Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, Bologna

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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. Using our international travel planner, Bologna attractions like Santuario di Madonna di San Luca can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Fabulous Valley views from the sanctuary. Walk the walk under the arcades and beautiful though. surely to do if trained and comfortable clothing. We can also be reached by car or public transport. Really lovely.
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  • Those wishing to visit the sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca must walk around the porch only with this sacrifice will appreciate the beauty of the place and gather in prayer. The sanctuary is important for those in Bologna I hope you will enjoy
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  • Since a child I admired this shrine visible from afar, even from the highway. I hadn't been in place. Now finally I also visited! Wonderful atmosphere, you can admire the beauty of the small park in front of the shrine, as well as the structure are also very beautiful interiors. Next time I'll also climb the covered porch, lovely with its 666 arches (which are actually 658!).
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  • One of the nicest and most spectacular walk in town. 4 km of unique charming portici. Perfect for families, for practicing your runner skills or just for chilling. At the top of the hill you can admire the sanctuary, one of the symbol of Bologna.
  • Is far away from the centre of Bologna, but it's a great view when you are there. A silent place with good energy! ❤
  • Awesome walk and beautiful sanctuary. Park at piazza della pace near the soccer stadium and walk up to it under the pórticos. Excellent views.
  • If you’re in Bologna - I personally think this is a great thing to do if you have time. Such a beautiful walk up one of the worlds longest Porticos. Took me about 1hr 30mins from the centre of the city. It’s quite a climb with lots of stairs but walking is the best way to do it. Lots of great view points on the way. Once you get to the top you’re greeted by a beautiful church surrounded by lovely gardens. You can go up the top of the church and get a lovely view of the town. Recommend!
  • Beautiful views from the top of the church. Definitely worth the 5 euro fee.
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