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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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Lovely apartment for a city stay in Bologna

5 of 5
We stayed in Silvia's apartment for 4 nights in early March. It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped with plenty of storage space. The bed is super comfortable! Wi fi connection better than at home! The apartment is well situated - a 10 minute walk to the centre and with bus stops a couple of minutes away. Silvia met us when we arrived and showed us how everything works and pointed out not to be missed places to visit in the city. She also arranged perfect weather - sunny and warm every day. We caught the train to Ravello to see the mosaics which are out of this world! In Bologna Richard climbed the tower for fantastic views across the city. San Stefano and San Dominica were our favourite churches - look out for Michelangelo's angel in San D. and the beautiful cloister. We would recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Bologna. Top tip: a taxi from the airport to the door was only 1e more expensive than the bus and you get a taxi driver with fluent English and in depth football knowledge!
  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

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

Very nice

4 of 5
Comfortable apartment, easy access to tourist sites. Bologna is one of the best cities in Italy. Paulo is very friendly person. Thank you very much.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017