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A view of the Piazza Santa Stefano in the Italian city of Bologna.

The Basilica seen straight ahead in this shot and which gives its name to the square is a complex of several religious edifices. According to tradition, it was built by Saint Petronius, who was bishop of the city during the 5th century, over a temple of the goddess Isis.

The complex consists of the church of St. John the Baptist (or of the Holy Crucifix) dating from the 8th century, that of the Holy Sepulchre from the 5th century (renovated in the 12th century), as well as that of San Vitale ed Agricola (renovated in the 8th and 11th centuries). A 13th-century portico known as Pilate's Courtyard connects the other buildings to the church of the Holy Trinity, also 13th century.

(Source: Wikipedea)

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