AL PARCO - HIGHEST COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE IN CENTRAL BOLOGNA

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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AL PARCO - HIGHEST COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE IN CENTRAL BOLOGNA

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2 bedrooms + living room + 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 7-8. Large, bright apartment

This beautiful, roomy, bright apartment is part of a brand new (February 2008) residential building situated in a spacious, well-served area facing a green and shady park, a small museum right on its side and plenty of little traditional stores in the vicinity. With the city center, the railroad station and the Fiera District at walking distance, a newly-built shopping mall with an indoor swimming pool, a gym, bars, restaurants, stores and shops of all kind just around the corner, Al Parco qualifies as one of the most convenient rentals in Bologna. From here you can easily reach any spot in town: the bus stop is right by about 40 mts. and private parking is provided in the yard, which is completely fenced and 100% safe for the kids.

The apartment is a first floor (elevator) and overlooks the park with a very large (30 sq.mts.) terrace which makes a great spot for your alfresco dining (garden furniture is provided).

From our reviews (1): 'We have returned to Taiwan yesterday. Al Parco was the perfect location for us because it is within walking distance to the fairground. We would also wish to stay Al Parco for the next exhibit. Thank you so much for all the assistance from you and Ken.' (James L., Taiwan]

'Un appartement idéal parfaitement entretenu, très confortable et très moderne, une grande terrasse où l'on peut se détendre et se restaurer. il est également très bien situé : proche du centre des congrès et aussi du centre ville, nous avons donc fait tous nos déplacements à pied. la propriétaire est une personne charmante qui nous avait préparé le nombre de lits nécessaires et nous avait préparé une corbeille de fruits pour notre arrivée.' (Sebastien L., France)

'Facilidad para aparcar y buena comunicación al centro. El apartamento está muy cuidado y limpio.' (Amalia G., Spain)

From our reviews (2): 'The facility was spotlessly clean, very well supplied with amenities, in a new building of the highest quality construction and a very convienient location to transportation, groceries, shopping, and restaurants. The owners could not have been more gracious in their hospitality and helpfulness.' (Rev. Michael D., USA)

'We stayed at Al Parco apartment for a week at the end of July and we would just like to let you know that we had a wonderful time! The apartment is spacious and has so many fantastic facilities - and thank you very much for the all the delicious food! The location was perfect, as we were able to walk to the bus stop in 1 minute, and the supermarket was just down the street. Silvio was also very accommodating. He made sure that we knew how all of the appliances worked and even told us information about Bologna. Thank you also for the bus ticket. Thank you again, we will definitely recommend your apartment to anyone who is traveling to Bologna.' (Bianca P., Australia)

From our reviews (3): 'My husband and I travel to Europe once or twice a year, and can honestly say that the accommodations at Al Parco were the best we've ever experienced. Not only is the apartment immaculate and large, but the owner and her husband went far beyond our expectations to provide us with the information and supplies we would need during our stay (even beverages and snacks!). The area is so convenient. There is an excellent supermarket right across the street, a great bakery for morning coffee and pastry a 5 minute walk away, and a bus that brings you right to the center of town. The area does not feel touristy at all, you can really relax and feel at home. One of our favorite things about our stay was the large terrace - every day we made it a must-do to spend some time sitting outside. The light within the apartment is lovely too, especially soothing in the afternoonin after a long day of walking the city. For us, Al Parco has set a new standard for an apartment rental' (Neala, USA)

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Appartamento molto attrezzato, curato nei minimi particolari, situato in zona fiera a Bologna. Abbiamo trascorso un soggiorno indimenticabile, peccato che il tempo sia stato inclemente, pioggia tutti i giorni costringendoci a rimanere in questo splendido appartamento, godendo di tutti i suoi comfort. I proprietari sono stati gentilissimi, sicuramente torneremo al più presto.
Dec 2008
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Speaks french, italian, english, french
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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AL PARCO - Highest comfort and convenience in central Bologna
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
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Bologna City Bologna
Canada
5

Italy Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 5 days in July 2009 and were totally impressed with this condo. The size of the rooms was very large and everything seemed recently renovated. The outside terrace ran the length of the condo, making it also very spacious.
The condo was situated in what appears to be a recently built development. The landscaping also seems recent. Outdoor parking was gated, very secure. We used the condo as a springboard for day trips to Florence, Venice, etc., and of course Bologna. In Bologna, all interesting spots were a short bus ride away, very convenient.
The owner, Paola, was very welcoming and helpful. She even provided complimentary bus tickets, bottle of wine/beer, fruit baskets....WOW! A North American style supermarket is a 5 min walk away.
Overall our family was extremely satisfied and would definitely return next time we’re in Italy.
Grazie Paola.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks, Vince. It weas a pleasure having you over and we all truly hope you come back soon!
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Bologna City Bologna
Portsmouth, U.K.
5

Wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay in this really beautiful and comfortable apartment! It is spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished and decorated,so well-equipped to satisfy all your needs. It has bright spacious rooms and a large sunny terrace ideal for outdoor relaxing and dining. It is a real "home away from home"!
We really enjoyed our time there: the location is great, we walked everywhere (the old center is about 10 minutes' walk and Piazza Maggiore is 20-25).
Bologna has so many interesting things to see and it is perfect for visits to places around (we went to Ravenna-fantastic mosaics-and Verona).
A special thank you to Paola, the owner, who gave us a warm welcome and was very attentive and helpful during our stay.
We couldn't have been happier!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Catherine! It was a pleasure meeting you and I am happy you enjoyed your stay.I hope you can come again.
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Bologna City Bologna
San Francisco
5

Most Gracious and Generous Hosts

  • 5 of 5
Everything you read here about this apartment is true: it's spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished, has bright spacious rooms, large sunny terrace for outdoor dining, parking if you need it, very well stocked with everything you'll need…and more!
What makes this rental truly exceptional is the care and attention you'll receive from Paola and Ken. They are the most thoughtful, generous and gracious hosts you'll ever meet. They do whatever it takes to make your visit memorable and meaningful, yet respect your privacy and value your time. Any minor issues that may arise are dealt with promptly and thoroughly. They'll help you take advantage of everything this wonderful city has to offer and provide information about local and regional events, bus and rail schedules, their favorite pasticceria, best pizzeria... whatever you need, and so much more.
We were long-term guests here throughout last winter and yes, it was a home away from home in so many ways; mostly we loved it because of the care and attention we received from our hosts. Throughout our long stay, Paola and Ken helped us arrange doctor visits, fill prescriptions, translate for medical specialists, procure concert tickets, take drives and hikes in the surrounding hills, visit nearby historic towns. Because of their hospitality, Bologna will forever have a special place in our hearts. They could not have been more gracious.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bologna City Bologna
Alamo, CA
5

Wonderful Bologna apartment

  • 5 of 5
We found that everything written in the various reviews was absolutely correct. It was an attractive, convenient rental that really was "a home away from home". Paola had thought of many ways to welcome her guests from delicious homemade panna cotta to the wine and beer and bread and jam which awaited us. If there was an award for "Best Home Away Hosts" these folks would win in a moment. Ken even took our mobile phone and was able to get it working for us after trips to the provider and to a techie. We truly appreciated everything and can unreservedly recommend this property.
Ann and David (Alamo, CA USA)
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Bologna City Bologna
Ventura,CA
5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from 3 weeks in this apartment. All that you read that is positive is true. Great owners, great location, very neat and clean and well furnished. We drove from here for day and overnight trips as well as taking the train to Rome. Very handy location. We greatly appreciate the dessert Paola made for our welcome. She also changed our sheets and brought new towels while we were out one day. Everything, grocery store, bank, train station, and a couple good restaurants are in easy walk from here. We recommend Snoppy 2 for a quick easy dinner that is affordable. Also the Sushi place by the bank was great. Koko's across street is ok if you have a big appetite as it is a huge Chinese buffet. Apartment is in a very safe location. We walked all the time in the evenings and down into the old city.(about 30 min walk) and never felt threatened in any way. This is a family neighborhood. Evidenced by all the kids in the park in the evenings. However, apartment is very quite when doors are closed. No outside noise. We enjoyed eating dinner and breakfast on the patio every day. Would highly recommend this apartment if you are coming to this area. My only advice is to put the address of 119, not 24 into your GPS. Our GPS kept coming up with a building down the street and got us lost on the way here. Took us over an hour to find it. When I used the address of the Chinese restaurant (Kokos wok) of 119, it brought us right to the driveway to the apartment as it is directly across the street. Would highly recommend having a GPS if you come here.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Medardo.I am very pleased you had a good time! You have certainly seen a lot and walked around a lot -15 minutes to the center and 20-25 to Piazza Maggiore.
After your experience with your GPS I will make sure to tell future guests to keep an eye out for number 119. Modern technology is not always reliable!
I hope to see you again.
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Bologna City Bologna
Uxbridge, ON
5

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for almost three weeks. This was our first rental (we have since also rented in Rome) and we were so pleased. When we arrived Paola greeted us and gave us a full tour. There was everything you could need in the apartment (shampoo, soap, lotion, laundry soap, even q-tips, food items like oil, vinegar, spices, coffee, tea...). The place was spacious, clean, comfortable and we instantly felt at home. With so many reviews about her tasty pannacotta, Paola won't be able to rent this apartment out without this tasty dessert! It was so nice to have a park next door, more for the fact you were not looking at another building when out on the terrace but a beautiful, sunny, open area. There was a grocery store 2 minute walk away, a family restaurant (Snoopy 2) just across the street which I highly recommend and a higher class restaurant (Papa Re) 5 minutes away. Train and main bus station was 15 minute walk away, 5 minutes more to the heart of the city which I loved walking around. Bologna itself is very centrally located train-wise - easy to get trains to Milano, Venezia, Firenze, Pisa, and many other cities. It is also very close to Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ducati museum/factories. There was no printer at the apartment but I emailed Paola and Ken and they printed off what we needed and dropped it off the next day. We really could not have been happier. To Paola and Ken, Thank you! Grazie mille!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Cathy. We are happy when our guests are happy!
We hope to meet you again some other time.
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Map

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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Bologna Marconi
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Bologna Centrale
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Fashion & Antique Shopping; Museums; Theaters; Festivals; Bologna worldwide famous gourmet cuisine; Cooking School; More.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Bologna City Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Apr 7 2014 - Sep 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
Sep 20 2014 - Sep 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
€1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €22 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
€650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas / New Year
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
€850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning per stay €50
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.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bologna City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 110 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Al Parco features two large bathrooms (one with a tub and a shower, the other with a shower). we keep them 100% tidy and totally sanitized.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Can be put together to form a double
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Can be put together to form a double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 double sofa bed + 1 put-up bed, both very comfortable
  • Al Parco can accommodate up to 7-8 guests with two full bedrooms (one with two single beds, the other with three – all can be put together to form doubles) and a sitting room with a double sofa bed (a put-up bed can be added, if needed), Frames and mattresses are of excellent quality - firm and comfy.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Al Parco is very spacious (about 110 sq.mts.), safe (safety door, gates) and comfortable with high-quality fittings. All rooms give on the terrace and feature the beautiful view of the park. The kitchen is fully equipped with all possible cooking utensils. Linen, silverware, dishes etc. are provided. Al Parco has been furnished at the top of love and zest with mostly antique, craft furniture and furnishing. Particular attention has been paid to the details, among which the many paintings, etchings and various pictures stand out for their beauty and taste. Major appliances include a cooking range/oven, a microwave oven, a fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, an iron, a washing-machine, a hair dryer, a TV-DVD set and more. ADSL Internet connection is available and included in the price. The apartment is air-conditioned.There is an indoor swimming-pool in the recently built mall, just round the corner.
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