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All reviews tourist train longest portico great walk walk up up hill surrounding countryside covered walkway beautiful church small train worth the effort breathtaking views under cover city centre sunny day worth the climb take your time well worth the visit
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked from the southern part of the city and went through the parco Di Pellegrino. Fabulous views of both the basilica and the surrounding area. The basilica itself was interesting, but for us the 3.5 km portico was a highlight. Great views and a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank colclu
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You can get at the ‘Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca’ by a little train that leaves on "Piazza Maggiore". (At the intersection with "Via Pescherie Vecchie") Cost price for a return trip with audio guide included: €10. Is it worth the price? Yes...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dommie_01
Reviewed 1 week ago

The San Luca church is on the Bologna hills, The church itself is not so inetresting, but there is a viewing platform, and from there there is a breathtaking view on the city.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 545medva
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What do they say about crazy English and mad dogs? Our determination to make the most of lying in while on holiday meant we did not start the climb to see the Madonna until the middle of the day. Luckily the colonnaded walk meant we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Katherine H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting church, great view of the area from the top. It is a basilica or church on a hill-top overlooking Bologna. We took a taxi, in which case one hour will do. If you walk up the hill, allow 2-3 hr. I answered no to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PedNeuroLA
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk up and down is probably the best bit but nevertheless its worth a look and also worth paying to climb the steps to the top.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BrushM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some incredible views from the top and inside the church itself. I took the express train up from Bologna as it was very hot. The walk up looked very challenging but I would save it for a cooler day.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Matt J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the San Luca Express up to the Basilica, a rather noisy, bumpy ride but well worthwhile for the views along the way and at the top. The Basilica itself is spectacular but the views are more significant. For me the best bit it...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank GaryW123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up here from the centre of Bologna, and it took about 15 minutes to navigate the windy, scenic roads. The views from the top are incredible, especially of the surrounding countryside. If you want to get the best views of the Sanctuary itself...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank samuelillingworth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a taxi to the top and walked down. It is quite impressive but if you had walked up - probably taken 1+ hrs in the heat, and we saw a lot of hot and sweaty people! - you might be disappointed. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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mysteerieous
July 29, 2018|
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Response from vaugc002 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there I have taken a look at the official website and it indicates that the Sanctuary will be open from 7am during your visit. Thanks Chris
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stephaniel33339
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Sandy S | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the bottom of the hill by public bus, then hike up through the porticos.
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AnnetteLocatelli
June 16, 2015|
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