In Bologna, a lovely apartment in the heart of the historic city center, and a short walk from the iconic Two Towers. You will experience a reality unknown to tourists in one of the most ancient and beautiful neighbourhoods of Bologna, in a building from the 17th century, where the apartment overlooks an ancient courtyard full of plants and greenery. The silence and peace are absolute as if in the countryside. Yet its central location allows you to reach the most exquisite Bologna has to offer in just a few minutes: CULTURE as expessed with extraordinary works of art and architecture, FOOD as can be admired in the wonderful shops and tasted in the many trattorias, and of course the quintessence of Italian FASHION available in the boutiques or outlets. The charming apartment shows the hand of the owner, with its attention to detail. The terrace offers the the ideal setting for breakfast or a candlelight dinner. Furthermore. a large kitchen, modern and functional, well equipped for cooking, a diningroom and cozy bedroom for 2 (bed = 140 cm x 200 cm - third bed for a child) a bathroom with the shower. The beautiful view from the terrace of the Bolognese roofs and the many churches will furthermore make your stay a memorable one.
- Apartment376 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Terrace-kitchen-bedroom-bathroom beside the Aula Magna of the University
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- English, French, Italian
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- 12 Jun 2018
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Absolutely the perfect choice! Lovely apartment and great location for exploring Bologna
We love everything about Marina and her apartment and wish we’d booked a longer stay. Marina treated us like family and welcomed us with open arms. She gave us bus numbers and piazza names so we could find our way from the train station. It’s a quiet apartment with a private terrace/balcony for early morning coffee. The apartment is full of art and treasures and feels like a home, not an anonymous apartment. It was perfect for two people. Centrally located—we walked all over the old town/historic center and always felt safe. The town was easy to navigate, but it was always nice to come back to the apartment to take a break between adventures. We’ll definitely recommend to friends. Marina and her lovely apartment made Bologna our favorite spot.
well organized, and very warm and friendly
Marina is a very generous hostess, discrete but available whenever questions may arise. We had a relaxing stay in her charming aparment, and a very rewarding time in Bologna. Marina provided a number of invaluable tips with regards to sightseeing and dining options.
We would certainly recommend this apartment to friends.
Amazing Stay in Bologna!
Marina greeted us with open arms, even after arriving home earlier that day from Greece. She is a very sophisticated, warm woman with a talent for decorating with charm. She went out of her way to draw maps to help us get to places we wanted to visit, including many shopping areas. We appreciated her kindness and helpfulness. The apartment is beautifully decorated, inside and out with a lovely place for two people to sit and enjoy wine, etc. The view of the charming buildings around the courtyard was fantastic. Very quiet area but as soon as you walk out the doors into the portico, you are steps from activity of all kinds. We took a cooking class at "Taste of Italy" by Maribel in Bologna and made the most amazing spinach pasta dough for our Bolognese lasagne.
Lovely apartment in Bologna
This apartment is small but very clean and in a great location. Near to the city center but quiet and peaceful. The bed is comfortable with nice linens. We had everything we needed for two people. We did not meet Marina but her niece Alexandra met us and was very helpful. The balcony is lovely and great for drying clothes. Washing machine works well. Do note that there is no lift and there are about 60 steps up to the apartment. Bologna is a lovely and historic city with great food. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and recommend this apartment.
It was exactly as it looks in the photos
I wanted to stay in the heart of Bologna, in a place that reflected the charm and character of the city. Marina’s beautiful apartment did all that. It was living like a local, not staying in a bland hotel room that could have been anywhere in the world. Her apartment offered a beautiful retreat after a hard day’s sightseeing, away from the bustle of the city. To sit on the terrace sipping a cold Pignoletto was so relaxing, I could have stayed for a month.
The apartment is in an ideal location: within 5 minutes walk to the Two Towers and the centre of Bologna. There is a Carrefour express supermarket close by where you can buy all the essentials and a pleasant local Barrera cum wine bar.
Marina herself was completely charming. She offered as much or as little interaction as you wanted, yet was always on hand to give recommendations for restaurants and even phoned for a taxi to take us to the airport. She is a beautiful lady.
A Lovely little apartment in the HEART of a Beautiful city ....
Marina is a LOVELY LADY who will be there to Assist you in any way you may Need ...
For us Marina helped get us a reliable taxi to the airport ..... and is a Gracious Lady ...
The 'University of Bologna is the oldest in the Western world (born in 1099 AD) and the Municipal Opera House also. Bologna is the most important highway and railway hub of Italy. Many tourists choose it as a city in which to sleep, to take daily Ravenna Venice, Milan, Florence and many other cities. Bologna is a beautiful city, yet unknown to the large number of tourists. And 'rich in museums and churches, Works of Art. In the Middle Ages had a hundred towers, which were left about twenty hours. Among these, the extraordinary Tower and the Tower Garisenda Donkeys, 101 meters high, whose summit offers a breathtaking view of the medieval city. There are however still 37 km of arcades, which help give the city such a special and magical atmosphere. It 's significant that John Grisham has set his latest novel, The Broker in Bologna. Staying "On the Roof of S. Lucia "will be in the heart of the historic center of town, and you will find a few hundred meters: The Church of St. Lucia, now Aula Magna of the University. (Next to the apartment) The Two Towers, the symbol of the city. Piazza S. Stephen and the Church of St. Stephen, with its seven churches merged together. The Complex University of San Giovanni in Monte, at a convent in 1500. The Lamentation of Nicholas Dell'Arca, located in the Church of St. Maria della Vita, one of the most dramatic of Western Art History. And many other monuments and opportunities. We wait!