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Central apartment-in silence and green of great charm

Bedrooms 1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Terrace-kitchen-bedroom-bathroom beside the Aula Magna of the University

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.

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bologna in Bologna

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • for refreshing apartment 2 solutions: AIR CONDITIONED or CEILING FAN
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Secure parking at 50 meters from the apartment at 10 euro per day


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Central apartment-in silence and green of great charm
average rating of 4.7555556 based on 46 reviews

A charming apartment in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my two weeks at Marina's apartment. I loved getting to see how it felt to live in an Italian apartment building: walking through the courtyard full of plants, meeting friendly neighbors and just absorbing the sights and sounds of life.

The apartment itself is great from the art on the walls to hemstiched sheets on the bed and the attractive dishes in the cupboard. Another really handy feature: washing machine and drying rack that fit easily on the balcony.

Marina's niece was also very helpful to me.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Capitola, CA

Wonderful stay in Bologna.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Marina's lovely apartment. The location was prefect for us, close to everything but not in a tourist area. Marina had fruit and baked goods waiting for us. And she stayed up to let us in at 12:30am as we had a late flight into Bologna. Marina suggested a local restaurant where we had one of our best meals on the trip. We would definitely stay here again.

Marilyn & Richard - California USA

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest apartments we have stayed in. Clean, comfortable and a peaceful terrace to enjoy a glass of wine or to read your book. Marina was a wonderful host, charming and welcoming. The location is perfect for exploring Bologna and about a twenty minute walk from the station. Would not hesitate to recommend this apartment and would certainly stay again on our next visit to Bologna.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved, loved, LOVED IT! xxx

  • 5 of 5

Wow. I honestly can't begin to express what a wonderful time we had in this apartment. It's perfect. In every single possible way!

Marina is an excellent host. We just completely fell in love with her charm, her positivity and her exceptionally serene, kind and genuine attitude. She's an amazing woman.

The apartment could not be more spot-on in it's location. It's just a few minutes from everything in central Bologna and yet feels quiet, peaceful and secluded. There is something really special about the environment. It just exudes happiness and good things. I realise that I'm sounding like a bit of a hippy, but I could wax lyrical for hours about how truly incredible everything was. The apartment is well appointed and has everything you need - including some interesting art pieces. Although it's a small place, it is just right for a couple or a couple with a child. The way it is arranged makes it feel much more spacious and open. There is lots of natural light and that just adds to the feeling of warmth and calm.

The happiness I felt there was so intense that I actually cried when I left. That has NEVER happened to me before when I've left somewhere. My experience in Bologna will stay with me for all time. The warm and genuine people, the environment, the history, the food, the beauty and magnificence of what is just an exceptional city. Marina and the apartment play a huge part in that.

If you choose to stay here, then you are very lucky indeed. I feel blessed to have been there and I fully intend to go back. Grazie mille Marina. Vi inviamo tanto amore!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: adorable, sweet, kind, sensitive, accurate, correct .... never I do not forget you !!!! a hug from Marina
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Tulsa, OK USA

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Clean, comfortable and in great location to explore Bologna city center or for day trips to nearby attractions.

Small apartment 3 flights of stairs up. Quiet interior courtyard view. Auto not necessary but there is parking for extra e10 per day safe and close. Owner very helpful. An enjoyable weeks stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There's no doubt this apartment is compact, but it is big in personality!

Loved all the personal decor touches.

Located in an atmospheric, characteristic historic part of Bologna- the apartment exudes charm and makes you feel more like a resident of the city and less like a tourist.

Outdoor terrace area is perfect setting to enjoy apperitivi.

Bed and pillows super comfortable.

Marina was a wonderful host, friendly, generous and highly engaging. She was a wonderful source of information about the local area as well.

We spent 7 days there and absolutely loved our stay- and meeting Marina was definitely a highlight!

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
G. Marconi
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar zanarini
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Stazione centrale
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
X milano e firenze
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
drogheria della rosa-osteria dei poeti
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Corno alle scale
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Riviera Romagnola: rimini -riccione etc
Car: not necessary

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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bologna, Bologna

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

final cleasing £25.57
Stay tax £1.70 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.


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