About This Listing
Located right in the center of Bologna, just steps from piazza maggiore, the train station and surrounded by plenty of day and night life including restaurants, bars, cafes and shopping you're sure to discover what this beautiful city has to offer!
We offer a big private room (12 sqm), separated from the other two rooms in this spacious, open house that sometimes transforms into an art space. Photography, visual arts, theatre and music are all part of the events the space occasionally hosts. We love having guests during our events but we leave it totally up to you!
The house is fully furnished with two bathrooms (one with a shower and the other a whirlpool bathtub), spacious kitchen with snack area, huge living room and a small peaceful terrace where you can relax day or night over the skyline of the city.
Tons of windows and hardwood floors throughout the house add to the hospitality.
In the center of Bologna you can find so much to do: museums, shops, restaurants and bars where you can taste authentic Italian food and wine and experience the culture. Not to mention all of the events and festivals happening in the city all year round!
The location of the house allows easy access to all parts of the city and the residents can help with any questions, issues or needs.
Guests have access to use of the entire house, kitchen, fridge, terrace... Make your self at home!
There's also coffee and teas in the morning. We can give you an authentic lesson in the mysteries of making the perfect caffettiera coffee and or french press!
Interaction with Guests
We're here to welcome you and for anything you might need. We often have different schedules so there's usually someone around to chat with, have coffee, water or wine or even a bite to eat! But there's always plenty of space to relax on your own in the house or have some privacy in your room.
We are located in the center, downtown area of the city, directly between piazza maggiore and the train station. The neighborhood is FULL of stuff to do: shopping just outside the front door, small restaurants, wine bars/stores, the civic museum full of the city's medieval history which Bologna is known for.
Bologna is also very walkable and a beautiful place to stroll around. You can reach the closest edge of the center in 10 min from our house or go off and explore!
The airport in Bologna in very close to the city center, just by the highway (I've biked there...), so getting into town is very easy. The airport bus stops one block from our house (San Pietro stop) and the train station is a short walk or hop on a bus.
The buses in Bologna work very well and go just about everywhere. You can buy tickets in the tobacco shop (tabaccheria) or on board. There's even a bus up to the famed San Luca sanctuary if you want to skip the long portico-ed walk up the hill (somewhat of a rite of passage).
Other Things to Note
Bologna isn't the most well-known city for travelers in Italy but not only does that make it great for getting around without swaths of tourists, it has one of the richest cultural traditions. Just check out the wikipedia page to just how much historical and contemporary activity there is here, especially the Entertainment and Performing Arts section!
It houses the oldest university in Europe still in full function and making it a very lively, young city where you can find university students out ad about in that part of town. It's a UNESCO city of music (there's still a lot and every genre), home of Morandi, weekly open markets, one of the biggest cinematographic cities in Italy.
In the summer there is a mega screen in piazza maggiore with free movies every night, often in English or subtitled. Also check out local concerts in town or the theatre schedules: Arena del Sole, Teatro Duse, Teatro Comunale, beautiful performances with many touring shows in English or without much need.
E' permesso fumare in cucina e in terrazzo.
Si pregano gli ospiti di mantenere una condotta decorosa ed evitare gli schiamazzi nelle ore notturne.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 1 night.
Me and my 4 year old daughter stayed for 3 nights at Mason Ventidue. A very nice location in the middle of the centre of Bologna. The apartment is clean and nice (artistic) decorated and the room is more than perfect. We felt very welcome & at home and had a very pleasant stay. Mariarosa is a friendly and relaxed person and she even took the time to make pictures and drawings with Lara. Grazie!
Wow! Great location (shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, sites, etc). and the place was so nice, clean and inviting. Maison gave us some great places for restaurants and was very helpful . I highly recommend this place to anyone staying in Bologna! We stayed at 5 different AirBnB locations on our visit to Italy and Austria and this was by the best!
La casa es muy grande, nueva y cálida. Está tanto cerca de la estación de trenes como del centro así que mejor imposible. La atención fue muy agradable. Son cuatro pisos por escalera pero que en Bologna es lo más normal. Seguro volveremos.
La proprietaria mi aveva avvisata di essere fuori città durante il mio soggiorno, ma un suo amico mi ha accolta molto gentilmente e mi ha dato indicazioni al posto suo.
La posizione dell'appartamento è centrale e comoda, sia rispetto al centro che alla stazione. La camera è spaziosa, anche se non corrisponde a quella mostrata in foto e i bagni non sono ad uso esclusivo degli ospiti.
Unico neo è stato non trovare qualcosa per fare la colazione (c'erano tè e caffè e marmellata, ma né pane, biscotti o fette biscottate), ma non è stato un grave problema.
Da tenere presente però, nel caso si abbia bagaglio pesante, che l'appartamento si trova al quarto piano e non vi è ascensore.
The description of the flat is accurate and it's in a very central location. I spent one night there and it was exactly what I was looking for. For the price, you get a very big room with just what you need, and you share a bathroom. Towels were provided but no soap or else, which would have been nice but wasn't necessary.
This is clearly a place with a lot of turnover, so it missed the personal feel some Airbnb places can have: the owner wasn't there so a friend came to show me around in two minutes. That was enough, I got everything I needed. The flatmate was there and I tried to engage conversation once or twice and even asked if she wanted to join me when I went out for a drink as I was on my own, but she wasn't interested and clearly had other plans. Fair enoug. She was polite and smiling so really no issue here. Just to say that if you're looking for a place to crash, that's perfect. If you're looking for interaction, that might not be the best place. There wasn't any map or recommendation of restaurant left in the room. Again, not a problem as I had TripAdvisor and my own maps.
As everybody was out that night, the flat was very quiet.The flatmate,Chiara, was very considerate and I didn't hear her coming back. I can imagine that it would be impossible to sleep with an event in the living room though as the walls are quite thin. The flat is on the main street. There isn't any traffic during the wkd and I found nice to fall asleep with the buzz of people walking around. However, around 5am a party became very loud nearby and this became a bit of an issue in the neighbourhood (with several locals shouting for the music to be turned down). This can happen anywhere, and highlights the fact that the area contains a lot of students maybe, so something to be aware of.
Overall, the flat ticked all the boxes for me and I would come back again if I don't look for something a bit more comfortable or with more contact with the host next time.
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The entryway to Sala Borsa faces the Neptune fountain. It is located in the place where the botanical garden or herb garden created in 1568 by Ulisse Aldrovandi used to be.
typical and traditional food market
the famous bologna wine bar!!
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very cool gallery