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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

Via di San Luca 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 614 2339
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“longest portico” (32 reviews)
“porta saragozza” (23 reviews)
“great walk” (25 reviews)
Via di San Luca 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 614 2339
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Catch the train in Piazza Maggiore for 10 Euro and hitch a ride through Bologna up the hill past some historic gateway arches and the massive, long, covered pink walkway that leads to this sight at the very top. Did not know at the time...More

Thank NfN270644
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the top of the hill La Guardia at 291 m high The Santuario it's watching over Bologna.,You can admire from here a nice panorama.the church is also very beautiful and peaceful.

Thank MickyB199
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must even be nicer in the summer. Well worth the 20 euros round trip ride with the little tourist train from the Piazza Maggiore.

Thank Jean V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started on this walk knowing it was through a long portico, but didn’t know it would be as great as it was! It’s a long walk, with more vertical gain than our morning ascending Torre degli Asinell! It was worth it once we arrived...More

Thank Hunter L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the walk under the porticoes. I was prepared for the worst, but it is not as difficult as I thought. I made it at a leisurely pace from via Saragozza in an hour, stopping occasionally to catch my breath. The place and...More

Thank baguio_sunflower
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a very, very hot day in July we set off to visit The Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca. We walked (& climbed many stairs!) through the longest portico in the world, 3.8km and 666 arches!) Got here at 12.30 to find its...More

1  Thank Meryl B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We made our way by the Little Train , a long way to walk in footsteps of the Pilgrims! We sat at the back of the nave in San Luca and drank in the lovely Mass that was taking place. We braved the flight of...More

Thank quilter48
Reviewed 21 November 2017

A great place to get off the round-the-City-hop-on-hop-off buses or 'noddy train'. The views over Bologna would be brilliant and these modes of transport would save walikng the 4-5Km of porticos up the hill. Trouble wa,s early on a Sunday morning, nothing could be seen...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Very nice walk from Bologna to San Luca - BUT - if you're superstitious, do walk with friends and never take your boyfriend to San Luca. People say couples break up if getting there together. But for a nice day with friends it is a...More

Thank Karin115
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Very very beautiful location! The Church is on the top of the guardia 's mountain. Is possible to go on foot under the portici or by car. The atmosphere is magic

Thank Massimiliano6515
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Stephanie L
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.