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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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Well Worth the Passeggiata

Yes it's is long stroll up hill, but what a great experience. And what a view! Take the number 20 bus to Meloncello. As one exists the bus "the stoll" begins. Suggestion - take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Yes it's is long stroll up hill, but what a great experience. And what a view! Take the number 20 bus to Meloncello. As one exists the bus "the stoll" begins. Suggestion - take your rest when needed San Lucas will be waiting for you. I saw people in their 70's doing the passeggiata, slow very slow, but they arrived... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We walked from the east side of Bologna and if you are not fit I would advise you to take the 20 bus to the foot or the tourist bus which goes all the way up. If you are walking keep to the arches as there is a sign for the Santurio but that is for cars. It is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

There is a 4.5 km walk up to this attraction under covered porticos. The last few kms are very steep with lots of steps so you would need to be fit. Wo took the little tourist train from piazza Maggiore and walked back which was really pleasant. We went on a Sunday so there was a church service on, but... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

...We went to see the famous "Black Madonna" painting (she is more of a light tan I would say). Went on the dotto- train - definitely better than the 5km walk from the town, 2km of which is all uphill... Really lovely views, interesting church and we arrived just as a service was starting. Bear in mind if you want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of my bologna trip. We took the number 20 bus to Meloncello and then followed the archways up to the top. We were able to take some nice photographs on the way up and there are paintings/shrines along the way which you can view. However, the overall view on the way up isn't mind blowing because... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I walked up through the portico with a friend this morning after having taken bus 20 to get to the closest stop (Monecello, I think it's called). It was a long and steep walk, good to do to burn off some pasta, but the church at the top is nothing truly spectacular or more different than any other church I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Walking up the world's longest portico is a bit of a work out, but the gorgeous church and fantastic views at the top are definitely worth it. There is a nice trattoria at the bottom too where we had a lovely meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Suggest you take the bus to the Basilica (Bus 58 from Villa Spada) and then make your way back down through the longest arched way to Meloncello. Note that sometimes Bus 58 stop at Villa Spada is relocated just round the corner at the beginning of Via Casalia. Read the notices affixed to the Bus Stop

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I walked there from the centre of Bologna, make sure you wear comfy shoes if you want to make it to the top. I thought it wasn't very well signposted, and so you haven't got a clue if you're near the top as all you can see along the way is more and more porticos and steep steps. The view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This isa once in life time experience, but most be fit and able to walk and climb many, many stairs. This too is ideal on a cold and rainy day, maybe not so pleasant in the summer.

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