Saint Stephen and the Seven Churces

In St. Stephen's Square, there is the basilica and the complex of the Seven Churches.

The tradition indicates San Petronio as the creator of the Basilica, which was to imitate the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, built over a temple dedicated to Isis.

The number 7 does not represent the actual number of churches but was choosen for its strong symbolic value.

The whole complex called "Stefaniano" is full of mysticism and spirituality and is a must for a complete visit of Bologna.

The Square, characterized by the particular flooring is illuminated at night and is one of the most fascinating places to go or where to spend relaxing moments during the 'summer.


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