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Top-rated vacation rentals in Bologna

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Apartment in Saragozza
Elegant apartment in Bologna Downtown
Elegante appartamento con ampia terrazza nel cuore antico di Bologna. Per apprezzare al massimo la vitalità e cultura di una delle più vive e affascinanti città d' Italia che sia per brevi o lunghi periodi , per vacanza o lavoro . ----------------- Elegant apartment with awesome terrace in Bologna downtown. To feel at the maximum level the true Italian Style in term of culture and enviroment in one of the most famous City in Italy , both for long or short period , for vacation or business.
Nov 13 – 20
$142 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 172 reviews
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Loft in Saragozza
Loft San Francesco
Piccolo loft di 50 mq nel centro di Bologna, ricavato dalla ristrutturazione di un vecchio laboratorio di pellame. Posto al piano terra di una storica palazzina di fronte ad una delle più belle basiliche bolognesi, e a 5 minuti a piedi da Piazza Maggiore. Luminoso e arredato con gusto dispone di tutti i comfort per rendere piacevole il vostro soggiorno. Il loft dispone, inoltre, di una corte esterna ad uso esclusivo degli ospiti. Collegata ottimamente con i principali mezzi di trasporto.
Feb 12 – 19
$93 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 281 reviews
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Loft in Bologna
Casetta de’ Poeti - Arched Ceiling Loft in Bologna
Casetta de' Poeti takes its name from the "Contemporary Poetry Center" that was hosted before its entire renovation (2019). The quiet and bright loft is on the second floor of Palazzo Bianconcini: an ancient building built in 1400 where you can admire up close 1700s frescoes featured on the staircase and in the lobby. Located 10 min walking from the most popular historical sites, Casetta de' Poeti is the perfect place to experience Bologna.
Aug 13 – 20
$123 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 198 reviews

Popular amenities for Bologna vacation rentals

Stay near Bologna's top sights

Piazza Maggiore499 locals recommend
Two Towers206 locals recommend
Unipol Arena15 locals recommend
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport70 locals recommend
Shopville Gran Reno4 locals recommend
Mercato delle Erbe300 locals recommend

Bologna apartment rentals

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Apartment in Saragozza
Bologna's heart - Downtown -
Jul 17 – 24
$88 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 156 reviews
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Apartment in Bologna
Bright and Peaceful Apartment in Historic Palazzo
$193 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 483 reviews
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Apartment in Saragozza
Corner via Paris
Mar 1 – 8
$117 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 142 reviews
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Central Studio - New, minimal and green.
Jun 15 – 22
$127 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 227 reviews
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-APOXA 3- Studio in the historic center of Bologna
Nov 10 – 17
$90 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 395 reviews
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SessantaSei
Nov 7 – 14
$203 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 113 reviews
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Asinelli Suite, privileged view of the two towers
Apr 8 – 15
$321 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 190 reviews
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Apartment in Bologna - Emilia Romagna
Centro Storico/Casa Parisini - via delle Lame
Aug 17 – 24
$120 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 321 reviews
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City center luxury apartment
Jun 14 – 21
$566 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 100 reviews
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"Casa Adriana" into the city center with garage
Oct 24 – 31
$325 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 123 reviews
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Charming Wood Attic Bologna Center
Aug 15 – 22
$217 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 291 reviews
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Apartment in Saragozza
LUXURY ATTIC WITH PRIVATE LIFT IN THE CITY CENTER
Dec 3 – 10
$291 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 299 reviews

Other great vacation rentals in Bologna

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Condo in Bologna
Relaxation and history, 7 minutes from Piazza Maggiore
Feb 11 – 18
$96 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 150 reviews
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Panoramic Loggia in Medieval City
Jan 15 – 22
$83 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 463 reviews
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Loft in Bologna
Charming Loft with a view on the Seven Churches
Oct 20 – 27
$167 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 176 reviews
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Condo in Saragozza
Open space San Francesco
Dec 15 – 22
$97 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 101 reviews
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Loft in Bologna
Live in history: loft with frescos
Aug 26 – Sep 2
$124 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 369 reviews
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Loft in Bologna
Intimate and pleasant loft in the beating heart of the historical center
Jul 1 – 8
$117 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 295 reviews
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Loft in Bologna
Design loft
Oct 10 – 17
$190 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 186 reviews
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Condo in Bologna
Delightful attic very central and panoramic
Jan 30 – Feb 6
$84 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 125 reviews
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Condo in Saragozza
Angolo di Paradiso, Charming Flat near the Towers
Aug 17 – 24
$104 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 149 reviews
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Condo in Bologna
Design and art among Bologna's red rooftops
Jul 29 – Aug 5
$154 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 342 reviews
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Home in Bologna
An independent house close to Piazza Maggiore
Oct 22 – 29
$152 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 316 reviews
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Condo in Bologna
Casa Letizia ONE city center mansion TWO TOWERS
Jun 12 – 19
$118 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 303 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Bologna

Total rentals

5.5K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

2.2K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

20 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

1.5K properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

1.2K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

241K reviews

Your guide to Bologna

All About Bologna

Bologna, capital city of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, is known throughout Europe as a food-lover’s mecca. Friends gather along the peach porticos of Piazza Mazziore for carafes of Lambrusco, the local wine, and plates of prosciutto and other aperitivi. Some restaurants specialize in Bologna’s distinctive pastas, such as meat-filled tortellini in broth (hand twisted, of course) and lasagne oozing with Bolognese sauce.

While the incredible food scene is a huge draw, Bologna’s other charms are on display when you’re not looking down at your plate. Recently, the so-called City of Porticos was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Musicians perform on the cobblestones of Bologna’s central piazzas while cyclists whisk by on bikes and Vespas. Bologna doesn’t have a leaning tower like Pisa — it has two: Asinelli and Garisenda. At the Fountain of Neptune in the Piazza del Nettuno, the Ancient Roman sea god towers over the city. North of the city center, the centuries-old Piazzola Market is where hundreds of merchants sell their wares, from fashion to flowers.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Bologna

The best times to secure your Bologna vacation rental are spring and autumn, when the weather is usually sunny but milder and less humid than summer, which can get very hot. Businesses also often close during part of the summer so the owners can take their annual vacations, so keep this in mind if you choose to visit during this time. Winters are generally cool but not too cold, and since snow is rare, this may be a great time to explore the city. Bologna’s Christmas markets, held in the weeks leading up to the holiday, can be a festive place to do some shopping and discover Christmas delicacies.


Top things to do in Bologna

Bologna Food Tour

A perfect way to quickly get your bearings in the city that calls itself La Grassa (“the fat one”) is to take a walking, biking, or bus tasting tour. You can learn how the best foods and wines are produced and prepared, and leave knowing where to buy true Modena balsamic vinegar or top-notch Parmigiano Reggiano.

University of Bologna

Founded in 1088, the University of Bologna is the world’s oldest university in continuous operation. It is home to stunning 16th-century buildings like the Palazzo Poggi or the Collegio di Spagna, as well as one of the oldest botanical gardens in Europe. The university grounds and many of its buildings are open to the public to explore.

Carpigiani Gelato Museum

This museum is dedicated to the history, culture, and technology of gelato. Here you can enroll in a hands-on masterclass, take a guided tour of the exhibits, and taste some of the many flavors of gelato that Bolognese artisans produce.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Bologna?

    Bologna has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers reaching temperatures of 86°F (30°C) and mild winters averaging 41°F (5°C). There's moderate rainfall throughout the year, and occasional snowfall in winter.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Bologna?

    In Bologna, you can explore the historic Piazza Maggiore, visit the beautiful San Petronio Basilica, or climb the Asinelli Tower for a panoramic city view. Food enthusiasts might enjoy sampling local cuisine at the Quadrilatero market.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Bologna?

    The most popular time to visit Bologna is during spring (April to June) or fall (September to November). Local events like ArteFiera in January, and Bologna Children's Book Fair in April, often draw international crowds.

  • What are the best places to stay in Bologna?

    Popular areas to stay in Bologna include the vibrant University Quarter, the historic and central Piazza Maggiore area, or the tranquil Santo Stefano neighborhood, known for its medieval charm.

  • What are the best places to visit in Bologna?

    Popular places to visit in Bologna include the distinctive Two Towers, the bustling Piazza Maggiore, and the historic Archiginnasio. For art enthusiasts, the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna hosts an impressive collection of Renaissance paintings.

  • What are some hiking trails in Bologna?

    Bologna is surrounded by the hills of Emilia-Romagna, providing ample hiking opportunities. The trails of Parco dei Gessi Bolognesi e Calanchi dell'Abbadessa, and the scenic path to San Luca Sanctuary, are favored by locals and visitors alike.

  • What are some family activities to do in Bologna?

    Families in Bologna can enjoy a visit to the interactive Museo per Bambini, explore the city's parks such as Parco della Montagnola, or discover the intriguing exhibits at the Science Museum. Puppet shows at Teatro Testoni are also popular with children.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Bologna?

    Day trips from Bologna often include exploring the elegant city of Parma, the historic town of Ferrara, or the vibrant coastal city of Rimini. For car enthusiasts, a visit to the Ferrari Museum in nearby Maranello is also an exciting adventure.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Apartment Rentals in Bologna?

    Enhance your stay in our Apartment Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 50 homes with a gym, over 410 homes with self check-in, over 3,080 homes with wifi, over 20 homes with a bbq area, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • How much does it cost to stay in loft rentals in Bologna?

    Experience the best of Bologna with our loft rentals, starting at about $30 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

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