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Top Comfort And Class In The Very Heart Of The Historical Center

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Top Comfort And Class In The Very Heart Of The Historical Center

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

Bologna City 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 a typical building in a picture-postcard street lined with porticos and with houses of the typical shades of red and yellow of Bologna, in the very heart of the historical center. The location combines everything that a visitor to Bologna desires: nearness to the important historical monuments and to shops, cafés and restaurants in a street that is in a quiet oasis during the day whilst it livens up at night with restaurant-goers, with the apartment in a quiet position.

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 renowned ”Mercato delle Erbe” (a typical food market) is 5 minutes on foot.

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, it can accommodate up to 6 people. 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.

Il Portico has been furnished with a great choice of mostly antique, 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. We look forward to having you over!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
the owner (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

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 City

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.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Top Comfort And Class In The Very Heart Of The Historical Center
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Casa italiana con l'inglese gusto nel cuore di Bologna

  • 5 of 5

Cari Paola e Kenneth! È passato un po' di tempo quando siamo partiti da Voi...

Tutto è andato come un sogno soleggiato, luminoso e ricco!

Molto grati per la Vostra casa, molto accogliente e calda.

Speriamo di tornare a Voi per la bellissima città di Bologna!

Una famiglia da Mosca. Liudmila, Milyad, Sofya

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Liudmila, mi fa molto piacere che siate stati così' bene nel nostro appartamento! Arrivederci alla prossima volta!
Sydney, Australia
5

Simply wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Il Portico is a wonderful apartment in the centro storico of Bologna. Paola the owner is a fantastic host who made us feel welcome straight away. The apartment is well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a holiday and, generously, she also provides some basics such as washing power and dishing washing machine tablets, which so often one buys and then ends up using once or twice. She also made a panna cotta for our arrival, so thoughtful! I endorse all the positive comments made by other reviewers and heartily recommend this lovely apartment in the beautiful city of Bologna.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect Apartment

  • 5 of 5

I usually stay in a lovely hotel in Bologna but as I stroll through the markets I long to be able to cook my own food so this time we rented Il Portico.

It's a perfect place from which to explore the city, just a few minutes walk to Piazza Maggiore. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The fact it has two bathrooms makes it even more practical for two couples. The street down below comes alive at night with bars and restaurants yet the apartment is very quiet. Paola is very helpful and always contactable if needed. She kindly booked our taxi on departure. I would have no hesitation recommending this apartment and I hope it is available to rent the next time I visit Bologna.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Simply the cleanest apartment we have ever rented

  • 5 of 5

Bologna is a special place. A place that has maintained it's character and beauty. A city not overwhelmed with tourists. It is a city that is overflowing with incredible food, markets, restaurants and more importantly friendly people. Paula and Ken's apartment is the perfect place to enjoy what Bologna has to offer. The apartment is incredibly clean, incredibly quiet, incredibly well stocked and literally steps away from incredible night life. Italians are night people. Eating dinner early is out of the question. The restaurants they recommended were superb. Mercato delle erbe as well as other wonderful food markets and stores are all within easy walking distance. The central train station can be reached by foot in about 15 minutes or so, by bus or by taxi. The bus and taxi stand is 1 block away.Talk about convenience. It cannot be stressed enough the effort Paula and Ken made to ensure our stay was completely wonderful. This was noted from my initial inquiry to our final day in Bologna. Communication throughout the whole process was timely and more importantly accurate. They arranged a taxi at 530am in the morning to the airport. No problem.The man was on time and so were we. If you want a real Italian experience then the apartment on Via del Pratello in Bologna could not be better.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Scotland
5

3 friends in Bologna

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this apartment which more than lived up to expectations. The apartment is spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and well equipped. Paola met us on arrival and was helpful, friendly and welcoming. We appreciated the home made pannacotta, wine and bottled water that she left for us. Bologna is a great city to visit and access to other local towns is very easy by public transport. We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment and will hopefully stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect in Bologna

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were fortunate enough to spend most of two months in Bologna this Spring. After much research I settled on Il Portico since it met our location and size needs. What a wonderful choice this turned out to be. No rental could have been better in all respects. As the other reviewers have stated, the apartment is new, clean, and very comfortable. It is stocked with everything you could ever imagine needing.

Via del Pratello is a lively street with a number of good restaurants, shops, and a cooking school that we took advantage of while we were there. Students and residents gather each night to socialize and have a good time. It seemed that there was a street fair or festival every other week. The best part is that you can join in or, if you want to rest, go up to the apartment which faces away from the street and is totally isolated from the noise.

Paula and Ken, the owners, are as helpful as they can be and make sure that your stay is comfortable and worry free. Paula even took care of arranging for taxi pick ups for us and our guests for early morning trips to the airport. At the end of the two months we felt like we were leaving a good friend behind, not just a landlord.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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 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

From €85 Per night

Bologna City Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Apr 4 2015 - Sep 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€120
€790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Trade Fair
Sep 19 2015 - Sep 26 2015
6 night minimum stay
€1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €22 per night, per additional guest
 
High
Sep 27 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€120
€790
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Middle
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
€95
€650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€85
 
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.

Cancellation Policy

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

Bologna City 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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