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Great Comfort and Style in the Very Heart of the Historical Center

(42 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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!




Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 70 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • There are 2 bathrooms, each with its shower. Like everything else, the bathrooms are completely renovated. High-quality towels and appliances....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    several books, some guide-books and maps are provided...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    right in the heart of the historical center; all interesting spots are just a stone's throw away...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    dining area is part of the kitchen - seats 6 when table is extended (normally seats 4), plus 2 seats in the adjacent table under the window...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    central a/c system with units in the two bedrooms and in the sitting room...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    the washing machine is a dual washer/dryer (hot air)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi (high speed broadband)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all linen provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    sitting room has television and DVD....moreless

  • Telephone:

    land-line phone for receiving and for making local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    all towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    washing machine in the apartmernt; detergent provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    there is a full set of crockery (plates, dishes, cups and saucers for at least 8 people); there is also a full set of high-quality pots & pans...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    detergent provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    there is a fully equipped kitchen inside the apartment...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    back-up condiments are provided (salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, sugar, coffee, tea,camomile tea ....)...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    spacious frige/freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 gas rings...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    2 bicycles are available in a private area on the ground floor...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High
Mar 21 - Apr 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$119
$789

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Trade Fair
Apr 2 - Apr 7, 2017
5 night min stay
$184

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

High
Apr 8 - Sep 20, 2017
5 night min stay
$130
$854

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Trade Fair
Sep 21 - Sep 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$184

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

High
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$130
$854

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Middle
Nov 1 - Dec 23, 2017
5 night min stay
$108
$702

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$97

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning per stay: $54.02

Notes:

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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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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Location

9 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
G. Marconi, Bologna
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Bologna Central Railway Station
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

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.

Why the Owner Chose Quartiere Saragozza, Bologna, Italy:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Photos

  • Living room: sofa

    Living room: sofa

  • Living room: details

    Living room: details

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 1: two twin beds that turn into a big double bed

    Bedroom 1: two twin beds that turn into a big double bed

  • Kitchen: details

    Kitchen: details

  • Bedroom 2: details

    Bedroom 2: details

  • Bathroom 1: shower

    Bathroom 1: shower

  • Bathroom 2: shower

    Bathroom 2: shower

  • Lively street with lots of cafes and restaurants

    Lively street with lots of cafes and restaurants

  • Outside street view

    Outside street view

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living room: details

    Living room: details

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Kitchen with useful cooking ware (pots, pans, oil, salt, spices, and so on)

    Kitchen with useful cooking ware (pots, pans, oil, salt, spices, and so on)

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bathroom 1

    Bathroom 1

  • Bathroom 2

    Bathroom 2

  • Staircase leading to the floor above us

    Staircase leading to the floor above us

  • Neighborhood view

    Neighborhood view

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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