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“Very Central apartment ideal for one or two people”
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The Living room in white style
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

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NTF12
Heathfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very Central apartment ideal for one or two people”
Reviewed 29 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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The apartment is off a courtyard of a delightful palazzo. It is about 100 metres from the two towers. The apartment has everything one needs, including a couple of bikes which we used every day of our stay.
The bedroom has a fantastic vauled ceiling.
The location is very quiet.

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Liked best: Central location
Liked least: All good!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Peterag54
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Position Perfect”
Reviewed 11 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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This apartment is located about as well as you could ask for visiting Bologna. In a quiet street but just a few minutes walk to the centre. The apartment is cosy but was big enough for us as a couple to cook, eat, sleep etc. To access the bedroom upstairs you do need to ascend and descend a tight spiral staircase and all other facilities are downstairs. You need a reasonable level of mobility and care must be taken, particularly at night. We had no trouble at all.
Giacarlo is a great host. He went well out of his way to assist us with parking our car during our stay - more than we could reasonably ask. We would definitely recommend this apartment.

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Jacqui37
Exeter, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful apartment”
Reviewed 13 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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The apartment is also about 80 meters from the two towers, so very very central.

You'll arrive at two large wooden doors, which once opened, the buzz of the city disappears into a haven of peace & calm. A few steps along to a beautiful courtyard where you'll find you have your very own statue!

The apartment has everything you need, as well as a washing machine & dishwasher.
On our first night we were in awe at the beautiful ceiling in the bedroom, trying to work out how plasterers managed to make it so ornate - we then realised this is built in one of the splendid portico's which adorn the city!

We loved Bologna, the shopping is amazing (we thought better than Rome & Florence!), & would love to come back to the Christmas markets....(oops did I say that out loud?..... Maybe I should say not to come here so the apartment's free!!).... And as for the food markets, Oh..... My.... Goodness!! (Walk to two towers, go straight over then first right!) We were also recommended Incrocio Montegrappa , in Via Montegrappa by Giancarlo..... (See my other review, but in short amazing!)

There are other reviews re Bologna - we felt very relaxed, not threatened at all, and noticed nothing out of the ordinary - a beautiful place which if you miss it, you'll be missing out.... (All the more for me!)

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hjw287
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Full of character and excellent location”
Reviewed 2 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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This apartment was perfect for our first trip to Bologna. Built into the portico of a palazzo in a quiet courtyard it became a welcome retreat after our various expeditions around this exciting city. Giancarlo picked us up from the station and drove us to the apartment which was great . Although the space is small the kitchen was well equipped and we made good use of the washing machine and dishwasher

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Liked best: the historic building, the central location and Giancarlo's helpfulness
Liked least: small sitting room
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antony h
2 reviews
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“excellent”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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This was a great apartment full of character and in the best area for everything the city had to offer . Thanks to Giancarlo who is a great host , this was our second trip to Bologna and we will be back soon

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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408char
Felton, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bella Bologna”
Reviewed 29 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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This was the very first visit to Bologna, and we were so enchanted with the city...its food, its porticos, and people that we walked every inch we could. We particularly enjoyed the central location of Palazzo Pannolini which made it possible for us to take a break and then return to activities. Giancarlo was the perfect host in orienting us to the sights and restaurants of Bologna and arranging a taxi for us. The apartment was very clean and had a marvelously efficient use of space. We loved the fact that the apartment was once a portico. We loved Giancarlo's suggestion of visiting the Basiica San Luca. Some of the very best pictures of our 26 day stay in Italy were taken there. I highly recommend this as a wonderful vacation stay.

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Your age range 65+
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Kitonther...
Berkeley, CA
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Small but with a perfect location”
Reviewed 18 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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person found this review helpful

My husband and I decided to stay in Bologna because we wanted to be somewhere "less touristy." We were there over a week and we loved it! By the time we left it really felt like home.

Gian Carlo, the owner of the apartment, met us at the Bologna airport where we had gone to return our rental car and drove us, with our luggage, to the pocket-sized apartment we stayed in. He was very willing to cart our large suitcase up the spiral staircase you see in listing photos, but we decided to take things up a little at a time. It's a disadvantage for anyone that has to get up at night that the bedroom is separated from the bathroom by that rather daunting staircase. Also, the amenities were quite spartan. However, the WiFi worked perfectly and the location was also absolutely perfect for exploring Bologna's historic center.

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