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•Check-in from 14.00.
•Night Check-in and check-out available if agreed prior to arrival. – Smoking area is a covered outdoorl terrace.
Smoking not allowed
2:00 PM check-in
9:00 AM check-out
2 Full baths
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Towel change (for each guest):
R 66 / stay
Final cleaning apartment:
R 1 990 / stay
Change bedheets (for each guest):
R 166 / stay
Tourist tax tax (the amount will be calculated and paid upon arrival):
R 33 / stay
About the neighbourhood
Bologna is a perfect balance between culture and knowledge, hospitality and fine food, ancient tradition and cutting-edge futurism. A modern city with a well-preserved medieval centre: 40 km of porticos, museums, theatres, cinemas, over 200 libraries, countless pubs and restaurants, and a very lively nightlife: the envy of the entire world. Guglielmo Marconi International Airport links Bologna to major international hubs and, with over 90 domestic and foreign destinations, places Bologna at the centre of business connections. Located in the productive heart of northern Italy, Bologna is one of the country's most important railway junctions, now served by new high-speed trains. Appointed a UNESCO City of Music (It was also European City of Culture), Bologna is the home of the Teatro Com...
Bologna is a perfect balance between culture and knowledge, hospitality and fine food, ancient tradition and cutting-edge futurism. A modern city with a well-preserved medieval centre: 40 km of porticos, museums, theatres, cinemas, over 200 libraries, countless pubs and restaurants, and a very lively nightlife: the envy of the entire world. Guglielmo Marconi International Airport links Bologna to major international hubs and, with over 90 domestic and foreign destinations, places Bologna at the centre of business connections. Located in the productive heart of northern Italy, Bologna is one of the country's most important railway junctions, now served by new high-speed trains. Appointed a UNESCO City of Music (It was also European City of Culture), Bologna is the home of the Teatro Comunale, the Bologna Festival, the Filarmonica, the Mozart Orchestra founded by Maestro Claudio Abbado, and the Cineteca, one of the world's most important film restoration centres, with 11 Film Festivals a year. With the western world's oldest university and many foreign universities, it attracts intellectuals and students from every part of the world. Bologna is home to Emilia-Romagna's most prestigious motorcycle and racing car companies (such as Ducati, Ferrari, and Lamborghini), and to large industrial cooperatives and multinationals, leaders in ceramics, agribusiness, packaging, and mechanical automation. It boasts world-famous research centres such as Enea, Cnr, and Cineca. Bologna: economic and cultural opportunities far above the national average. The ideal place to do business and cultural visit. BOLOGNA: Where it is Capital of the Province and of the Emilia-Romagna region, Bologna is located between the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the heart of the Po Valley. Due to its position between North and South, East and West, the Adriatic coast as well as cities such as Venice, Florence, Milan and Rome can easily be reached from Bologna. Why visit City of art, culture and commerce, with a streamlined trade-fair organization and a well-known manufacturing and motor tradition, Bologna is famous for its almost 40 km of arcades, the longest in the world. Also called “The Learned” for its old University, and “The Fat” for its food tradition, the city is also a “UNESCO creative City of Music” and has one of the largest and most well-preserved medieval historical centres, full of restaurants, taverns, theatres and shops. Home of many famous artists such as Giorgio Morandi, Guido Reni, the Carraccis, Guercino, Aspertini, its charm has also charmed notable people like Mozart, Carducci, Dante, Rossini and Guglielmo Marconi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Where to visit and what to see Rich in art and history, Bologna will amaze the visitor in all seasons, with its enjoyable and lively summer atmosphere or with the magic of Christmas illuminations. A first look at the city is from the beautiful Piazza Maggiore where medieval palaces look down upon an intense public life and economic activity. They perfectly combine with modernity, while preserving their antique charm. For instance Palazzo d'Accursio, seat of the municipal administration, houses inside its ancient walls the Art Nouveau-style Salaborsa multimedia Library as well as Roman archaeological excavations, visible from a modern glass floor. Among the symbols of Bologna there are the Neptune Fountain by Giambologna, and the medieval towers, particularly the magnificent Two Towers: Asinelli tower (98 m) and its neighbouring “twin” Garisenda (48 m, also mentioned in Dante's Inferno). Alma Mater Studiorum is the oldest Western University. Its first prestigious seat was the Archiginnasio, whose walls are decorated with the coats of arms of the students. Here it is possible to visit the Anatomical Theatre, where practical lessons of cadaver dissection took place in the past. Walking along the ancient streets and the never-ending porticoes, canals are an unexpected surprise. They date back to the 12th century and can be visited underground too. A rich heritage of art is housed in the numerous Museums and Galleries, as well as in the multitude of religious buildings. Among them, a special mention should be made to the complex of Santo Stefano, the one of San Domenico with the Saint's marble tomb by Nicolò dall'Arca and decorated with Michelangelo's sculptures, and the church of Santa Maria della Vita which houses another Nicolò dall'Arca's masterpiece, the Pietà sculpture (Lamentation over the Dead Christ). Don't miss It is not possible to leave Bologna without having visited Palazzo Poggi, seat of the present University and of some University Museums or without having admired the 17th century sundial and the wonderful chapels in the Basilica of San Petronio. Other highlights are the porticoes and the organ of Santa Maria dei Servi, the small window over the canal in Via Piella, the Manifattura delle Arti district. Don't miss the Genus Bononiae artistic and museum itinerary too (download English brochure). On the table Bologna is synonym for food & wine tradition. Mortadella, “ragù alla Bolognese”, handmade pastas such as tortellini, lasagne and tagliatelle, boiled meat, certosino cake: these are only some of the foods that have made Bologna's gastronomy famous throughout the world, together with the fabulous “sfogline” (women making handmade pastas) whose lessons are attended by visitors from every country in the world. Colli Bolognesi DOC wines are famous too, like the typical Pignoletto. For fun The city is full of life both during the day and at night, with its many taverns, theatres, book-stores, squares and shops. In the charming small streets close to Piazza Maggiore, there is the lively and picturesque Mercato di Mezzo with shops of typical products. The most gluttonous visitors cannot miss the city's oldest and most renowned chocolate laboratory, or an aperitif in an old wine bar. To keep fit Many sport facilities, swimming pools and gyms, from the historical Dall'Ara Stadium to the most important Skate park in Italy, enable visitors to practice every kind of activity. Nowadays, the ancient Bologna thermal fountains have become a modern thermal spas for health and therapeutic treatments. Main events The city cultural programme, is rich in exhibitions, theatre events and festival of jazz and contemporary music. A particular mention should be made of the Opera and Ballet season of Teatro Comunale, the Concerts of Orchestra Mozart, Bologna Festival and Cinema Festivals (Cinema Ritrovato, Future Film Festival), as well as of other important events like the International Comics Festival BilBolBul, the Children's Book Fair, ArteFiera, Arte Libro and Cioccoshow. Information and useful advice Bologna still retains its humanity and distances can be rapidly covered on foot, at least as far as the central area is concerned. Once in the city, it is advisable to leave your vehicle in one of the several car parks, since the centre is a restricted area (ZTL). Nearby A few minutes from the historical centre, the Bologna hills to the South represent an important parkland, where it is possible to enjoy a beautiful view of the city. Architectural and monumental jewels like villas, churches and monasteries are hidden there. Among them, the Church of San Michele in Bosco and the Sancturay of Beata Vergine di San Luca, located on Colle della Guardia. For Bologna inhabitants, the Sanctuary is the dearest and most revered place, as well as a comforting visible “landmark” when approaching the city. It can be easily reached either on foot walking along the longest arcade of the city (about 4 km) or by shuttle bus.
Your journey of discovery around Bologna starts at the Fountain of Neptune, one of the symbols of our city and the work of the Flemish sculptor know as Giambologna. Before visiting the splendid setting of Piazza Maggiore, take a step back into the history of ancient Bononia and enter Sala Borsa. In the 19th century, this was the city's economic centre and today it is a place of culture. With its rich, multi-media library, it has become one of the favourite meeting places for the people of Bologna. At the centre of the building is a covered square, where you will meet the first unexpected side of Bologna. Below your feet, a glass floor will offer you a view of the original city. Here, you will be able to sip a coffee spanning two thousand years, while admiring the art nouveau ceilings and seeing close up the archaeological remains on which our city stands today.
After observing the beginning of Bologna's history, you are now ready to continue your journey, entering Piazza Maggiore, known simply as the “piazza” by the locals. Let yourself be seduced by the wide spaces, the great area surrounded by some of the buildings that can tell the story of the city: Palazzo D'Accursio (headquarter of Bologna Town Hall) that houses the City Art Collection and the Basilica of San Petronio, housing the largest sundial in the world. Before leaving Piazza Maggiore, play a little game. Below the open arcade of the so-called Voltone del Podestà, between Palazzo di Podestà and Palazzo Re Enzo, there is a kind of whispering gallery. If you whisper, facing one of the four corners of the arch, you will be heard by anyone who is at the opposite corner.
From the piazza, walk along Via dell'Archiginnasio, with its beautiful Portico del Pavaglione and some of the most desirable shops in Bologna. Following the road that runs alongside the Basilica San Petronio, you will reach the Museo Civico Archeologico (Archaeological Museum) and here, if you are so inclined, you can find out more about Etruscan and Roman Bologna through the archaeological exhibits. You can also visit the museum's superb Egyptian collection. Next you will see Palazzo dell'Archiginnasio, the first unified seat of the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the western hemisphere, founded in 1088. The Teatro Anatomico (Anatomical Theatre), where anatomy lessons were once held, is well-worth visiting. Nearby is the Basilica of San Domenico, a true treasure chest of Italian art. You can admire the marble shrine with the remains of this saint, decorated with precious statues by Nicolò Pisano, Nicolò dell'Arca and the young Michelangelo.
After discovering Bologna “The Learned”, spend time exploring Bologna “The Fat”, the Bologna of good food and excellent cooking. Go back on yourself, behind Piazza Maggiore, and enjoy wondering through the narrow streets of the old city market, the Quadrilatero. During the day, you will come across many stalls filled with all kinds of food products, from seasonal fruit to fresh fish from the nearby Adriatic Sea, from tortellini and that speciality of Bologna, mortadella, to various sweets. In the evening, just before dinner, these streets are transformed and shops give way to bars and drinking places, where people of Bologna can enjoy an aperitif at the end of the day.
After this refreshing interval, cross Via Castiglione and be astonished by the wonderful Piazza Santo Stefano. Your eyes will alight on the church at other side of the square. If you have time, you will discover that is it not one church but seven. This is not all illusion, but the consequence of the historical events that took place in this corner of the city. From Piazza Santo Stefano, go along the covered passageway of Corte Isolani and soon you will be in Strada Maggiore. From this point, at last you can see the Asinelli and the Garisenda Towers, side by side at the centre of a circle from where all our city's main streets radiate. Continue along Strada Maggiore to the Two Towers, the tallest of the twenty still standing in this city of towers, which in mediaeval time boasted over one hundred turrets. If you find this hard to believe, climb the 498 steps up to the top of the Asinelli Tower and look out over the city. You will discover that, even today, there are many more towers than you had imagined.
From the Two Towers, walk along Via Zamboni, the main university street, with its various departments, the historical Teatro Comunale (City Theatre) and the famous university museums. From Via Zamboni, going towards Via Indipendenza, you will discover another unexpected side of Bologna, the underground waterways that were open canals until two centuries ago. Under the arcade of Via Piella, your glance takes in a brief impression of Venice: water lapping against the buildings' foundations. To get back to Piazza Maggiore, walk along Via Indipendenza, the main shopping street. If you do have time for a bit more culture, a tiny detour will allow you to visit one of the most delightful museums in the city, the Museo Medievale.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Guglielmo Marconi: 9.0 km
Railway: Bologna Centrale: 2.0 km
FROM THE AIRPORT Guglielmo Marconi International Airport (BLQ) is connected directly with public transport. With taxi the cost is about 20 euros for a journey, travel time 15/20 minutes (recommended). FROM THE TRAIN STATION Bologna's Stazione Centrale is only 15 minutes from apartment: bus line 38 connects directly the station to the apartment ( get off at ' NOVELLI '. FROM MOTORWAY From Florence, Milan, and Ancona: exit at the 'BOLOGNA FIERA' toll booth motorway A14 From Padua: ring road exit 8 for Nord; ring road exit 7 or 8 Before your departure, tell me your arrival time so I will wait you to accompany you in the apartment.
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 100.0 km.