Basilika Santo Stefano

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Via Santo Stefano, Bologna, Italy

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Maurizioago Maurizio…
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The seven churches. Jan 18, 2018
According the tradition it was Saint Petronio who create this basilica. He was Bologna' s bishop from 431 to around 450. The aim of this construction was to imitate the Holy sepulcre in Jerusalem. This worship place was first built around 400 A. D. over a Roman temple of goddess Isis. Originally it was made of seven churches, but after the renovations works made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries the number was reduced to four. Besides the four churches there is a courtyard; built between the XI and the XII centuries; a medieval cloister and a small museum of religious items. The first church you will enter is the church of the Crocifisso. It dates to the VIII century. This church was called this way , because a 1300 crucifix is on display inside. Another church you will visit is the church of the Santo Sepolcro. This is the oldest construction of the whole complex. It is a church built in dodecagonal shape. Another church here is the basilica dei Santi Vitale ed Agricola. It was built in the V century, but it was restored and finished in the XII century. The last church you can visit here is the cappella della Benda (the chapel of the bandage). Part of this church is used as a museum
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Maurizio, congrats on your featured Review. Well done.
Posted on: Jan 21, 2018
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EmEm says:
Congrats on being featured!
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oceanroses oceanros…
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7 for 1 Church Mar 31, 2010
The basilika consists of 7 churches from different centuries. It contains many medieval and romanic details and there is a surprise behind every door. It especially transmits the religious feel and ideals of every century, with one church being extremely dark and cold and the other is high and flooded with light.

It also includes a charming cloister and courtyard. There is also a little store that sells soaps and sweets produced in the local monastery which I recommend.
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