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Piazza Santo Stefano

Piazza Santo Stefano

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Via Santo Stefano, 40125 Bologna BO, Italy
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Piazza Santo Stefano, also known as Piazza delle Sette Chiese, is a pedestrianized triangular piazza in Bologna, Italy and often used for cultural events, flea-markets and concerts.

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Istanbul

Amazing place. Full off history. Nice places to eat or just a drink. Must see.

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Local from Bologna

With no-doubt this is in the top-three of the most beautiful squares from middle ages.

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Piazza Santo Stefano is one of the most peculiar places in Bologna. Even though it is mainly considered as a square, it is not properly this: Via Santo Stefano widens to create this peculiar area that leads to the monumental group of buildings named after the same Saint. From Piazza Santo Stefano the ancient road to Tuscany may be taken. This group of churches is mainly known as “seven churches” as it is formed by seven holy buindings built and renovated during different periods, mainly on behalf of the patron Saint of Bologna, St. Petronio.

Apart from giving prominence to these churches, the square allows visitors to see the beautiful buindings surrounding it: on the left side Casa Berti, whose frescoes were made by Gaetano Gandolfi, Palazzo Isolani and the 15th century Palazzo Bolognini Isolani that hosts Corte Isolani, a court that leads directly to Strada Maggiore; on the right side, the 16th century Palazzo Bolognini Amorini Salina. At present, the square is often used to host cultural events and concerts.

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Dallas

In every town there's the main piazza and then there is one or two where you really want to sit and watch the scene - the hand gestures, the coming and going, the kissing, you know. This is Piazza Santo Stefano.

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Piazza Santo Stefano is a small triangular plaza, ideal for watching the world go by, having a drink in one of the wine bars, or just having a quite moment before exploring the many joined churches that are Santo Stefano.

We loved it for people watching and having a glass of wine in the evening. There are shops and bars around, or like the locals bring your own.

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probably the most special piazza of Bologna

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Buenos Aires

La Plaza Santo Stefano es para nosotros la más linda de Bolonia! La plaza era conocida como el “complejo de las siete iglesias” porque a los cuatro templos que hoy se pueden visitar y que están conectados entre sí, antiguamente se sumaban otros tres.
La plaza esta rodeada de edificios/palacios con algunos de los más lindos pórticos. Les recomiendo sentarse en algún café de la plaza o en la escalinata de uno de los edificios y ver cómo cae la tarde. Hermoso.

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Magliano Sabina

Chiamata anche Piazza delle Sette Chiese, perché sette, sono le strutture distinte della Basilica di Santo Stefano. Un luogo magico, tra i miei o forse proprio il preferito di tutta la città. Ognuno trova un suo spazio dove concedersi, appartenere, il mio è proprio questa piazza. Dove ci sono bar, ristoranti, turisti, mercato dell'antiquariato una volta al mese, una luce gialla, quasi tragica, che al tramonto taglia la piazza a metà. Un posto perfetto per leggere, stare in compagnia, passare le serate a bere una birra con gli amici.

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The best square in Bologna!

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