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Reviewed 27 October 2018

We had a car and were able to drive up most of the hill, but still had a 10 minute walk up under the porticos. The graffitti on the porticos detracted from the piety of the place. The drawing attributed the evangelist Luke is interesting, and engenders tremendous devotion from many devout Catholics who were there on pilgrimages. The church itself took us back to the old Italian American churchs in the US before Vatican II. While there is a small parking lot about a 10 minute walk from the church it is still a good uphill climb. Glad we went.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnandMarylou
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

It is absolutely worth walking up to the stairs to the Sanctuary. You can get an amazing view of the landscape that surrounds the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Beautiful place to visit, make sure to go early because a little difficult to find parking but otherwise! Go visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C2002HGandreal
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

We behaved like tourists and went up to this Sanctuary on the 'little train' from Piazza S. Maggiore, but walked back down to the city in the 'portico' passage. Good views from the dome, and walking down back to the city was fun, if a little tiring by the end.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

I highly recommend walking up to the Santuario di Madonna di San Luca! From the centre of town, the walk is 4km long through the world's longest portico, and includes quite a bit of climbing and stairs in the second half of the walk. But the view from the top is worth it! (Plus it's a nice little workout.) You get a view down into the city of Bologna on one side, and towards the hills leading to Florence on the other. The church itself is also beautiful inside. I recommend walking a bit further down the road (on the hills side), just 200m or so, and then you can turn around and get an excellent view of the entire church on the hill.

Date of experience: October 2018
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