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2-Hour Historic Bike Tour of Bologna
"Meet your guide at the bike rental store near the train station and take off on an easy 10 km (6 miles) bike ride through historic Bologna. Beginning with a look to the modern quarter of Manifattura delle Arti now the focus of the hi-tech centre of the city you will be guided around the history of the medieval harbour of Bologna with a focus on the importance of the subterranean canals in Bologna. Arrive at the Prendiparte Tower an elegant and well preserved tower to lead your imagination into the past. The discovery of the ghetto will show the importance of the Jewish community in Bologna
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Private Tour: Ecclesiastical Heritage of Bologna
"Your guide can show you up to 3 different churches that present significant yet different aspects of the selected genre. (Popular visits include S. Stefano S.Petronio and S.Domenico). This in-depth hassle-free private tour is hosted by a professional guide. Please list any special interests you have at the time of booking to alert your guide so that he or she can prepare for your private tour.""""Delve into Bologna's Romanesque Gothic and Baroque churches on your private guided tour examining the history
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Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour
"Untouched by mass tourism Bologna is the capital of the prosperous Emilia Romagna region. On this Classical Bologna Private Walking Tour you'll discover why Bologna has so many nicknames including La Dotta (The Learned) for its ancient university; La Rossa (The Red) for the warm colors of its roofs and houses and La Grassa (The Fat) for the wonderful food you'll find here!This private walking tour takes you to see some of the most important buildings in the city
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Santo Stefano Tips (43)

The Seven Churches.

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....
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Maurizioago
Oct 09, 2016

Basilica Di Santo Stefano

Santo Stefano was a complex of 7 churches and is therefore often referred to as the siette chiese. After restauration works in the late 19th and early 20th century, the number was reduced to four:...
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Airpunk
Oct 07, 2016

Santo Stefano: Cortile di Pilato

The Cortile di Pilato...Pilate's courtyard...is an open space surrounded by cloisters which lies behind the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. From there you can get an excellent view of the intricate...
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leics
Sep 08, 2016

Santo Stefano - behind the churches

In my previous tip about Santo Stefano I described the three churches that face on to the piazza: the Church of the Crucifix, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Church of Saints Vitale and...
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toonsarah
Oct 10, 2015

Santo Stefano - the "front" churches

Even if you don’t usually like to visit churches while on holiday I would recommend you make an exception for this one if you can, as it is really something quite unique and special – not a single...
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toonsarah
Oct 10, 2015

Chiesa del Martyrium

Also known as la Chiesa della Trinità, Chiesa del Martyrium is one of the seven churches in the Complex of Santo Stefano. It was built in the 13th century, but was originally meant to be larger. Work...
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MM212
Jul 22, 2015

Santo Stefano: Museum and Chiesa della Benda

The back wing behind the main cloister contains a small museum with artefacts from the churches and the convent: altarpieces, religious paintings, vasa sacra, statues and handwritten documents. My...
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Kathrin_E
Apr 28, 2015

Santo Stefano: Cloister

The big cloister is the most picturesque courtyard within the complex. It is surrounded by two storeys of arcades. The stone well in the middle adds a lot and for an overkill of flair they have put up...
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Kathrin_E
Apr 28, 2015

Santo Stefano: Cortile di Pilato

Leaving the Church of the Sepulchre you enter a rectangular courtyard called the “Courtyard of Pilate”. Here the faithful commemorate the imprisonment of Christ and the questioning by Pontius Pilatus....
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Kathrin_E
Apr 28, 2015

Santo Stefano:Basilica dei Santi Vitale e Agricola

A small doorway leads from the Church of the Sepulchre to the adjacent Basilica of Saint Vitale and Agricola. The two martyrs were killed because of their faith in the early 4th century, their graves...
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Kathrin_E
Apr 28, 2015

Santo Stefano: Basilica del Sepolcro

The church of the Sepulchre reflects 1600 years of Christianity. The church was first built around 400 A.D. and then rebuilt after severe damage in the Hungarian Wars of the 10th century. Its...
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Apr 28, 2015

Santo Stefano: Approach and Overview

The complex of Santo Stefano is probably Bologna’s most amazing sight. It consists of originally seven ancient churches connected by cloisters. Also named Sancta Ierusalem Bononiensis, the Holy...
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Apr 28, 2015
 
 
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Palazzo della Giustizia

The illustrious Ruini family originally from Reggio Emilia and transferred to Bologna in the early 16th century soon reached the senatorial ranks and called on an architect of international renown...
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San Domenico

This church is dedicated to saint Dominic Guzman. He was the founder of the Dominican monks. This worship place was begun in 1221 after the death of Dominic. It was completed in 1233. Inside it was...
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Palazzo della Mercanzia

Built in the late 14th century to provide a base for those governing trade activities in Bologna, and still home to its Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture and Crafts, the Palazzo della...
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Anatomical Wax Museum - Museo de Cere Anatomiche

This museum, housed in the University Anatomy Department, displays a collection of 19th century anatomical wax models by well-known modellers (Clemente Susini, Guiseppe Astorri and Cesare Bettini.)...
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Palazzo Grassi

One of the few mediaeval buildings to survive intact, il Palazzo Grassi dates from the 13th century. It was built as the residence of the prominent Grassi family and was lavishly decorated with...
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Santuario della Beata Vergine di San Luca

“Upon another hill, stands the celebrated church of the Madonna di St. Luca, three miles from Bologna. A portico consisting of seven hundred arcades reaches from it to the gate of the city. The church...
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