Il Ginkgo – Breathtaking rental in the very heart of Bologna historical center, beautiful garden, everything provided.
Il Ginkgo, which you get to through one of the many tiny, typical porticoed streets making the historical center of this Italian capital of gourmet food, culture and night life worldwide famous, is without any doubt one of the most elegant, convenient rentals in Bologna and has a special feeling about it, warm and welcoming.
Only 5 minutes walk from Piazza Maggiore, surrounded by all kinds of shops and stores, the bus stop at 100 mts., this great rental features a very hard-to-find amenity these days in a city center: a beautiful, totally accessible deep-in-the-green private garden, a true delight for your al-fresco dining and relaxing.
The apartment has been recently refurbished in total observance of its original 1800’s features and style – from the yellow and red wall plasters to the green doors and window shutters, the shady lobby, the wooden floors mirroring the timber celings, and so on.
For such a house granting the comfort and the atmosphere of a true country house in the very center of an urban setting we selected the furniture and the furnishing with a particular eye for both tradition and functionality. Antiques and top-quality local craft in each room, but also a jetted tub, an old-style yet perfectly equipped kitchen featuring all the most modern appliances, tools and plenty of cups, dishes, silverware, adsl/wifi broadband internet connection, portable a/c unit, satellite tv, dvd, and much more.
Il Ginkgo – about 110 square meters in size, plus garden – can comfortably accommodate up to 8-9 persons in a living-sitting room giving to the garden and featuring a design sofa, a large, beautiful old-fashioned kitchen, a master en-suite bedroom with a queen-size bed, another bedroom with two singles and two additional single futons on a loft, a studio room with two singles, two bathrooms, one with a shower cabin, the other, accessible from the master bedroom through a storage-laundry space, with a shower in a jetted tub.
Cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter, very quiet, elegant, extremely convenient and centrally located, with bed sheets, bathroom and kitchen towels provided, Il Ginkgo places itself at the top of all rentals in Bologna. We look forward to your visit soon!
"Our family of 6 stayed over Easter 2012. The house was bright, clean, cozy, a home away from home in the heart of Bologna. The kitchen was well stocked and everything we needed was provided. The owner was very helpful whenever we had a question or problem to resolve. Parking is about 100 meters away and a grocery store 200 meters away. Also a bakery for freshly baked bread in the morning and a pizzeria for an evening snack just a few doors down. It's about a 15-20 minute walk to the main market and everything in the historical city centre was in walking distance. We would gladly stay there again on a future visit to Bologna!" (David B., UK)
"Definitely the most beautiful apartment I have rented in Italy so far. It is elegantly furnished, with plenty of room and a fully stocked kitchen, the jacuzzi being a real treat after a long walk under the arches of Bologna. Wonderful, wonderful garden! Everything at hand and a great atmosphere both inside and outside. It is definitely an excellent value for your money. Thanks, Graziella! We'll be back!" (Klaus W., Germany)
"Superb accommodation, very central, extremely comfortable. Two thumbs up" (Eddy & Martine, Canada)
"My husband, three year old daughter and I stayed in Il Gingko in October 2009. The apartment is lovely. It looks just as it does in the photos and is spacious, comfortable and well decorated. The apartment was very clean when we arrived. The beds are extremely comfortable and the apartment is fully equipped (soap, toilet paper, laundry detergent, coffee, sugar, dishes, sponges). There was even a high chair and crib for our daughter. We have stayed in many apartments before and this is the first time that we did not need to buy a thing. There are also plenty of towels, blankets and pillows which, in my experience, is fairly rare in rentals. I would absolutely stay there again and would recommend to a friend. The kitchen is really great - I wish I had a kitchen like that at home!
Graziella is wonderful. She really went out of her way to help us even when we locked ourselves out at 4.30am on our way to the airport to go home. She lives upstairs and is easy to reach if you need her.
The location is good too. There is a nice cafe on the block and very close to the center of town. Bologna is fantastic. We hope to go back soon. Arrive hungry!" (Danielle J., Boston, MA, USA)
"Peerless accommodation in the heart of the old town, great furniture, extreme attention to the details, quiet and roomy. Excellent value for your money. The garden and the kitchen are a blast. We were really impressed by the helpful and nice owner. Absolutely not to be missed." (Chuck Pinetti, Cincinnati, OH, USA)
"Todo perfecto, una maravilla de apartamento para 8 personas. La cocina totalmente equipada. La casa está bien situada y cerca del centro. Muy tranquila y sin ruidos. Cuidado si llevais vehículo, no se puede entrar, trafico restringido a residentes pero a partir de las 8 pm ya no hay restricciónes. Hay un parking gratuito a 10 minutos que es la mejor opción para aparcar e ir en autobús a casa
Gracias Graziela!" (Lorenzo O., Granada, Spain)
"We enjoyed our stay at Il Ginkgo. It was a very clean and safe property. As Bologna is not too large, we were able to walk just about everywhere. When we couldn't, we took the local buses. The kitchen was spacious and very well equipped. When we were there it was cold (February, 2010), however, this unit has a great outdoor space that can be used in milder weather. Lovely little markets nearby and an Internet facility only a couple of minutes away. A great typical restaurant in Bologna, Console and Co, is just around the corner. We also enjoyed Drogheria Della Rosa and Restaurante de Poeti." (Kathy G., USA)
"This is a beutiful and prestigious apartment located in the heart of the historical center of Bolonia with all at hand, Piazza Maggiore being at a few minutes walk. It is spacious, light filled, clean and provides all you need, and more. The garden is fantastic and the owner was always eager to help when we asked (she even assisted us at 2:00 am when we locked ourselves out!). We felt like kings at Il Ginko, I can say all the reviews on this webpage are true and the apartment is even better than it shows in the pictures. We have already booked our Christmas vacation here and recommend Il Ginko to all - great value!" (Antonio G., Spain)
"Lovely accommodation conveniently situated for historic centre of Bologna. Good local transport from bus stop within 100m of apartment but very easy to walk to city centre. Excellent facilities in apartment, quiet garden and comfortable beds. Graziella was extraordinarily kind and helpful as a host. Would thoroughly recommend Bologna as a centre to visit and this apartment as a base for that visit. Would love to return." (Rosemary W., UK)
"Estuvimos cuatro personas, Graziella tuvo el detalle de preocuparse para que las habitaciones estuvieran a nuestro gusto. El contar con un jardín para desayunar y cenar fue muy agradable. Es un lugar que recomendamos y al que volveríamos." (Amalia A. F., Spain)
"My wife, her sister and I spent 1 week in Il Gingko and were pleasantly surprised. The pictures accurately reflect the apartment and was very nice. We enjoyed the location with everything in walking distance, though during the trip we must have walked all of bologna. When we return, we will certainly contact Graziella for availability." (Dwight H., USA)
"Our family of 6 (2nd time in Bologna) stayed at this apartment at the end of June 2011 and thoroughly loved it. Photos do not do justice to it - the apartment is roomier, brighter, exceptionally quiet, wonderfully furnished and perfectly located in the heart of the historical district of Bologna. The owner, Graziella, was both helpful and discrete, being there only when needed. We particularly loved the garden and the general cleanliness of the apartment with the only drawback consisting in the garden oven, which is an antique and there just for decoration. Surprisingly for the season (or perhaps because of the flying bug trap in the patio), there were no mosquitoes ot other annoying bugs, which is a big plus for a city house surrounded by green! Great price-quality ratio and owner's courtesy, we recommend Il Ginkgo highly." (Emile D., France)
"The place is great and the owners, as they say, gentilissimi. The Franke stove is great to work with, if you're into cooking." Radu P., UK)
"Hello from Austria! Our family of 6 stayed at this apartment in September 2011. We go to Italy every year - mostly Rome, but this time we picked Bologna and this apartment was pure enjoyment, probably the best we ever rented! It is roomy, extremely clean and comfy, with plenty of light and a fabulous garden. We drove to Bologna and parked our car in the nearby parking lot, then we totally forgot about it - due to the apartment's central location it is possible to walk to every spot in town, Piazza Maggiore being only 8-10 minutes walk. There are a couple of great restaurants nearby and Graziella, the owner, was very sweet and helpful. All in all we recommend this rental to everyone looking for convenience, comfort and quality." (Melanie S., Austria)
"We (2 couples) stayed here for over a week in the fall. The manager/owner (Graziella) was always available to help and answer questions. We loved the large kitchen and spent almost all our time there. We walked everywhere; to the center of town was 10-15 minutes. Instructions on how things work at the apartment were very clear." (Marian D., USA)