Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Massenzio Masia, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40138, Italy
Your host, Gianluca
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The Space



The apartment is at the 4th floor of a condo in one of the nicest residential district of Bologna. It is just off Centro storico and is walking steps to the Fiera district, the Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna and the old medieval center of the city. The neighborhood is really nice and green and is steps from famous Trattoria "DA VITO" where some of the most famous Bolognese singers were regularly spotted... and "IL SELLAIO", at 100 metres from home, very famous for its gorgeous pizza... (see picture). My guests will find in their room a booklet with cards and numbers of these and many other cool places, so that you can plan ahead what to do.
If you are in town for one of the many Trade Exhibitions at FIERA, the apartment is at few bus stops... or either 10 minutes walk; there are two different urban lines that bring you there with a high frequency of 6-7 minutes at every hour, and the tickets (1 € per ride) can be purchased at the kiosk near home. Please check out here: (website hidden)_corrente ...is the website of the next exhibitions scheduled.
Bologna's nickname for its delicious culinary tradition is "la Grassa" (The Fat) despite many knows "la Dotta" for its prestigious university. Whatever is the reason of your trip to Bologna, walk under miles of "portico" (arches walkways), regardless of the weather shopping is always dry and safe thanking to the porticos...Experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Alma Mater Studiorum - the oldest in the world - and choose from a wide range of cultural trips from churches, art-galleries, museums and sport events. Bologna's soccer team plays in "Serie A", and if you come on a Saturday - Sunday you may experience how Italians get so crazy about it... but also two strong basketball teams and the big "Unipol Arena" where major pop-star hold regularly their concerts... And of course indulge yourself in genuine bolognese food: mortadella, tortellini, tagliatelle, lasagne with ragù sauce... just to mention the most famous ones... or if you're of difficult tastes jump on the high-speed rail for a day trip to Venice (70 mins.), Milan (1 hr.), Florence (35 mins.)... The apartment is absolutely central to everything, has free WI-FI and is very warm; the guest room has a king size bed on a woodden floor. The guests have private bathroom (shown in the picture). Feel free to use all the kitchen's appliances and for your breakfast we recently got an automatic Espresso machine that makes a gorgeous espresso, one shot, double shot... as you like... In any case ask me what's new in town and I'll be happy to address you to the coolest Aperitivo or help you with directions... Benvenuti...

The Neighborhood

Quite clean residential area, just off Centro storico and at walking distance to the Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna. In close vicinity (5 minutes walk) with grocery store, supermarket, pizza-sushi takeaways,

Getting around

The apartment is in front of a major bus stop with easy direct access to city center, Central railway station, Fiera district... everything is really at 10 minutes walking distance.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $46 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $27
Cancellation: Flexible
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Ottima accoglienza e check in, contattate questo host se vi serve un buona "base" a Bologna!
    La casa è in zona tranquilla ma molto comoda per il centro.

    July 2014
  • Well what can I say.. What a truly lovely family. My husband and I really loved staying here. The accommodation is really central to all necessities of food, shopping, sight seeing and transport (train and plane). We were able to walk to 99% of everything. Highly recommend.

    June 2014
  • Soggiorno piacevolissimo famiglia stupenda, gentile, accogliente, è stato come sentirsi a casa propria, plus da non sottovalutare parcheggio privato interno. È atata la prima volta con air beb ed è stata bellissima.

    May 2014
  • Frankly to say it was the best hospitality i ve ever experienced..Gianluca's parents made me feel like home and made me feel like a member of their family..unfortunately i had not so much time to spend with them to enjoy their meals..was far beyond the my expectations..

    May 2014
  • This is hospitality at its best! I know that using a word like hospitality has become somewhat of a cliché, but this place really calls for the use of this term. Trust me! I stayed at Gianlucas place for one week. It is actually his parents who live in the apartment. Giovanni and Rosa (the parents) took great care of me, made me feel at home and they even made sure that i never went hungry. Gianluca came by a couple of times, we had some interesting chats about everything from football to tourism and he also brought me along to one of Bolognas most mythical restaurants, which by the way is placed two minutes down the road. The room is quiet and the bed comfy so here you are guaranteed a good nights sleep. I will return the next time i am in town!

    April 2014
  • Staying with Gianluca's parents was my first airbnb experience and it was very positive. The apartment is very conveniently located - a 15 min walk to the Bologna Fiera centre (I was in town for a trade fair) and 15 mins in the other direction to the centre city. This meant I could walk home from dinner in town. The area felt very safe at night. The room was comfortable, the wifi excellent. Gianluca's parents don't speak English, but his dad speaks French, as I do myself, so we had some very enjoyable conversations over breakfast. If business brings you to the Bologna Fiera centre, this is a great accommodation option.

    March 2014
  • had an uncomplicated stay in Bologna, Gianluca's parents took good care of me

    December 2013
  • Per motivi professionali ho trascorso un breve soggiorno presso l'host Gianluca, sono stata ospite dei suoi genitori, persone squisite e discrete. La camera era come l'aspettavo, letto confortevole e comoda la scrivania. Tutto estremamente pulito e ordinato. La posizione dell'appartamento è estremamente comoda, il centro e il sant'orsola sono raggiungibili a piedi, il quartiere è molto piacevole e tranquillo, ben collegato con i mezzi pubblici. I genitori di Gianluca sono stati molto disponibili e al tempo stesso discreti.E' stata la mia prima esperienza di coabitatazione, ma mi sono sentita subito a mio agio e libera di muovermi secondo le mie esigenze sempre nel rispetto di tutti. Il momento della colazione è molto simpatico, giusto per partire con la giornata dopo una piacevole chiacchierata con gli ospiti. Sicuramente in futuro ci tornerei e consiglo a tutti questa esperienza.

    November 2013
  • Innanzitutto la posizione è veramente vicina al centro, ma al tempo stesso è anche comoda se si viene in auto come ho dovuto fare io. La casa è comoda, pulita, ordinata con gli spazi giusti per un breve soggiorno. La famiglia di Gianluca è decisamente ospitale ed è stato piacevole scambiare quattro chiacchere nel poco tempo che ho avuto a disposizione: ci si trova a proprio agio in pratica da subito. Grazie di tutto e complimenti a Gianluca e ad Airbnb.

    November 2013
  • Gianluca was an incredible host! Very helpful and informative and supported me to navigate my way around Bologna, Italy. The host site was extemely comfortable, bright and immaculately clean, with private bathroom. Located steps away from Bologna city centre in a safe and secure neighbourhood with easy access to shopping, entertainment and the main train station. My stay was comfortable and relaxing and I would highly recommend this home to other travellers...you will definately enjoy your stay!!!

    October 2013
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