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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

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Address: Via di S. Luca 36, Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +390516142339
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What a view!

Eaten too much? Then this is the right place for you! Just climb all the stairs to the top and you'll feel much better!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Eaten too much? Then this is the right place for you! Just climb all the stairs to the top and you'll feel much better!

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dubai
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I made a very foolish error and followed the sign for the bus. I did not notice bus bit. I then meandered up the wrong hill and found myself in a lovely green area overlooking San Luca. I then found I had to trespass through private land to find my way back. Once under the arches I raced up the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting, with a great view of Bologna and the surrounding countryside. On the outskirts of the city. A good 1 hour walk there, and a hike up the hill. Bus No. 20 will take you to the hill also. In summer, there is a tourist bus named San Luca Express, which take you to the top of the hill.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was raining but the walk although long , was a sheltered one . The view from the top is great. We walked down from the other way from Monte Albano and Via Casalia. Very nice long walk through some countryside.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sanctuary is built on top of a hill overlooking Bologna. There is a continuous portico from Piazza Majore in the heart of the old City all the way to the Basilica. Its a walk of about three miles, the second half a steady pull up hill. We did it on New Year's day in the company of half the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I can understand why this had mixed reviews because it is quite an uphill slog ! I did it on a crisp winters day and still got sweaty and had to take my coat off ! However the church and the view had a wow factor for me and it felt like quite an achievement when I got to the... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It's well worth talk a walk up the hill under the portico to get to San Luca. It might not be an easy walk for some, but the views up top are worth it. San Luca itself is lovely and worth visiting.

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Park your car at the bottom and walk under 666 arches all the way to the top to admire the sanctuary and a great view; on one side you will see Bologna and on the other of the countryside. Must do!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

From the Port of Bologna to the top of San Luca..the 666 arches, picturesque from beginning to end, the serenity at the top and a fabulous restaurant to end the trek! I did this at least 2 times a week, always different and wonderful people along the way..keeping up your stamina is a great way to get back to the... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I had the chance me and my friends to visit the beautiful San Luca monastery. We did the hike which took us over an hour but it was worth it hard but worth it. The view from the top is amazing and the hike down is not hard so it's only getting up is the hard part. If you are... More 

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