If you are in Bologna for the fantastic food, I suggest that you do a hike to San Luca – perfect after your pasta lunch of tagliatelle al ragu. Google Porta Saragozza to get there, it is about 30 minutes from central Bologna. Once you are at Porta Saragozza, go through the 666 arcades to get to the top of Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca.
The arcades of the Sanctuary reminded me of Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. The Sanctuary has arcades that were restored by businesses and individuals, likewise the gates in Fushimi Inari Shrine were sponsored by businesses too. . It is an easy hour to get up to the Sanctuary and 40 minutes for you to get down. Then another half an hour to the center of Bologna.
And then you are ready for another amazing pasta dish!
Date visited – 2019/09/10