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May 16, 2018
While Bologna has no shortage of interesting and art-filled churches, Santo Stefano is the oldest and the most atmospheric. The complex of eight buildings could be called the cradle of faith in Bologna, built by the Benedictines between the 10th and 13th centuries to house the remains of Bologna's…
Luca
Luca
November 03, 2017
seven ancient churches one beside the other, one inside the other. stunning! (yes I know, italians and the church, a long coplicated story). 5 min from home
Carolina
Carolina
October 25, 2017
Very ancient and symbolic church
Angelo
Angelo
August 04, 2017
The basilica of Santo Stefano (Italian: Basilica di Santo Stefano) encompasses a complex of religious edifices in the city of Bologna, Italy. Located on Piazza Santo Stefano, it is locally known as Sette Chiese ("Seven Churches") and Santa Gerusalemme ("Holy Jerusalem").
Massimo
Massimo
April 18, 2017
Most beautiful Square in Bologna or Italy
Gabriele
Gabriele
March 22, 2018
Built to emulate the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, this complex consists of several churches built in different historical period. The result is impressive, and although not majestic as San Petronio or San Pietro, Santo Stefano is probably the most beloved church by locals. It might be its magical…
Massimo
Massimo
May 26, 2017
Beautiful place! From out they seem so many churches one close to the other; but it is only entering inside the first and greater one that a real trip is begun in the time, that crosses to bashful the tappes of the formation of the Seven churches, an unitary complex of so many buildings of cult…
Thierry
Thierry
March 14, 2019
If you're not too lasy climbing all the steps, you'll have a wonderfull view of Bologna. You will distinguish very easily the hills, all rooftops, the parks and so on...
Luca
Luca
November 04, 2017
seven ancient churches one beside the other, one inside the other. stunning! (yes I know, italians and the church, a long coplicated story). 10 min from home
Francesca
Francesca
January 15, 2018
La chiesa magica di Bologna, costruita sopra un atempio romano, è composta da sette chiese sovrapposte. La piazza è sicuramente la più bella di Bologna. The magical church of Bologna, built over a Roman age, is composed of seven superimposed churches. The square is certainly the most beautiful in…

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Church
“When construction of the massive church that dominates one side of Piazza Maggiorebegan in 1390, it was designed to be even bigger than St. Peter's in Rome, but never quite made it. In fact, it was never finished, and the facade remains incomplete. In the tiny museum at the back of the church, you can see the designs that were submitted for the facade, including those by the great architect Andrea Palladio. The interior, which was finished, is often referred to as the epitome of Gothic architecture in Italy, and each of the side chapels seems like a small church. Look for the strange line cutting across the floor of the nave; it is a meridian line.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Church
“The porches go along with people who want to reach the Basilica on the top of the hill. Nice walk, almost one hour from Via Saragozza ”
  • 136 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“The Mercato di Mezzo is one of the most representative historical places of the Bolognese food culture, a stone's throw from Piazza Maggiore: since the Middle Ages this has been the place of tastes and encounter, commerce, memory and gastronomic tradition of the city . Transformed, after the Unification of Italy, in the first covered market of the city, it was the object in 2014 of an important recovery and redevelopment project. The structure is divided into three floors, and is a space where to buy or consume food and wine products and excellent dishes. On the ground floor there are large and small tables in common use and food kiosks, placed in the side niches as in the nineteenth-century plan: meat, fish, salami, cheese, fruit, bread, pasta, ice cream and pastry, wines. On the first floor is the pizzeria and in the basement, with striking barrel vaults, a craft brewery, both with additional tables and chairs. On Via Clavature, next to the entrance to the Church of Santa Maria della Vita, it also offers pleasant tables and outdoor chairs. The Mercato di Mezzo is open seven days a week, from 8.30 until midnight, and often offers tasting appointments and meetings related to the culture of food.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Plaza
“Piazza Maggiore is located at the very centre of Bologna and it's one of the most beautiful and lively squares in Italy. In the past, the square underwent many changes and was further enriched with important buildings: Basilica di San Petronio, Palazzo dei Notai, Palazzo d'Accursio, Palazzo del Podestà and Palazzo dei Bianchi. When there, do not miss to pay a visit to Fontana del Nettuno and Biblioteca Salaborsa as well! ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Route
“Via Indipendenza is the main street of Bologna. It starts from Piazza Maggiore and ends at the railway station. It has been completed in 1890 when the city became an important railway junction. Now via Indipendenza is the heart of the shopping area: under its porticoes, protecting pedestrians on both sides of the street, you’ll find many low-cost clothes shops, designer labels, small shops, fast food and sandwiches bar. Via Indipendenza is always very popular among Bologna people of all ages: we suggest to take a walk there!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Location
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40125
Phone+39 051 658 3111