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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tourist train” (38 reviews)
“longest portico” (32 reviews)
“great walk” (25 reviews)
LOCATION
Via di San Luca 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
Saragozza
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+39 051 614 2339
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"tourist train"
in 38 reviews
"longest portico"
in 32 reviews
"great walk"
in 25 reviews
"up hill"
in 14 reviews
"walk up"
in 29 reviews
"covered walkway"
in 14 reviews
"number bus"
in 7 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 18 reviews
"small train"
in 7 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 8 reviews
"city centre"
in 25 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 22 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 26 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 10 reviews
"sunny day"
in 13 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 21 reviews
"long climb"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

Magnificent imposing building on a hill overlooking Bologna, we took the little road train up and walked along the Portico back to town. Amazing view from the viewing terrace which costs €5 and is 140 step climb.

Thank Erlend A
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Reviewed today

We decided to get a taxi to San Luca and walk down - I'm pleased we did as the gradient is quite steep and the walk is about two and a half miles! We climbed to the panoramic viewing platform and the views were fabulous....More

Thank DWK14
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked there from city centre, great views from the top and on the way up. Have a pizza and beer at the restaurant next door as a treat after the walk!!

Thank smokietopaz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just outside Bologna, located on a hill is this 19th century church. It houses a painting of Maria and child, supposedly painted by Saint Luke, hence the name of the church. The painting is in Byzantine style, and is mostly covered with silver, in the...More

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great way to a walk uphill, meditate and pray. I would recommend a good timing for Mass once uphill on the church to make a complete nourishment to the spiritual touch of the place which has an amazing energy.

Thank Maria F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pressed for time during our sort stay in the city so we took the little tourist train to the top. The view certainly was worth the trip.

Thank Travinport
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth it to walk all the way up, under the 666 arches, even though it is a little steep at times. The view is beautiful during the walk, and you can rest on benches when you reach San Luca.

Thank Olivia N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend walking up there (5km, 75 floors, takes more than 1 hour) as the reward at the top is amazing. The church itself is very pretty inside and the view of the surrounding countryside is wonderful. We could even see snow on the...More

Thank Oliver_G_London
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must in Bologna. We went on Easter Sunday and even though the viewing point was shut due to mass the view is still worth it. Amazing architect on the way. Wear comfy shoes as lots of steps to climb!

Thank anne b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sure there are views from the top of a church bell tower, but the long portico walk up to the Santuario di Madonna di San Luca is quite rewarding. The entire payed walk is under the portici with a mix of flat surfaced areas and...More

Thank RoadTrippersVA
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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.
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AnnetteLocatelli
17 June 2015|
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