Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

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The Sanctuary of Santo Stefano is a place of worship located in the city of Bologna, Italy. It is dedicated to St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, and dates back to the sixth century.

The sanctuary is located inside the church of Santo Stefano, a Romanesque building that was built in 1140. The church consists of three naves and a crypt, where the tomb of St. Stephen is located. The facade of the church is decorated with mosaics and sculptures, including a representation of St. Stephen martyred.

The sanctuary of Santo Stefano is an important place of pilgrimage for the faithful of Bologna and its surroundings, especially on the occasion of the feast of Santo Stefano, which is celebrated on December 26. In addition, it is an important center of culture and history, with numerous exhibitions and events organized during the year.

How to explore Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano?

  • Inside the church, you can admire some precious frescoes dating back to the thirteenth century, including a cycle of frescoes representing the life of St. Stephen.
  • Observe the works of art, admire the statues, reliquaries, and 17th-century organs preserved inside the church.
  • Visit the crypt where the tomb of the first Christian martyr is located.
  • Attend the celebrations and events organized on December 26, the feast of St. Stephen.
  • Participate in exhibitions and cultural events organized throughout the year within the sanctuary.
  • Take advantage of the tranquility of the sanctuary to meditate and pray.
  • Buy souvenirs such as books, iconographies, and sacred objects in the sanctuary workshop.
  • Take a guided tour to discover the history and curiosities of the sanctuary.

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Address of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

Via Santo Stefano 24, 40125, Bologna, Italy

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