Sweet Loft in ancient Bologna
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Central, modern, bright and very silent loft on the ground floor of a XV century monastery, completely furnished. Composed of a loft space with furnished living room and kitchen, 1 bedroom at separate level (with a king-size bed a bunk bed), 2 bathrooms (1 with tub and the other with shower).
The apartment is equipped with every comfort: air conditioning, independent heat, 1 television, SAT-TV,
region 1 (for US and Japan) blu-ray DVD-player, region 2 (for UK and europe) blu-ray dvd player, internet access and wi-fi, color laser printer, hair dryer, nespresso coffee and cappucino machine, iron and ironing board and oven.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||80 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||25 km, 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Emilia-Romagna region
Bologna represents (even for Italians) a superb example of the best of the dolce vita. History, architecture, culture, sophistication and the best of Italian cuisine.
Bologna's fame is closely linked to the reputation and prestige of the Alma Mater Studiorum (the university), founded in 1088. Renowned throughout Europe, the University of Bologna has always attracted students from all over the world. Bologna is not a city which attracts mass tourism, but instead it welcomes the more discerning visitor.The political and religious heart of the city can be found on the Medieval Piazza Maggiore, which can be accessed via the symbolic Piazza del Nettuno on which stands a statue of the Roman god Neptune.
Very close to the apartment building (5 minutes walking distance) there is "Piazza Maggiore". It is a big square bordered by medieval buildings, including the unfinished "Basilica of San Petronio". In the square stands the fountain to Neptune by "Giovanni da Bologna". From the Piazza lead miles of porticoed streets (25 miles to be exact). Sheltering beneath the porticoes are shops to suit every taste, from dusty book shops to exclusive boutiques, all the top Italian designers are represented. There are many antique shops in Bologna, some specialising in certain periods, the pottery of "Emilia Romagna" is wonderful, there are several outlets in Bologna.
There is a daily market (except Sundays) in "Via Pescherie Vecchie" where an amazing array of fresh fish and vegetables can be bought. Every second week-end of the month an antiques market is held in the beautiful "Piazza Santo Stefano", this is an open air market where stall holders display and sell their treasures. Other sites of interest include: the Gothic Cathedral, the national Picture Gallery, the Basilica of Santa Stefano, the Archiginnasio. Bologna is world renown for it’s gastronomy, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to either pizzerias, osterias, trattorias and restaurants. There are also innumerable cafes where you can linger over a coffee and a pastry watching the stylish Bolognese go about their business.!
There are many antique shops in Bologna, some specialising in certain periods, the pottery of Emilia Romagna is wonderful, there are several outlets in Bologna. Do bear in mind that generally shop opening hours are between 09.30 to 13.00 and 16.00 to 19.00 and are closed all day on Thursdays. There is a daily market (except Sundays) in via Ugo Bassi where an amazing array of fresh fish and vegetables can be bought. It’s well worth visiting to take in the atmosphere and to see the exotic produce against the backdrop of dark buildings and cobbled streets. Every second week-end of the month an antiques market is held in the beautiful Piazza Santo Stefano, this is an open air market where stall holders display and sell their treasures.
Other sites of interest include:
· the Gothic Cathedral
· the national Picture Gallery
· the Basilica of Santo Stefano
· the Archiginnasio
Bologna is in the region of Emilia Romagna, famed for being the homeland of Giuseppe Verdi, it therefore seems fitting that Bologna should have one of Italy’s finest Opera Houses, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. The Teatro has a full programme of classical music and world-class opera throughout the year. For more information visit the opera houses web site
Bologna is world renown for it’s gastronomy, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to either pizzerias, osterias, trattorias and restaurants. There are also innumerable cafes where you can linger over a coffee and a pastry watching the stylish Bolognese go about their business.
Bologna also has a thriving nightlife scene. The large student community ensuring the bars and clubs are lively and up-to-the-minute.
The apartment is the perfect choice for a stay in Bologna, being located at the centre of this historic and exquisite city.
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5 Nov 2012
"Modern spot in the very centre of Bologna"
Situated just some minutes from the Piazza Maggiore, this appartment offers everything you might need for a city stay. Equipped in a very modern style and with all kitchen and bath utensils.
I appreciated especially that there is no mobile coverage in the basement where you sleep.
Thanks and see you soon!
1 Oct 2012
"Intriguing apartment in great location"
This apartment was lovely and very conveniently located for the town centre (8 minutes walk once you knew the back routes). Restaurants and shops were very close. The modern furnishings in the 15th century building were attractive and we very much appreciated the use of the computer and the nespresso coffee machine (complete with capsules!). The road on which the apartment is set is a fairly busy rat run but the apartment itself is set at the rear of a courtyard so far back that there was no noise. The kitchen is tiny but adequately equipped and the living area more than makes up for it in size - loved the sofas! The one downside is the spiral staircase down to the bedroom. This is a slight challenge to those of more mature years! The fact that there is a bathroom both upstairs and downstairs means that it is not really a problem but anyone who is not steady on their feet (or anyone who is extremely overweight - it is narrow at the top!) might find it a problem. The bath looked dauntingly uncomfortable (but very stylish) and we didn't use it but the shower was wonderful. A word of warning: despite all the windows being covered with mosquito screens we were still lavishly bitten at night - take precautions.
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