If you want a complete picure of the city, you can add to the Classical Bologna Walking Tour (2, 5 hours) a visit to the following churches:
1. The Basilica di Santo Stefano is a complex of religious edifices, located in the eponymous square. It is locally known as Sette Chiese (“Seven Churches”) and Santa Gerusalemme (“Holy Jerusalem”).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.
2. The Basilica di San Domenico is one of the major churches in Bologna. The remains of Saint Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), are buried inside the exquisite shrine Arca di San Domenico, made by Nicola Pisano and his workshop, Arnolfo di Cambio and with later additions by Niccolò dell’Arca and the young Michelangelo.
3. The little Oratory of Santa Cecilia in San Giacomo Maggiore church is considered Bologna’s “Sistine Chapel” for the beauty of the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century pictorial cycle.