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Beautiful, Bright, Spacious in Historic Bologna, great atmosphere, renovated

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,011 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

2 double bedrooms, 1 smaller, living-room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms. historic center

Located in the heart of the historic center, 5 mins’ walk from Piazza Maggiore, in one of the most picturesque streets,a totally renovated beautiful, spacious and very comfortable apartment with a wooden 17th century painted ceiling and wooden beams, with all modern amenities in an atmospheric historic setting.

Comfortably accommodating 5 (if necessary 6) people, it has 2 double bedrooms, 1 smaller bedroom (a single room where you can anyway accommodate 2 single beds) and 2 large bathrooms with showers, with a modern kitchen and sitting/dining area

Fully equipped and very comfortable, also for long stays.

Furnishings include high-quality modern furniture, fittings and new beds (beds are singles to be put together to form doubles) with top-quality orthopedic mattresses, offering all the elements for a comfortable stay - chosen for style as well as functionality.

All kitchen devices are state-of-the-art: refrigerator/freezer, cooking range/oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, electric kettle and coffee-makers, utensils, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board and hair dryer. Television, DVD player and internet Wi-Fi are included. Bed linen and bath/kitchen towels are provided.

The apartment is in a great location – quiet and residential, steps from Via d’Azeglio which leads directly into the central Piazza Maggiore.

Everything you need is within walking distance or max a short bus ride.

Two well-equipped supermarkets are nearby (3 mins’walk) and“Il Quadrilatero /Mercato di Mezzo”, very picturesque food market is 5 mins’walk.

All the main attractions, as well as shops, cafés, restaurants are close by on foot.

Bologna's most elegant shopping district is very close by - and also the best gelato in town!

Plentiful historical monuments and churches are nearby, including the beautiful square and church of San Domenico, containing works of Pisano, Michelangelo and Lippi. This is a perfect spot for walking out the door to enjoy the best that Bologna has to offer.

“Giardini Margherita” (Bologna’s most famous park is close by (10 mins’walk), “S.Michele in Bosco” (nice park with a great view of the historic center from the square adjacent to the Church) is 10 mins’walk. The large beautiful “Villa Ghigi” in its park in the foothills of the Appennines is about 15 mins’walk, 5 mins by bus.

The station is about 5-10 mins. by bus.

In the apartment handsome details of the historic construction remain; exposed heavy timber framing and newly restored ornamental wood ceiling add generous ceiling height that lends a sense of spaciousness as well as history.

Situated on the first floor of a characteristic residential building that is connected to Bologna’s iconic portico system, the apartment is reached via a generous stairway one flight up from street level. It occupies the entire south-facing street frontage on this floor and receives generous sunlight throughout the day. Equipped with double-glazed windows, shutters, and new air-conditioning and heating systems, the environment is livable and controllable year-round.

Bologna is among the most centrally located cities in Italy, served with excellent bus and train transport providing easy access to the surrounding region, including the famous Emilia Romagna culinary centers, the Appennine Mountains and nearby cities such as Florence and Venice.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 September, 2018

About The Owner

We are a married couple -a teacher of English and a physicist-with two daughters.

We have another property in the center, VRBO "Il Portico", Great Comfort and Syle in the Heart of the Historic Center". We like meeting new people and keeping in touch!

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2016

Why The Owner chose Quartiere Saragozza

A wonderful apartment in a great location:

a 5 minute walk from Piazza Maggiore – the central square – the apartment overlooks a picturesque quiet residential street with nearby cafes, restaurants and shops. From here, everything within the walls of the historic center of Bologna – and the railway station – is within walking distance, or a short bus ride.

Two well-equipped supermarkets nearby (3 mins’walk), “Il Quadrilatero /Mercato di Mezzo”, very picturesque food market, 5 mins’walk.

All the main attractions, as well as shops, cafés, restaurants are close by on foot.

“Giardini Margherita” (Bologna’s most famous park is close by (10 mins’walk), “S.Michele in Bosco” (nice park with a great view of the historic center from the square adjacent to the Church) is 10 mins’walk. The large beautiful “Villa Ghigi” in its park in the foothills of the Appennines is about 15 mins’walk, 5 mins by bus.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment has recently been totally restored. Handsome details of the historic construction remain; exposed heavy timber framing and newly restored ornamental wood ceiling (17th century) add generous ceiling height that lends a sense of spaciousness as well as history.

It occupies the entire south-facing street frontage on the first floor and receives generous sunlight throughout the day. Equipped with double-glazed windows, shutters, and new air-conditioning and heating systems, the environment is livable and controllable year-round.

It comfortably accommodates up to 5 (6) people, with 2 double bedrooms, 1 smaller bedroom/study and 2 large bathrooms with showers, complemented by a modern kitchen and sitting/dining area.

Furnishings include high-quality furniture, and fittings (including new beds with top-quality orthopedic mattresses, offering all the elements for a comfortable stay - chosen for style as well as functionality.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Quartiere Saragozza around the Bologna

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1011 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms are large with high-quality fittings.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , beds are singles to be put together to make doubles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , beds are singles to be put together to make doubles
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , this is a smaller room, suitable also as a study
  • All bedrooms are very light and comfortable. The beds have top-quality orthopedic mattresses, offering all the elements for a comfortable stay .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful, Bright, Spacious in Historic Bologna, great atmosphere, renovated
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5

Wonderful Stay in Beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This has been one of our best and most enjoyable travel experiences largely due to our stay in

this beautiful apartment. We were two couples who stayed here for a week in early October. Location was excellent – on a quiet, residential street only a ten-minute walk from Piazza Maggiore. Food shopping and cafes were just around the corner. The apartment is spacious, immaculate, tastefully renovated and decorated, and very comfortable. The two full bathrooms were a great plus. We enjoyed cooking several meals in the well-equipped kitchen and very much appreciated that even basic condiments were provided. We looked forward to coming “home” after a busy day of touring and slept well on the comfortable mattresses. Plenty of closet and drawer space. Paola has thought of everything and was extremely responsive to all our questions prior to and during our stay. Both she and Ken were warm and generous and shared their knowledge as well as a box of delicious pastries to welcome us.

We highly recommend this apartment for anyone visiting this beautiful city. If we return to Bologna, we would love to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Betsy. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I am happy you had a good time!
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5

Stay July 17th thru July 31st

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was everything described in VRBO.

It is comfortable and spacious.The individual room A/C units were very nice and each person was able to have the temperature they wanted.

The location was very accessible to shopping, food etc.We walked everyday to the City Center and it was an easy, pleasant walk.

We will definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mill Valley, CA
5

The Best Bologna Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We were traveling throughout Italy during June and July and stayed in several VRBO properties but I must say Paola's rental was our favorite!

I can give a breakdown:

* Great location. Everything worth visiting (museums, restaurants, shopping etc.) were within a 10 to 15 minute scenic walk

* Very quiet inside the rooms even when the streets directly outside were busy

* EXTREMELY Clean and smelled great

* Two spacious bedrooms with king sized beds (or you can ask for the beds to be broken down to twin size) with a smaller, cozy, third bedroom with a twin bed

* Great air conditioning in all the bedrooms and living room

* Two full bathrooms with good water pressure in both showers and if you've forgotten soap or shampoo, there's a cupboard in one bathroom that has many extra toiletries

* A washing machine (very easy to use) and laundry soap is supplied!

* Kitchen with a full sized refrigerator, gas stove, dishwasher, breakfast bar which seats 3 people and all the cooking supplies you could possibly need (olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, several varieties of tea, ground coffee) plus Paola was so considerate and put bottled water in the refrigerator and also supplied a nice loaf of bread with some apricot jam

* Separate dining area with a table that seats 6 people

* A sitting area with a small, comfortable sofa, two armchairs and a flat screen TV

The apartment has one thing that was missing in all our other rentals: Ambient lighting The lighting in this rental gave the apartment a nice glow at night. Some of our other VRBO rentals had overly bright, eye singeing lights!

Paola is a wonderful host and will write down her recommendations for day trips, restaurants and sightseeing in Bologna. Another great thing about Bologna is that it is a 40+ minute train ride to Florence and approximately 70 minutes to Venice. From this location and depending on traffic, the train station is a quick 10 to 15 minute cab ride (about $10 euros) or a 45 to 60 minute walk. There are also plenty of buses running but we never rode them.

I highly recommend this VRBO rental and can hardly wait to return. I just hope it doesn't become too popular and impossible to book! See you soon Paola! Thank you for everything

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very nice and detailed review! It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope we can meet again soon. .
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5

Centrally located, well-furnished accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

One of the best holiday rentals that I have stayed in. The apartment is spotlessly clean, with good quality furnishings and kitchen utensils. The owners are very helpful. The neighbourhood is generally quiet and is very close to all locations in downtown Bologna.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Excellent

  • 4 of 5

Apartment spotless and very comfortable. Owner delightful. Suited us perfectly.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Juan
5

Superb apartment. Great hostess and central location

  • 5 of 5

With my wife we stayed a week in this very lovely apartment in November 2017. We were greeted by its owner Paola who gave us a tour and provided us with important information related to the surroundings. The apartment was recently renovated and has everything that any traveller might need for comfort. We have stayed in several vacation apartments throughout the years and this was probably the best. Two good size bedrooms and a third smaller one. Hot and strong shower. Full refrigerator. Gas stove (but rarely used since we ate out). Two bath rooms, both very comfortable.`Washer. Comfortable living room with cable TV. Everything very clean. Spotless.

It is centrally located, There are various supermarkets near, the one we used was a 3 minutes walk away.

Plaza Maggiore, the center of Bologna's old town is a 10-15 minutes walk away with many interesting stores and restaurants on the way there.

Bologna is an impressive, vibrant city with a lot of history and culture, great food and shopping.

Paola was very hospitable and gave us dining recommendations. One of them was the best meal we had in the trip (La Santa in via Urbana 10 minutes away) and we had many good ones. She was always one telephone text away in case we had questions or needed assistance.

We loved this apartment and its hostess and encourage any Bologna visitor to try it.

Miguel & Irene

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Bologna Marconi
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Bologna Central
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Milan-Rome; Bologna-Venice; Bologna-Ancona
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Trattoria Trebbi
Car: not necessary

“Via Solferino” is a great location – quiet and residential, yet steps from Via d’Azeglio which leads directly into the central Piazza Maggiore. On Via d'Azeglio you will find groceries, shops, restaurants/cafes/bars, pharmacies, banks and much more. Bologna's most elegant shopping district is very close by - as is Funivia for the best gelato in town! Great selection of typical restaurants and "Trattorie" and "Osteria" nearby. 2 well equipped supermarkets 3 mins walk away. Plentiful historical monuments and churches are nearby, including the beautiful square and church of San Domenico, containing works of Pisano, Michelangelo and Lippi. This is a perfect spot for walking out the door to enjoy the best that Bologna has to offer.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Quartiere Saragozza,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High
1 Apr 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£577
for 5 nights
From
£107
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
22 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£932
for 5 nights
From
£178
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
High
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£577
for 5 nights
From
£107
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle
1 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£488
for 5 nights
From
£89
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£417
for 3 nights
From
£124
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
7 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
£382
for 4 nights
From
£84
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle
1 Mar 2019 - 11 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
£399
for 4 nights
From
£89
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
12 Mar 2019 - 18 Mar 2019
6 night minimum stay
£1,056
for 6 nights
From
£169
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle
19 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
£435
for 4 nights
From
£98
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
6 night minimum stay
£1,056
for 6 nights
From
£169
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
High
31 Mar 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
£577
for 5 nights
From
£107
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
21 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
6 night minimum stay
£1,110
for 6 nights
From
£178
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£399
for 4 nights
From
£89
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £44.38

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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