Bologna Welcome Piazza Maggiore
Piazza Maggiore 1E
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Via del Triumvirato 84
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Cycling track of Villa Spada Sabbiuno

You can reach Sabbiuno by taking different routes that allow you to experience the sights and history of the hillsides around Bologna.
An excellent starting point is Villa Spada, a green space just outside Porta Saragozza, which is home to a public library and the Tapestry Museum.
Proceeding along via di Casaglia you reach San Pellegrino Park, from where you can catch a glimpse of the Longhena school completely surrounded by greenery.
Moving on to Cavaioni Park you arrive at the junction of San Luca, which by via di Monte Albano takes you to the Sanctuary of San Luca. At this point you have the option to proceed to the Basilica or continue along the route that leads to Sabbiuno, where you can admire the typical geological formation of the territory of Bologna, that of the badlands, and reflect on the history of the Resistance at the War Memorial.

Villa Spada

The villa is located in the old estate of the marquis Zambeccari and replaced the building called Casino Zambeccari already mentioned by sources dating back to 1774. Since 1990 the villa has housed the Historical Museum of Tapestry "Vittorio Zironi".

address: Via di Casaglia 3 - 40135 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M-9 ph: +39 051 2194528 / 2193916 (biglietteria Museo Civico Medievale) website: opening hours: Museo del Tessuto e della Tappezzeria “Vittorio Zironi” Friday 9 am > 1pm Saturday and Sunday: 10 am > 6.30 pm closed: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, May 1st, and Holidays during the week Temporarily closed for extraoardinary maintenence entrance:

Museo del Tessuto e della Tappezzeria “Vittorio Zironi”

Full fee € 5 | Reduced fee € 3
Free admission for Card Musei Metropolitani Bologna holders and on the first Sunday of every month

Parco di San Pellegrino

The park is situated in a nice panoramic position on the mountain ridge between the valleys of Meloncello and Ravone and it descends from the Monte Albano towards the Villa Spada. There is a nice view to San Luca.

address: Via di Casaglia - 40135 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M-9

Parco Cavaioni

The park is one of the largest of the Bolognese hill.

address: Via Cavaioni, 1 – 40136 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: N-9

Sanctuary of San Luca

Traditional place of worship for the presence of an image the Virgin of St. Luca as well as reassuring visual landmark for Bolognese approaching town, the shrine located on top of Guardia hill is one of Bologna's symbol. An arcade with more than 600 vaults connects the shrine to the town and is unique for its length covering almost four kilometres (3,796 m).

address: Via di San Luca, 36 - 40135 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: M-9 ph: +39 051 6142339 email:; website: opening hours: From Mon. to Sat.: 7am – 6pm from November to February / 7am - 7pm from March to October On working days the Sanctuary is closed from 12:30pm to 2:30pm Sundays and Public Holidays: 7am – 6pm from November to February / 7am – 7pm from March to October During the religious services, the tourist visit could be limited or suspended. Opening times can be subjected to little changes. For further information please call: Curia Arcivescovile tel. 051 6480611 Panoramic terrace opening time: Summer timetable (from March 1 to October 31) Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm e 2pm-7pm Sunday: 9:30am-7pm Winter timetable (from November 1 to February 28) Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm e 2pm-6pm Sunday: 9:30-18:00 You can access without reservation to the viewpoint. For group with turistic guide please contact: WWW.SUCCEDESOLOABOLOGNA.IT entrance:

Sanctuary: free

Panoramic terrace: "San Luca Sky Experience Card",  a donation of € 5 is required.

Reducted donation € 3:
- young people 10 to 18 years
- members of Succede solo a Bologna association
- schools
– over 65

- children under 10 years visiting with their family
- disabled (with exception of those who have severe deambulation problems, since the access is through a spiral staircase)
- tourist guides and journalists with cards
- Bologna Welcome Card PLUS holders

Parco dei Calanchi di Sabbiuno

The Park is located in the farthest end of the city area, on the borderline of the town of Sasso Marconi. It stretches to both sides of the ridge between the Reno and Savena rivers, across the route of Sabbiuno (on the tracks of an ancient road that leads to Tuscany).

address: Via di Sabbiuno - 40136 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: N-10