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All reviews tourist train longest portico great walk up hill walk up covered walkway surrounding countryside small train worth the effort walking shoes breathtaking views city centre beautiful church sunny day worth the trip worth the climb long climb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can go there by bus, taxi or foot.... it's a long walk but very beautiful sanctuary and great view of Bologna. It's a must-see place!!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mikesterling
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strenuous walk up through the porticos but worth the effort. Great workout and nice views of the city from the top.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stuart L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the location where I proposed to my wife. It is a beautiful place with stunning views of Bologna on one side and the mountains on the other. This is a “must see” if you are visiting Bologna!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 140PB
Reviewed 19 December 2018

we had intended to take the local bus up but couldn't quite figure out where to get it from. Even when we got the bus back down it still wasn't clear as where it drops you is not where you are picked up so its...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark I
Reviewed 15 December 2018

We visited it at the beginning of December 2018. We took a hop-on hop-off train from Piazza Maggiore (10 EUR pp both ways) as we felt very tired to climb up the hill. The train ride was quite satisfying itself. The train stops on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dolvamar
Reviewed 13 December 2018

The pink basilica is very imposing on the top of a hill overlooking the City, and accessing it by the dedicated train, past the world's longest portico, is a must. Views from the basilica are great, and the inside of the basilica displays some interesting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Papselscla
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Went there to take pictures in the afternoon, a foggy day and the light in the Basilica was very beautiful a..nd going in it was even more beautiful ..seeing all the majestuosity of the church so wonderful Recommended !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TOKUGAWA54
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We took the land train here. Unfortunately it was a misty day so we could not see the views. Also there was a service and we felt it was not right to walk around in the church whilst this was going on. But what we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fudge005_11
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

I would have never imagined a Byzantine icon of the 13th century to have been transferred from Constantinople to Bologna! But so has been the history and today you can find an amazing site that is St Luke’s cathedral Surrounded by greenery on a hilltop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AngelinaMich
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Take the San Luca Express toy train from Piazza Maggiore ( 10 euros) and you get a mini tour of Bologna and then the amazing drive up to the Santuario. There is a portico that stretches all the way up the hill from the city...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gordon R
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mysteerieous
29 July 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
13 June 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
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