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Prendiparte Tower Sky Experience
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Prendiparte Tower Sky Experience
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“longest portico”(38 reviews)
“great walk”(31 reviews)
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Via di San Luca 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
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All reviews tourist train longest portico great walk up hill walk up covered walkway surrounding countryside small train walking shoes worth the effort breathtaking views beautiful church city centre sunny day worth the trip worth the climb long climb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all its outside of the city, you can decide if you take the bus and climb from the bottom or take the car or train from Piatza Majore which drives up directly to the monastry. Its a hike up for 30-60mins depending on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Iva82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was great walking and admiring the architecture of the portico’s (666), to be precise. The Sanctuary itself was worth the visit. But check the hours because during the week it is closed from 12.30-2.30 if i am not wrong. Strongly recommend it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Redo1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had intended to catch the little train from the main piazza to go up and then walk back as previous reviewers have suggested. Sadly, we visited at the very end of the off-peak season so the train only travelled on Monday and Friday. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Julia B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk from the centre of Bologna all along the portico’s to Santuario di Madonna di San Luca. Great views of the city. Would say it takes about 2 hours there and back.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maps253757
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

It’s located near the city on top of hill .there is an old way for visitors with many stairs.from there you can see Bologna and it’s suburb .fantastic view. You can sit for moments in cathedral. Unfortunately all around are private gardens . Usually there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Arminganji
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

I recently hiked up to this beautiful church. It is indeed a very trying task, there are many steps to go up to get to the church and if one is not in good shape it may be wiser to take the bus from Piazza...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dominickd642
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

You can go there by bus, taxi or foot.... it's a long walk but very beautiful sanctuary and great view of Bologna. It's a must-see place!!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mikesterling
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Strenuous walk up through the porticos but worth the effort. Great workout and nice views of the city from the top.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stuart L
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

This is the location where I proposed to my wife. It is a beautiful place with stunning views of Bologna on one side and the mountains on the other. This is a “must see” if you are visiting Bologna!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

we had intended to take the local bus up but couldn't quite figure out where to get it from. Even when we got the bus back down it still wasn't clear as where it drops you is not where you are picked up so its...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark I
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29 July 2018|
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Response from vaugc002 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there I have taken a look at the official website and it indicates that the Sanctuary will be open from 7am during your visit. Thanks Chris
13 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.
17 June 2015|
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