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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

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Address: Via di San Luca 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 614 2339
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The views of the country side are breathtaking. It is one of those things that you just have to do, if one wants to live a life well lived. I mean, there is so much beauty in... read more

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views of the country side are breathtaking. It is one of those things that you just have to do, if one wants to live a life well lived. I mean, there is so much beauty in Italy and this is definitely one to behold. I cheated and went up in a car but I imagine that the trek up... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Starting from central Bologna we took the numbered porticos (666 of them) up to San Luca. The walk itself is mainly up hill with plenty of places to stop and rest. Would highly recommend having water with you and expect the climb to take approx 1 hour. You will be walking on concrete so just make sure you have comfortable... More 

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I have been to Bologna three times. And, on the first day of each trip, we have gone to the Santuario di Madonna di San Luca. It is a wonderful way to help rid yourself of jet lag. The church itself sits atop a hill on the outskirts of the original walled city of Bologna. To get... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited San Luca with the aid of a small train from the centre of town. A super location with great views and with a beautiful restaurant at the top.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are many ways to get on top of Bologna. You may climb the road of the pilgrims, take the public transportation or drive your own car - no matter how you decide to make the journey, make sure to have time to visit this magnificent building when you are in town.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An excellant place to visit if you have the time it it a very long long walk if you want to save your energy take the San Express from Piazza Maggore to the bottom of the hill leaving just the climb to the top where you visit the basilica check nfor times of last journey available

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It´s a nice Basilica for sure, but the "SkyExperience" was the height of the visit. For a donation of 5 Euro you get to climb the 110 steps to a platform outside the dome. They say it´s the highest located dome in Europe. You get a 180 degree stunnig view over the surrounding landscape and Bologna. We thought this was... More 

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Thank Didrone
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful church located on top of a hill overlooking Bologna. You can drive or walk up the stairs, about a twenty minute hike to the top. Well worth the effort to visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm so glad we decided to jump on the San Luca express and visit the sanctuary while in Bologna. The ride up there was very interesting, don't think I could have walked it all. The building is so just draw dropping, built for giants and not just mere mortals.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth a visit whatever the weather as you're in a covered portico all the way. In fact it's the longest continuous covered portico in the world. Quite a climb but well worth it.

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