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From Bologna: Train to San Luca Basilica & Food Tasting

1. From Bologna: Train to San Luca Basilica & Food Tasting

The Basilica of San Luca is one of the symbols of the city of Bologna. Situated on the Monte Guardia, the Sanctuary connects to the city center through the longest continuous portico in the world, made up of 666 arcades. At the meeting point, you'll receive a map and a timetable of the return train, which is available every 45 minutes. You’ll also receive a voucher for the food tasting. This tour departs every day and will help you discover the city from aboard the San Luca Express train, where the audio guides, available in 8 languages, will tell you about the city until your arrival at the Basilica of San Luca. Here, you can visit the Basilica at your own pace and decide what time to return by consulting the schedules on the map. On board, you will find a staff person, who will welcome you and respond to your information. When you return, you will get to taste of typical products in one of the historical markets.  

Bologna: Guided E-Bike Tour to Sasso Marconi with Aperitivo

2. Bologna: Guided E-Bike Tour to Sasso Marconi with Aperitivo

Cycle from the center of Bologna into the historic hills on a guided E-bike tour. Ride through the peaceful parks of the city and ascend into the villages of Mongardino Grotta and Sasso Marconi. See Parco Talon and experience the tastes of an Italian aperitivo. Make your way to the bike rental store and get ready for an adventure into Bologna and its picturesque surroundings. Cycle on your E-bike around the center of the city, admiring the architecture. Follow your guide into the beautiful, stretching parks and climb up into the hills. Take in stunning views as you pass through the little villages of Mongardino Grotta and Sasso Marconi. Ride through the serene Parco Talon, once owned by a marquis, before celebrating your tour and effort by indulging in an exquisite cheese and wine tasting experience.

Sanctuary of S. Luca with Train and Private Guide

3. Sanctuary of S. Luca with Train and Private Guide

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.

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What people are saying about Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Probablemente comprar el boleto directo sale más barato, pero las cortesías de alimentos lo compensan, además que tanto el helado como las bolitas de carne estaban buenas. Si pensamos que los costos en Italia en general de las cosas, son elevados, realmente es un buen precio/beneficio

Reception by the hostess and the guidance to the train was enormous and again, like Italy, the friendliness. On the way back just before the stop of the train, a restaurant is very good and quick service.

Francesca was amazing, she was exactly where she said she would be and made sure I had ample information about the day ahead as well I speak no Italian she got me checked in.

Everything well organized quick and easy smart girls recommended for all those who do not want to queue very long under the sun

Very attentive staff. Also very helpful. Can only recommend.