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Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco

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Address: Piazzale San Michele in Bosco, Bologna, Italy
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Well worth the effort

It's well worth the effort of walking up the hill to see this church as you get a better feel for its location than going by bus. The church itself is quite small but in many... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

It's well worth the effort of walking up the hill to see this church as you get a better feel for its location than going by bus. The church itself is quite small but in many respects it is the smaller churches, richly decorated, which make a bigger lasting impression than the grand cathedrals. If you are walking from the... More 

Thank OandA-London
MIlton Keynes
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

You need to walk or catch bus no 30.We eventually caught the bus from Hugo Bassist,after spending 1 hour at other bus stops where it did not turn up.A short trip with a good view of the city at the end. Unfortunately the church was not open,but is was not long till the return bus arrived.

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

This church is on a small hill just outisde the city wall. I went there early in the morning to see the sun rise over the city. It's a beautiful view from up there and it's reasonable easy to get to.

Thank Doro F
Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

San Michele in Bosco is on Bologna hills but very easy to reach, both by bus (30) or walking. If you decide to walk I suggest to go up from Porta S. Mamolo (Via Codivilla) entering the park you find down and reaching the church from the back. Once up take your time to admire the view of all the... More 

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

The church is on a hill outside Bologna. There is a free parking close to it and we also saw a bus stop there as well. From there on it's maybe 2-3 minute walk to the church. The church itself is large, but nothing special, however you could get a great view of the city of Bologna from there.

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Reviewed 12 June 2016

A pleasant walk up the hill is rewarded by a stunning view over Bologna. We did not visit the church, but spent a very enjoyable 20 minutes scanning the city and taking pictures.

Thank MarkCheshire
Chorzow, Poland
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

Take an easy walk in fresh air through a lush garden park to the top of a hill where Church of Saint Michael in Bosco is located. The church has beautiful interior and interesting 2-levels inside design. The view of the city with its red-roofed houses is alsolutely spectacular. Definately reserve time for such 2-hours walking tour.

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Patras, Greece
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

One of the most beautiful churches in Bologna! Great view to the whole of the city too. It is worth visiting.

Thank DTR76
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

don't go through the old wooden door to the right of the altar otherwise you will find yourself in the adjoining hospital - a bit of an 'Alice in Wonderland' moment for us!

4 Thank zookeeper2013
The Valley, Anguilla
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Reviewed 12 December 2014

It takes about 20-25mins to make the gentle climb up to the Monument San Michele in Bosco but it is well worth the effort, and if you can be bothered to walk take the bus! The view of the city is fantastic and helps you appreciate just how large the San Petronio Basilica actually is.

7 Thank Norman B

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