I finally organized my photos of my hike under the 666 portico arches to the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca (Il Santuario della Madonna di San Luca ) in Bologna. After a 45 minute walk to reach the beginning of the 666 portico arches, it took me an additional 40 minutes to reach the top.
The first photo (which I did not take) gives a good idea of the hike to the top.
It's a good thing I did not see this photo before doing the hike.
(Photo is linked to the San Luca website where I found this photo.)
Because I had to stand on the sidewalk to take the next photo, I had a difficult time getting a good photo of the start of the walk. I decided against standing in the middle of the street and possibly risking getting run over.
Photo of the first few arches of the walk ~ at this point, I am thinking, this is going to be an easy hike.
Oh oh, stairs! Well there are only a few. Not so bad so far...
Am I getting close yet? An interesting view from the road...
Hooray, no more stairs. This walk should be a piece of cake now!
Wow, how beautiful...
Crap! Stairs again and now it is getting steep!
Wow, now this is worth the hike!
Am I there yet? It looks like that might be the top...
Could this really be the end up ahead?
I think it is!!
Hooray!! I made it!!
Next up...photos of the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca.