NEW cozy studio apartment in the liveliest night scene in Bologna in the heart of the old town. Pedestrian area, just a short walk from Central Square, shopping area and University. Close to bus stop from airport, train station and Expo Centre.
The apartment has just been renewed in 2013, so everything (including electric plant) is BRAND NEW!!
The apt is strategically located in Bologna City Center in a lively old-fashion pedestrian street with plenty of picturesque restaurants and pubs.
Oriented towards south-west and being on the third floor, its two windows make it extremely luminous.
We chose a very comfortable pull out sofa easy to open. We do love cooking, thus the gourmet kitchen is fully equipped.
"The Prat", as we affectionately call it, is brand new and we will greatly appreciate any comments to better your stay!
Bathroom with jacuzzi shower and washing machine, flat-screen TV, heating and air conditioning unit, fridge, dining table for 4, water heater, gas and electric ovens, 2 windows with blinds and curtains.
The Pratello is a long-standing bohemian hang-out packed with pubs, restaurant and bars. This is a young, hip pedestrian neighborhood, where it will be difficult to choose your favorite traditional trattoria or pub!
During the day, Via del Pratello is an extremely warm and familiar old neighborhood, where people still greet each other every morning.
Walking is the best way to discover the old town where everything is within walking distance.
The bus stop from the Airport (Ugo Bassi) and from/to the Fiera (email hidden); In the street there are plenty of grocery shops open until late.
> The closest supermarket is in Via del Pratello n. 98 (getting out of the building on the right 100 mt on your left).
> In via Ugo Bassi n. 25 you will find one of the anciest markets in Bologna, with plenty of fresh products, vegetables, diary, etc.
> If you are not in the mood for cooking, you can enjoy the home made pasta prepared every day by la signora Valeria in Via del Pratello n. 71. Plenty of amazing and rich traditional pasta, such as tortellini, lasagne, pumpkin tortelloni, etc. and do not forget to try their home made desserts!
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bologna's Airport Guglielmo Marconi 6 km, Nearest railway: Bologna Centrale 2 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Bologna is known as the gastronomic capital of northern Italy. To experience this richness, head to the old medieval market and food shopping area known as Il Quadrilatero, whose tiny cobblestone streets are framed within a quadrilateral area by Piazza Maggiore (Bologna's main square), via Rizzoli, via Castiglione and via Farini. The market has occupied the same area in the city center since Roman times.
Tortellini, tagliatelle al ragú (bolognese), mortadella, lasagna, gelato are some of Bologna's cuisine highlights. We prepared a guide, which you will find in the apt, with plenty of suggestions to enjoy your stay.
Bologna is well-known for its food and for its politics, and is now regarded to be one of the most attractive cities in Italy, being full of character. The beautiful city centre in Bologna is well preserved and maintained, and is a credit to the city's policy of preservation. With unified architecture and marbled pavements, this charming Emilian city is well pedestrianised and easily explored by foot.
BOLOGNA FILM FESTIVAL (June/July)
The Bologna festival screens newly restored films, themed programs, and other treats and surprises from cinema's past. Films involving Charlie Chaplin are a particular specialty, a function of the close ties between Bologna's film archives and the Chaplin family. Internationally known movie accompanists play for all silent screenings, and all films are subtitled in both English and Italian. Most films are shown in 35mm. As a whole, the program tends toward the Eurocentric, with few Asian films on offer. Piazza Maggiore plays host to free late-night programs.The free outdoor screenings in the Piazza Maggiore are beautifully executed with good sound and an enormous screen.