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Make a holiday rental villa or accommodation in Bologna, Italy your home away from home

Bologna is the oldest and most prestigious university town in Italy. Famous for its enviable lifestyle and for having the finest cuisine in the whole of Italy, (which is a huge claim), Bologna holidays offer a magnificent opportunity to indulge in the finer things in life, and one not to be passed up! There is a great range of accommodation in Bologna city centre to choose from, placing you right at the heart of the action, allowing visitors to really throw themselves into the laid-back, high class lifestyles of one of Italy’s most important historic cities.

What to see in Bologna, Italy

The streets of Bologna are a wonderful place to walk, and although the bulky architecture is not the most beautiful in Italy, there is a real charm to the city centre. When thinking of what to see in Bologna, the twin squares in the centre of town are the perfect place to start. Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore are the real heart of the city, surrounded by excellent shopping streets and atmospheric pavement cafes where, locals, students and visitors all congregate throughout the day. The Neptune Fountain which stands in the centre is one of the cities must important symbols, and must be included on any guide of what to see in Bologna. The collection of black and white photographs adorning the walls of the Piazza del Nettuno are a stark reminder of the price paid by Bologna during World War II.

From its position between the beaches of the Adriatic Coast and the peaks of the Apennine Mountains, holidays to Bologna are also a nature lovers dream. Walking along the coastal paths and making the short journey from Bologna accommodation to the powder soft sands of the Emilia Romagna coastline are well worth the time, as the coastline is almost perfect, with endless miles of pristine beaches to choose from. Walking, riding and mountain biking in the Apennines also provides wonderful day trips from self catering Bologna villas, apartments and holiday houses.

Gastronomy is Bologna’s jewel in the crown. Food is taken very seriously, and simply shopping for ingredients from your self catering Bologna accommodation is a real spectacle. Food shops are meticulously presented and the treasures found within are of a quality unheard of in most countries. The food is quite exceptional, especially the delicacies of Parmesan cheese and Parma ham. There are some excellent restaurants and cafes to frequent, and if you take self catering Bologna accommodation, cookery courses and local markets are a perfect day’s entertainment.

Weather in Bologna, Italy

Although Bologna doesn’t suffer from tourist overcrowding at any time of year like many of Italy’s famous cities, the summer months are still the most popular. Average monthly temperatures in July and August are fantastically hot, making the near-by beaches almost irresistible as average monthly temperatures can climb to over 30˚C. Spring and autumn are some of the best times to visit Bologna accommodation, as some of the sting is taken out of the heat of the day, yet it remains marvellously warm.

Travel to Bologna, Italy

Flights to Bologna Airport (BLQ) arrive from Britain on a regular basis. British Airways provide direct flights to Bologna Airport from London Gatwick (LGW), and Aer Lingus provide cheap flights to Bologna Airport from Dublin (DUB).

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Great time with the family in a fantastic part of Italy

5 of 5
We were looking for a comfortable and well equipped property for 5 adults for a week long family break. We do not often have the chance to get away together and Villa Bolsenda fitted the bill perfectly for us all. It is comfortable, well equipped and in a great location. It was a pleasure to sit on the verandah with an early morning cup of tea and listen to the birds singing! We did a lot of sightseeing and the property was really convenient for getting into Bologna and also for access to the motorway system for trips to Ravenna, Ferrara, Modena and Mantua. When you come back it is to a haven of peacefulness, with the added benefit of the pool at the end of a hot day. It is very easy to get to the local supermarket and we also made use of a local pizzeria and restaurants. The property is half of the owners house, but there were no issues over privacy. The benefit is that someone is on hand in the event of any queries and a further upside were the fantastic cakes that greeted our arrival. Vittorio was helpful and informative and fortunately for us speaks excellent English as we would not have got far with our mangled Italian. All in all we had a great time in a fantastic part of Italy that is a bit off the main tourist route.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018

Great Location

4 of 5
Very central location next to the herb market which has all the fruit, vegetables, meat and cheese you could wish for. Very efficient air conditioning which was welcome in the Bologna heat. Comfortable bed and linen change after five days. Overall, enjoyable stay and much appreciated the help and advice from the owner's son.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018