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Basilica di San Petronio

Basilica di San Petronio

Named in honour of Bologna patron saint Petronio - 8th bishop of the city from 431 to 450, the Basilica is the most imposing (a length of 132m, a width of 66m, a height of 47m) and important church in Bologna.

Complesso di Santo Stefano

Complesso di Santo Stefano

Also known as the "Seven churches", the Basilica of St. Stefano is the most peculiar church complex in Bologna. Its origins are still a moot point. For someone it was built in 430 divided into seven churches, in order to symbolically represent the places of Christ’s Passion. Another theory states that the Basilica was built by Saint Petronio, on the ruins of a pre-existent pagan temple.

Santuario di San Luca

Santuario di San Luca

Traditional place of worship for the presence of an image the Virgin of St. Luca as well as reassuring visual landmark for Bolognese approaching town, the shrine located on top of Guardia hill is one of Bologna's symbol.

Basilica di San Domenico

Basilica di San Domenico

One of the richest churches in Bologna for the historical art, it is the Preaching Order’s first creation and guardian of its founder S. Domenico’s mortal remains.