The red color is the first to be remembered in Bologna: left-wing political parties, pottery roofs and crimson blinds. The best place to appreciate the city's red is the 12th-century towers that dot the skyline like industrial chimneys. The Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano area is really the most architecturally visible place!
The church, which was built in the 5th century A.D., is built on the temple of Asis. There are not just one church, but seven, also known to locals as Sette Chiese, but I can't see how many. This is a huge religious complex that combines Roman style with fine carving art. Each church has a different style with a rich cloister and courtyard, not many tourists and quite interesting.
The church is medieval tranquility, the walls are 21st century noises, and you can experience two worlds without crossing. Nothing shows the connection and fusion of the ancient and modern better than Bologna.