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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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Leongatha
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

You have to pass under 666 arches in the portico and when you reach the top you are rewarded witha view across the Apennines towards Florence. Unfortunately when we went to go inside we found it was shut so check in advance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What a lovely place. I love the churches of Italy and this was well worth the trek. The view is of the entire area surrounding Bologna. You can see the church from miles below. The interior is beautiful and sacred, as always in Italy. When in Bologna do not miss this lovely church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The best thing to visit in Bologna. Fantastic to see by night. On a hill, fantastic and memorable. Will visit it any time again.

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