The longest stretch of porticoes in the world start at the Porta Saragozza. They reach right up to theSantuario della Beata Vergine di San Luca. The porticoes were built to protect the pilgrims from bad weather during their walk up to the Sanctuary. There are 666 arches which spread over three and half kilometers. Originally conceived by Father Ludovico Generoli, the porticoes were designed by Gian Giacomo Monti. The project was finished in 1732 with the completion of the Baroque Arco del Meloncello designed by Carlo Francesco Dotti.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Attractions & Landmarks