Located steps from Mercado Delle Erbe, the main public market of Bologna offers easy access to groceries, dining (three major food courts) and freshly prepared foods to take out. The apartment is one block from Ugo Bassi, the major downtown shopping street and only a few blocks from Piazza Maggiore. Local bars on Rua Belvedere host office workers each evening making for a lively setting to meet locals. The unit is on the first floor (no steps) and set back from the street and very quiet.. Francesca is a gracious host and very helpful in introducing guests to the City. Highly recommended.