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CASA ARIENTI – Design, Art & Comfort in the Heart of Bologna

Bedrooms 1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom + Livingroom, Bathroom, Terrace. Sleeps 3-4

CASA ARIENTI – Design, Art & Comfort – Peerless centrally-located accommodation

1950’s and 1960’s true top European design furniture and furnishing, unique works of art and craft, a great atmosphere mixed with the comfort and convenience of a very quiet, clean, close-to-everything hideaway located in the very heart of the historical center of Bologna – this is Casa Arienti, our beautiful 2-room apartment with a special taste added to it.

Thoroughly renovated in March 2010, furnished and decorated with works by some of the most worldwide-renowned 1900’s architects and designers – Luigi Caccia Dominioni’s 1963 enameled iron beds and table lamp, Marco Zanuso’s wardrobes, Dino Gavina’s table and chairs, Giulio Manzoni’s sofabed, Marcel Breuer’s and Robert Mallet-Stevens chairs – together with some 1700’s and 1800’s antiques, tapestries, contemporary paintings and original Faience pieces, Casa Arienti can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests in a very cozy bedroom (two single beds that can be put together to make a double + 1 single), a sitting/dining room (1 double sofa bed or 2 singles), a kitchen, a bathroom, a small hallway and a very nice covered terrace, the perfect spot for an alfresco dinner, a breakfast or a cocktail. Beds are 2 x 0.90 mts. with high-quality frames, mattresses and linen. All windows and the terrace overlook a quiet, small private garden, the perfect touch of green in the midst of the typical red brick landscape of Bologna, a Medieval and still visible alley bordering. Peace and quiet are 100% granted.

All the main, most modern appliances are provided – washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, cooking range/oven, microwave, plenty of kitchen tools, stereo, TV/DVD, Wi-Fi internet connection, more. The bathroom features a shower, towels and linen are provided and included in the price. The apartment is air conditioned.

Casa Arienti is located is friendly, quiet, safe neighbourhood that is part of the most elegant, charming section of the center and virtually traffic-free, the largest park in town (Giardini Margherita) at a stone’s throw. A large guarded parking lot can be found about 300 mts. from the house (spots can be reserved through the internet) whereas many stores, groceries, restaurants and pubs are just around the corner. The closest bus stop is only about 150 mts, the train station can be reached in minutes while the main theatres, museums, monuments and the most renowned stores and restaurants are all walking distance.

With all its special features Casa Arienti ranges way above average, a totally different rental where class and unique are the key words – the ideal choice for the refined, the cultivated, the appreciative. We look forward to your reservation.

More Details

Proprietari Associati Managing Company
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Proprietari Associati Managing Company

In my late 60's, married with two children, I am a teacher of Physics at the local University.

Proprietari Associati Managing Company purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Proprietari Associati Managing Company chose Bologna

The house location is quiet and safe, extremely central, ideal for exploring Bologna as a whole. A cozy hideaway, differently from many apartments in the area is light-and-bright and very airy.

What makes this apartment unique

A totally centrally-located rental, Casa Arienti is quiet and extremely cozy, unique for furniture and furnishing. The terrace is a great plus. The changeover day is flexible, so you can come any day you wish (check-in time to be arranged accordingly).

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is definitely one of the best rentals I stayed at when travelling in Italy. Rooms are spacious and clean, there is a lot of light and the furniture is extremely elegant, exactly as stated in the ad - we particularly liked the terrace and the livingroom, the photos do not do it justice. All in all the apartment is cozy and very convenient to all spots in town, you can walk to the Piazza, the station, the stores and the museums in minutes. Although very central, the neighborhood is quiet and away from the city mess - no graffiti, no noise, no traffic. Even better, the quality/price ratio is excellent. Highly recommended.
Jun 2008
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Bologna Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Toilet paper, towels, house detergents are provided and included in the price.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , The double bed can be split into 2 singles.
    Livingroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofabed in the livingroom.
  • Double bed (1) can be split into two singles, Twin or Single Beds (2) Singles can be put together to make a queen size, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) All beds, sofa beds are real beds -- i.e. real frames, firm mattresses. Only best quality items.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • tennis
Top design furniture and furnishing. Bolognese traditional cooking classes and city tours on request (special discounted rates). And quiet, quiet, quiet!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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CASA ARIENTI – Design, Art & Comfort in the Heart of Bologna
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 31 reviews

Excellent accommodation in central Bologna

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented this apartment for month. It is nicely appointed and located in a pleasant neighborhood of central Bologna. The pictures accurately describe the apartment's furnishings and ambience. The apartment is spacious by European standards and very comfortable for two people. The kitchen is small but well-equipped. All of the appliances were in working order. I found the apartment to be very quiet and rarely heard the neighbors.

For my tastes, the apartment is in one of the best neighborhoods of Bologna. Piazza Maggiore is 10-15 minutes away by foot while the train station can be reached in 20 minutes by bus. The neighborhood has one of the best bar/bakeries in the city (Regina dei Quadri), a fine wine shop (Enoteca alla Porta), really good delicatessen and one of the best gelaterias in Bologna (La Sorbetteria Castiglione).

Booking the apartment was very easy. The manager of the booking service and the owner were very responsible and courteous.

One slight drawback of the apartment is that only one set of keys is available. If multiple people are staying in the apartment with different schedules, it can take some planning to figure the logistics of who has the keys. Other than this, I highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. In order for our guests not to have troubles with only one set of keys we give each of them a mailbox key. If the last person leaving the apartment drops the key set in the mailbox for the next person to return to the apartment the problem is easily solved. Ciao!
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Ideal location, apartment

  • 5 of 5

The rental was ideal for me and my husband. We had plenty of room in this very well stocked apartment and we were pleasantly surprised to have a clothes washer and dryer. The terrace provided a wonderful spot for our evening wine & cheese with pleasant view over the enchanting garden. We couldn't have asked for more! The location is perfect - a close walk to monuments, restaurants, grocery store and shops. We loved the bikes that we rented at one of the shops nearby so we could tour the town and ride to the Ducati factory. Plus, great communication with the manager before and during our stay. This is a great place to stay in a wonderful city! We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Osos, CA, USA

Very good apartment, conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed very much staying in the apartment for 4 days. It is quite spacious and comfortable. We ate 2 dinners in and were pleased with the kitchen facilities. And access to both a washer and dryer is indeed a plus. The location is about a 10 - 15 minute walk from the center of Bologna. There is a fantastic gelateria just around the corner. And it is just a 3 minute walk to the bus stop on the circular road surrounding the old part of the city, from where one can catch a bus in either direction (#32 or #33) that goes to the train station in about 15 minutes. The only reason I did not give a 5 star rating is that the furnishings are utilitarian rather than luxurious. But for the price it was very good value, and we would not hesitate to recommend it to other couples (I personally think it would be a bit tight to have more than 2 people).

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bella Bologna

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two fabulous weeks in Bologna in May, and Casa Arienti exceeded our expectations in terms of location, comfort and ambience. After a morning of sightseeing, we loved coming home for lunch on our balcony overlooking the two gardens below--one with pink roses and the other with yellow roses. If we felt like staying in for dinner, we could get a take-away pizza and salad from Elena a few doors down the street or from O Solo Mio around the corner on Castiglione. We usually chose, though, to try one or another of the many outstanding trattorias within a 5 or 10 minute walk from the apartment, ending up all too often at La Sorbetteria Castiglione for a gelato or sorbet for dessert. We loved Bologna's new history museum on Castiglione, the weekend festas in Giardini Margherita, the porticos and churches, the Welcome Bologna tourist information centre in Piazza Maggiore and its daily walking tour of the historic centre, the San Luca Express to visit the Sanctuary of San Luca, etc. etc. We also took advantage of the excellent train connections for day trips to Ferrara (loved the castle) and to Ravenna for the mosaics. On our next visit, we could do day trips to Modena, Parma and Florence perhaps. I'm already looking forward to returning to Bologna and Casa Arienti. Grazie mille.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary - Thanks for such a nice review. We love hearing from our guests knowing that they enjoyed their stay with us. The location of our apartment makes it a winner and luckily the area is getting more and more attractive with small restaurants, pubs and - our favourite sin - gelaterias! Come back soon! Vittorio
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Wonderful - again

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Casa Arienti several times by now and it is always a pleasure to stay there. Both organisation and the hearty Welcome are to be recommended. The apartment is pure luxury for one person and can be used by several more. Even if it rains it is nice staying there ... sitting on the balcony etc. Quite a number of nice shops and restaurants are easily to reach - and for a late snack I recommend PIZZA DA ASPORTO in Via Arienti 7.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York city

Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for slightly over one week. This one bedroom apt is well laid out, with all the conveniences (including dishwasher and laundry) of home. The location is perfect. - very convenient walking distance to everywhere in Bologna. We thoroughly enjoyed it, and bologna is simply wonderful

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot, Sharon. We loook foward to your next visit soon! - Vittorio
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
BLQ Bologna Marconi
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Corner Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Bologna Golf Club
Nearest Train
1.9 Kilometres
Bologna Centrale
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Bologna A1
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Gourmet shops, grocery stores and markets in the vicinity, fashion stores, flea market, all the best restaurants, ice cream parlours. We are centrally located, so everything is at hand. The area is central yet very quiet. The best ice cream parlour in Bologna is only 100 mts. Giardini Margherita park: 400 mts., with playground for children. The train station is easily reachable by city bus - only 15 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning, utilities, etc $70.5

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 3 guests; 4, 5 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 service fee;
2. Cancellation not later than 30 days prior to arrival: 50% refund, minus service fee;
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 service fee – your choice.

* Service fee = 20% of the deposit or initial payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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