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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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                                                                                                      Beautiful Bologna apartment

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                                                                                                      Do we have to leave? The apartment in Bologna is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable, with many thoughtful amenities throughout. It is full of light. The bedroom is large and has a separate dressing room. The bathroom has double sinks and a very nice shower. The light-filled living and dining area is large and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped. A flight of exterior steps leads to the rooftop deck with fabulous views. We took our aperitifs on the deck each evening. The apartment is extremely well located, with grocery stores, restaurants, and tourist sites all within easy walking distance. We have stayed in several other rentals in France and Italy. This is by far the best. We recommend it highly.
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                                                                                                      Casa di Marta is everything it says in the description and more! It is spacious, immaculately clean and very comfortable. Marta and Roberto have thought of everything to help their guests enjoy their visit to Bologna, from the well-equipped kitchen to the thoughtfully furnished (including books, games, cards and large TV) living-room. Our week there was a very happy one. The apartment, which is modern, with all of the amenities we'd hoped for, is located in the heart of the city and we were able to walk everywhere enjoying the typically great Italian architecture. On our first morning we discovered a great coffee bar, Nuovo Caffe' del Porto, round the corner, and it became our 'local' for the week. Equally close and absolutely fabulous was the restaurant, L'Arcimboldo, at Via Galleria, 34. On UK Mother's Day, while searching for another restaurant, that was closed, in the same street, L'Archimboldo was open. The charming owner squeezed us in in the hour available before the table was required for its reservation and we had one of the great (one-course) meals of our lives. When Roberto learned that our visit was being planned to see the mosaics at Ravenna, he provided lots of information about travel there and multi-tickets. We had an amazing day there and returned to the comforts of Casa di Marta grateful to have been able to experience such beauty. Thank you, Marta, Roberto and your family. You welcomed us warmly and made us feel at home immediately and we are delighted to add another glowing review.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017