Private tour

Sanctuary of S. Luca with Train and Private Guide

4.7 / 5

3 reviews

Activity provider: BOLOGNA TOUR

Sanctuary of S. Luca with Train and Private Guide

Activity provider: BOLOGNA TOUR

From US$ 102.71 per person

Discover the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca, a basilica church in Bologna in northern Italy. Admire the views from atop a forested hill some 300 meters above the city.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, French, English, German, Spanish
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  • Visit the monastery
  • Enjoy a panorama of Bologna
  • Learn the history of Portici
Full description
The arcade that connects Porta Saragozza to the Sanctuary of San Luca is the longest in the world. Within its 3.5 kilometers there are 666 arches, each marked by a number: the first 306 connect Porta Saragozza to Meloncello Arch, while the last 360 are located in the hilly area from Meloncello to Colle della Guardia. These are spaced out by 15 chapels illustrating the mystery of the rosary. The tour starts from Piazza Maggiore with a little train ride to Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca. Begin the guided tour with the Sanctuary of San Luca and its panoramic forecourt with an optional visit to the Dome of the Sanctuary to admire the panorama of the city. Enjoy the descent with a little train ride along the arcade that leads to Meloncello's Arch and then along via Saragozza. Passing through Porta Saragozza, arrive at the Collegio di Spagna and de'Carbonesi, continuing via Massimo d'Azeglio you’ll return to Piazza Maggiore.
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Train ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 3 reviews

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It was good but we had some challenges. First they said to meet in the Piazza. The piazza is huge. More details were needed. By the time I texted and re texted to find the guide the train was full and we couldn’t sit together and were packed in like sardines. Not a good beginning. The train was also a challenge. The earplugs only worked on one side and it was hard to hear as the train was bumpy and moved around. The guide tried to help us but wasn’t able to sit beside either of us to explain things on the way up. A bit more organization and attention to detail would definitely help the experience.

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October 15, 2022

Fantastic guide! Added value by discussing Italian culture.

July 2, 2019

September 5, 2022


Product ID: 257777