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Reviewed 30 October 2018

We visited riding the little train which felt very touristy but didn't have the energy to walk up thorugh portico, though if you are fit enough I am sure this is the way to do it. We paid 10 euro each for the train and although there was a guided commentary I suspect we could have done it cheaper by taxi. The basilic a itself isn't up to much, fairly standard Italian baroque church but in a great position with views over the surrounding country and parts of Bologna. We couldn't find a coffee shop which was disappointing as quite a wait for next train down. There was a pizzeria opposite which was closed but there are paying toilets under the basilica.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul Jeremy T
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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
Thank Bobscott72
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