I liked the history and crypt. Be sure to spend the 5 Euros to buy the guide book. Nothing I disliked.
We came across this area while walking aimlessly around central area but we liked it very much. It is part of the nice looking small shops, beautiful buildings, churches,monuments to see. Although it was cold and raining, and dark, it was still lively. You would spend good time even just walking around it.
In a smallish area. After a while the frescoes and paintings start resembling each other. Lack of signs explaining the stories of the buildings does not add to the value of the visit.
This was a lovely find for us. Just wandering this lovely city. Part of it is almost Esher like. Can be a little busy but still, very special.
The church is fantastic and the square in front of it is a must see.We had lunch in the square and enjoyed people watching.the kids were a treat to see as they really knew how to made full use of the area. The inside of this very old church is mystical .
Ambling around the area was a delight. At the time we were there we visited a flea market and it was an hour well spent. Apart from the architecture and various bars to investigate we had the added extra of the 'bargaining' and getting in there with all the local 'shoppers' = a great morning.
We loved going to Santo Stefano. It was our favorite area of the city. Once a month, there was an antiques fair there. That was special, in itself. But, the architecture is so beautiful and the environment, so inviting and serene, that it is worth a visit at any time.
A nest of churches - all beautiful. I visited during a service and the plain chant was so evocative. Also moving was the air force chapel. All the bustle of the city was cut out. If you only have time to visit one place, this is the one.
Walking through the different churches feels like going through time. So worth seeing, my favorite part of visiting Bologna. When I went, there was a woman selling booklets (in different languages) with info on the churches right next to the door that leads to the older parts. I think we paid 5 euros for it and totally worth it. Lots... More
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