In Bologna Easter Monday is only in San Luca

The Bolognese tradition’s wants that during in Easter Monday, people will do the so-called walk in San Luca or the neighboring hills. It starts from the arcades of Meloncello, to get up on top of the Basilica, a salute to the Madonna and then everyone to celebrate in the green with a delicious picnic.

It’s a custom spontaneous that has always existed here in Bologna and that is handed down from family to family; not to lose our roots and to make known at guests and children the Bolognese Hollywood.

In the period of Easter, San Luca is painted of the colors of spring, take a picture here is like taking a picture at home.. a show never seen!

And for those who want to know the history of the sanctuary, the arcades and some pearl of Bologna there is our little train rossoblù: the San LucaExpress. From the heart of the city (Piazza Maggiore) will take you right on the hill and then come back. My advice is to get carried away from the fascinating event, and enjoy the day until late afternoon, you can savor the “love” that the Bolognese people have for this hill and maybe discover some anecdotes.

I leave you with a recipe Pret a Manger typically Bolognese suitable for picnic on Easter Monday: Frittata Roll!

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Ingredients for 4-6 people:

8 eggs,

150 g Parma ham (sliced)

plum tomatoes (to taste)

Parmigiano Reggiano DOP (to taste)


to taste nutmeg, olive oil and salt

Break the eggs into a bowl, add a pinch of nutmeg, salt and beat them vigorously with a fork. Heat a little oil in a large skillet (at least 32 cm in diameter), pour the beaten eggs and cook like a frittata. Meanwhile, prepare the other ingredients: cut a few flakes of parmesan and tomatoes into slices. When the omelet is ready, let it cool. Then, fill it with all the ingredients (ham, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, lettuce) and roll it. Place the roll on a platter and let it stand in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.  Serve the roll cut into small slices. Enjoy your meal!

Posted by Anita