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

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


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

Proprietari Associati Managing Company
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

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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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
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Most Reputed Restaurant in Bologna
Nearest Beach
88 Kilometres
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!


Bologna Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single beds can be put together to make a double.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis
Traditional Bolognese antique furniture and furnishing, Selected decoration, View, Hair dryer, Iron & board, Toaster, More. Elevator.


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

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well Equipped Comfortable Apartment in Extremely Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

Two friends and I spent nearly two (2) weeks in this property in June, 2016. The apartment is ideally located not only for exploring Bologna, but also, for access to the central train station for side trips to other cities, such as Parma, Modena, and Ravenna. We could not have been more pleased with our accommodations. The apartment is spacious and is clean and tidy. There is an elevator in the building for those who might not want to climb stairs. The beds were very comfortable and even one of us with a back problem was able to sleep without problems. Even though the apartment is located on one of Bologna's busy main streets, it is blissfully quiet for sleep with the windows closed (they block out 100% of the street noise). On the weekends, the street is for pedestrians only. In addition, the property is equipped with all the amenities including air conditioning, WiFi, and washer. There even is a small balcony off the kitchen which we found lovely for morning coffee. The kitchen is also well equipped, and was stocked with several necessities when we arrived. Both Carla and her husband were extremely helpful and available to us when needed but they were also respectful of our privacy. Because we had to catch extremely early flights out of Bologna, they even went so far as to help us make reservations for taxi pick up to the airport at 4:00 AM. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Thank you Carla and Family.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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merveilleux séjour à l'Arena

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour à l'Arena. L'appartement était charmant, spacieux, confortable, très propre, adapté pour nos 2 familles (4 adultes et 5 enfants) et très bien situé, dans le centre historique de Bologne. Les propriétaires nous ont accueilli très chaleureusement, en nous mettant également à disposition plusieurs produits alimentaires pour démarrer notre séjour. Nous y reviendrons avec grand plaisir !

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent, large apartment in the heart of Bologne

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is very large and well equipped and is ideally placed in the historic centre of this very beautiful city. The welcome from the owners was warm and helpful and some basic provisions were provided which was kind. It is ideal for a large family or a group of friends as everything you could need is there except perhaps a larger TV.

We would have no hesitation in recommending it.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time here in Bologna. The apartment was large enough to accommodate the whole family for an extraordinary experience here in Italy. Carla and her husband were most gracious and even had the refrigerator stocked with goodies to get us started. The apartment is located in a perfect place....close to the railroad station, restaurants, and everything Bologna has to offer. Even though we stayed for three weeks, we were not ready to leave. Many, many thanks!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this large Bologna apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 friends found a true home for our week in Bologna at L'Arena. Carla was efficient and professional in every aspect of our rental arrangements. The apartment is fully furnished with every amenity, in a vintage style which well suits the ambiance of this historic city. The location, on the main street where all the parades and street performances occur, means that the lively town is just outside our doorstep. But the new windows and shutters made the apartment itself a quiet retreat. Highly recommended with confidence.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning, utilities, etc $70.77
Tax Rate 41.0%

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.