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

Sleeps6
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:
June 19, 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.

Amenities

Quartiere Saragozza Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms are large with high-quality fittings.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , beds are singles to be put together to make doubles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , beds are singles to be put together to make doubles
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 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 theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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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.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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4

Excellent

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely flat. Don't hesitate to book it!

  • 5 of 5

Bologna is a great city with a wonderful historical centre and fabulous food. This flat is in an ideal situation , only minutes from all the sights with a number of excellent restaurants close by. Paola the owner is a welcoming host and is very kind and helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a better base for our short holiday in Bologna. The apartment is fitted out to a really high standard. It was just perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, recently remodeled apartment in the old historic district of Bologna

  • 5 of 5

We were two women in our 70s who rented the apartment for two weeks.

This was the best apartment we have rented in years of vacation renting in Italy. It was beautifully and thoughtfully remodeled throughout, as well as spotlessly clean. Two large bathrooms with endless hot water; two spacious double bedrooms with a third small bedroom; sophisticated, well-stocked kitchen; clothes washer with a drying rack, and a comfortable living room, dining room combination. Some of the beautiful original wood ceiling remains.

The weather was very temperate while we were there, so we had no need for air conditioning or heat, so we can't comment on those features.

However, again and again we found ourselves saying "nothing was forgotten". And "everything works".

The location was terrific: quiet residential neighborhood off Bologna's prime pedestrian shopping street (Via D'Azeglio-pedestrian part starts a couple of blocks up). Close to all major historic center sights. Good grocery market nearby, as well as restaurants, bakeries, bars and cafes. Lovely, large park a few minutes south of the apartment for morning walks.

Paola and her assistant Alina were very easy to work with, helpful and especially pleasant. We particularly appreciated that they ordered a taxi for us on our last day.

We can't wait to come back. We just loved the apartment as well as Bologna.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Fran and Freya! I enjoyed meeting you and being in touch with you. I hope to see you again!
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $58.11

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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