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San Luca Express

The Basilica di San Lucakeeping watch over Bologna from above for centuries, is one of the must-see sites, just outside of town. 

Reach it in style on the tourist train San Luca Express. All aboard in the very heart of the city. You’ll have an exciting climb to the top of the hill, running alongside the city’s longest portico!


  • 7-language audio-guide (with version for children in Italian) 
  • Reach the Basilica of San Luca on a panoramic tour of the city 
  • 24-hour ticket

From January to February: every weekend
From March to December: every day

Hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for a whole day
No-stop tour lasts 1 hour

Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, French, Japanese 

Piazza Maggiore-Piazza Malpighi-Fermata Tper Frassinago-Fermata Tper Meloncello-Basilica di S. Luca-Fermata Toer Via de Coubertin-Fermata Tper S.Isaia 


  • San Luca Express ticket

RATE per person:
€ 10.00 Ordinary ticket
€ 21.00 Combined ticket San Luca Express + City tour (Valid for 2 days after validation)
€ 5.00 Reduced ticket 
€ 10.00 Combined ticket San Luca Express + City tour (Valid for 2 days after validation) (children age 6 to 10, disabled people and helper)
€ 3,00 Reduced ticket (for children under 5)