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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

Via di San Luca 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 614 2339
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“great walk” (22 reviews)
Via di San Luca 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 614 2339
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walking along the longest portico in the world to the Santuario di Madonna di San Luca certainly didn't disappoint. A very rewarding and unique walk which took us about an hour and 10 each way. We also paid €5 to walk up to the top...More

Thank Nona J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Santuario di Madonna di San Luca is perched above the town. It is a long uphill walk through a purpose built portico but you can also drive to the top. The Santuario itself is an elaborately decorated building and the views are excellent. If walking...More

Thank Andy57B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved it up here! The walk up into the bell tower is worth the view. Great walk under the porticoes direct from the town and avoided the blistering sun! A pleasant experience.

Thank Casper9233
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It seems a small old chuch, but with all the smaller areas in the back its truely worth a visite. With serveral suprizing and different places to explore..

Thank Dagorlad604
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took a taxi from our hotel, which was a good idea as it is quite a climb even on a coolish sunny April day. The Sanctuary is beautiful and the inside has stunning architecture and artwork. The outside has panoramic views of the surrounding countryside....More

Thank Leintwardine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to catch a taxi and walk back from this wonderful basilica. For €5 ea you can climb the narrow winding staircase to the top for the most amazing views over Bologna and surrounding area. Beautiful building and a lovely walk back down in...More

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm 65 years old, I've had 2 stents in my heart, and 4 knee surgeries. I've made this vigorous and awesome trek twice in 2 years and it is so worth the climb. The views are stunning, the Sanctuary exquisite and the sense of accomplishment...More

Thank craigd2136
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice 2 hour trip with beautiful views. Very interesting and added the walk up 150 or so narrow spiral staircase at 5eu was worth it for the view

Thank Tilo R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are old fogeys, OK? That means we don't do long walks and boy would this be a long walk from the centre of Bologna to the Santuario, up very steep steps. We went by train and passed youngsters who seemed to be flagging. Very...More

Thank Two_Fogies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't want to ride a cheesy tourist train (San Luca Express) up to the church but I also did not want to walk uphill for nearly 3.5 km either. We did take The Express when I noticed it was a small bus rather than...More

Thank Tony D
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Stephanie L
Is there a way to take public transportation to the bottom of San Luca so we can still do the walk up the porticos?
12 June 2017|
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Response from bijoux2015 | Reviewed this property |
You can buy a one day ticket on the tourist bus which can take you both ways or one way and even use it to go to other attractions. You can purchase this from Piazza Maggiore. Whatever you do or whichever you go, it is a... More