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Bologna 40126 Italy

Listing # 10370

Rates From EUR 980 Monthly
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2021

Perfect central location under the two towers. 20% discounts for staying March-August 2021. Flexible bookings. Clean, safe, bright and comfortable apartment - elevator - air conditioning - wifi internet

Enjoy the warm atmosphere of our apartment,
the comfort of many little details - elevator, new comfortable mattress,
large dining/studying table, lot of light from the windows overlooking the street.

But overall location is the greatest added value of this apartment.
The old Jewish neighborhood
is one of the most charming part of Bologna downtown
very central, steps to the Two Towers,
convenient to bus stop and main streets - via Rizzoli and via Indipendenza,
still quiet, with small artisanal shops, cafe and art galleries.
From this apartment, you can totally enjoy, day and night, the rich cultural life of Bologna
jazz café, nice restaurants and pubs.

The atmosphere of the apartment is related to the historic city centre all around:
Wood floors and ceiling, terracotta lamps, antique "credenza".
But comfort is absolutely modern!

We let it on Sabbaticalhomes since 2002: our guests come from all over the world
mainly US, but also Australia, Canada and Europe.
We always give them all our support to make them feel at home
and to help them to manage their engagements (University, language school, trips out of Bologna, business fairs...)
Bologna is a quiet wonderful city in Nothern Italy,
rich in culture with a high quality of life
and famous for his traditional kitchen,
home of Parmigiano, ham, Balsamic vinegar.
In summer there is a rich variety of free events in city centre squares and parks: movies, music, dance, shows.

Detailed description
The apartment is a studio suitable for one person or a couple.
Second floor with elevator.

The apartment includes:
living room/dining room area
Double bed
sofa bed
bathroom with shower
walk in closet

Extras included in the rate:
wi-fi Internet connection (100 Gb per month)
flat screen tv
gas stove, microwave/convection oven
American coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster
autonomous heating
air conditioning
ceiling fan
sheets and towels provided
kitchen cookware, plates, glasses, etc.
cleaning supplies
ironing set
tourist guides about Bologna and Italy in English

Grocery stores and international, Italian/regional take-out food nearby
2 supermarkets around the corner
plenty of coffee bar, pubs and restaurants in the area

My flat is recommended Rental by “Italy Chronycles” and “Let the great world spin” It’s perfect as writing retreat, for professors on sabbatical or just for tourism. Antique taste but modern comfort, in an enchanting pedestrian area full of cafè and restaurants
Convenient to reach Bologna Fair District (Bologna Fiere) by direct bus in 15 minutes.

What to do in and around Bologna
Check Buzzfeed to read why you should choose Bologna:
"39 reasons why Italy is actually the worst" (it's a joke).
A perfect place to explore a walkable city and experience what Italians call "the good life - la dolce vita".

Bologna is a perfect hub from which visit on fast train (frecciarossa) Florence (30 min.), Milan and Venice (1 hour), Rome (2 hours).

Contact us!
Please, send us an email with your request and a brief note about you. We'll respond, generally within 24 hours, sometimes within moments.

Rates include all utilities, air conditioning, wi fi Internet, bedlinen and towels.

We are also available to consider a 1 week exchange during winter or summer holidays in a major European city or by the sea (Europe).

Thank you for passing by!

Fausto and Tiziana

"10 reasons why your trip to Italy needs to include a stop in Bologna:
1. There’s a fabulous studio apartment awaiting you. Its location is perfect–in a medieval area of town, just blocks from the famous towers and the Piazza Maggiore, just around the corner from Nicola’s for the best pizza on the planet. The apartment is owned by our dear friends, Titti and Fausto Zanasi, whose kindness and smiles are the vibe of the place." (Jim Toner - California)

"A host like you, so charming and ever smiling, is hard to find! Thank you for your warm welcome" Upasana, India

"One week was not enough for Bologna...the location of this apartment was perfect to explore the city and the region" Jill and Guy, Australia

"I've had an amazing five weeks staying while working at the University. Grazie mille!" Paul, New Zealand

"The flat is cozy, warm and ideally situated. We did not visit Bologna- we lived here for a week! (Jasmine and Pasquale-London GB)

The apartment is beautiful and comfortable, and equipped with so much
useful information for the new visitor to Bologna. The location is
perfect-close to everything and still secluded. This was the perfect
place to call home for 6 weeks (Alicia-NYC)


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
400 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Sunday, April 11, 2021 onward
Minimum Stay
3 day(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Bologna
Postal Code - State or Province 40126 Emilia-Romagna
Country Italy
Neighborhood Keywords downtown, two Towers, Via Rizzoli, Jewish Ghetto, historic centre, via Zamboni, Piazza Maggiore
Closest University University of Bologna,Johns Hopkins University of Bologna
University nearby UNIMORE University of Modena and Reggio Emilia,UNIFE University of Ferrara, University of Parma, University of Florence

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: London

United Kingdom

Rental Price:

EUR 980 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Weekly rate from 350 Euros. Dayly rate from 50 Euros, Final cleaning fee 60 Euros.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • On Campus
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Elevator
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:


About Member

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Academic Pending Confirmation Academic Faculty or Staff (Universities, Research Institutes, and Museums)
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Member Since Oct 19 2003
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About Me
Fausto, a degree at Bologna University in Philosophy and one at Modena University in Mathematics, formerly teacher at Computer Science Department of Modena University, works as a professional software developer. He lives in Modena with his family, twenty minutes from Bologna. Fausto and his wife Titti will welcome you personally at the apartment, introducing the surroundings and the city. They have been living in Emilia Romagna region for generations, and can help you understand how things work here, or tell you where to find a language class or learn to make home made pasta. Speaking English, a little of French and Germany, and of course Italian. For references, they have very good friends in California and NYC.

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Prestigious, clean and safe apartment in a period building - very central - new refurbished - full of light -1 floor- hi-speed WiFi - A/C-Offered View


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Our hosts, Fausto & Tiziana, were delightful and very accommodating. They live right across the hall and made sure we had what we needed. This location is perfect! Quiet neighborhood within a few minutes of walking to everything. This apartment is in Modena Centro and no outside cars are allowed.

The apartment is comfortable with more than you may need. Hopefully next time we are in Modena, this (our) apartment will be available. It felt like our home away from home!!

Excellent Bruna 10/31/2015 4:45:00 AM
I stood for 6 weeks in Tizianas and Faustos apartment and it has really been a great time. The apartment is cosy, located right in the heart of Bologna and the perfect home when you not only want to visite, but experience this beautiful city. Tiziana and Fausto take very good care of the apartment and have always been happy to help with everything. Since they come from nearby Modena (certainly also a great place to see), they know Emilia-Romagna very well and can give many tips where to go and what to do. Excellent FG 5/11/2014 2:29:00 AM
A lovely flat in the centre of Bologna - small but light and pleasant. I felt very at home during my stay here. The space is well organised and appointed and it has a large closet which is great! . The area is atmospheric and historic (recently renovated I imagine ) and restaurants and shops are just a few steps away. The owners are charming. Excellent michele dauppe 5/17/2009 1:59:00 PM