Period loft in city centre!!!!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Via Marsala, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40126, Italy
Your host, Alessandra
8 Reviews
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The Space

This very special house is availble for short term rentals.

This particular ancient house has got the very unique characteristics of a ........Renaissance loft!!!

It is located in a stylish, antique building of the oldest part of the city centre.
The moment you walk in you immediately see the large size fresco dating from the end of XIV century. It is an important piece of art, Madonna and Saints and it .... reigns over the house!

Since the original shape of the house has been preserved, it is an open space, with separate bedroom and bathrooms. It has been restaured with all original materials, so it looks ancient and contemporary in the same time.

Close to the Madonna fresco there is an office area, equipped with a pc, printer and scanner. Fast Internet connection is available, of course,
The kitchen is open and is equipped with anything you may need (included microwave and dishwasher); you have a snack corner too. The laundry is (separated) just behind: there you have washing machine as well as dryer, and a freezer too.
Following, you have a very large living room, with a huge table (3x1.2 metres): it is an antique piece with 10 big period chairs: for faboulous dinners with crystal chandelers above.
The dining table is facing the garden: two large glass windows offer you a full view.
In late spring and summer you can easily eat out, in the close loggia.
Beside the dining room there is a large sittingroom, with sofas and a wide screen plasma TV and stereo equipment that allows you to listen to the music from every room in the house.
There is also an antique piano, to play your owin music, for instance.
The whole living has got fresco decorations as well, dating from XV to XVI sec.; the dining and sitting room is about 50 square metres.
From the large glass windows you can go into the garden .
There is a bathroom in service to the living room.
Opposite to the kitchen there is the master room with a private bathroom (including a whirlpool shower) and wardrobe; its large glass doors face a garden, with inpressive night lightings and a zen fountain.
In front of the master room is the kids room, with own bathroom. This last is not included in the house rental, since there are private belongins in.
The property includes a wide private garage, available on request.

The house is furnished with pieces of antique; it has been restored in every detail in a very accurate way.
It is located in a very central area, but it is an inner space and you have the impression you are away from time and space.
It has a special atmosphere, enveloping, which gives a great sense of involvement and well-being to all visitors.
The house is equipped with all the comforts and is perfect for any kind of stay, but mainly for those who wish to stay in the city a few days living in a high standard of living and with exclusive services.
On request, it is possible for example to have daily maid and cook. The place is perfect also for private parties, but in full respect for the dignity and respect of civil society.
From the house you can walk everywehere throughout the historical center, the Two Towers and Piazza Maggiore are just a few minutes walk. The whole area is well served by public transport and there are all kinds of shops, food and leisure included.
The historical center of Bologna is characterized by an enormous range of cultural events to suit every need, and this location is perfectly suited to people of high culture who want to spend a few days in Bologna.
I am willing to help building a 'tailor-made' stay for every need!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Cleaning Fee: $70
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Il Loft è davvero un posto incredibile, ricco di storia e incredibilmente suggestivo. A rendere il tutto ancora più speciale è stata la gentilezza e la disponibilità di Alessandra, un host impeccabile che ci ha fatto sentire subito a nostro agio... come se ci si conoscesse da tempo. Consiglio questa sistemazione a tutti coloro che vogliono vivere un'esperienza indimenticabile a Bologna.

    June 2014
  • Una location d'eccezione, in cui la raffinatezza della arredo, la bellezza degli affreschi d'epoca, la piacevolezza degli spazi e del giardino esterno, che porta la pace e la freschezza della natura in pieno centro di Bologna(!), hanno reso questo soggiorno unico e indimenticabile. I proprietari sono stati disponibilissimi, hanno saputo rendere la nostra permanenza perfetta, aiutandoci anche nell'organizzazione di una cena privata. Insomma delle persone con il gusto e la capacità di ben ricevere i loro ospiti. Un esperienza da raccomandare senza esitazione.

    April 2014
  • What a fabulous and unique place to stay. No more Bologna hotels for me! Great location and a truly special place. Thank you!

    September 2013
    Response from Alessandra:

    Thank you very much, Kelly!
    It has been a pleasure to meet you. I really hope to see you again!

    September 2013
  • Alessandra is a lovely host and her place is simply gorgeous! Every little detail has been thought of carefully in the house and Alessandra is very flexible and ready to help! Perfect for a special stay right in the centre of Bologna!

    April 2013
  • Alessandra's apartment is amazing. It's big, full of history, with a beautiful garden and in the middle of the city.
    Alessandra is a very well organised and polite person, she helped us with all the requests and she gave us some helpful tips.

    April 2013
  • We had a wonderful Time in this extraordinary Apartment. Alessandro is a Great Host and had created a Space that is Full of calm, Taste and crativity. Furthermore, really in the Centre of Bologna.

    March 2013
  • There are times when you visit a city and the accommodations are just a place to rest your head. And then there are times when the place you stay is just as noteworthy and memorable as the city and this was definitely one of those. Alessandra is extremely friendly, helpful and courteous and her eye for detail and design make this one of the best and most interesting places I have ever stayed. I highly recommend it. Thank you Alessandra!

    March 2013
    Response from Alessandra:

    Thank you very much, Chris. It has been a great pleasure to meet you; hope to see you again!

    March 2013
  • What an amazing trip, Bologna is beautiful and made even more so because of this amazing, amazing place. Alessandra was an incredible host, perfect english and with a real passion for the city she was able to give us huge amounts of information about where to go and what to do. To share your living space with original 14th century frescos only further heightened the charm of this fantastic city. We loved our stay. Thank you so much Alessandra

    January 2013
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