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'Ca' di Vale': cozy flat in the centre of Bologna. Rooftops view of the town.

8 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Bologna City Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Perfect for a couple visiting the largest Medieval town of Europe.

We rent this studio apartment for short tourist stays. We normally ask for a minimum stay of three days. The apartment is located on the second floor (with elevator) of a building located in the historic centre of Bologna, not far from the main square (Piazza Maggiore). Windows face a wide area of private backyards, so it quiet by night. The apartment offers one single room with all the necessary: a kitchenette, well equipped to prepare any kind of meal with a four ring stove, a table with four chairs, a sofa bed convertible into a queen double bed, some other pieces of furniture. The bathroom has the basin, wc, bidet and bath. Even if not so wide our place has five windows! Maybe the best feature is the panorama over the rooftops of the historic centre.

As we have already said we own a private web site! Please visit it...

You can find further information, many photos, details of the property, details about us, a complete description of the studio apartment and more information about pricing. You will find also the contractual terms and the simple and automatic way to book your stay! If you can't see the web link in this advertisement, please drop a line by email and we will send it. Alternatively you can google ''. The link in the circuit is at the bottom of the page.

We manage also some other beautiful accommodations in Italy: see in Venice 'Nati's House' (#8044), in Florence 'Magenta apartment' and 'Renzo's Apartment' (#13546), on the Apennine near Bologna 'Villa Loris' (#831732), in Apulia 'Trullo della Luna' with swimming pool (#81166).

Visit on Home Away all our properties using the given codes or ask us the web site link. See also Paolo’s blog and you are welcome to Paolo's Facebook page (Paolo Devescovi).

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paolo (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, italian, Please write in English


based on 8 traveler reviews

'Ca' di Vale': cozy flat in the centre of Bologna. Rooftops view of the town.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Cozy flat, easy walk to make great memories!

  • 5 of 5

Overall, we were totally pleased with this clean, quiet & secure 3rd floor flat (with elevator). This was our first trip to Europe in many years & the first stop on our 2-week journey. We wanted to buy local foods & prepare some of our own meals. Kitchenette had basics to permit this (gas stove, toaster oven, bar fridge) & a small dining table. Sleep/rest area had fold-out bed (firm, comfy mattress), TV, wireless internet - all served us nicely for 3 nights incl. breakfast & dinners we cooked there. Bathroom had good sized sink for hand washing clothes (also small dryer rack provided), tub & handheld shower - no problem for hot water.

We found a supermarket, coffee shops, wine bars & many gelati bars within 10 minutes walk. Allow 15-20 minutes to Piazza Maggiore & other main attractions. Bus from airport to central city & short walk to flat within 30-35 minutes total. To depart, we walked max 10 min to taxi stand near Piazza San Franceso then 10 min to train station for next leg of trip.

Owner Paolo provided very clear directions & ease of reservations. On-site contact with Claudio who was very helpful in explaining basics of flat & local amenities (for those less familiar with travel in Europe) including recommendations for places to eat.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Douglas, I will be please of a further visit. I just remind you that I can offer you beautiful places in Florence, Venice and Apulia (trulli area). Please bookmark my web site!!
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Wonderful Studio Apartment, Centrally Located

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 days last fall. A quick bus ride from the train station. We walked everywhere. Apartment was clean, quiet, safe,a very comfortable bed and everything needed to cook. Paolo speaks English and was most helpful with directions and "Best Gelato,Cappuccino and Restaurants".He also ordered the taxi for us for our return ride to the station.

If cooking in, the best homemade tortellini, right down street at the corner.

We highly recommend this apartment for your stay in Bologna.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much. I hope to have you again as guests! Paolo
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Brilliant location and apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was a brilliant apartment. Conveniently located, well furnished and a friendly owner. The local maps and menus were a very nice touch. A wonderful place to base your exploration of Bologna.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Great apartment and very convenient

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Ca' di Vale for about a week in February. We enjoyed the apartment very much and the convenience to the city.

The apartment was exactly as described in the listing with a very comfortable fold out bed (I was pleasantly surprised - it was impossible to tell the difference from a regular hotel bed), kitchen and dining table. The inside and outside of the apartment were clean and well maintained.

The owner of the apartment was very helpful in getting us the information about the area and transit to/from the airport.

The area around the apartment is very convenient - we found a grocery store, laundromat, bakery and several shops all within a few blocks.

We went to Bologna to try the cuisine and found the location of the apartment very convenient for many different restaurants. There are several nice local restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk and some fantastic places within a 15-20 minutes walk.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ca di Vale Apt. for Two in Bologna

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I are both 67yrs. old and avid walkers. We took one bus from the airport to Ca di Vale, and one taxi back to airport two weeks later. In between we were able to walk from one end to the other of the old city. All the sights, parks, museums, shops, markets, churches, university, and gardens were walkable and, when we tired of the city, so were the quiet hills outside Bologna.

The apt. was very secure and quiet, back from the street with its own courtyard. One night we returned at 2am from a jazz club, and the streets were still full of people and it was safe.

The apt. was clean and description accurate for layout facilities etc. No stove to bake bread, but we ate fresh pasta and pizza from just down the street. There are good restaurants nearby, gelato shops, and coffee/wine bars on every block.

We took a train to Rimini and back for a day trip.

It was perfect for two people and we would return again.

John & Susan

Eagar, Az.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer home base for Italian vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed two weeks at Ca'di Vale last summer. The apartment was in excellent condition - clean, comfortable, well-maintained, safe and centrally located. It is small, but there were two of us and a baby so we didn't need much room. The couch that folds out into a sleeper sofa is comfortable with a good mattress. As a matter of fact, we tried to find the name of the manufacturer so we could get the same mattress for our sleeper sofa at home. The kitchen is minimal but has everything you need for a short stay. There is not an oven but we did not plan on baking while on vacation, anyway. We walked just about everywhere - to the market, coffee shop, restaurants.... It is a couple of kilometers to the train station. The only time we took a taxi was if we arrived by train late at night.

We used Ca'di Vale as a home base for our travels to other parts of Italy. It made sense for us, with a baby, to make it our second home and take day trips from there. Claudio, the owner, was gracious and helpful in giving us directions and supplying us with everything we needed. The only thing I would do differently next time is go in the spring or fall. It got quite hot while we were there in July.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Bologna 'G. Marconi' Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Metres
Just on the street
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Bologna Central Station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Car: not necessary

Ca' di Vale is located in a quiet street a few metres from Via Sant'Isaia inside the ancient town walls layout, now marked by wide boulevards. In a five minute walk you can reach Piazza Maggiore the real centerpiece of this grand city. Paolo has prepared a brief tourist guide of Bologna useful if you are visiting the town as tourist or you are just considering to visit it: you will find it in our private web site with a wide description of the apartment (if the link is not present in this advertisement, drop a line and we will send it or just Google it).

In Via Sant'Isaia, frequent buses connect the Fair District (Line 14) and every other part of the town. You can easily reach the station with the direct line 21. A frequent and cheap shuttle bus connects the station to the Marconi Airport.

At thirty metres from Ca' di Vale there is a paid parking lot where you can leave a car.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Three days minimum. Flexible change over day. Baby bed on demand (no added cost for the baby <36 months)
Cleaning, heating, gas, water, electricity included. Payment on line. + 5% only for payments via mailed checks and non SEPA bank transfer orders.
Wifi included. The due tourist tax is included. Further info in our web site

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Bologna City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Shower enclosure with tent
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • studio apartment - 1 sleep sofa /futon , comfortable queen sofa bed
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital

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