The five of us spent four nights in Bologna at Maria's wonderful B&B. The B&B is near the center of Bologna in an apartment building with a very heavy wooden door guarding the terrazzo floors of the interior hallways. It's very unassuming from the outside but the rooms are modern and beautifully decorated with every amenity I could think of and Maria is incredibly charming and helpful with suggestions about what to see and where to eat. Every morning there was a wonderful breakfast with cappuccino, fresh fruit from the market, bread with homemade jams, cheese, sliced bolognese sausages and usually some special baked pastry that she'd made. We were in town during a convention and she was very helpful with advice about getting around the city and making dinner reservations on the busiest nights. This was our second visit to Bologna and we can't wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- My name is Mary Ketty and I personally manage my Bed & Breakfast "Bologna nel Cuore," guaranteeing my guests special care for detail and a warm, welcoming atmosphere with the maximum respect for privacy."Bologna nel cuore" is an intimate and refined Bed & Breakfast situated in an old structure in the centre of Bologna born thanks to the love I feel towards my city. My wish is to leave my guests, Italian or foreign, with a memory of Bologna in their hearts and "Bologna nel cuore" Bed & Breakfast is ideal as an unforgettable stay for those who love the proverbial cordiality of Emilian hospitality. This elegant and welcoming residence is also the perfect solution for those who come to Bologna for business, conventions or other work related matters or for local Bolognesi who wish to host relatives or friends in a homely environment. The central position, just a few steps from the main square Piazza Maggiore, of the Bed & Breakfast "Bologna nel cuore," allows the guests to easily reach on foot the main monuments of the city, including the famous Two Towers. I will be glad to suggest itineraries which will help you discover the major historical and artistic sites, the best restaurants and the most characteristic shops where typical, traditional products of the famous Bolognese gastronomy can be bought. ... more less