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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

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 (Santo Stefano)
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Ranked #10 of 136 Attractions in Bologna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I set out in the late afternoon to walk to the basilica before dinner. We're both in good shape and reached the top in a leisurely 45 minutes, stopping along the way to snap photos and enjoys the views. Although we didn't think the path was difficult, we could see how it might be challenging for people... More

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Drysdale, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We rode the little red train up and back and were hoping for a great view from up top but didn't really see all that much. The train ride was fun.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We were looking for great sights with lots of walking. We walked from our hotel near the train station Via Dell' Indipendenze - Via Saragozza - Via Di San Luca. About 5.3 km, almost covered porticos all the way. This route took us through Pizza Maggiore, as well as many shopping and eating opportunities. Great if you like to eat... More

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Roeselare, Belgium
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78 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The intensity of this walk should not be exaggerated: it will make you thirsty and warm but can be done in 30 to 45 minutes with a basic condition and a bottle of water. Do it in the morning to avoid to many people and higher temperatures. The walk is nice with different views and a nice finish at the... More

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Portland, Maine
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We took the Blue Tour bus (looks like a little train) up to the Santuario because the city bus did not go there on the day we visited. It was worth it for us. Then we walked all the way back down to Via Saragozza. Something like 3.6 km of portico-covered sidewalks ascends to the church, and we saw many... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

And get off at Meloncello stop to hike up the hill to the Santuario di San Luca. 666 porticoes line the route up the hill, the longest portico in the world. Quite a beautiful walk. Took around 25 minutes to go up the 2 km hill. Once up there, the Santuario itself is very nice. This is a teriffic half... More

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

great experience, long walk up hill of inclined ramps and stairs, make sure the church will be open when you get to the top !!!!

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Ferrara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Beautiful peaceful visit. Worth the trip. Very peaceful location rich in history and spiritual atmosphere.

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Sydney
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47 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Whether you are religious or not, the location alone makes this site worth the trip. On a clear day like today you could literally see for lies, and the church and its icon came as added benefits . We were lazy and took the little trenino from Piazza Malpighi so the climb didn't hurt a bit. Be aware though that... More

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Pitesti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Although it was a long way walking until the hill were this santuario is located, it was worth every single minute. Walking through the portico, realxing in the church's garden or sightseeing the city were all activities done with joy because of the beautiful soroundings that are near at all times. I totally recomend a trip to this place, even... More

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