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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

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Address: Via di S. Luca 36, Bologna, Colle della Guardia, altezza n° 289, fuori porta Saragozza, Via di S. Luca 36, Parrocchia S. Maria di Casaglia Bologna, Italy
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666 arches...

We walked from Bologna's centre along the San Lucca portico (built 1674) that links the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Lucca and the town. It is the longest portico in the world... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We walked from Bologna's centre along the San Lucca portico (built 1674) that links the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Lucca and the town. It is the longest portico in the world, measuring 3,796 metres in length, 666 arches. It serves as the destination of many religious pilgrimages linked to the devotion of the Madonna, though when we walked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We walked to this place using the covered walkway. It's a long and sometimes steep walk, so wear comfortable shoes. The church at the top was under construction works inside so there wasn't much to see. There's a nice altar but that's about it! We were there on a grey, rainy day so you couldn't see the city. maybe on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This place was pretty cool. I wish we had gotten to see more of it, apparently it is CLOSED UNTIL MARCH 31, 2015 for renovations so you can't go inside, but you can walk around on the street and see some of the exterior! We also walked up it after a storm so it was really eery and foggy but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were able to see this from the plane and it looked interesting so decided to visit The number 20 bus takes you to Villa Spada and from there a number 58 bus goes up the hill to the Church. Bus number 20 run frequently but number 58 do not. We would have had to wait to long for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I had not known that the stairway to this sanctuary was 3 km long, so, the hike seemed to never end. But it was all worth it at the end though, the sanctuary was very beautiful both outside and inside. The view of the mountain from here was magnificent, totally loved it! Bring some snacks with you though. That would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was summer when i hiked under the 666 porticos up to San Luca be sure to wear light clothing and good walking shoes, also bring water to drink. A spare t shirt is also good to change into when your reach the top.

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Broadstairs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Interesting interior. Wonderful views of the city. Worth thr walk up and down the longest colonnade in the world.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We caught the number 20 bus to melon cello arch. From there it is an uphill walk to the church at the top of the hill. It is beautiful walking under the many arches. At the top of the hill the church is magnificent with a huge main dome and great views over the city to one side and natural... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

the trip up there by foot is a killer- if you are a true believer, and you take this trip as a pilgrimage, then you can go by foot - the church is not a big deal - the view from up there is not something to brag about - you can use that time to walk around the city,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Located on a hill on the outskirts of town this church is worth visiting mainly for the views and for the covered portico walk way with over 600 arches which leads from the town to the church. The church itself is massif and commands fine views, but the interior is rather disappointing and not in the top league of many... More 

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