Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Bologna

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Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • It's a very old building with lots of history. It's beautiful inside but it's not that impressive, to be honest. The good thing is that it is free.  more »
  • this was my favourite building in Bologna. I found the old church inc fact it isa thwe best of the churchs  more »
  • A good mix between old and actual history. This church had several new buildings. A small church became a huge complex church. It is very interesting realise different building styles.
  • This place has a nice atmosphere, with bars and gelaterias along the streets. It is fully car-free, and opens on a great complex of ancient churches.

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