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Atelier Marcella central penthouse charming large terrace on the roofs

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Privacy and relaxation in the heart of the medieval city wide spaces on multiple levels WI-FI

The atmosphere is the one desired by Marcella, the artist who in the early 50 restructured an attic over the rooftops of the city to make her fashion atelier. The house is equipped with every comfort while retaining period details, such as floors and the wooden staircase and the fireplace that blend harmoniously with modern and functional design solutions. Lights, colors and shapes changing chase captivating and surprising the guest at all times of day and in every season. The location is ideal for shopping and to live intensely the cultural, artistic and gastronomic Bologna. From the entrance go up the wooden staircase leading to the living area with access to the balconies and from these, with an external staircase to the terrace on the roofs. The living area consists of dining room, living room, porch and kitchen bright and fully equipped. In the living area can accommodate two single beds leaving ample space for dining and sitting area. To access the sleeping area from the entrance go down some steps that introduce into a first chamber with a single futon and from this to the master bedroom with large double bed in a corner, and the bathroom with a comfortable shower and two sinks. Each room offers unexpected and great views over the rooftops and gardens. The silence and intimacy ensure relaxation and rest after a busy day of life and attractions in the heart of the medieval city, a short walk from the Towers, the main squares, historic buildings, museums, and the elegant shopping streets and alleys crowded of markets. From the large terrace on summer evenings enjoy the cool breeze and the tolling of the bell towers of the ancient churches, let time run out and admire the starry sky, the lights that light up on the facades of houses and those that illuminate the Basilica on the hill of San Luca, San Michele in Bosco, Villa Aldini.

L'Atelier Marcella offers you the rare opportunity to experience the city's medieval 'roofs'.

The visitor will have the whole apartment and the balconies and the large terrace on the roofs, furnished with tables and chairs for dining outside.

Are linens for bed, bath and kitchen; washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, electric kettle, toaster; iron and ironing board, hairdryer; drying racks and containers for recycling in outdoor balconies. Heating, air conditioning. TV and WI-FI.

The spaces are large and adapt to the needs of families and groups of friends for up to four people.

The apartment is located on the third floor of a building typical of old Bologna is not equipped with a lift.

The owner Maria Cristina has lived most of his life in the historic building in which is located the Atelier and still lives there part of his family. For several years she moved out of town to be closer to children and grandchildren, but loves to personally welcome guests and greet them when they leave. It will always be available by phone during their stay.

L'Atelier is located in the central Via Farini, a short walk from St. Stephen's Basilica, the Two Towers Asinelli and Garisenda, symbols of the medieval city, from the porch dell'Archiginnasio, home to the oldest University and the Piazza Maggiore. The shopping streets, the Galleria Cavour, museums and art galleries, theaters: all 'downstairs'. Most of the attractions of the city is within walking distance, but if you are lazy or want to get away to the fair or the numerous shopping centers, the bus will have a short walk home and with few stops you reach the main destinations.

If you wish to spend a day in Florence, or Venice or the sea of ​​Rimini, reach the station on foot or by bus and get on the train, enjoy the trip and returned to the Atelier of Marcella.

If you are traveling by car you consider that the Atelier is located in the ZTL (limited traffic area) where you can only enter with Mark from 7 to 20 hours. You can still enter and park in a parking space (for a fee) in 'guarded garages that also provides the entry clearance in the LTZ and it is 50 mt. from the apartment. Alternatively just outside the walls of the medieval city, you can park in the outdoor parking spaces and free.

More Details

Owner
maria cristina lenzi
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Bologna a 15 minuti in taxi
Nearest Barpub
Sottocasa
Nearest Train
1.9 Kilometres
Bologna a 8 minuti taxi o 20 a piedi
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
Sottocasa
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Ravenna
Car: not necessary

L'Atelier Marcella is located in the central Via Farini, a short walk from St. Stephen's Basilica, the Two Towers Asinelli and Garisenda, symbols of the medieval city, from the porch dell'Archiginnasio, home to the oldest University and the Piazza Maggiore. The shopping streets, the Galleria Cavour, museums and art galleries, theaters, cafes and restaurants, market, typical markets: everything under the house.

Most of the attractions of the city is within walking distance, but if you are lazy or want to get away to the fair or the numerous shopping centers, the bus will have a short walk home and with few stops you reach the main destinations.

If you wish to spend a day in Florence, or Venice or the sea of ​​Rimini, reach the station on foot or by bus and get on the train, enjoy the trip and returned to the Atelier of Marcella.

If you are traveling by car you consider that the Atelier is located in the ZTL (limited traffic area) where you can only enter with Mark from 7 to 20 hours. You can still enter and park in a parking space (for a fee) in 'guarded garages that also provides the entry clearance in the LTZ and it is 50 mt. dall'appartemento. Alternatively just outside the walls of the medieval city, you can park in the outdoor parking spaces and free.

Amenities

Bologna Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15.00 / Check-out: 10.00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is large and bright, overlooking the garden. E 'equipped with sinks that are based on an n large solid wood top, a large shower, bidet and toilet. And 'provided the towels changed weekly, liquid soap dispenser and shower shampoo in single-dose bags, toilet paper, hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
    - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The master bedroom is on the lower floor has a double bed at an angle and is bright and quiet, overlooking a beautiful garden. It is accessed through a corridor with a window overlooking the courtyard of the building. The hall is furnished with a single futon bed, recommended for a child who wants to sleep in the room communicating with parents. Is accessed from the hall is the master bedroom to the bathroom. Upstairs in the living area the sofa converts into two comfortable single beds with slatted wood, comfortable for two adults. Even in the presence of guests who sleep in the living room access to the kitchen and balconies remains free without the guests who sleep are disturbed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Atelier Marcella central penthouse charming large terrace on the roofs
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
5

Wonderful apartment in the centre of the historic city

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was lovely. It was very special to be able to sit on the rooftop terrace and have breakfast. There were many beautiful piazza within minutes walking and lots of history to see and food to try. We hired bikes the first day and

cycled around to get an overview of Bologna. Definitely recommend this apartment and Maria Christina and Gastone could not have been more helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was really a pleasure to meet you. We hope to meet you again in Bologna. maria cristina e gastone
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5

Boutique Bologna Beauty!

  • 5 of 5

We are very fortunate to have just spent a week in Bologna for the first time and hit the jackpot by renting this apartment. Firstly the location cannot be any better being just a few minutes walk from anywhere you may want to see, excepting the Sanctuary of San Luca which is about 4kms away but you can see it from the fabulous roof terrace of the apartment! The views from the terrace are wonderful and it is a very nice place to idle away an hour or two. The apartment is very well equipped and beautifully decorated and has an extremely comfortable bed. The owners, Maria Christina and Gastone are so very friendly and helpful without being intrusive in any way. They will help you if you want it and just want to be sure you are comfortable and enjoying your stay. The rooms are light and airy and there is very efficient air conditioning if it is required. Bologna is a great city to visit, easy to negotiate with amazing food, wine and people.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for having enjoyed our city Bologna and our Marcella Atelier. It was nice to have our guests for your courtesy and sensibility. maria cristina e gastone
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5

Great place. Would stay again in a heartbeat

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights in the apartment last week and we cannot recommend it enough. The location is just off the main shopping and restaurant area so you don't get the hustle and bustle but have the benefit of a short walk. There is a grocery store across the street and a great little coffee place right next door to the entrance. We were able to walk to everything we needed (with the exception of the railway station and airport obviously). We did not have a car as it was not needed. However I did note that parking is extremely expensive (30E per day)

As for the apartment, it is very well kept and has everything you would need. Even though it is a safe area we felt so secure as the apartment is well fitted with door locks. I appreciate the small things - as simple as an umbrella hanging on the coat rack as we experienced a light sprinkle while we were there. We loved having plenty of room, a wonderful patio and a spacious bathroom. The bed was really comfortable and the linens were very fresh and clean. A full size hairdryer and converters are supplied. We were also very pleased to have a washing machine. This stay was the end of our two week trip and we appreciated the clean laundry to take home. There is a large drying rack for the patio. The penthouse location and at the back of the building meant it was very quiet. The weather was extremely hot and humid so we loved that there was an air conditioner in the bedroom to help us sleep comfortably. It was very quiet. There is also one located in the main living/dining area however as we were out all day we did not have a need to use it.

Maria did everything she could to ensure we had a great time and even though she told me her English is not good, it is really good and we had no communication issues. Her kind husband lugged our baggage up the stairs (please note this if you have a lot of luggage that you may need to take it up yourself - I think we got lucky!) She left us a wonderful bottle of wine and bottled water and she assisted on two occasions arranging taxi transport for us.

If you are on the fence about booking this apartment DO IT! you will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this nice and detailed review. You have been very communicative and friendly guests and it was great to host you! maria cristina e gastone
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5

Delightful apartment, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Atelier Marcella and think it's the perfect base for a visit to Bologna. The apartment is spacious, stylish and comfortable and has a great roof terrace with glorious views across Bologna (also the ideal place for sunbathing). Location is great - everything you would want to do in central Bologna is a short walk away via the the porticoes. And Maria Cristina and her family are delightful hosts - kind, helpful and very welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We warmly thank you for being our guests at Marcella's Atelier and having so loved your stay there. maria cristina e gastone
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5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the first times that a rental has exceeded what I was anticipating. Somehow the pictures don't do the penthouse justice for how large, light and airy it is. The bedroom, large dressing area, and bathroom with two large sinks are on a smaller sub first floor. The shower is a nice size and had good pressure. The entry way is also a decent size. Up the stairs is a large open living/dining area, smaller kitchen, and then of course up some more stairs is a lovely rooftop which is what had sold us on the apartment. The views are amazing! Maria Cristina and her husband met us at the apartment to show us around, and were very friendly and welcoming. She also contacted me during our stay to ask if I needed anything and helped me book a taxi for our departure, which was much appreciated. The apartment is near the center of town and lots of good restaurants. The train station is a good 15-20 minute walk, so be prepared. This was one of our favorite rentals and we would highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to you for this accurate and detailed review. We are happy that you have enjoyed a nice stay at Atelier di Marcella. maria cristina and gastone
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5

Beautiful Bologna apartment

  • 5 of 5

Do we have to leave? The apartment in Bologna is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable, with many thoughtful amenities throughout. It is full of light. The bedroom is large and has a separate dressing room. The bathroom has double sinks and a very nice shower. The light-filled living and dining area is large and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped. A flight of exterior steps leads to the rooftop deck with fabulous views. We took our aperitifs on the deck each evening. The apartment is extremely well located, with grocery stores, restaurants, and tourist sites all within easy walking distance. We have stayed in several other rentals in France and Italy. This is by far the best. We recommend it highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you a lot Richard! You will be unforgettable guests and we hope to meet you again in Bologna. maria cristina e gastone
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $2.36 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Non ci sono costi aggiuntivi per tassa di soggiorno , le tariffe comprendono la tassa di soggiorno di euro 2 per persona a notte.
Non ci sono costi aggiuntivi per le pulizie e richiesta di deposito cauzionale: gli ospiti sono trattati da amici e per questo confido nel loro rispetto per la casa e le sue cose. Atelier di Marcella non è una attività d'impresa, ma piacere di ospitare.
Gli Animali non sono ammessi.
Non è consentito organizzare feste o eventi che comportino l'accesso alla proprietà di persone aggiuntive rispetto a quelle previste nella prenotazione (max 4 persone).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.