I did in Bologna. 
    This is so cool. Worth a visit for sure. It's four old churches that are in a complex. Each one is lovely and you can feel the history here. Best thing I did in Bologna.  more »
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  • Really amazing! Quite a surprise inside- not what one expects in an Italian church. Seemed much more of a 15th century style and just a maze of rooms that the outside belied. Beautiful stonework, unique features, great museum with amazing religious artifacts. Worth a visit. And at night concerts are featured outside on the small piazza in front of it.
  • One of the places that I most like in Bologna.. when I first saw the church .. I thought: ok nothing special , but I was really impressed when I got into the church to find out that there are 7 churches located together in the piazza !! The yard has its own magic .. I so enjoy having coffees, cocktails and ICE cream there !! Live Bologna and feel its spirit in the amazing piazza Santo Stefano!!

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