We had a lovely 3-night stay at Renee's spacious and comfortable duplex, upstairs from where she lived. Clean, comfortable, attractive--and with bicycles for 4 and a swimming pool (one of only a handful of private pools in Bologna)! Renee was amazingly attentive--provided us with beautiful and abundant breakfast food and drink, even gave us a bicycle tour of Bologna! (Americans used to wider roads and more rules should beware of biking in Italy, though.) At least as important for our family of 4 tourists who didn't speak Italian, and who had just arrived in Italy, she gave us useful basic information about everything--how to buy bus tickets, where to find groceries, what an Italian phone's busy signal and dial tone sounded like, etc. She helped us with buying advanced tickets for the next stage of our trip (in Florence) and printing up vouchers. She introduced us to local foods and drinks. In a word, she and her apartment were wonderful, in equal measures. If you need to be right in the heart of the Old City, or if you cannot climb a single flight of stairs, then this would not be for you. For us, it was an outstanding choice.