Leaving the towers behind, you venture into the winding streets. Protected by porticos, you cross the passageway of the Corte Isolani. Suddenly, you find yourself in the Piazza Santo Stefano, one of the most picturesque vignettes in Bologna, cloaked in the magic of the seven churches.
In addition to the charming river stone paving, the beauty of the piazza is also due to the splendid, old buildings surrounding it, culminating in the facade of the religious buildings.
From the Piazza of Santo Stefano you have a view that includes the facades of the Church of the Crucifix, Holy Sepulchre, and San Vitale and Agricola.