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!
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
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.