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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Perfect thing to do on a hot day; easy pick up in Piazza Maggiore, although we thought we were getting on the little train around the city - there are two!
Really glad we got on the San Luca train in the end as we...More
If you don't want to walk up to Basilica San Luca through the miles of colonnades then you can take the San Luca Express which is a land train that goes from Piazza Maggiore to the Basilica and back. You can get off at the...More