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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderful break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful stay at this apartment. We were greeted on arrival by both Marta and Roberto who were most helpful in ensuring we knew everything we needed to. The apartment was of a very high standard, being very spacious, light and exceptionally clean and comfortable. It was cold whilst we were in Bologna in January and it was great to come back to a warm apartment. The location is also excellent being close to both the main attractions and the railway station. We made a couple of trips out of town to Ravenna and Modena and would thoroughly recommend both. Throughout our stay Marta and Roberto would push a note under the door of anything happening locally that might be of interest which shows their attention to detail. We will definitely return to Bologna and wouldn't hesitate in choosing to stay at this property again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very prompt and courteous communication with Giulio when booking made me confident we had made the right choice. So glad we booked this apartment. It was so very comfortable and spacious, probably the best rental we have stayed in in Italy. It is beautifully furnished and equipped to the highest standard. Thanks again Giulio for a great stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Super location for a comfortable apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Guilia is a helpful and friendly host. We had a small problem with the shower drain which she fixed straightaway. The apartment was warm, comfortable and well equipped. And the location is excellent - lots of great places to eat on the same street.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016