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the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca ~ Bologna

The Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca ~ Reason #6 why I love Bologna

The Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca (Il Santuario della Madonna di San Luca ) is located south-west of the historical center of Bologna on the hill of La Guardia at almost 300 meters in elevation. After my long walk under the 666 portico arches, I finally reached this amazing sanctuary - the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca.

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View from the sanctuary...
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Instead of reposting more of my photos of the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca, check out the two posts I did back in September/October 2008...

inside the Basilica della Madonna di San Luca

the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca

Comments (7)

Beautiful photos. :)

nancyhol:

What a beautiful photo! It looks like a great place to visit!

Beautiful!

I'd love to do that walk sometime.

Great to get a reminder about your posts from last year, they were great! Walking to San Luca is such a fun thing to do in Bologna.

sandrac:

What beautiful views! This is something that I'm really looking forward to doing when I'm in Bologna (and not just for the calories burned!)

The aeriel views of the porticos and the walk make it look not too challenging. But your photos of all the steps and the steepness of many of those steps make it look a lot tougher.

Do you remember roughly how long the walk was?

sandra, it really is a beautiful hike. According to my notes it took me 45 minutes to walk to the beginning of the 666 portico arches from my hotel (strike on public transportation that day) and it took me an additional 40 minutes to reach the top. I did stop a few times to take photos but probably would have stopped anyways (using photos as an excuse). I think there is a bus that stops at the beginning of the arches which is at the end of a long street.

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