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Arco del Meloncello

Meloncello Arch

Via Saragozza, 235 - 40134 Bologna (BO)

Reference maps: M - 9


Date of last update: 10/05/2018, 14:23

The Meloncello Arch was completed in 1732 by the architect Carlo Francesco Dotti. This monument is the starting point for the three main porticos of Bologna: to the north, alongside the stadium running towards the Certosa (municipal cemetery); to the east, leading towards Porta Saragozza and the center of the city; to the southwest, the Portico of San Luca that proceeds upwards to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca.

With its 666 arches, this arcade winds up the hill for a distance of 3.8 km and a rise of 200 metres to link the Blessed Madonna of St. Luke Shrine to the town's Porta Saragozza (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