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Prendiparte Tower Sky Experience
From US$5.80*
Prendiparte Tower Sky Experience
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“tourist train”(52 reviews)
“longest portico”(37 reviews)
“great walk”(29 reviews)
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Via di San Luca 36, 40135 Bologna, Italy
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All reviews tourist train longest portico great walk up hill walk up covered walkway surrounding countryside small train walking shoes breathtaking views worth the effort city centre beautiful church sunny day worth the trip worth the climb long climb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there to take pictures in the afternoon, a foggy day and the light in the Basilica was very beautiful a..nd going in it was even more beautiful ..seeing all the majestuosity of the church so wonderful Recommended !

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the land train here. Unfortunately it was a misty day so we could not see the views. Also there was a service and we felt it was not right to walk around in the church whilst this was going on. But what we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fudge005_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would have never imagined a Byzantine icon of the 13th century to have been transferred from Constantinople to Bologna! But so has been the history and today you can find an amazing site that is St Luke’s cathedral Surrounded by greenery on a hilltop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AngelinaMich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the San Luca Express toy train from Piazza Maggiore ( 10 euros) and you get a mini tour of Bologna and then the amazing drive up to the Santuario. There is a portico that stretches all the way up the hill from the city...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a wonderful walk, fully under the portici, starting from within the town up to the hill, a little outside Bologna. No matter the weather, consider taking this 2-hour walk or look for the bus instead!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mikestax
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The whole point about this place is the walk up the longest colonnade in the world and back down. A must do in Bologna.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank H3548JVcolinh
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We visited riding the little train which felt very touristy but didn't have the energy to walk up thorugh portico, though if you are fit enough I am sure this is the way to do it. We paid 10 euro each for the train and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul Jeremy T
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We had a car and were able to drive up most of the hill, but still had a 10 minute walk up under the porticos. The graffitti on the porticos detracted from the piety of the place. The drawing attributed the evangelist Luke is interesting,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnandMarylou
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

It is absolutely worth walking up to the stairs to the Sanctuary. You can get an amazing view of the landscape that surrounds the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank slysuperstar
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Beautiful place to visit, make sure to go early because a little difficult to find parking but otherwise! Go visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
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29 July 2018|
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Response from vaugc002 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there I have taken a look at the official website and it indicates that the Sanctuary will be open from 7am during your visit. Thanks Chris
Stephanie L
13 June 2017|
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Response from Sandy S | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the bottom of the hill by public bus, then hike up through the porticos.
17 June 2015|
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