Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca

Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca
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From Bologna: Roundtrip San Luca Train Ticket & Food Tasting

From Bologna: Roundtrip San Luca Train Ticket & 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 member of staff who'll welcome you and provide any information you may require. When you return, you will get to taste typical products in one of the historical markets.

Vespa Tour in the Hills of Bologna

Vespa Tour in the Hills of Bologna

The rolling hills of Bologna are a popular destination for locals, who enjoy spending their free time in the parks, hiking and tasting local specialities at the restaurant. The starting point of the guided tour is at our agency in the heart of Bologna. Get on a Vespa 50 special or a 125 and follow us to the hills! During this 2½-hour-tour you will first stop at San Michele in Bosco, Bologna's belvedere, boasting a wonderful panoramic view of the old town. You will then drive to the Sacrario di Sabbiuno memorial, erected in memory of the Nazi-Fascist massacre that took place here in 1944. Your Vespa tour in the hills will end at the famous Sanctuary of Madonna di San Luca on top of the Colle della Guardia, connected to the city by the longest portico in the world. You must be confident in driving motorbike (at least 21 years old) The tour will start with a minimum of 2 partecipants.

Bologna: Inside city tour, San Luca Express, & Tastings

Bologna: Inside city tour, San Luca Express, & Tastings

Visit the city of Bologna and San Luca with this tour that in one day will let you discover the city comfortably without walking too much. You will meet in Piazza del Nettuno with our welcome staff who will explain all the details and will accompany you to the start of the new Inside city tour aboard the electric minibus where you will be able to see the most hidden sides of the center by listening to the audio guides. Afterwards you will be able to enjoy tastings of typical local products and then board the San Luca express train which will let you discover the famous arcades of San Luca on the way that takes you to visit the famous basilica while listening to the audio guides.

StoryHunt Bologna: unlock the iconic sights of Bologna

StoryHunt Bologna: unlock the iconic sights of Bologna

Take an exciting journey through the lively streets of Bologna! Explore Bologna's fascinating history with an audio walking tour that takes you through its most famous landmarks. Discover the city's fascinating history and culture at your own speed as you move from the impressive Two Towers to the lively Mercato di Mezzo and beyond. Every step unveils captivating stories about Bologna's famous landmarks, such as the ancient University of Bologna and the breathtaking Basilica di San Petronio. Whether you're an experienced traveler or exploring Bologna for the first time, this guided audio walk is an ideal way to immerse yourself in the city's energy and charm.

Sanctuary of S. Luca with Train and Private Guide

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.

Fiat 500 Guided Tour on the Hills of Bologna

Fiat 500 Guided Tour on the Hills of Bologna

Hop on board a vintage Fiat 500 and get ready to embark on a unique adventure through the picturesque hills of Bologna! Take a journey through time in one of Italy's most iconic symbols, cruising through breathtaking landscapes, ancient villas, and historic monuments, all seasoned with the timeless charm of the Fiat 500. Follow our thrilling route on the green side of the city, a favorite retreat for locals during spring outings. Forget the city hustle and immerse yourself in the pleasure of a hillside excursion, made even more special behind the wheel of a vintage Fiat 500! In this engaging three-hour tour aboard your Fiat 500, you'll have the chance to admire Bologna from spectacular vantage points, starting from the San Michele in Bosco belvedere. The breathtaking panorama unfolding before you will be an unforgettable experience. Our Fiat 500 tour includes an exciting stop at the Sacrario di Sabbiuno, a place that has left its mark on the history of Bologna, surrounded by lush nature. Finally, we'll take you to the Basilica di San Luca, the city's most famous and beloved sanctuary, with its incredible portico, before returning to the starting point. Treat yourself to a unique and immersive experience – book our Fiat 500 tour now! Discover Bologna in a fun, exciting, and entirely unconventional way. Don't miss the chance to create unforgettable memories aboard one of Italy's most iconic cars! B driving licence and a credit card for the security deposit of € 500 are required for the rental. All non-EU citizens must show a driving licence as well as an international driving permit or a sworn translation of the driving licence. Experience in driving cars is mandatory. Rental will be refused to those with little experience or who have never driven a car.

Bologna: Walking In-App Audio Tour on Your Phone (ENG)

Bologna: Walking In-App Audio Tour on Your Phone (ENG)

Set off on a self-guided exploration of Bologna's timeless treasures with this in-app audio tour. Download the WeGoTrip app and follow a well-planned route to encounter iconic landmarks, magnificent basilicas, and historical sites that have shaped the city's identity. Start your adventure at Via Indipendenza near the central railway station. As you stroll along Bologna's main street towards the central square, the expertly crafted audio commentary will transport you back to the Middle Ages. In Piazza Maggiore, marvel at the Basilica of St. Petronio, a prime example of late Gothic architecture. Pass by the Basilica of St. Domenico adorned with statues by a young Michelangelo. Witness the iconic Two Towers, including the highest leaning tower in Europe. Pause at the renowned University of Bologna, the world's oldest continuously-operating university. Explore the Jewish Ghetto and its cultural significance in the city. Conclude your journey by discovering the stunning architecture of the Basilica of St. Francis. Optionally, extend your exploration by taking the San Luca Express to the church on the hill. HOW IS THE TOUR GOING — Stay flexible: [join the tour whenever you want and] explore the sights as long as you like. — Enjoy the tour even offline: all audio tours are tested for high quality and easy navigation.

Bologna & Italy: Unlimited EU Internet with eSIM Mobile Data

Bologna & Italy: Unlimited EU Internet with eSIM Mobile Data

Enjoy your unlimited data plan with eSIM access to the web throughout the Bologna, Italy and Europe. Avoid expensive data roaming charges or connecting to unsecured public internet points. Save yourself the time and hassle of looking for free Wi-Fi every time you need an internet connection. Benefit from a service where you won’t have to change your sim card or buy a new one during your vacation. Enjoy the peace of mind of an unlimited package at truly 4G and 5G speed which is secure and works everywhere in the Europe. Keep in touch with family and friends back home with no speed limitations at any level of data usage. Watch movies, play games, make online calls, stream your playlists, share your memories, use live navigation, and more. The following devices support the eSIM product: Apple iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Max iPhone 12 Max Pro iPhone 13 mini iPhone 13 iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max iPhone 14 iPhone 14 Plus iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max iPhone XS iPhone XS Max iPhone XR iPhone SE (2020) iPad Air (3rd Generation) iPad Pro (3rd Generation) iPad Mini (5th Generation) Samsung Samsung Galaxy Fold Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Samsung Note 20+ Samsung Galaxy S21 Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G Samsung Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G Samsung Galaxy Fold Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Google devices that support eSIM Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL Google Pixel 3a & 3a XL Google Pixel 4 & 4 XL Google Pixel 4A 5G Google Pixel 2 & 2 XL Google Pixel 5 Google Pixel 5a Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro Motorola Motorola Razr 2019 Huawei Huawei P40 Huawei P40 Pro Huawei P50 Pro Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Bologna: Porticoes and Basilica San Luca Guided Tour

Bologna: Porticoes and Basilica San Luca Guided Tour

Discover the famous arcades of Bologna and the Basilica of San Luca with a local guide who will tell you all the anecdotes. You will board the San Luca Express, the little train that connects the center to the famous Basilica and during the journey you will be able to admire the most famous arcades in the world, a Unesco heritage site, listening to the stories of the guide. Once in San Luca you will visit the Basilica and the surrounding area with the guide who will tell you its history while admiring Bologna from above and then you will always return on board the San Luca express together with the guide.

From Florence: Bologna Private Day Tour with Lunch

From Florence: Bologna Private Day Tour with Lunch

From art to history to good food, discover Bologna in all its aspects on this private trip with round-trip private transportation from Florence. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the city, a 2-course restaurant lunch, and tickets for the iconic San Luca Express. The private transfer will pick you up directly from your accommodation in Florence and take you to Bologna’s city center, from where you will start your tour in the city. You will be greeted by a staff member upon arrival, who will introduce you to your private guide. With your guide, discover the center of Bologna, admiring some of the most beautiful and important buildings of the city. Visit the Church of San Petronio, patron saint of the city, which was the seat of some important historical events, such as the imperial coronation of Charles V in 1530. From there, move on to admire the courtyard of the Archiginnasio, one of the oldest and most relevant libraries in the city. The guide will then take you to the historic market, also known as Quadrilatero, where the street names still echo the old crafts of the past: Via Caprarie, Via Pescherie, and more. Witness time that has stopped in these history-rich spots. Continue toward the Asinelli Tower, the symbol and bulwark of the city, of which the guide will tell you stories and anecdotes. If walking also makes you hungry, after your journey through the streets of Bologna, you’ll settle in a typical inn where you can relax while enjoying a 2-course lunch in the name of tradition: cold cuts and a typical dish of your choice, accompanied by a glass of wine and water. After lunch, set out to discover the famous hills of Bologna aboard the San Luca Express. Sit back on this classic train as it takes you to the Basilica of San Luca. This imposing complex has dominated the city since 1195 and has become a symbol of home for locals. The train will then take you directly back to the city center, from where you’ll be picked up once again via private transportation to head back to Florence after your full day in Bologna.

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

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(131 reviews)

The train trip was fantastic. The earphones provided to the passengers (with many language options) was clear and very informative. The food vouchers were great, we enjoyed the Gelato :) The guide who met us to give us the tickets and an overview was very friendly. The packaging for the info & tickets was beautifully designed. Good value and recommended.

I thought this was excellent value for the money. To hire a car to get to/from San Luca would likely cost more than the price of the tour but then to add all the food vouchers on top of it! I had a great experience. The views from San Luca of Bologna + beyond were worth the price alone.

At San Luca, there was an elevator up to Duomo on the 4th floor. Tour would have been even greater if Bologna Tour had informed it.

Easy way to see the whole city in a cute little tourist train all the way up to San Luca without having to walk up.

Lovely experience to explore the city with the train, visit St Luca and get some vouchers for food tasting.