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Italy 2011
Portico di San Luca
The Portico di San Luca is the longest arcade in the world. It's 2-1/2 miles up the Colle della Guardia to the Santuario della Madona di San Luca. This includes 666 arches--all numbered--and 15 chaples en route. Begun in 1674, construction was completed in 1739. The journey begins at the Porta Saragozza (middle).
Roman gate to city
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Bologna city view John view from top
We reach the top with great views of Bologna, take a breather, and then head back down in time to reward our climb with a great lunch.
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City gate lion statue on portal lunch
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