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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would have never imagined a Byzantine icon of the 13th century to have been transferred from Constantinople to Bologna!
But so has been the history and today you can find an amazing site that is St Luke’s cathedral
Surrounded by greenery on a hilltop overlooking Bologna- a must see if you are on Bologna
Try a Sunday so you can combine it with a nice walk - (5km from city center approximately)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AngelinaMich
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Take the San Luca Express toy train from Piazza Maggiore ( 10 euros) and you get a mini tour of Bologna and then the amazing drive up to the Santuario. There is a portico that stretches all the way up the hill from the city so you could walk but you had better be triathlete fit. Some brilliant views from the top and the inside of the Santuario is pretty spectacular. Do not miss this

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gordon R
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

a wonderful walk, fully under the portici, starting from within the town up to the hill, a little outside Bologna. No matter the weather, consider taking this 2-hour walk or look for the bus instead!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The whole point about this place is the walk up the longest colonnade in the world and back down. A must do in Bologna.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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