We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
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
Phone Number: +390516142339
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 849 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 509
    Excellent
  • 267
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
A must do and worth the walk

Having seen the San Luca from our flight in we were determined to go. The walk is just over 3km long and in the porticos so you are protected from the sun/rain. We started from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Wendy119186363
,
Reading, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Bologna

Add Photo

849 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
330 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Having seen the San Luca from our flight in we were determined to go. The walk is just over 3km long and in the porticos so you are protected from the sun/rain. We started from our hotel in the centre but access properly is at the Porta Saragozza - you see the porticos opposite. The route starts on the flat,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's a great walk up the hill thru the 690 arches...with great views at the top. The church isn't too bad wither. Just make sure to take a bottle of water if visiting on a hot day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bologna, Italy
Level Contributor
39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

if you want to spend half a day doing exercise, with a fantastic view, this is your spot. At the end of Saragozza street you will find the "Meloncello" where you can begin the stairs. 666 stairs will drive you up Enjoy!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woking, Surrey
Level Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We set off from our hotel on the southern edge of the old town. The initial part was flat and this lulls you into a false sense of security. As the hill steepens the shade of the porticos becomes a respite from the hot sun. The walk now varies between an uphill slope and sets of stairs. Just as you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sagamore Hills, Ohio
Level Contributor
83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Locals had recommended going up to the Sanctuary to see great views of the city, day or night. Unfortunately because of some construction, views of the city were not accessible. The church and shrine are interesting but not worth a walk up the hill. We drove, since we were on our way out of the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The portico isn't in the best shape and loses it novelty factor after the first 100 arches. It starts at Piazza di Saragozza (get bus line 32 outside Central station - all buses are on divert at the moment thanks to city wide road works) but you can skip the first 250 arches by catching the number 20 at Saragozza... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Province of Bologna, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I knew nothing about this amazing place except that I must walk up it. So I did. The neighbourhood alone is well worth the effort. The walk, jog, hike up to the basilica is so full of visual delight and, of course, history. The basilica is over the top , like Firenza. Who did it? Being Sunday, there was an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brigantine
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I could have shortened this trek, but I love to walk. I decide to walk to the Madonna San Luca from the train station. For me it was albeit an hou and three quarters walk to the start of the winding arcade that you need to climb in order to reach the top. There is a bus you can take,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belgium
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Nothing to see there, nothing to do there ... only a church and a view, that 's all ! If you want to go outside Bologna, go to the Certosa Cemetery !

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This place was incredibly beautiful, however... my own personal opinion try to walk it either early morning or evening. Its a hike and a half in 34 degree heat, even under the portico's that go right up to the top, which are a god send, bring some sort of refreshment as well. When you get to the top there's a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Santuario di Madonna di San Luca also viewed

 

Been to Santuario di Madonna di San Luca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

Address: 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
Phone Number: +390516142339
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > Saragozza

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Santuario di Madonna di San Luca and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Santuario di Madonna di San Luca staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?