Bologna – San Luca advanced
Trekking routes citizen, from the city center, reach the Sanctuary of San Luca, a traditional religious pilgrimage related to the devotion of the Blessed Virgin. The course offers the opportunity to know the arcades of Bologna, as a candidate with patrimonio mondiale to Unesco.
The arcade port that connects to the Porta Saragozza of Sanctuary of San Luca is the longest in the world with its 3.5 km. Consisting of 666 arches, each marked by a number: the first 306 connecting Porta Saragozza to Arco del Meloncello and the last 360 are located in the hilly tract running from the Arco del Meloncello to colle della Guardia. These are interspersed with 15 chapels illustrating the mystery of the rosary.
The advanced course includes an excursion in the Talon Park. Starting from Piazza Maggiore, passing from the Fontana del Nettuno, we reach the church of S. Martino to Casalecchio di Reno in via Porrettana on the way to the bus 20 and continue along the path of the Bregoli in the Parco della Chiusa (known Park Talon by the name of Villa Talon Sampieri), where you can reach the Sanctuary of San Luca. The return includes the descent along the arcade that leads Meloncello's Arch and then along via Saragozza, Porta Saragozza through, you arrive at the Collegio di Spagna and via de' Carbonesi, continuing in via Massimo d'Azeglio and return to Piazza Maggiore.
Departure: Piazza Maggiore
Time: 2 hours
Distance: 8 km
Elevation: 250 m