A running “pilgrimage”
Around 500 steps!
Come and count them with us.
There’s a tradition for those staying in Bologna to visit the Basilica of San Luca. It’s located on the Colle della Guardia (at 300 meters above sea level) on high ground that served as a place for safeguarding and defense of the city. The Basilica is an old architectural gem, for continuous pilgrimages, and preserves the famous sacred icon of the Black Madonna, which is linked to dozens of historical legends. The extraordinary complex of the portico of San Luca leads the visitor to the Basilica, after climbing the hill which stretches over many flights of steps. The tour represents a show within a show: from your hotel / apartment in the historic center without interruption and always sheltered by the arcades, you will comfortably reach the foot of the climb, crossing the imposing Meloncello Arch.
Pace personalized to private guests.
In case you want to run, be prepared to face a pretty challenging uphill. If not, we can simply walk at you own pace until the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca.
Distance from Meloncello Arch to Sanctuary 2.2 km / 1.37 miles
Max unlimited no. of people
We recommend to plan this tour by-night, as the city lights will follow you up towards the Sanctuary so it becomes even more spectacular.
An emotional way to discover Bologna panoramically and unwind with every step, through the arches of the porticoes, right up to the finish line.
Not what you are looking for?
Do not hesitate to ask for a private tour or check our other scheduled group tours.
Bologna running tours
|Towers & Porticoes||7:00 am||7:00 am||8:00 am|
|Panorama||8:00 am||7:00 am||7:00 am||7:00 am|
|San Luca||any day on request|
|Private tours||contact us [more details here]|