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
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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.