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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)
“porta saragozza” (23 reviews)
“great walk” (25 reviews)
Via di San Luca 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 614 2339
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to get off the round-the-City-hop-on-hop-off buses or 'noddy train'. The views over Bologna would be brilliant and these modes of transport would save walikng the 4-5Km of porticos up the hill. Trouble wa,s early on a Sunday morning, nothing could be seen...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice walk from Bologna to San Luca - BUT - if you're superstitious, do walk with friends and never take your boyfriend to San Luca. People say couples break up if getting there together. But for a nice day with friends it is a...More

Thank Karin115
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very very beautiful location! The Church is on the top of the guardia 's mountain. Is possible to go on foot under the portici or by car. The atmosphere is magic

Thank Massimiliano6515
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful and hostorical church is a short distance outside Bologna and can be accessed by road, bicycle or on foot. Indeed, it's worth getting a taxi there and walking back to Bologna via the wonderful covered portico (3Km). As well as the church and...More

Thank lynchcarmelb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure you have your walking shoes on for this adventure. Covered porticos guide your climb up to the Basslica. The sanctuary is breathtaking. The history is resplendent. Make sure that you pay the extra for 5 Euro to go up to the rooftop for...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

You can get here on a long walk and climb the stairs of the portico, as it is the world's longest, about 660 arcades, or try the The RedCity bus. It is a large basilica that everyone can admire no matter the religion. For a...More

Thank ralu_seby
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I wanted to get away from the traffic and noise of central Bologna so thought this a way of getting into the hills for some peace. But the way through the arches is first of all beside busy streets and then a road that goes...More

Thank jane4poetry
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The San Luca express train is not fast and I wouldn’t recommend it if you have any back problems as the train lurches often and stops suddenly. But unless you want to walk uphill for more than 3 km it is one of the few...More

Thank rebecca s
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

If you are able, the walk up (and down) the hill was all part of the fun. A couple of miles, so some fitness required. Very beautiful and great views on the way.

Thank whinfellwanderer
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We decided to do this walk because some websites suggested it would let you see Bologna from a different angle and admire the nature so close to town If you need excercise, or are extremely interested in the religious aspecs, you might enjoy to walk...More

Thank abcnord
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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.