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a great hike on a sunday afternoon

we walked from our apartment to the portico. there were plenty of places for coffee and a snack... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas E B
Only if you have extra time in bologna

First of let me say, this amazing long walk to take. Even most part of it you hardly see view but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nabil J
Los Angeles, California
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Piazza Maggiore 3H | Via di San Luca, 5, 40124 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

First, the location for the start of this attraction is wrong and rather than starting at Piazza Maggiore, the start is at Porta Saragozza. You can get there from Piazza Maggiore but you need a guidebook. Once at Porta Saragozza you proceed through the 666...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Nabil J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank lentheman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Michael V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 13 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

Thank williams_tj
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We were pleased that we made the effort to walk to the summit of San Luca along the entire via Sarragozza poticos, and not chosen the easy way to ascend on the San Luca Express. It was quite aneffort but totally rewarding at the summit.

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Reviewed 22 September 2018

The whole walk can take awhile so my advice is to take the bus to the beginning of the portico walk and start your walk from there. It took us 20 minutes on the bus from Via Irnerio (Bus #20) and we got off at...More

3  Thank pyegirl
Reviewed 18 September 2018

We picked up the little train at the Piazza Majorie, great information and incredible views once at top. There is a pizzeria at top but we did not go in.

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Did this with a baby in the ergo-piece of cake. Anyone complaining about the stairs and the walk is totally unfit-I saw Italian grandmas do it with canes and flower dresses! I also saw some serious hiking boots, poles and hiking backpacks lol seriously tho-just...More

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