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Great Comfort And Style In The Very Heart Of The Historical Center

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

Description

Quartiere Saragozza Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Sitting-room, 2 Bath, Kitchen, (sleeps 4-6)

“Il Portico” is a very comfortable, roomy and elegant apartment in an ideal location in the very heart of the historical center: 5 minutes walk to Piazza Maggiore, the central square. It is very close to the important historical monuments and to shops, cafés and restaurants. From here you can reach any spot in town on foot. There are also bus-stops close by with many lines that can take you wherever you want to go.

The railway station is 20 mins walk, 5 mins by bus.

It consists of 2 double bedrooms (all beds can be put together to form doubles or separated as singles), a sitting-room with a double divan-bed, a live-in kitchen and 2 bathrooms with shower, with the rooms in a convenient layout. it can accommodate up to 6 people.

The apartment is on the first floor of a characteristic building, with a nice wide staircase. It gives on an inner courtyard, is light and very quiet. Inside, everything has been arranged for your comfort and convenience: completely renovated (February 2013), spotlessly clean, very quiet, light and welcoming, with high windows and ceilings.

Il Portico has been furnished with a great choice of stylish, high-quality furniture. It has been decorated with great care for both style and functionality.

Appliances include a cooking range/oven, a microwave oven, a fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, a toaster, an electric kettle, coffee makers, an iron, an ironing-board, a washing-machine/dryer, a hair dryer, a TV-DVD set, a hoover,all new and in perfect working order. Broadband WiFi internet connection is available and included in the price. The apartment is air-conditioned. The kitchen is well-equipped with any cooking utensil that you may need.

High-quality bed-linen and towels and everything that is necessary to make you feel at home is provided in the apartment; beds are new, with top quality, firm and orthopedic mattresses.

Cool in summer and warm in winter, double-glazed, with air-conditioning and a new efficient heating system, comfy, elegant, very quiet, ideally located and extremely convenient, Il Portico is definitely your “home away from home” in the very heart of Bologna.

The street it is in is a quiet oasis during the day whilst it livens up at night with restaurant-goers. The apartment is quiet giving on an inner courtyard.

It is an ideal location for all the interesting places in the city: 5 minutes’ walk to Piazza Maggiore (the central square of any northern Italian city-state). Nearby is the beautiful Gothic church of S. Francesco. From here you can reach any spot in town on foot. If you want to travel further afield, there are bus-stops close by with many lines that can take you wherever you want to go.

Monuments, museums, galleries and theaters are just round the corner with a great choice of restaurants, cafés and shops; the ”Mercato delle Erbe” (a typical food market).

We will be very pleased to help you during your stay, with any advice and support that you may need. We look forward to having you over!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
the owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016

About the owner

We are a married couple - a teacher of English and a physicist - with two daughters and living in the immediate outskirts of Bologna. We like meeting new people and keeping in touch, that's why we began renting out our first property, Al Parco.

the owner purchased this apartment in 2012

Why the owner chose Bologna

Bologna is in a perfect location to visit northern Italy, from Florence to Venice. Within short train or car rides are: Modena, Parma, Ravenna, Ferrara and Padua (Padova). A little farther but still within easy reach for a day’s journey are: Mantua (Mantova), Verona and, of course, Florence and Venice.

What makes this apartment unique

We find this a perfect location within the historical center – a quiet quarter yet with historical monuments and shops within a short walking distance. A great selection of typical restaurants and the characteristic Bolognese “Hosteria” nearby with the apartment being perfectly quiet looking on an inner courtyard away from the street. On the first floor with a wide staircase, with light rooms situated in a convenient layout. The area is colorful and safe, lively yet quiet. Advantage of the location: we are at a stone's throw from wherever you may like to go in Bologna, a short bus ride from the Fair District, 1 km from the railway station and 9 km from the airport. No fixed changeover day, schedule your stay for any period you want. Everything in the house is new and is thoroughly checked before each rental. Last but not least: friendliness. We understand that many guests are in a foreign country (perhaps in another continent) and we aim to make them feel at home – any questions and we are more than happy to help.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Great Comfort And Style In The Very Heart Of The Historical Center
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
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6 STARS

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived everything was just perfect --- Paola's reception, panacotta, superbly equipped apartment, wonderful location and despite the wonderful vibe on Pratello inside the apartment not a sound.

We spent one wonderful month in Bologna. The location is within 10 minutes walk of everything you could want --- Piratello next door, Mercato dell Erbe, Quadrilatero, Pasta Naldi, Enoteca Ars etc., etc. If you are lucky enough to stay here you are blessed.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bologna City Centre location that will be difficult to improve on

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in an ideal location . It is surrounded by bars, cafes and restaurants, the nearest of which is literally at the front door. A leisurely 10 minute walk will take you to the stunning piazzas and famous 'Twin Towers'

The train station is a 20 minute walk away where destinations such as Modena, Parma, Ferrara and Reggio-Emilia are all within a journey time of less than an hour.

The apartment is spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated to the highest standard. The list of contents is extensive and every possible utensil needed during your stay are easily accessed.

The owner could not be more helpful. On arrival, she takes the time to give you all the information needed to settle in with the minimum of stress. During your stay, she will always be a phone call away and nothing ever seems to be too much of an inconvenience.

If visiting Bologna and looking for accommodation, it will be exceptionally difficult to find a better apartment than this.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Joe! I am pleased you enjoyed staying at Il Portico. Yes, although the apartment is very quiet as it gives on an inner courtyard, there many restaurants and cafés nearby. I hope you can come again!
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TU CASA EN BOLONIA

  • 5 of 5

Desde que llegamos todo era perfecto. Paola es encantadora y te recibe como si fueras de su familia. El apartamento mejor, si cabe, que en las fotos. Esta cuidado hasta el más mínimo detalle. Muy limpio, silencioso, cuidado y muy confortable. Es un primer piso muy cómodo de subir a pie. Con supermercados cercanos que permiten resolver cenas y desayunos si así lo eliges. En el centro de Bolonia, a cinco minutos de la Plaza de San Petronio. Hemos pasado 15 días maravillosos en esta estupenda ciudad y hemos podido realizar muchas excursiones en tren. Definitivamente una de nuestras mejores elecciones.

Recuerdos y nuestro agradecimiento Paola!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could want in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful apartment and city. Its gastronomic reputation is more than justified. You only have to step out of the door into via del Pratello to find excellent bars and restaurants. Trattoria Fantoni's menu is ingredient driven, dependent upon what's in season and looks good in the market on the day. It opens at 8pm in the evening. The first time we went there we had to wait for them to finish writing the menu. Head for the Quadrilatero where you will find the Mercato di Mezzo and numerous delicatessens cum restaurants, such as Tamburini. Even closer to the apartment is the Mercato delle Erbe on via Ugo Bassi with its fruit and veg and a fish stall. There also stalls selling food around a communal seating area. So take pick, find a seat and eat. In short, you can eat too much, drink too much and only need to stagger a couple of hundred metres, or less, to bed, always assuming you retain sufficient equilibrium to negotiate the stairs up to the apartment.

Pendre and Janet Sims, Cardiff

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Paola couldn't have been a better hostess. The location and apartment were perfect for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

From meeting the four of us at the front door to ensuring our needs were met, Paola couldn't have been a better hostess. The apartment is located in the old part of the City and was exactly what we needed for our convenience in exploring this beautiful town. Freshly painted with new bathroom and kitchen facilities, it made our stay one of the most enjoyable of any overseas trip we've ever had. Each night was comfortable and relaxing due to the QUIET neighborhood and the apartment being removed from ever-present street traffic.

Paola and her apartment were instrumental in making our trip to Bologna an unforgettable experience and we all highly recommend a stay when visiting this fantastic city.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic first trip to Bologna (2 couples). Paola was an amazing host and all communications were quick and easy.

The apartment is spotlessly clean with all the facilities you would need and is really central. There are a number of restaurants ( we loved Casa Monica), bars and supermarkets within minutes walking distance . We found the people in Bologna to be really friendly and quite rightly very proud of their city.

We would love to return and if so would not hesitate to stay here again.

Thank you Paola

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
G. Marconi, Bologna
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Bologna Central Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Milan-Rome; Bologna-Venice; Bologna-Ancona

We find this a perfect location within the historical center – a quiet quarter yet with historical monuments and shops within a very short walking distance. A great selection of typical restaurants and the characteristic Bolognese “Hosteria” nearby but with the apartment looking on an inner courtyard away from the street. The area is colorful and safe, lively yet quiet. Advantage of the location: we are at a stone's throw from wherever you may like to go in Bologna, a short bus ride from the Fair District, 1 km from the railway station and 9 km from the airport.

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Rates & Availability

Quartiere Saragozza Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Middle
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$96
$627
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas / New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$143
$946
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$96
$627
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$106
$691
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
Mar 15 2017 - Mar 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$181
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Mar 21 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$117
$776
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$181
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Apr 8 2017 - Sep 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$128
$839
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
Sep 21 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$181
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$128
$839
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$106
$691
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$96
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning per stay: $53

If additional guest is a child under 12- 50% of adult rate, infants- no charge.

Long-stay rates available - please enquire.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Quartiere Saragozza Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are 2 bathrooms, each with its shower. Like everything else, the bathrooms are completely renovated. High-quality towels and appliances.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • There are 2 double bedrooms (all beds can be put together to form doubles or separated as singles). All the furniture including beds is new (2013) and top quality. The mattresses are firm and orthopedic. High-quality bed-linen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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