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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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US$76.98*
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Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour
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Private Tour: Bologna Cycling Sightseeing Tour

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beautiful place and view

lovely place and view, we extremely enjoyed the trip there, even if we were unlucky and the church was closed. we did not do it, but i think it is even better going there by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

lovely place and view, we extremely enjoyed the trip there, even if we were unlucky and the church was closed. we did not do it, but i think it is even better going there by wakking, under the beautiful portico going all the way up. it is not too long and definitely ok for everyone even small kids. only one... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time here. Wr ended up driving up to the place but making a hike right from Bologna would be nice as well!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the easy option of the tourist train to reach San Luca, 10 euros each from the piazza maggiore, like I say very easy, there is public bus.You get a commentary on the train on the way up explaining many aspects of the city. Once you reach the sanctuary the views a amazing, then inside it's simply breathtaking beauty.We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly the views are stunning. Secondly, the church is extraordinarily beautiful. Thirdly, more importantly, is the walk. It is the longest covered walk way in Europe, from the first colonnade to the last there are 666, just under 4km, allot uphill. In the summer there is a shuttle train, but do try the walk, it is so much more invigorating,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We took the San Luca Express from the centre of Bologna to save our energy for the walk back. The views from the church over the countryside were beautiful and it was a fun walk back down to the city centre through all the porticos with nice views of the city in the distance. It is the world's longest portico... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

You can take the shuttle to the church for 10 euros which you can use as many times during a 24 hour period. We were a family of four and decided to take the shuttle up to the church. This was on 27th December 2016 and contrary to Bologna weather it was a beautiful clear sunny day so the views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We lived in Bologna for 3 years a couple of blocks from the San Luca steps and running up and down was my exercise with my husband! Now I go up to San Luca to relax, and enjoy the amazing view and peace from up there. It's not an easy way up for a lot of people, but take your... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We took the tourist train up to San luca. Beautiful view of the city. Unfortunately it was closed that day - check opening times. We wanted to walk down the 3.7km of Porticos that were built especially to carry the Madonna. Well worth the trip. The porticos have been restored by families/groups and they are numbered.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

nice cover walk, with a lot of people. Some 1 km semi steep walking with a lot of people excersising in the stairs

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This building is found on the north east border of the town. But when you go to it be aware that there is a long climb to the top. The covered walkway runs at about a 40 degree incline and is about a mile long. The views of Bologna are beautiful. The basilica at the top is gorgeous. I would... More 

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