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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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“longest portico” (31 reviews)
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Via di San Luca 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 614 2339
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is only one hour plus walk from the centre of Bologna and well worth the trek. We decided to get a taxi to take us to the top (€15 with a trip to the top near the hospital first) we actually had lunch at...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

An absolute must for the nature and the view over Bologna. I took a shuttle train that departs from Piazza Maggiore since it is a long and steep way up.

Thank MaiyaScat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Take the little town road train and combine a town sightseeing trip with a visit up the steep hill to San Luca. The longest colonnade in the world runs up to the Sanctuary and the views over Bologna are well worth the wait. You could...More

Thank reedi52
Reviewed 4 days ago

Getting to San Luca takes some planning. You can buy a ticket on a train that will take you all the way up to the church drop you off and you can ride back when it returns (more than an hour later, I believe.) That's...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When i woke up this morning and read the reviews that you had to climb 3.8 km i told my friend we better think of doing another activity. We asked at the reception and she was so encouraging that we decided to go by taking...More

Thank Adela R
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you feel like a little exercise combine with a visit to a nice church, this is the spot! Don't forget to go on the top of the roof, you'll get a beautiful view of the surroundings.

Thank Isabelle C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk up the 2.5 mile long arcade to get to the Sanctuary. Make sure to get there before 12:30pm or after 2:30pm because it closes for two hours. The Sanctuary was built to house the "Black Madonna" an icon attributed to St. Luke. Legend has...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here on a local holiday but both the walk up the hugely impressive covered walkway and the sanctuary were very busy with visitors. The walk up is not for the faint hearted but sadly doesn't provide much of a view due to the...More

Thank 650duncanj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drive to the church but limited parking so would recommend the land train from Piazza Maggiore or the bus and walk up through the 3.8 Km portico but make sure you are fit and wearing walking shoes - it’s a long climb. Fantastic views...More

Thank Joanna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The train ride to the top of the hill is the easy option and the view from the top is great. A leisurely walk under the porticos must be part of our next visit.

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Stephanie L
12 June 2017|
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Response from Sandy S | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the bottom of the hill by public bus, then hike up through the porticos.