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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

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 (Saragozza)
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Ranked #10 of 128 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural

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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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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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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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Scotland
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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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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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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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A truly wonderful walk from the city to the top of the hill. If you are in Bologna this is so worth doing.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

As others have noted, the real attraction here is the walk to the sanctuary, along the longest covered walkway in the world: 666 arches, about half of which is uphill. We took the route that used to be covered by the parade of the icon (back before it became permanently mounted in the church) from Piazza Nettuno, which amounts to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Walk from Piazza Maggiore takes 3hrs or so but worth it. The Portico di San Luca makes it easy to not get lost.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Three plus kilometre walk up a hill in the outskirts of the city. Choice of walking up road or under the arches. 670 of them. Church not as spectacular as the main church in downtown Bologna. Does have very old icon of the Virgin Mary and Child that was very interesting. Very good view of Bologna from up top. But... More 

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