DUE TORRI - THE BEST COMFORT IN THE HEART OF THE HISTORICAL CENTER

Pietro

Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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DUE TORRI - THE BEST COMFORT IN THE HEART OF THE HISTORICAL CENTER

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Overview

Bologna City Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bthrm, 1 bdrm, sleeps 2 + 1 in 2 doubles (or 1 queen-size) + 1 foldup bed

Traveling for vacation? Need a place in town for business? Looking for a TRUE central location, a nice area away from the mess? Look no further. Located in the very heart of Bologna (between the Two Towers and gorgeous Piazza Maggiore – no more than 70 meters!), right in the middle of a traffic-free, colourful yet safe, typical Bolognese area, this quaint, extra-clean, quiet two-room apartment sleeps two or three comfortably. It features one bedroom (with one queen-size bed that can be split into two singles), a bathroom, a kitchenette, a living room and a fold-up for your added comfort. All kitchen tools are provided together with the most important appliances, all state-of-the-art and in perfect working conditions. The apartment features broadband wifi internet connection, is air conditioned and well stocked with groceries as a welcome for you after a long trip. Compliments of the house, Anna’s famous homemade cake will be ready for you together with a bottle of wine at your arrival.

Peter says (1):: 'I stayed in this apartment for three straight weeks in May and June and had a wonderful experience. The location is fantastic, about a 5 mim. walk from all the major attractions--yet because it is located in a pedestrian zone, the apartment is very, very quiet, something that is essential for me.

One of the best things was that for the first time in 25 years of spending lots of time in Europe, this was the first time I didn't need a car. We took many very easy day trips on the train to places like Venice, Ferrara, Parma, Verona, and Ravenna.

I got to know the guy who sells the newspapers (by my second visit, he knew which Italian paper I preferred), the cafe owners, and several waiters and one owner in two local restaurants. There are many excellent restaurants and historic sites within a few minutes' walk.' (see more)

Peter says (2):: 'It's true that the apartment is small--though it's perfect for one and fine for two though maybe a bit crowded with a third adult (but fine for a child)--but all the necessities are brilliantly arranged to save space. The kitchen is actually hidden behind of wooden curtain which, when pulled shut, gives the room more of a 'living room' feel, since you can't see the kitchen. Everything was spotless when I arrived, and the building is an excellent and safe one.

Pietro and his wife Anna are wonderful people and very hospitable. If I needed the smallest thing, Pietro would rush to fulfill my wishes. I stayed there a week alone, and when he heard that my girlfriend was staying with me the final two weeks, and that my sister and brother-in-law were staying in a nearby hotel at the same time, he and Anna threw a wonderful dinner party in our honor at their home in the country.' (see more)

Peter says (3):: 'I have rented apartments all over France and Italy for twenty years and this was one of my best experiences ever. Pietro is a great host and ever ready to help, but when you want to be left alone, he can do that too. I don't think he speaks much English (we spoke in Italian), but I'm sure his good will and enthusiasm would make up for any linguistic difficulties. Highest recommendation.' (Peter B., USA)

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pietro (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian

About Pietro

I am a retired professional in my late 60's. Anna , my wife, and I live in the countryside of Bologna. We like meeting new people ad making friends - something that usually happens with our guests.

Pietro purchased this apartment in 1984

What makes this apartment unique

The unique benefits of staying at Due Torri is being at the center of it all, no noise, no mess, no need for a car, all points of interest in town reachable in a short walk or by city bus, which stops right around the corner. We are literally surrounded by the best stores, shops, restaurants, the most celebrated monuments -- Piazza Maggiore is only 1 minute walk!

Guestbook comments from the manager

A very nice little apartment, perfectly equipped, clean and very, very quiet. Unbeatable location 1 minute walk to Piazza Maggiore, Two Towers, Quadrilatero food market. etc.. Convenient to train station & trade fair. Good beds, tiny yet functional bathroom. Ideal for a couple.
May 2014
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 28 traveler reviews

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DUE TORRI - The Best Comfort in the Heart of the Historical Center
average rating of 4.642857 based on 48 reviews
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Bologna City Bologna
Eagle River, Wisconsin, USA
5

Best vacation of our life!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time staying in Bologna and loved our Due Torri apartment. The location was phenominal - so convenient to all the major attractions in Bologna. The neighborhood was very safe and close to wonderful restaurants, world class shopping, markets and the train station. We were within walking distance of everything we needed and close to the train station when we wanted to travel to other cities. The apartment was very clean, well equipped and extremely quiet - everything we needed for a home away from home for two weeks.

Many thanks to Pietro for his wonderful hospitality. He made the whole experience, including our research and booking, so enjoyable. We hope to return again!! Thanks for everything and for your kindness to our daughter!
  • Submitted: May 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Nancy & Tom. I look forward to your next visit. Pietro
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Bologna City Bologna
Canada
5

An ideal location in lovely Bologna

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay in this small, but comfortable apartment in the heart of the old city. The apartment is as described in the listing. Everything was clean and in good shape. After one week, another cleaning was done, and clean towels and bedding were provided. All of our e-mails were answered promptly; a friend of the owner met us on our arrival and gave us information about the apartment and the area; Pietro came promptly to show us how to turn on the hot water heater. The location was wonderful. The apartment was quiet, and one of the neighbours took us for coffee, and offered good information. All of the restaurants served very good food, and the staff were very friendly. We highly recommend Ristorante Pizzeria Scalinatella, for reasonable food; Ristorante Ciacco for a truly gourment experience and it is less than 1/2 a block from the apartment; and Trattoria Belle Arti for great food in a lovely garden setting. We would highly recommend this property, and would love to return.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Bologna City Bologna
Northern California
4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5
The Due Torri apartment provided spartan accommodations in an excellent locale. Rooms were clean and pleasantly decorated, beds were small but comfortable, and the bathroom was small but workable. There are cooking utensils, dishes, glasses, and silverware on hand so you can prepare your own meals.

Pietro, our landlord, could not have been better. He was prompt and pleasant in all our dealings, and answered all our questions. When we arrived, he met us at the apartment, and showed me around the neighborhood.

We were only 2 blocks from the famous Tamburini deli and fine food vendors on the Via Pescherie Vecchie, close to the Two Towers (the Torre degli Asinelli and the Torre Garisenda), and 4 blocks from the City Center (the Piazza Maggiore, the Piazza del Nettuno, and the Piazza de Porta Ravegnana). This is a great area for walking, with great restaurants, impressive churches, beautiful galleries, many fine shops, and plenty of nightlife. We loved the city!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bologna City Bologna
Hamm, NRW, Germany
4

Very good apartment in the heart of the city

  • 4 of 5
It is a small apartment, but there is everything you need. But the best is the communication and the tips from the owner (thanks again for the bottle of wine). From this apartment you can reach all historical monuments, best restaurants and popular places in town in a few minutes by feet. Nearby there are two supermarkets and also many little stores to buy all you need. You will not hear any noise from the street but perhaps a little noise from the neighbours(washing machine in the middle of the night).At least I would say it's a good price-performance ratio and I would choose it again.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Andrea. I really hope you come visit soon. Ciao!
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Bologna City Bologna
Buenos Aires, Argentina
5

Una estadía estupenda!

  • 5 of 5
Pasé un mes en el departamento de Pierto con mi marido y mi hijita, y nos sentimos muy a gusto! La ubicación del departamento es inmejorable, a dos pasos de las Due Torri inmersos en el glamour de la Boloña medieval que tanto nos gusta. El departamento es muy comodo y silencioso, volveremos a Boloña y seguramente querremos estar nuevamente ahi! Pietro fue muy gentil y atento, y nuestra hijita se deleitó con cada uno de los chocolates que le trajo ;)
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Andrea! We enjoyed having you with us. We do strive to grant our guests the best possible comfort and their appreciation is our best reward. We hope you come back soon. Ciao! P&A
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Bologna City Bologna
Seattle, WA. USA
2

Location is good, but the apartment is rather cold and unwelcoming - far from cozy!

  • 2 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights, and while the flat is quiet and the location is superb and as described,, we found it far from welcoming or comfortable. The mattresses were thin and lumpy, the bathroom absolutely tiny and rather smelly. There was only 1 9 inch towel bar and no other place to hang damp towels, there wasn't even a bar of soap, and bits of the plastic surround of the shower stall kept falling off as did the water/temperature control handle.

There is no really comfortable place to sit - the bright red futon is OK but hardly comfortable, and the straight chairs as one would expect straight chairs to be. The kitchen is ill equiped, and we had hoped to cook some, since Bologna has such foodie delights, but it was nearly impossible. Even an Ikea wine glass would have been appreciated! There was no kitchen towel, no paper towels, nothing to dry dishes or your hands on - we finally donated one of my husband's clean undershirts. And some sort of coffee maker other than an espresso maker (which had a melted handle on it and unworkable) would have been nice. The tiny tea kettle likewise had a molten handle. There is no oven.

I can't imagine staying here for a couple of weeks - there is no place to put anything or room to move around. I had expected small and didn't really mind that if it had just been done up more nicely. The photos are recognizable, but the things one can do with a wide angle lens are amazing. The tile floors were cold - a scatter rug or two somewhere would have helped a lot.

The wi-fi wouldn't work on an iPad - we didn't take a computer with us because we had been told there was wi-fi in the apartment. Whether it would work or not I don't know, but had expected to be able to connect the iPad.

The small TV works OK, but it would have been nice to have Pietro spend a little bit of money and subscribe to cable so there were stations in English as well. From the look of reviews I gather most of his guests are English speaking.

And speaking of Pietro, we never met him - that's OK, as the person he delegated to meet us was there as arranged. But we never saw a bottle of wine nor Anna's famous cake.

I wish I had read the few bad reviews more carefully - it really wasn't a pleasant place to stay. But on its plus side: the location is great, it was quiet, and the pictures are fairly accurate, but it doesn't convey the lack of warmth or character.

I would not recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: After so many glowing reviews this is the first negative one. Frankly, we are puzzled. These guests stayed 5 days, never bothered to call and notify us of these issues – too bad, we could have fixed all immediately. Nevertheless, this gave us the chance to thoroughly re-check everything in the house. This what our apartment features: - Mattresses 2 sets, one (which guests used) orthopaedic, the other (on request) extra-firm. Please note: we replace mattresses every 3-4 years regardless of their conditions. The orthopaedic ones were purchased in 2009 and the frame is orthopaedic too; - Bathroom: toilet is chemical, no smell is possible; - Towels bars, hangers: we have FIVE in the bathroom; - Shower: we checked, everything was in good working order except for the water handle, that had been damaged by these same guests (we fixed it, anyway); - Chairs: they are excellent Vienna chairs – maybe guests did not like their design; - Kitchen equipment: 6 glasses, 8 dishes, 3 coffee cups, 2 cappuccino cups, 2 mugs, 2 salad bowls, 1 colander, 1 cheese grater, 1 truffle grater, 3 pots (1 large, 2 medium), 1 frying pan, 2 cutting boards, silverware for 5, 1 bread knife, 1 roast and meat knife, 3 assorted ladles, 1 nutcracker, 1 can opener, 2 corkscrews, 1 kitchen scissor, 4 kitchen towels – plus appliances. - Coffee & tea, oven: 1 espresso maker, 2 kettles, 1 microwave oven; - Internet: the apartment features a perfectly working wifi station. We never had problems, perhaps guests were unable to understand the (English) directions; - TV, only Italian channels: we still believe that once in Rome… Plus, cable tv service is still unavailable in Bologna. - Wine, cake: alas! We were out of town when these guests arrived and the person in charge for the check-in is such a bad cook! Apologies, Virginia. We owe you and will make up the next time you stay with us. And yes, as clearly stated in the ad (size in m2 quoted) it is indeed a tiny apartment. We cannot make it bigger of course, but for being cold and unwelcoming please check our other reviews :-) Ciao, Pietro & Anna.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
BLQ Bologna Marconi
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Bologna Golf Club
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Bologna Centrale
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
60 Metres
Restaurant-Pizzeria-Trattoria
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Ravenna
Car: not necessary

Be in the center of it all and enjoy the convenience of moving around without worrying about a car or struggling for a parking spot. Save money and time by visiting all the major Northern Italian art cities by train (Florence, Venice, Ravenna, Rimini, Mantua, Milan, and Ferrara are less than a hour away). Walk under the covered sidewalks to dine at the best restaurants and trattorias of the world-renowned Italian capital of gourmet food and fun, Bologna. Enjoy shopping at the fashionable stores that surround this tiny yet cozy apartment – expressly designed for your vacation or business purposes. Coming for business? The fairground (Bologna Fiera District) is only ten minutes by bus (stop right around the corner)! Coming for tourism? Piazza Maggiore is literally 50 steps away!

Don't miss the Friday & Saturday Market - Piazzola, Piazza 8 Agosto, only 400 mts - great fun, big parking lot! COOKING SCHOOL, gourmet tours and workshops with famous chefs provided at a discounted rate.

Other Activities: Theatres, typical open-air markets, events and festivals, best stores etc. less than 200 mts. - We are in the center of it all!

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Availability & Rates

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Bologna City Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 5
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 9 2014
6 night minimum stay
€790
 
 
Rate 4
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€580
 
 
Rate 3
Oct 20 2014 - Oct 25 2014
5 night minimum stay
€790
 
 
Rate 2
Oct 26 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€580
 
 
Rate 1
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
€650
 
 
Low Season
Jan 7 2015 - Mar 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
€580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €7 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
Mar 14 2015 - Apr 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
€790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €7 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Apr 5 2015 - Sep 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
€580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €7 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €7 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
Sep 19 2015 - Sep 28 2015
6 night minimum stay
€790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €7 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Sep 29 2015 - Oct 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
€580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €7 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
Oct 24 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
€790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €7 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €7 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 7 2016
5 night minimum stay
€650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€580
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning €60
Notes The above rates are weekly, for 2 guests. Third guest (child only) + 50 Euro/week. Initial & final cleaning, washing, utilities = 60 Euro. Flexible changeover day. Shorter-than-1-week and long-stay rates available. Minimum stay = 3 nights.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bologna City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Towels are provided and included in the price.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , can be splitted into 2 singles on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , foldup bed
  • Linen provided and included in the price. Like the rest of the apartment the bedroom overlooks an inner courtyard and is 100% quiet. Please note: maximum occupation is 3.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Coming for business? The fairground is only ten minutes by bus (stop right around the corner). Planning a vacation or a honeymoon? You will be literally surrounded by all the major monuments, theaters, museums, and more. As the best of the historical center of Bologna, Due Torri is located in a 100% hassle-free, total quiet area with the Teatro Comunale, the world-renowned University and most top stores and restaurants right there. Other pluses: full, accurate assistance (English spoken) before and during your stay; special discounts on guided tours, kitchen and pasta classes, wine tasting, etc.; and finally, a very interesting price for you to better enjoy your Bolognese vacation. All this makes Due Torri your ideal headquarters in Northern Italy. A perfect romantic, strategic getaway – an opportunity you cannot miss if you want to experience Italy at its best. We look forward to your reservation!
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