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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, Bologna

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Set on a hill nearly 300 m (984 ft) high near Bologna, Santuario di Madonna di San Luca features a basilica built over six centuries housing an icon of the Virgin Mary. Pass through 3.5 km (2.17 mi) of roofed arcades built over the basilica's path. The church's ornate interior includes grand pillars and intricate frescoes. Admire views of Bologna, the Appenine Mountains, and the countryside as you climb to the summit. The ascent by foot is long and strenuous, so you may prefer to come by car. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Bologna holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Santuario di Madonna di San Luca and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The basilica is definitely worth visiting for its grandeur, but even more impressive is the walk on the porch to get there ... Full of history. Highly recommended.
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  • The Sanctuary of The Madonna of San Luca is worth the trip if you can go in a car as it is at the top of the hills in Bologna, Italy. By the time you get to the top of the hill and the top of the stai...  read more »
  • Any visitor who goes to Bologna should carve out a few hours to go to the sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca ... breathtaking! It's a visit that the Council very much at all, it's worth it!! Those with more time and is also somewhat trained we can walk there!
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  • Panoramic view once there but otherwise it's like one of the many churches. More unique is the arcade that covers the path all the way up or down from the city. If you want to skip the tourist train car from the city center to the top and bottom (£10 pp) and for a quarter of the cost go up and down then do the following : take bus 20 from downtown to villa spada and then take bus 58 to the top ( it follows the arcade path on holidays ). The bus stop is directly next to bus stop 20. Get a brochure from the tourist office. Buy the ticket on the bus for 1.50 or at a tobacco shop for 1.30 (biglette bus oereo. .whatever ). Bus 58 is less frequent so if you miss it don't frown. At villa spada go west of the bus stop at an intersection past the traffic light then go through the gate and walk through the park uphill for maximum 10 min until there is a clearing and you'll get a panoramic view of everything from there. People also picnic up there .bus 58 also goes back from the top to bus 20 and transfer to downtown
  • It is a long journey from Bologna but it is totally worth. A local friend recommended it to us and for people who like hiking, this is certainly one of the best experiences in Bologna. The basilica is impressive!
  • The view was really worth it. But you have to (almost) be an athlete to reach the top by feet. But really, it's worth it.
  • The walk to this church is well worth it, lovely views and a nice church too. Special spot! Toilets and water up here too.
  • I have really enjoyed the beautiful view to the mountains in the south as well as the whole land around.
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