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Via Santo Stefano 24 | Piazza S.Stefano - Bologna, 40125 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days 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 5 days 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You might be forgiven for underrating this Abbey as nothing more than another church from the outside. That would be a mistake, as there is beautiful set of buildings inside, each connected to the the other and well worth the effort of glinting in. Donations...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little complex of small churches and courtyards is fascinating and beautiful. Architecturally splendid. Intimate spaces, well preserved and not that busy with tourists as you’d expect.

Thank karlfest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This complex of several churches on the same site is a worth taking the time to explore. The spaces are intimate and interlinked so you never get an over view. It’s more involving than walking up one aisle and down the opposite one, looking at...More

Thank patinhongkong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful church is on the hills to the south of Bologna and has stunning views of the city and surrounding countryside. You can walk the whole way to the top under porticoes but it’s a long way! We got a can but saw when...More

Thank FdHeer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of those places which surprises you. I wasn't expecting much looking from the outside but it was quite nice inside. It is quite old and beautiful Basilica. It is entrance free but is nice to leave a donation at the entrance. It...More

Thank uiarahp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike most Italian churches which aim to wow you with their size and decoration this one does not. Its great antiquity and modest scale make it far more human and holy. It has the feel of a monastery and all the visitors gave it the...More

Thank Saggy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This series of churches is just beautiful. Very peaceful, with a small museum inside. Two lovely cloisters to enjoy, as well.

Thank 3henkes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking from Piazza San Stefano, the church in front appears to be one big church but is actually four from a former seven. One will find smaller chapels inside the church in different architecture. It also has a cloister and a shop including a small...More

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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....
Antonella r
31 August 2015|
Response from Antonella r | Reviewed this property |
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
27 August 2015|
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Response from Roberto35411 | Reviewed this property |
It is open during the day and evening, though sometimes it is closed at midday.And the Masses, of course