Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, Bologna

4.5
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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  • This place locate up to the hill, you can walking or cycling or driving up to there If you walk, prepare of your dress and shoes, about 2 km climb up is not easy. Bring your water, beverage with you, ...  more »
  • The church is amazing but it is surpassed by the views of the city and the surrounding hills, especially if you pay the extra €5 to go up to the roof. We walked from the centre of town and up through ...  more »
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  • Very lovely place. Good for those who want to propose for their partner in life. A very high place with a nice scenery. Highly recommended for field trip, excursion, and training area for marathon and cycling. Your stay here is worth the time you spend going up the n this high place. So if I were you I will visit this place A.S.A.P.
  • Beautiful church on a hill. Definitely recommend taking the portico all the way up, it will make for a very memorable experience. The view of the countryside is gorgeous. The orange building contrasts beautifully with the green fields. If you came up via the portico, go down the other way for a nice view of the church from the other side. If you want an even better panorama, pay 5 euros and climb the tiny staircase to the viewing point. It won't disappoint.
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