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A long walk but worth it when you get to the top

The devil's number 666 is the number of sections of portico in this walkway up from Bologna to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ian1232015
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London, United Kingdom
Well worth doing.

Start at Piazza Saragozza and you can’t miss the beginning of the archways which then heads... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
326alastairb
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The devil's number 666 is the number of sections of portico in this walkway up from Bologna to the sanctuary St. Luca. Some sections are fairly steep and good shoes and water are recommended but when you reach the top the view over Bologna and...More

Thank ian1232015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is outstanding, just priceless. Due to the heat (temperature above 35 degrees) we skipped the walk to the top and hopped on the express train instead. Easy and quickly way to the top, cost was 10 euro.

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Start at Piazza Saragozza and you can’t miss the beginning of the archways which then heads continuously all the way to the top. I am slightly surprised to read reviewers commenting on how arduous a walk this is - it’s not really. The ground is...More

1  Thank 326alastairb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best way to do this walk is downhill! You can easily accomplish this by taking the tourist train in the main square. You will arrive near San Luca church. The walk up to the church is short, and the views are stunning. Then start...More

2  Thank Virgina C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People have different opinos of the portici in Bologna. But walking alsong them for a good bit, is a must and gives you an appreciation for the architecture. Originally built to give people more living space, they are also a great protection from the rain,...More

Thank gessy01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the tourist transport (San Luca Express) from the main square, then walked back to town along the portico. If we'd had more time we would have planned to walk both ways. This was an excellent trip and the portico is beautiful. We did...More

Thank Kayenne
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The orignal name in italian is PORTICO: along this religious walk you can go from the city center of Bologna to the top of an hill were is situated the Santuario of Madonna di San Luca. Is the weather sunny or rainy: it's not a...More

Thank gioteo_63
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Most spiritual and romantic walk you can do, like a mini camino. Easier going down obviously, many nice pics to can take along.

Thank CDFBologna
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Swallow your pride and take the silly tourist toy train up the hill. Tickets are available in the tourist office but they direct you to buy on the train whilst the train staff direct you to buy in the tourist office. Either way you face...More

1  Thank Jo G
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We walked up the Porticos all the way to the top and back. You need to be reasonably fit to do this. There is also a bus that goes to the top. From there you have a nice view.

Thank Dutchfemale
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