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Why Paolo Grella chose Saragozza-Porto
The exposed beams and wooden floors make our apartment a warm and romantic place in the city center of Bologna. Silent and equipped with every comfort, is perfect for those who want to spend an unforgettable stay in the city! I lived in the apartment during my university. Living in the center of Bologna is very charming, and I like very much the small buildings with porches that characterize this medieval center.
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Nice little place in a good neighbourhood
Paolo was very helpful for check in and check out. The flat is cosy and has everything you need: A little walk to the city centre but very animated neighbourhood with great places to go out close by.
Small but efficient.
This is a cosy apartment, a good value. The steps up to the small loft might be a challenge for some people. We enjoyed it in any case. 15 minutes' walk to Piazza Maggiore. Almost next door to a brilliant Chagall exhibit! Once we got oriented, it was easy to get around. Our host responded quickly to any questions we had and was very helpful.
Great, trendy apartment 15 minute walk from city center
We loved this place and Bologna! Was a comfortable, quiet apartment in a great location. Paolo was really helpful checking us in and gave great recommendations, including a delicious trattoria directly underneath the apartment. Was a hot week in Bologna, but the air conditioning units and shutters really did the trick to keep things cool. Great option to see and feel at home in the city.
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Comfortable, conveniently located apartment with amenable owner
The apartment is located a short distance from central attractions in Bologna - 15 minutes relaxed walking pace to the main squares and towers. It is very near to the Porta Saragozza, which is the start of a lovely covered walk to the church of San Luca - fantastic views over the city. The cafe Nero is a great place to stop for coffee and cake before beginning the walk.
The apartment itself is comfortable and feels secure. It is just above a well-reviewed restaurant, All'Osteria Bottega. Very little noise from the restaurant and a generally quiet location. The steep and narrow stairs and restricted headroom in the mezzanine floor bedroom would make the apartment unsuitable for people with limited mobility but we found this arrangement fine for our needs. As a base for active people, it is ideal. We cooked each day. The nearby Conad supermarket is well-stocked. There is a convenient fish shop just beyond Cafe Neri. The facilities in the apartment allowed us to enjoy cooking.
If you arrive by plane and bus in to the centre, it is then a 25 minute walk to the apartment along a simple and straight route. Paolo stayed in contact and was accommodating.
We enjoyed our stay.
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Fabulous apartment, Great Location
We had a week in Bologna in October and what a great place to stay. It is exactly as in the photographs, and within easy walk to the town centre and the train station. Even the spiral staircase did not phase us. Local restaurants and bars are plentiful, and the locals friendly. Paolo was so helpful with everything, and there are plenty of leaflets and books for the tourist in the apartment. Quiet location if you require your siesta at lunch, and bustling in the evening. Would recommend this place to anyone visiting Bologna - but word of warning, is on the second floor, no lift, and narrow stone steps, but worth it! Helene
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Great location and incredible owner
We arrived at the apartment and realized that my husband left his wallet in the taxi. As we had not noted the taxi number, Paolo phoned all 3 taxi services and asked them to send a message to the drivers. Within 1 hour, we had the wallet back! Paolo went above and beyond to help us. He also provided much information about where to eat.
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‘Sleepy in town home holidays’ is in Via Santa Caterina 51, Bologna. The district is well connected by public transport, can be reached by buses numbers 30, 33, and 'Shuttle D'.
From the airport take the bus 'BLQ' to the central station, from the station take the 'shuttle D' and get off to the bus stop named
'Porta Saragozza/Frassinago', from there reach Via Santa Caterina by foot (5 minutes walking). The start bus stop is located on the opposite site of the street in front of the train station (you have to cross the street) near the main entrance of the Starhotel Excelsior. The shuttle D doesn't run on Sunday. On Sunday and Saturday take the number 30 Bus and get off to the bus stop named 'Porta Saragozza/Frassinago', from there reach Via Santa Caterina by foot (less than 5 minutes walking).
Alternatively you can take the number 33 bus (one of the most popular and frequent bus) and get off to the bus stop named 'Porta Saragozza /Liceo Righi', from there reach Via Santa Caterina by foot (5/10 minutes walking).
Sleepy is also located on the border of the Limited Traffic Zone (LTZ), so it is possible to park (paying a fee) in the adjacent streets of the LTZ and then walk to the apartment (in 5 minutes).
The district Saragozza is a quiet district close to Piazza Maggiore, the heart of Bologna historical center, reachable on foot in a few minutes. Closed to our place there is a great restaurant very famous. Also there are a couple of nice local for aperitif or after-dinner drinks.
The district is also famous for the shrine of San Luca reached from Porta Saragozza through a long and characteristic street with porticos, which crosses via Saragozza with the monumental arch of Meloncello and then climb steeply up to the sanctuary.