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It is actually quite large with some neat gems to discover. Plan to spend more time wandering throughout all 7 chapels.

Thank edshada
Reviewed 2 days ago

I highly recommend visiting the Santuario di Santo Stefano if you are visiting Bologna! There are 7 churches built into and around one another, all from different years dating from the medieval period. It's beautiful and serene to walk through, definitely worth checking out while...More

Thank Christina W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fascinating mix of architecture styles in a complex of 7 churches. Peaceful and serene, in a beautiful square. A pleasure to see.

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Thank Cafe242
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over centuries the Basilicata has grown into what appears to be a complex of 7 churches which commenced with what looked to us like a Knights Templar church and altar. The current Basilicata has a very unusual altar set on high above a small staircase....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to Santuario Santo di Stefano begins with the surounding area. The neighborhood around this church is a complex layering of medieval and Renaissance architecture that merits a long look on its own. If you stand at the corner of Via Santo Stefano and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating complex of seven churches Well worth the visit Even when you think you have seen all the churches you need to go and visit this. You won’t be disappointed

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on part of the history leg of our Home Cooking Experience tour. I found it quite a solem, contemplative and moving experience. This history of the place is astounding. We returned a few days later and sat outside in the square for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parts of the basilica date back nearly 1000 years and the additions made over the few hundred years since then simply add to the richness of the basilica's historic ambience

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very large church. You have to pay 2 euros to be allowed to take photos. Ladies cannot have bare arms.

Thank PauloTaberini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Seven Churches, or the Santuario di Santo Stefano is worth a visit because its history goes so far back to Roman times. It also has a little museum. Take the time to drop in.

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Julie S
10 July 2016|
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Response from DryPuddle | Reviewed this property |
You can easily walk from the station!...Its i nice 20min walk through the centre of Bologna and it takes you just by the Due Torri....
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Antonella r
31 August 2015|
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It is open everyday from 8 am to 7 pm everyday. When is the mass the guide tour can be suspended , but if you are only few people is possible with discretion.And sometime in the summer at the mid day is closed.For be sure... More
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drwmitch
28 August 2015|
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It is open during the day and evening, though sometimes it is closed at midday.And the Masses, of course
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