Madonna of San Luca carried in procession

Bologna, Italy – May 2009: Each May the citizens of Bologna carry the figure of the Madonna around the city in procession.

The weekend of the 6th Sunday of Easter Bologna’s most important religious festival is held: the image of the Madonna kept in the Santuario di San Luca descends into the city for the blessing in the church of S. Petronio. The celebration closes with the solemn return procession of the image to the Sanctuary.

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taken on Sun, 24 May 2009 18:56:10pm (CEST) in Meloncello, Bologna, Italy
[ NIKON D300; 135 mm @ f/3.5 @ 1/1000th @ 200 ISO ; metering: Auto, Multi-segment ]
[ location: 44 deg 29′ 24.60″ N, 11 deg 18′ 39.60″ E, 62 m a.s.l. ]