charming rooms surrounded in nature

Apartment - Private room · Località Castell'Arienti, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40141, Italy

The Space

Located into a re-styled farmer monastery, this B&B offers rooms with a wonderful sugthseeing from the top of a hill.
Realaxing atmosphere, pleasant surroundings including garden, charmed wooden floor in all the rooms, out from city traffic. Rooms have private bath.
The landlord offers its experience in preparing italian delicacies for the guests at any time, giving cuisine lessons.
The host is also very collaborative in picking visitors at the Bologna airpot or railway station if asked for. You may also join the landlord in painting watercolors.
Trekking routes are presents in the surroundings, including a route to the Bologna historical center, 3 km far from.
Bologna is an ancient university town, known for its towers (seventeen!) and its long arcades, has a well-preserved historic center, which is among the largest in Italy.
Bologna has a dense network of cycle paths. The current network is 120 km long and is divided into 5 radial routes that depart and arrive from the center to the suburbs, making it the ideal city for tourism on two wheels. From Bologna you can reach in a short time (between one and two hours by car), some of the most beautiful cities in Italy: Tuscany from Florence, Pisa, Arezzo and Siena, to Emilia, Modena, Parma and Ferrara, Ravenna, Rimini and Cesena to the Venetian Verona, Padua and Venice, from Lombardy Mantova and Urbino in Marche region.
NOTE: the price is comprehensive of the accomodation tax!

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $40 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • At first: if it would be possible to give Massimo and his place 5 stars, I'd give him 6!!! Massimo received us warmly and in the same evening we went for dinner and a glass of wine in one of the nicest places in the old town. Even after that, we got a private tour night walk where he explained us all sites of his hometown, the same in the morning. We really couldn't have been better hosted any other way. The room and flat was also very clean and privacy separated :)
    On top: he is a partly working ad professional cook... So, if wished he serves you dinner and: for us, prepared a loooovely breakfast in the morning! Best way to get in touch and learn about Italian culture! Massimo made our stay very special and unique!

    April 2014
  • Clean shared apartment with friendly host.

    January 2014
  • Beautiful home in the hills just outside Bologna. The room was very comfortable, the view from the window was amazing. Massimo was very helpful and his wonderful breakfasts were the perfect way to start the day. I can highly recommend staying here. Thanks

    December 2013
  • Massimo's place is a very good designed and spacious apartment. It is easy to reach with his directions and GPS by car.

    The best highlight of our stay was Massimo's dinner. After such a good reviews, you cannot miss the chance try his dinner at home. It is definetely better than dining at an usual restaurant.

    He is more than helpful about giving tipps and suggestions about Bologna. It is also a good spot to stay several days for exploring Bologna city center.

    November 2013

    Massimo is a fantastic host and an even better cook! He went out of his way to help me with a photo shoot and even provided a guided tour around the city centre. By all means eat at his place (which is a fair way out of the city) - you will not be disappointed!

    A great stay!

    October 2013
    Response from Massimo:

    thanks for the compliments, Phil!
    As you can see, there's your host's photo close up in this site;)
    see you soon!

  • A beautiful home. If you want a place away from the bussle of the city, Massimo's place is perfect. Spotless, stylish and very comfortable. Massimo picked us up and dropped us off at the station. He was very helpful and informative. I would highly recommend you take him up on his offer for dinner. It was worth every penny. Highly recommended.

    October 2013
  • Really enjoyed our stay and Massimo was very helpful and an excellent host and cook. It is out of the city (about 8 km) so transport is an issue. It is accessible by taxi at a cost of 20 to 25 euros and would not be easy by bus or on foot. Massimo can meet you and took us in and out to main city gates on his way to work and back.

    October 2013
  • Fantastic host ! First of all , Massimo is leaving in a really charming apartment, decorated with taste and full of interesting art objects. Massimo is an interesting person with a deep history knowledge of Bologna Citi ( as well as the region ). We experienced a really entertaining and friendly conversation with Massimo and his daughter and we felt home right away. The master piece of this stay, is the Italian diner served by Massimo, which will make you want to stay longer. I fully recommend this place as a "Must do" in Bologna !

    October 2013
  • We had a wonderful time staying with Massimo. He is a wonderful host and knows how to look after his guests. The room was very comfortable and he cooked a magnificent meal for us.

    Massimo was very generous in giving us recommendations for sights to visit and places to eat. He even dropped us off at the local restaurant!

    The location of his apartment is far enough from central Bologna to feel like you've escaped the city but easily accessible by bus/car/train.

    October 2013
  • The apartment was clean and comfortable; Massimo has a very interesting collection of vintage and antique objects. Massimo is a very accomplished chef and we enjoyed very much the meals he put on for us.

    The place is a little challenging to find - my suggestion if using satnav is to locate the Shell petrol station in Pianoro, which is at the bottom of the drive way up to Massimo's place. Nothing else seemed to work with our 32 month out of date satnav from Hertz. You may have a better satnav than we did!

    October 2013
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I am a self-taught chef, as well as artist and lover of nature. I love good music, invent and experiment new dishes in my kitchen. I make my home available to my guests and I try to share with them his silence and the fresh air. Sono un cuoco autodidatta, nonchè artista e amante della natura. Amo la bella musica come inventare e sperimentare nuovi piatti in cucina. Metto la mia casa a disposizione dei miei ospiti e cerco di condividere con loro il suo silenzio e l'aria buona
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