This guided tour of San Luca Sancutary Bologna is the perfect way to experience one of Italy’s most beautiful cities from above. You’ll have return tickets from the city on the panoramic train San Luca Express, making your trip as easy as possible.
Meet your friendly and knowledgeable chaperone for a guided Bologna San Luca Experience. Not only will you have return transport to the sanctuary, you’ll be able to get incredible views of the city and surrounding hills.
Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll take the San Luca Express – a road train that connects the city with this incredible monument standing on the top of the hill. The journey up hill is around 10km, and you’ll be able to admire the surrounding hills and take plenty of pictures on the half-hour journey. All the while, your expert guide will regale you with stories and facts about the city and the sanctuary. The journey will pass in no time at all before you arrive at the historic sanctuary of San Luca!
Once you arrive, you’ll be really inspired by your guided Bologna San Luca experience. Check out part of the arcade, the 600 arches from the centre of Bologna’s Porta Saragossa to the sanctuary of San Luca is actually the longest in the world! It runs for almost 4km. In fact, these arches shelter the procession for the annual procession where the Byzantine Madonna and Child are carried to the Sanctuary. San Luca is at a height of around 42 metres, so you’ll get a great view of the arcade from above. Not only that, you’ll be able to see all the way to the historic centre and the Bolognese Hills. Don’t forget your camera, as this is without a doubt one of the best ways to see Bologna!
After enjoying the sanctuary, visiting the interior and the cupola, take your return journey on the San Luca Express, before bidding your guide a fond farewell. This experience takes around 2 – 3 hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore the other historical monuments on offer in Bologna in the same day. And, you’ll be able to find somewhere to enjoy lunch or dinner too. But only after your memorable guided Bologna San Luca experience!
If you liked this tour, try also this Small Group Tour of the Food Valley from Bologna, with local food tasting, or this Cooking class in Bologna with pick-up and drop-off included!
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We recommend to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.