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Top of the city view

A lift ride to the top of the city, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Bologna. The ticket... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Francesca R
Varese, Italy
Great views

The Terrazza Panoramica is a viewing area above the Basilica di San Petronio in Bologna. It is... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Northwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lift ride to the top of the city, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Bologna. The ticket is only 3 euros, but the viewing area is fantastic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Francesca R
Reviewed 30 October 2018

To begin with this is not a terrace. You're paying 3€ to access a scaffold elevator to go up to the uppermost part of the work structure, after being requested to sign a risk acceptance form. It doesn't worth the price and I don't really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nikxri
Reviewed 9 June 2018

The Terrazza Panoramica is a viewing area above the Basilica di San Petronio in Bologna. It is accessed from a lift outside the rear of the Basilica. The cost is 3 Euros for adults - children are free. This a bit of a building site...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank RIchard035
Reviewed 13 May 2018

3 euros for a lift ride that will take you to a viewing terrace to look over Bologna and surrounding area. A good clear day when we were there so very enjoyable.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 64Rod
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This panoramic terrace is situated alongside the impressive basilica in central Bologna. It's actually a scaffolding structure built onto the wall, and reaches approx 53m which is a decent height for views (although pales in comparison to the Asnielli's 97m). It does only cost 3EUR...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank vaugc002
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

You can access the scaffolding (as it turns out, the viewing point is not located on a terrace! 😯) by a lift, but first you need to pay the entrance fee and sign some silly papers. I would prefer this to be a real terrace,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ravalus
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

A good idea to give access to the roof area while restoration is undertaken. In some ways you get a better view than from the tall tower in the town. Excellent photo opportunities. Particularly enjoyed the ride on the lift and the walk down the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I suppose that everything is done in respect to law, but you need to know that no terrace exists on the S. Petronio cathedral, but you're paying 3€ to access a very dangerous scaffold elevator to access the uppermost part of the work structure, after...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Mauro_CO_UK
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Entrance fee is EUR3/- and this is located at the back of the church. They will take you up in a lift and then you need to climb another 1-2 floors up via the steel stairs to get on the viewing platform which has partially...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 11 October 2017

No need to climb hundreds of steps in claustrophobic conditions. Just take this freight elevator up to the top of the Basilica. Entrance is outside the church around the back. Look for the scaffolding, and in the corner is a small entrance area with signage....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank helo-papa
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