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“longest portico”(35 reviews)
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Via di San Luca 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 January 2004

On a recent visit to Bologna, while driving to a restaurant one evening I noticed an iluminated church on al hill. No matter how the freeway turned, it was visible. The city of Bologna is rather flat and to the East the foothills of the...More

13  Thank IngridM93
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The walk to St Luca can be regarded either as an exercise in piety or an exercise in exercise. We walked from our hotel in the city centre to the Porta Saragozza, stopped off for a beer, and began strolling along the arcades. After about...More

4  Thank Peter S
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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

Thank fudge005_11
Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank AngelinaMich
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 6 days ago

a wonderful walk, fully under the portici, starting from within the town up to the hill, a little outside Bologna. No matter the weather, consider taking this 2-hour walk or look for the bus instead!

Thank mikestax
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole point about this place is the walk up the longest colonnade in the world and back down. A must do in Bologna.

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited riding the little train which felt very touristy but didn't have the energy to walk up thorugh portico, though if you are fit enough I am sure this is the way to do it. We paid 10 euro each for the train and...More

Thank Paul Jeremy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a car and were able to drive up most of the hill, but still had a 10 minute walk up under the porticos. The graffitti on the porticos detracted from the piety of the place. The drawing attributed the evangelist Luke is interesting,...More

Thank JohnandMarylou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is absolutely worth walking up to the stairs to the Sanctuary. You can get an amazing view of the landscape that surrounds the city.

Thank slysuperstar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place to visit, make sure to go early because a little difficult to find parking but otherwise! Go visit!

Thank C2002HGandreal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We behaved like tourists and went up to this Sanctuary on the 'little train' from Piazza S. Maggiore, but walked back down to the city in the 'portico' passage. Good views from the dome, and walking down back to the city was fun, if a...More

Thank Bobscott72
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mysteerieous
29 July 2018|
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Response from Chris V | 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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Stephanie L
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
17 June 2015|
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