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L'ARENA - Most Prestigious Apartment in the Heart of the Historical Center

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,840 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Roomy! 4 Bdrms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 9). Balcony, 2 Views

One of the most beautiful rentals in Bologna, a very comfortable, roomy and highly prestigious one, L’Arena apartment is named after the famous Arena Del Sole theatre which sits right across the street. Away from central yet seedy, messy areas such as the train and bus station and the University department, lively and very colorful, animated, this is the best section of the vibrant Historical Center. The classiest stores, restaurants, cafes, the best shopping and the most amusing strolling are all here, under the old arches of Via Indipendenza, the very heart of the Italian capital of youth, nightlife and gourmet cuisine – Bologna.

Hence, the easiness of getting around without any need for a car. The airport shuttle bus takes you almost at the door, about 10 different bus lines to all the interest points in town are available at the same stop, the railroad station is at walking distance and so is Piazza Maggiore, the center of gravity of this stunning Medieval and Renaissance urban beauty.

L’Arena is part of one of the most elegant buildings bordering Via Indipendenza. A second floor (elevator) with a view over the avenue, extremely clean and well kept, it comfortably accommodates up to 9 guests in 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 large living-diningroom, a kitchen with all the tools provided, a hallway and a small terrace. Bedding is as follows:

- Room #1: one queen-size bed and one single;

- Room #2: two singles that can be put together to form a queen-size plus one single sofabed;

- Room #3: two single sofabeds;

- Room #4: one single bed

Furnished with choice antique furniture and craft (1800’s and 1900’s), decorated with love and zest with the all major appliances provided and in perfect working order, completely air conditioned and with high-speed wifi internet connection, L’Arena stands out for its class, traditional Bolognese style and comfort. It would be hard for you to find a more central and comfortable accommodation, a better spot to fully enjoy the life and the fun of this amazing city.

Other pluses: a large parking lot (garage – guarded) only about 50 mts., plenty of all kind of restaurants, pubs and pizzerias in the immediate vicinity (the most renowned restaurant in town is right across the street), Friday and Saturday open-air market in the nearby piazza, (huge, lot of fun!), theatres and movie theatres, monuments, museums, galleries, etc. right there for you to enjoy.

Comfort, convenience, class, fun and great relax: these are the key words for L’Arena, a superb place, your nr. 1 home away from home.

More Details

Owner
Proprietari Associati Managing Company
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2018

About Proprietari Associati Managing Company

We live right across the street and are always eager to provide assistance to make your stay a memorable one.

Proprietari Associati Managing Company purchased this apartment in 1990

What makes this apartment unique

In the very heart of the Historical Center of Bologna -- safe, prestigious area, all at hand. Superior quality rental, great furniture and decor, antiques, craft. Nearest parking lot: 50 mts.. Arrivals accepted any day of the week, flexible changeover day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A gorgeous place furnished with excellent taste and zest, extra-central location, all at hand. This was our third time in Bologna -- no comparison with any other rentals, even the centrally-located ones. This is definitely # 1 and we highly recommed it. Don't miss the Saturday market nearby!
Apr 2007
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Bologna around the Metropolitan City of Bologna

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1840 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • For safety reasons no children under 6 y. o. a.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathrooms are being kept in mint conditions and thoroughly sanitized after each stay. Towels, toilet paper, house detergents are provided and included in the price.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Single beds can be put together to make a double.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) Can be arranged to form a queen-size bed, on request, Child Beds (1) On request - no extra charge, Baby Cribs (1) On request - no extra charge., Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Real bed comfort. New, firm frames and mattresses. Sheets are provided.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
Traditional Bolognese antique furniture and furnishing, Selected decoration, View, Hair dryer, Iron & board, Toaster, More. Elevator.

Reviews

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L'ARENA - Most Prestigious Apartment in the Heart of the Historical Center
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 47 reviews
Cranford, NJ
5

Stunning, exceptionally spacious and old world charm in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has an amazing location, close to shops, restaurants, the Piazza Maggiore as well as the train station. We called Massimo when we arrived at Bologna airport and after a short taxi ride (12 euros) he was waiting at the front of the building. He explained all the features of the apartment thoroughly. He left us freshly ground coffee and demonstrated how to make the espresso. There was a loaf of bread, many condiments, spices, nutello, milk, juice and 2 beers in the refrigerator. The locks on the door and gate made us feel so safe that we felt comfortable leaving our valuables in the apartment when we went out. The huge furniture in the apartment was unique - full of stunning antiques, beautiful lamps yet excellent lighting throughout. The apartment fronted on the lovely main street, Independenzia and continued to the cute back street.

The huge windows let in so much light. There were maps, guide books (in English as well as Italian) a television, good wifi and a small balcony that overlooked the neighborhood. We truly enjoyed our stay at this gorgeous apartment. Thank you Massimo!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The furnishings are old and tired. The beds in the two main bedrooms also need to be replace.

  • 2 of 5

The owners are very nice and accommodating. The location of the unit is great. Very close to main plaza, train, food shops etc. The TV needs to be replaced also. The furnishings are original and I think should be replaced and upgraded. The air conditioners work very well and kept the unit comfortable on very hot days. I like the location and the size of the place, but the furnishings need to be replaced. The couch is worn and needs replacement. It is a great place, but it needs work.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: [ Web Manager's reply ] Thank you. It is evident from this review that the essential difference between "old and tired" and "historical and antique" is not perceived by everyone. On a personal note and for a better understanding of what we mean -- we recently heard someone in the streets of Venice saying in admiration "Gosh, how beautiful this is! It looks exactly like Disneyworld!" Given the above, and seriously considering this review, the owner will replace the sofa cushions (not just the sofa, which is an antique) within a few days and have the tv set checked. “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing” (Oscar Wilde). ========== Like all the properties managed by Proprietari Associati, L'ARENA rated Top Quality in 2018-2019 Proprietari Associati Quality And Reliability Test. Check our webpage for more photos, full detailed description and reviews.
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Ideal for our large group

  • 4 of 5

L'Arena is a lovely old world experience. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the apartment was perfect for the 10 day stay of our multi-generational family group of seven. The outfitted kitchen with a little balcony meant we were able to cook and enjoy a view of Bologna's colorful rooftops. The washing machine came in handy. Being on an upper floor, it was helpful to have an elevator for the eldest among us, and to cart our groceries and luggage. The location is exceptionally convenient - a short walk to the train station, markets, Piazza Maggiore, MamBo, and other attractions.

Carla and Antonio were accessible and responsive to requests and suggestions. Carla even went above and beyond to help us find a lost item in a taxi.

We'd stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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needs work

  • 3 of 5

tv didn't work (not real important), internet very very slow, bathrooms need work, ants in bathroom and kitchen. overall apartment size was good, but could have been cleaner.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: [Manager's response] We were very surprised by this review on a property that has been our top-of-the-list for cleanliness, working conditions and owner's care for more than 12 years now, so we conducted a surprise inspection the same day the review appeared on this website. The results were: 1. The tv set was in perfect working order. Our inspection ascertained that the reviewer simply did not insert the plug into the outlet, as strongly recommended by the instruction manual (provided) to ensure a good functioning of the set. 2. A speedtest conducted on the internet connection turned out to be around 9.8-10.2 Mbps, which is considered an excellent speed ratio. An internet connection, however, can be slowed down by factors like a temporary glitch or a bug in the user's device - which, we believe, was the reason for the low speed as quoted by the reviewer. 3. A screw in the wc bowl board was actually a bit loose and was fixed. This was the only problem we spotted in the bathrooms. 4. No ants or other pests were found in the apartment. We believe the reviewer left some garbage in the bathroom or in the kitchen that might have attracted those critters. 5. Overall the apartment was found very clean and in excellent working conditions. The owner was surprised by this review as no complaints or requests were made by the reviewers during their 12-day (!) stay. Finally, as all of the properties managed by Proprietari Associati L'ARENA apartment successfully took the 2018-2019 Proprietari Associati Quality and Reliability Test so being awarded the 2019 Q&R Certification. L'ARENA is therefore to be fully trusted in terms of quality, comfort and owner’s reliability.
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London
5

Experience a real Italian apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

3 friends and I had a lovely 3 night stay here. Communication was great at all times with the lovely owners and the management company.

The apartment is in a fab location. So spacious.

All the amenities were provided, incl a few larder items, milk, coffee etc which were very welcomed.

Would recommend young and old to stay here.

Bakeries, bars, supermarkets etc all on the doorstep. As are all the tourist hot spots. A truly lovely break in a very beautiful city.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dublin
5

Fantastic rental - Not to be missed!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is efficiently , even attractively, laid out. It was clean, very quiet and well kept up. It was easy to get laundry washed and dried. There was hot water in the shower. The kitchen was well equipped and supplied. Supermarket, restaurants, classy shops and ATMs were an easy walk away. It was a 5 minute walk to Piazza Maggiore, with access to all of Bologna. We visited Museo di Bologna, a Mexican painting exhibit, the Due Torri and St Petronio Cathedral, for example, all at a stone's throw. We enjoyed being near the Quadrilatero section, , and I saw lots of cafes and restaurants in the vicinity of the apartment. The owner was pleasant and helpful. I would stay there again, and I recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
BLQ Bologna Marconi
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Cafe & Best Pastry Shop
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Bologna Golf Club
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Bologna Centrale
Nearest Motorway
3.6 Kilometres
Tangenziale
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Most Reputed Restaurant in Bologna
Nearest Beach
88 Kilometres
Ravenna
Car: not necessary

The apartment location - the very heart of the Historical Center of Bologna, by Piazza Maggiore - offers plenty of things to see and do, all at hand - from festivals to concerts, shows, theatres, museums and monuments, all kind of shopping, more. The best stores and restaurants in town are all walking distance, most of them right across the street. Piazza Maggiore, the vibrant heart of Bologna, is only 5 minutes walk. The Friday and Saturday market (a must see) is right around the corner, with the Fair District easily reachable in minutes by bus (stop at the door). Staying with us will allow you to do and see everything without having to drive in the congested traffic, hunting for parking, etc.. We are in the best key location - check the map!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Bologna,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Trade Fair
23 Sep 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
£872
for 6 nights
£1,007
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season
2 Oct 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
£818
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
16 Oct 2018 - 22 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
£737
for 5 nights
£1,007
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season
23 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
£818
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
5 Nov 2018 - 12 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£737
for 5 nights
£1,007
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season
13 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
£818
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
22 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£737
for 5 nights
£1,007
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
8 Jan 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£279
for 3 nights
£566
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season
23 Feb 2019 - 11 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£410
for 3 nights
£872
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
12 Mar 2019 - 20 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
£782
for 5 nights
£1,070
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season
21 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£410
for 3 nights
£872
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
30 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£782
for 5 nights
£1,070
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
7 Apr 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
4 night minimum stay
£566
for 4 nights
£944
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
14 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
£279
for 3 nights
£566
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
24 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£440
for 3 nights
£944
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
21 Sep 2019 - 2 Oct 2019
6 night minimum stay
£926
for 6 nights
£1,070
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season
3 Oct 2019 - 14 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£410
for 3 nights
£872
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
15 Oct 2019 - 22 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
£782
for 5 nights
£1,070
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-Season
23 Oct 2019 - 4 Nov 2019
3 night minimum stay
£410
for 3 nights
£872
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
5 Nov 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£279
for 3 nights
£566
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
19 Dec 2019 - 7 Jan 2020
4 night minimum stay
£566
for 4 nights
£944
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£410
for 3 nights
£872
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning, utilities, etc £62.92

The above rates are weekly, for 2 guests. Each additional guest + 140 Euro/week. Children under 12 = 50% off. Babies = no charge. Initial & final cleaning, washing, utilities = 60 Euro up to 4 guests; 5 or more guests = 80 Euro. Flexible changeover day. Shorter-than-1-week and long-stay rates available. Minimum stay = 3 nights.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:
1. Cancellation not later than 60 days prior to arrival: 100% refund, minus expenses;
2. Cancellation not later than 30 days prior to arrival: 50% refund, minus expenses;
3. Cancellation 30 days or less prior to arrival: no refund.
4. For 2. and 3. – if we get to re-assign the cancelled period to a third party – funds will be held to be used for another reservation within one year from the cancellation by you or any person you indicate, or returned in full minus expenses – your choice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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