Tickets for San Luca Express and Local Tasting

Ride the San Luca Express through Bologna's UNESCO-listed porticoes

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Duration: 3h
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

San Luca Express return ticket
Reception at the meeting point, available in several languages
Final tasting of typical local products with vouchers, valid 24 hours
Audio guide on board available in 5 languages
Self-guided tour in San Luca
  • Visit one of Bologna's major attractions, the Basilica of San Luca
  • Enjoy a tasting of typical local products and indulge in the taste of Italy
  • Discover Bologna's UNESCO Heritage-listed porticoes and learn more about them with an audio guide

Step aboard the San Luca Express, a sightseeing train that connects the historical center of Bologna with the Basilica of San Luca, which sits nestled in the hills of Bologna.

Plug in your headphones and enjoy a descriptive audio guide as you ride along the entire stretch of porticoes that runs from the Arco Bonaccorsi to the top of the mountain and the basilica itself.

A staff member is on board to answer any questions you may have, and there is a regular timetable of trains to shuttle you back to the city if you decide to step off and explore inside the Basilica of San Luca.

As part of your tour, you’re also invited to taste local produce from the region. Make sure you don’t miss this true taste of Italy!

Meeting point
Piazza del Nettuno, 40124, Bologna
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  • Meet a tour representative with the sign "Bologna Tour" near the Neptune Fountain in Piazza del Nettuno
  • They will give you a box of vouchers for the 7 tastings (valid for 24 hours) and a map of the city
  • Meet the tour representative in Piazza del Nettuno
  • Take the Express train to San Luca (30 min)
  • Listen to the audio guide while on the train
  • Visit the San Luca Basilica (optional)
  • Take the Express train back to Bologna (30 min)
  • Go back to Piazza Maggiore and receive the vouchers for the tastings (valid for 24 hours)
  • Enjoy the tastings
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket