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Worth the walk

We visited here in January and originally thought the walk would be hell, however this is one of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cologne, Germany
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Really worth it

Highlight of the trip to Bologna, it is a must do but it is very tiring to go on foot, it is a... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2019
Beatriz M
Dortmund, Germany
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Piazza Maggiore, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here in January and originally thought the walk would be hell, however this is one of the main highlights. It took us about 45-60 mins to walk the covered path to the top. The grounds and monument at the top are nice to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 January 2019

Highlight of the trip to Bologna, it is a must do but it is very tiring to go on foot, it is a really long and steep walk in some parts. We took the little train that goes up there from Piazza Maggiore every 30-45...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Beatriz M
Reviewed 19 December 2018

Imagine 3.5 klms of arches leading to a magnificent church on the top of a hill. For those who do not want to get tired you can get the bus No58 from Villa Spalda and reach the place in 10 minutes. When walking you can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Χάρης Μ
Reviewed 9 December 2018

From saragozza street begin the longest portico of the world it goes straight on via saragozza and goes up the hill of saint luca .It is very beautifull to go to basilica di san luca on foot by the portico . You can see all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robbierubbi
Reviewed 7 November 2018

we walked from our apartment to the portico. there were plenty of places for coffee and a snack. the portico starts across the street from the soccer stadium. it is a good stretch of the legs that changes from ramps to stairs as you climb....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Thomas E B
Reviewed 4 November 2018

First of let me say, this amazing long walk to take. Even most part of it you hardly see view but the end result is fantastic. My recommendation is to take the express bust (€10) to the top and walk then walk down to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Nabil J
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We picked up the walk from the ring road. Even so it is still a good walk, at least 45 minutes to the top (briskly). If you don't walk quickly then you will take longer and it is uphill after you go through the gate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lentheman
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I'd read about this in a travel book, the longest portico in the world at over 3km. Now I love a good mountain climb but this stairway was very trying. Pretend you are reading the crosses while you catch your breath. Going down was obviously...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Michael V
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This is a long steep walk beyond Bologna city limits. We went on a Sunday morning which is obviously a popular time for exercise-conscious Italians. You can get a bus part of the way to San Luca but it’s nice to look at the views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 14 October 2018

It took me, a mddile aged man, about 25 minutes to walk up the hill from Via Saragozza. I did need a short stop at about 3/4 distance. I Imagine the views, on a clear day, must be good, but both time I walked this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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29 November 2018|
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Response from virginac | Reviewed this property |
It is near the city hall. If you have trouble finding it, check with Tourist Information, which is in the same piazza as the city hall. They will direct you to the bus stop