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Address: Via di San Luca 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 614 2339
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We travelled up on the San Luca Express (little tourist bus in the shape of a train) then viewed this beautiful basilica before walking back down through the 600+ porticos and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lizzie S
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled up on the San Luca Express (little tourist bus in the shape of a train) then viewed this beautiful basilica before walking back down through the 600+ porticos and into the city again. The porticos are wonderful and there's a great view of the football stadium whilst you wander down. San Luca itself is utterly stunning and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The two mile hike up the steep incline through the 666 arches is perhaps left to those who feel the need for penance. Personally I prefer to save my steps for wandering round the art galleries of Bologna. I chose the easy option of the little Hop Hop Train which leaves regularly from the Piazza Maggiore (cost 10 Euro). The... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice view to all Bologna. Since it is higher, I recommend to go there by taxi or bus and to descend on foot, where saints have walked. The icon of the threehand Lady was simply gorgeous.

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In November mist clings to the hill like a warm blanket. Climbing under the 666 arched world record breaking portico was an experience not to be forgotten. The Church was closed when we arrived at 12.33 but an extreme picnic made up for that. Check opening times before visiting.

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Rugby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the reason we visited Bologna (and the food) 3.8 km to get to the top but sooooo worth it. Views would be magnificent on a clear day too !!

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked all the way from our hotel to the top, which was very nice but at times hard. The amazing thing, which I did not know, is that Bologna has so many 'arches' and the few kilometres you walk under covered walkway so there is no excuse to walk up the hill even if it is raining.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bit of a climb but so worth it and even better walking back down for a well deserved glass of whatever you fancy 😄

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Curitiba, PR
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of the Santuario di Mondonna de San Luca is high on a hill above Bologna. There is a really long set of Porticoes that lead up to the church from down town and the sight of the church is really magnificent. That being said, after awhile, once you have seen the inside of one of these churches, they... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the tourist train past the two miles of porticoes. Great journey, great church, very holy. There is a small bar near by to get refreshments, before the journey back to the centre.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The climb and the stairs just keeps on going. The guidebook said 3-4 km and take some water with you. The walk across the old city in Bologna was very straightforward and quick from the 2 towers, and thence to the start of the climb. Leaving the 2 towers at 11:15 we got to the top of the stairs at... More 

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