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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

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Address: Via di San Luca 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
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We took the San Luca Express from the centre of Bologna to save our energy for the walk back. The views from the church over the countryside were beautiful and it was a fun walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the San Luca Express from the centre of Bologna to save our energy for the walk back. The views from the church over the countryside were beautiful and it was a fun walk back down to the city centre through all the porticos with nice views of the city in the distance. It is the world's longest portico... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You can take the shuttle to the church for 10 euros which you can use as many times during a 24 hour period. We were a family of four and decided to take the shuttle up to the church. This was on 27th December 2016 and contrary to Bologna weather it was a beautiful clear sunny day so the views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We lived in Bologna for 3 years a couple of blocks from the San Luca steps and running up and down was my exercise with my husband! Now I go up to San Luca to relax, and enjoy the amazing view and peace from up there. It's not an easy way up for a lot of people, but take your... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tourist train up to San luca. Beautiful view of the city. Unfortunately it was closed that day - check opening times. We wanted to walk down the 3.7km of Porticos that were built especially to carry the Madonna. Well worth the trip. The porticos have been restored by families/groups and they are numbered.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice cover walk, with a lot of people. Some 1 km semi steep walking with a lot of people excersising in the stairs

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Thank Oernen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This building is found on the north east border of the town. But when you go to it be aware that there is a long climb to the top. The covered walkway runs at about a 40 degree incline and is about a mile long. The views of Bologna are beautiful. The basilica at the top is gorgeous. I would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I decided not to walk up the hill under the portico, I did descend back down into Bologna, so that has to count for something, right? It's a long walk on tired feet, so be prepared whether you walk one way or both. (Take the San Luca Express from Piazza Maggiore if you want to save your feet!)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful church with stunning views. If you can, take the hour hike up the portico. It's a good hike and a little exertion will put your mind in a spiritual place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place gives me a feel of how I'd always imagined Italy. An idyllic place surrounded by beautiful hills. The Apennines can also be seen in a distance. A must go whilst in Bologna.

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is currently number 5 out of 270 sightseeing in Bologna! True, it is a very very very beautiful and calming place especially if you are there at sun rise or sun set! A very nice church with polite people! I greatly enjoyed this place, the church and the view of the Bologna from above! I will definitely go... More 

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