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Meloncello Arch

Via Saragozza, 235 - 40134 Bologna (BO)

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Date of last update: 09/05/2016, 17:32

The Meloncello Arch was completed in 1732 by the architect Carlo Francesco Dotti. From this point diverge the three main porticos of Bologna: To the north, passing alongside the stadium to the Certosa (municipal cemetery); To the east, leading to the Saragozza Gate and the center of the city; To the southwest, the Portico of San Luca, leading up to the Madonna of San Luca Sanctuary.


With its 666 arches, this arcade winds up the hill for 3.796 km., climbing up a slope of about 200 metres and link the Blessed Virgin of St. Luca Shrine to the town's gate.

by bus: lines and timetables on the website www.tper.it. From Villa Spada you can continue with the Cosepuri private minibus

by car: ring road exits  No 1-2,  direction city center