Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca

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  • Address: Via di San Luca, 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 39051-6142339
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, View Point, Walking Area, Architecture , Hill, Picnic Spot, Cathedral

Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca - Review

In the outskirts of bologna is this tranquil church on the hilltop which houses representation of the Virgin Mary transported from the Middle East to bologna in the 12th century. The basilica is connected to the city through the world’s longest portico; resting on 666 arches and starting from Piazza di Porta Saragozza- stunning architecture!

The place is easily accessible from city through a bus route; followed by a 2km walk to reach the church. Alternately you can consider hiking up the church which is traditional pilgrim spot.

Church flaunts the design of Carlo Francesco Dotti and his son Giovanni Giacomo, interiors are decorated by art work of Domenico Pestrini, Donato Creti, Guido Reni, Giuseppe Maria Mazza, Guercino and Angelo Pio to name some. 

If you are not much intrigued by the religious aspect of the church still the hike is worth visit, the 3.5 km walk is not difficult at all and the shade from the portico helps avoid the heat. Make sure you carry lots of water and use the washroom beforehand since there are no cafes on site, moreover the walk may get a bit challenging with strollers and for disabled as it gets steep at times.

Pack some lunch, wear comfortable shoes and have your own picnic on the top see the other side of bologna. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bologna itinerary 3 days.

Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca Information

  • Carry lots of water.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Can get challenging with strollers and wheelchair.
  • No cafes on the site.

How To reach Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca by Public Transport

  • Bus- 72 meters, line: 58.

Restaurants Near Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca

  • Pizzeria Vito - San Luca

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  • Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca Address: Via di San Luca, 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
  • Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca Contact Number: 39051-6142339
  • Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca(preferred time): 07:00 am - 09:00 am
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  • 95% of people who visit Bologna include Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca in their plan

  • 49.29% of people start their Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca visit around 06 AM - 07 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca

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Sanctuary Of The Madonna Di San Luca, Bologna Reviews

  • The walk will give you the best experience, but bear in mind that it's strenuous. You will need water, especially when it's warm. Once on the top the view is spectacular and so is the church. Friendly people are waiting to help you. You can buy a ticket to the roof terrace. This means you have to climb more stairs in a small stairway. On the top you can borrow binoculars to view the city and the surroundings.

  • You must go there. Take the steps to the church (30 min) and once you are there the view is spectacular. You can buy a ticket to climb further steps inside the church, up an arrow and ancients stairs. The view on the top is breathtaking. Around the church there are benches and fountains so you can rest. Good place for meditation and prayers

  • Wow. We walked up to the church, under the 666 arches. The walk up was beautiful and there was hardly anyone else about (middle of July)! The views at the top were pretty and you definitely deserved them. One side you can see the mountains, and the other side you see the newer builds in the city (not quite as pretty as the old city).

  • This is a great place to visit. There are steps to walk to the church from the main road. It takes around 30 mins by walk and it is breath-taking. The internal structure of the church is rather marvelous. You can have an excellent view of the whole Bologna city from that place.

  • Amazing site with so much history tucked inside worth the small fee to go up the 110 steps to the top.

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