"Basilica di Santo Stefano, Part I" Santo Stefano Tip by von.otter
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?Saint Stephen, an extraordinary church, formed by the uniting of seven chapels, is one of the oldest and most characteristic in Italy.?
? from ?Historical, Literary, and Artistic Travels in Italy? 1835 by Antoine Valery (1789-1847)
AN AGE OLD CHURCH Locally known as Sette Chiese, Seven Churches, the Basilica of Santo Stefano is a complex of buildings in the Romanesque style that were built on the site of a temple that was dedicated to the goddess Isis. Because of renovations carried out between 1870 and 1930 today the complex contains only four churches, Chiesa del Santissimo Crocifisso, Bsilica dei Santi Vitale e Agricola, Chiesa del San Sepolcro and Chiesa della Trinita.
After being made bishop of Bologna in AD 432, San Petronio founded the church of Santo Stefano. Our Saint had been on pilgrimage to the Holy Land and based the plan for this shrine on Jerusalem?s Holy Sepulchre. The present-day churches were built between the 11th and 13th centuries.
Opening Hours Weekdays: 9 am - 12.30 pm / 3.30 pm - 6.30 pm; Holidays: 9 am - 1 pm / 3.30 pm - 7 pm
Address: Via San Stefano, 24
Phone: 051 223256
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