'The Girl in the Light' - The Arcade to the Sanctuary of Madonna di San Luca, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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The arcade 'Portico di San Luca' is the longest in the World (3.5 km) and leads to the Sancuary of the madonna of San Luca some 300 metres above the plain, just south-west of the historical centre of the city of Bologna.

The arcade consists of 666 arches, which was built in 1674-1793.

It was meant to protect the icon as it was paraded up the hill.

A yearly procession from the Cathedral of San Pietro in the centre of Bologna to the Sanctuary goes along this path.

Originally the arches held icons or chapels erected by the patron family.

Source and more informations: Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca

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Comments (629)

Claudius Katan 14 days ago

Merci de votre visite! Celle là est superbe, YSL! - Amitiés/CK

Potoka 7 days ago

Nice perspective


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Filip Jurovatý 3 days ago

Wonderful perspective.


Friendly greetings from Slovakia, Filip.

wilhelmtittes 3 days ago

Beautiful. Like and favourite

jole79 3 days ago

Great photo, like. Greetings, Jole.

Lucho_G 2 days ago

Hermosa foto Jan Sognnes.
Like, Saludos desde Argentina. Lucho

gerrysena yesterday

Fascinating shot, wonderful perspective! LIKE&FAV! Greetings from Tuscany, Gerry

Jan Sognnes yesterday

Dear Panoramio friends thank you very much for your visit, nice comments, likes and favorites

Greetings from Denmark, Jan

Giancarlo Amadio yesterday

Superb picture, I really like the perspective of this beautiful porch. Hello Jan. LIKE! + FAV! Gianni.

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  • Uploaded on October 14, 2013
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    by Jan Sognnes
    • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
    • Taken on 2013/07/19 12:08:51
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 109.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash