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San Luca Express

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Piazza Maggiore, 40138 Bologna, Italy
+39 366 616 1319
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A previous review said the Santa Luca Express was an 'absolute shambles' and I couldn't agree more. It was OK getting the toy train from Piazza Maggiore; and the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca was beautiful and worth seeing. However, getting the train...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JoanneT1739
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Good value for money&parfect if you don´t fancy walking. The only thing is that there is too much time between the arrival and departure of the next "train" since there was not that much to do at the location. We wanted only to go up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Natália C
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This road train was a change from open top buses. So we took it on the ride up to the famous San Luca church and return. Quite comfortable with good commentary available in many languages. The ride takes about 30 minutes each way and you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We brought tickets on the express AFTER walking, as planned, the entire via Sarragozza and San Luca hill porticos, which we thoroughly recommend doing if ambulant and fit enough. Being in our late 50's and early 60's, the thought of descending on foot back down,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GladiatorDelWino
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Make sure you buy tickets in advance, we spent half an hour queuing in the hot sun and a group of 30 people turned up at the last minute and piled on before everyone else without buying tickets. Luckily we managed to squeeze on but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Russ H
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

If you visit Bologna, you must visit San Luca and the easiest way to do that is to take the San Luca Express. There are no one-way tickets. I strongly advise you to walk back to fully experience the 660 porticos. Well worth the effort....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank giacomina17
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I love a little train - always a highlight for me! Sad I know lol. The organisation of waiting for the train was rather chaotic - no one sure where to be, where to get tickets, people pushing in - all rather stressful. We managed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Saralou64
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I was with my mum and Nanna today (5 Sep 2018) on the San Luca Express. Before I heard it’s a 1h - 2h walk but due to my poor Nanna who has trouble walking I told my mum about taking the train there Mum...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CourtneyG957
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Today we did the San Luca Express and the additional hop on/off bus around Bologna. Bought tickets at the tourist centre at Piazza Maggiore. Great way to see this charming city and its sites. Also climbed the Basillica at San Luca which was interesting. Recommended

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We didn’t use the Express as we wanted to walk back down and the Express didn’t do a single trip option. We picked up a taxi from the rank near to the Express stop in Piazza Maggiore and were charged a reasonable 12 euros for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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