About the property
- Apartment753 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Sitting-room, 2 Bath, Kitchen, (sleeps 4-6)
“Il Portico” is a very comfortable, roomy and elegant apartment in an ideal location in the very heart of the historical center: 5 minutes walk to Piazza Maggiore, the central square. It is very close to the important historical monuments and to shops, cafés and restaurants. From here you can reach any spot in town on foot. There are also bus-stops close by with many lines that can take you wherever you want to go.
The railway station is 20 mins walk, 5 mins by bus.
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. it can accommodate up to 6 people.
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.
Il Portico has been furnished with a great choice of 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.
The street it is in is a quiet oasis during the day whilst it livens up at night with restaurant-goers. The apartment is quiet giving on an inner courtyard.
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 ”Mercato delle Erbe” (a typical food market).
We will be very pleased to help you during your stay, with any advice and support that you may need. We look forward to having you over!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Owner chose Quartiere Saragozza
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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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fabulous apartment in great location with a tremendous host
Paola is the ultimate host - available, willing to book transportation, greeted us with breakfast items and homemade flan, and gave us a full orientation to the apartment. It is a beautiful property with everything you need including a dryer! Great location on an historic street close to all of Bologna's sites. Perfect visit!
Thank you very much, Katherine! I am very pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay. All the best!
Loved the area and the apartment
This place is the perfect location in Bologna. The street has a lot of my life and restaurants and bars
And the beauty is you can hear non of the busy street inside the apt.
apartment is spacious and clean and updated. Washer/dryer good. Safe!!
Bed little hard for me. I'm a side sleeper.
A/c worked well. But air thru open windows was great.
Paola is a gracious host.
She put an amazing dessert in our fridge!!
Bologna it's not huge tourist place
this apartment was not among the tourist area , which we liked
Easy walk to/from train station
Grocery close, actually all is close
Great shopping!!! Since not so touristy the prices are less
Would stay here again. Great
A beautiful well maintained apartment with every facility necessary.
Despite being on a lively, busy street full of bars and restaurants with lots of character, the apartment itself is very quiet and peaceful. The furniture and fittings are immaculate and the panna cotta that we found in the fridge was delicious.
Paola is a great host and really helpful. She recommended a few restaurants and we tried one near the centre called Trattoria delle Donzelle. The food, wine and service were all excellent. It was full of locals and had a really good atmosphere. A great recommendation.
All in all we enjoyed our second stay in Bologna and the high quality of the property and its lively location all added to this positive experience.
Thank you, Roy. I hope you will come a third time!
An Oasis of Comfort
An extremely clean, up to date, well-appointed home away from home.
The A/C functioned well and was so appreciated since our visit was during an intense heat wave (temperature over 100 degrees F).
The owner Paola had fresh juice and pane cotta in the refrigerator plus bread, jam, etc in the cupboard. She met us upon arrival to show the apartment to us plus had information printed in an organized manner also. Of course, there is wireless internet too! Travel books for the region adorn the shelves of the entertainment unit in the comfortable living room plus some works of fiction and nonfiction, in English in our case.
In the area there are a number of restaurants, one of our favorites was Mizushi (?) a very short walk for anyone who tires of the wonderful Bolognese food.....if that is possible.
Via Del Pratello is a street visited by many Italians. This apartment is very quiet, no street noise whatsoever.
All in all, 25 Via Del Pratello will be an asset to your visit to one of our favorite cities in Italy.
Great apartment, amazing owners who care about the visitors
We rented the apartment for 5 nights and truly had a wonderful experience. When we arrived, Kenneth met us in the apartment and walked us through everything. The apartment was super clean and everything we needed was available. The location is very close to the main city center and we walked to everything.
On our third day, I caught a nasty virus and was sick with high fever. We wanted to call a doctor to home in the night. Unfortunately, the doctor we found didn't speak English. Kenneth, the owner helped us greatly. He not only arranged for the doctor but also came by to be our translator (from his house which is more than 30 min away). This was at 10pm in the night. He then helped my husband with the pharmacy and the medications. We were so grateful for his help.
If you are renting this apartment, you're not just getting a place to stay, but you are also getting amazing people who really care for you and want to make sure you are having a great stay. Thank you Kenneth and Paola!
Thank you, Yesim, for your review. We were sorry you fell ill but were pleased everything turned out well!
Perfect place in Bologna
Our family (2 adults, 2 children) stayed here for 5nights. It was hot weather so we loved the air conditioners (x3). The bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds. There is also a seperate living room, which was appreciated if you needed some quiet time to yourself. The kitchen is small but more than functional. Everything in the apartment was well maintained and clean. The location was also great, it's in a street that is quiet during the day but comes alive at night time (but in a good way), great to walk along and see all the locals enjoying their meals. The old city is about a 7 minute walk, very easy. There are mini marts close to stock up the fridge. Paola was lovely and spoke excellent English. She made all communication very easy. Thank you...
We find this a perfect location within the historical center – a quiet quarter yet with historical monuments and shops within a very short walking distance. A great selection of typical restaurants and the characteristic Bolognese “Osterie” 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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.