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If you are arriving in Bologna for holiday, for studying or for business and you are looking for a nice, convenient and quiet accomodation, this place could be for you.
The room is comfortable for up to three people.
The house is big and comfortable, with internet wireless broadband, washing machine (just evening use, please; I ask for a contribution of 2 euro to wash with full load, nothing if you have a few things that can be added to my daily washing), refrigerator, oven, microwaves...etc. Shared bathroom and kitchen is available for you, but please ask in advance if you would like to cook.
I'm an actress and mother of a 17 years old boy, I like music,to go out, to do sports, to enjoy events in my city, to hang out with friends.
Sometimes I might have different guests at the same time.
It's been a long time that I do airbnb and I really like the human exchange it offers, I made friends for a life through the website. I like to help guests in anything they may need, and to hang out with them, if they like as well and if I have time. In my experience I hosted people coming to Bologna for many different reasons so I'm also very considerate of their privacy and willing to stay alone.
I must say in advance that my house is an old one and not perfect, I periodically plan to renovate and modernize some parts of it by myself, that of course requires time and money. Actually I am planning the renovation of painting on walls, so please be comprehensive if I still have to do it for when you come.
Even if an old one, I am very affectionated to this apartment, which was the house of a great and famous poet, writer and film director during his teenage in mid forties - Pier Paolo Pasolini, for the ones who know him.
Please also take note that this is a lived house!
We are very open, warm and helpful people, check in is available at any time (with a welcoming tea or coffee :), you will have your own keys and no deposit is asked for staying here, we trust in people! But please understand that sometimes I don't have the time to put everything in the perfect order. Staying at my place is a genuine italian family experience. If you are looking for a warm, friendly and welcoming place, this could be the right place for you. If, instead, you are looking for a perfect and aseptic place, a hotel room could work better :)
The apartment is situated in a old and typical bolognese palazzo, very close to Piazza Malpighi, which is a crucial public transportation square.
But probably, you will never need to take a bus to do sightseeing :)
In the very nearby you have Via Saragozza with 666 arches (longest portico of the world), leading you to Santuario di San Luca; San Francesco Church with the Glossatori Tombs; the Collegio di Spagna with his beautiful portale; and Via del Pratello, famous street with a lot of bars, osterie and jazzclubs. The principal Bologna square, Piazza Maggiore, and all the main monuments are in a range of 10-15 minutes walking distance - Bologna historical center inside the walls is 40 minutes from wall to wall.
I provide a great map in english, teas and coffees, many tips about places to see and restaurants to go eating traditional bolognese food, and a lot of kindness :-)
The price includes linens and towels, if needed you can use the hair dryer and the ironing board.
After booking you will receive all my authomatic instructions about reaching my place from airport or from central station. Please check those instructions and keep with you.
-half an hour from Florence* and Modena
-one hour from Milan*
-one hour and a half from Venice*, Ravenna and Rimini
-two hours and a quarter to Siena
-two hours and a half from Rome*
-four hours from Cinque Terre
-three hours from Napoli*.....
You will be in the heart of Italy!
Please write before reservation
Recycling paper, plastic and glass would be very kind of you.
No shoes at home please.
Be quiet during the night.
Please communicate for any problem you may encounter.
We all really enjoyed it. The apartment is conveniently located close to the old town. Eleanor is very friendly hostess, very attentive. Big thanks to her !!!
Very real family experience with Eleanora!
We had a really long chat with her about Italy and her culture. Really enjoyed that! Thank you for your time!! We'll miss you!
Eleonora est très accueillante et chaleureuse. L'appartement était propre et nous nous sommes sentis chez nous ce qui est très agréable. Eleonora nous a également donné une carte avec de nombreuses bonnes adresses et idées qui nous ont été très utiles pour visiter la ville. Nous sommes ravis d'avoir choisi cette chambre, aucun regret! Nous avons pu laisser nos bagages jusqu'au dernier moment ce qui nous a vraiment simplifié la vie et nous a permis de bien profiter de la ville toute la journée. Merci beaucoup! Grazie mille!
Eleonora was welcoming (top tea) and very helpful, unintrusive: I felt at ease. The flat is as described exactly: a bohemian, clean flat which perhaps is not ideal for people who want total privacy: the bathroom-toilet is shared and you have to walk along a corridor and through the kitchen to reach it (it did not bother me but not everybody is the same!). The neighbourhood is quite perfect: central yet away from the noise of the city centre. I recommend it without hesitation as the price-quality relationship seems to me excellent.
Ottima posizione centrale. Ottimo rapporto prezzo-qualità. Mi sono trovato benissimo ed Eleonora è gentilissima. grazie ancora ; )
Was great to be in Bologna. Eleonora and her son Tomasi received me very well. The location of the apartament is great and very nice environment. Thanks Eleonora!!
Eleonora is a wonderful host! She was quick to respond from our initial booking through to arrival. She was incredibly helpful as we searched for parking for our car nearby. Once we arrived and got settled in, she gave us a map and reviewed the city with us. She suggested some sights and restaurants we should visit. She is very knowledgable and friendly! The neighborhood is quiet and the building is secure. It's a great location for exploring the city. Her place is very comfortable and welcoming!
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I am an actress, I love food, wine, beer (as you can see from my profile photo) and mankind! I really like to travel as well as my lovely guests, and everytime I meet someone new through airbnb, I smile and I travel a little with them, dreaming about close or far destinations. If I have time, it's a pleasure for me to hang out with the people I host; if not, anyway I do my best for them making themselves home, having a good time and making the most in this amazing city where I live that is Bologna.
My house is not perfect, and I am not perfect, also! But I strongly believe in human beings, and it's such an interesting thing to get in contact with people raised in different cultures. If you would like to "taste" a "slice" of italian way of life, as well as of pizza, I´ll be happy to host you in my place! :-)