BOLOGNA SKYLINE – Central, own park & garage, terrace, breathtaking view
Bologna Skyline, our beautiful, elegant, cozy 2-room apartment with a special feeling to it, was designed to offer the tourist, the corporate person, the family and whoever needs to be in Bologna for a limited period of time a centrally-located accommodation at the top of comfort, convenience and quality-price ratio. Completely refurbished in May 2012, our apartment is part of an elegant, modern residential complex located in the Porta Mascarella-San Donato area, a central key location to all spots in town – Piazza Maggiore, the Fairground, the railroad station, the University, all reachable in a few minutes walk with stores, shops, banks, restaurants, etc. surrounding. Connected to the rest of the city by the very efficient Bologna public transport system (city bus – stop right at the door), Bologna Skyline features its own parking facility (underground garage) and a rather large, totally accessible park and playground area in the back of the complex. All the above make our apartment the ideal solution for small families with children as well as those wiling to move around either by bus or car.
Light-filled, extremely comfortable, perfectly functional and safe with its sturdy anti-intrusion door, the apartment was renovated in May 2012. It is composed of one bedroom (two single beds that can be assembled to make a queen size) with a desk and a chair, a large living-dining room with a very comfortable queen-size foldup sofabed, a fully-equipped kitchenette, a bathroom (shower) and an amazingly beautiful furnished terrace with a breathtaking view over the roofs, the towers and the hills of Bologna – the ideal spot for your alfresco dining and relaxing, a wonderful feature that would make your stay an unforgettable one.
A top-floor apartment, Bologna Skyline features absolute quiet in an amazingly comfortable environment. Furniture and furnishing were chosen with the utmost love and zest, mattresses and frames are new, firm and great for your back, all linen (bathroom, bedroom, kitchen) are top quality and provided at no extra charge. A washing machine, a digital tv, an excellent heating system and all primary appliances are provided together with free, 24/24, 7/7 wifi internet connection. The apartment is air conditioned.
Given all the above, Bologna Skyline is without any doubt one of the top accommodations in this beautiful capital of gourmet food, fashion and fun – except for its prices, that are definitely below average in its range. No reason to hesitate, look no further – book Bologna Skyline now!
"This is a great apartment! We stayed for a week and had a wonderful time. The apartment is outfitted with everything one could need, and it is extremely clean and well situated to central historic Bologna. Alessandro is one of the best "landlords" we have had in our travels in Europe - very helpful and informative right from the start. Loved the welcome gifts! All the pictures are accurate, and as noted from previous tenants, the terrace is a real bonus, even when it is cold. If we ever have the chance to come back to Bologna, we would definitely stay here again." (Laurie B., USA)
"Tout a été parfait de l''accueil à l''appart'', très bien situé tant pour rejoindre le centre ville à pied que pour aller visiter les villes voisines 5parme, Modène, Ferrare) en train (gare très proche)." (Nacéra B., France)
"We enjoyed a beautiful stay in an excellently equipped centrally located apartment (10 minutes walking distance from the central station and 5 minutes from the main bus station). You find all things in the appartment necessary for daily life. The owner was very supportive providing any information on local circumstances we needed. We would come back undoubtfully when being in town again. Thank you, Alessandro!" (Edith & Nikolaus G., Switzerland)
"My husband and I arrived in Bologna and were warmly welcomed by the hosts. The apartment had everything we needed, including guide books, maps, a fully stocked kitchen, linens, comfy bed, hot shower. Everything was clean, fresh, and in good working order. We loved the extra touches such as the art on the walls, DVDs to watch, and tea/coffee for the morning. It was winter so we didn't get to use the huge balcony, unfortunately, but it looked wonderful. The central location was convenient because it was close to downtown, the university, bus station, train station, two grocery stores, and the Fair District. We could walk to Piazza Maggiore in less than a half hour, easily. We stayed a month and were sad to leave Skyline." (Victoria K., USA)
"My husband and I very much enjoyed our 11-day stay in Bologna Skyline—a cheery and comfortable place that lived up to both the owner’s online description and the posted comments—and compliments--from people who had stayed there before us. The location really is great, the views really are sweeping, and the large terrace, even in November, was a welcome feature. Alex and Maria Teresa were most helpful; and we will most definitely see about renting their apartment the next time we’re headed to Bologna." (Anne C., USA)
"Appartamento fantastico, in posizione strategica. Fermata del bus praticamente sotto casa. La vista dal balcone da togliere il fiato! Nell''appartamento c''è davvero tutto, non manca niente. Al nostro arrivo lo abbiamo trovato pulito e accogliente. Una menzione la merita senza dubbio il proprietario, persona squisita e disponibilissima. Che dire... ritorneremo!" (Matteo S., Italy)
"Very nice apartment indeed. Great location near the railway station and short walking distance from the historic center. 15 to 20 minutes from the airport by taxi. Ideal for both work and holiday, because of it''s central location. Nearest grocery shop just few hundred meters across the street. Nice, clean and comfortable apartment. Secure and relatively quiet surroundings. Fully fenced surroundings and 24 hour security personel at the premises make it feel safe. Absolutely one of the best apartments at this price level I ever rented in Bologna over the years. Nothing fancy and flashy, but clean simple, easy and practical. Will definately go back next year if this is still available. The host was very kind and thoughtful. I arrived late in the evening from a long journey and he had prepared some snacks and refreshments for me so that I didn''t need to go out to find snacks for that evening. A small detail, but a very nice gesture indeed. He was also very helpful during my stay and helped us also with taxis etc. He speaks fluent English which is a huge bonus if you don''t speak Italian and if you have some issues to take care of during your stay where you might need some assistace. This apartment is ideal for a couple, but could also be used by a small family up to 4 person. One bedroom for 2 and a sofa in the livingroom / kitchen area which I believe could be turned into a bed for kids or perhaps to suit also another couple, but as said this apartment is at it''s best for a couple or a single traveller. Wifi internet connection was fast and functioned well. Kitchen has all basic hardware needed to prepare meals for yourself. Everything else is pretty much covered except for the dishwasher. A nice bonus is a laundry washing machine in the bathroom for longer stays. Bathroom and shower were immaculate clean and spotless. The terrace was nice and comfortable place to enjoy breakfast and evening coffee. Nice view over the city. There is two good size elevators to take you up to the apartment so this is also suitable for elderly and also to people with reduced mobility. Definately recommend this apartment if you are searching for central location and modern functional apartment in Bologna center." (Markus R., Finland)
"I had a delightful stay at the flat and it was perfectly situated for my needs. I was in town for business at the Bologna Fiere and was able to walk to the grounds safely and quickly (under 15min). Alessandro and his wife were amazingly kind and accommodating- even going so far as to drop off a personal wifi usb when the apartment's internet went down for building services. The apartment is clean and well appointed with everything I could need or want and the markets near Piazza Netuno are not far walking either. Some unexpected nice touches were left for my stay including a delicious breakfast pastry & a bottle of wine and water. I couldn't recommend Alessandro and the Skyline apartment enough, just don't try to book during the last week of September because I will be there... Hopefully." (Ryan F., USA)
"Our family of three had the chance to be the VERY FIRST guests of this superb apartment in July 2012, after it was refurbished. Everything was obviously brand new and in perfect working order, wifi internet connection included. The apartment was clean and extremely quiet, beds were comfortable. Our child LOVED the playground downstairs and spent a lot of time there. The apartment is located in a very central area with the train station only 5 minutes walk, Piazza Maggiore only a few minutes more. The greatest amenity, however, is the terrace, which features a terrific view over the center of Bologna and the hills (right), the valley with the railroad and the Fiera District towers (left), with Romagna in the background. Besides this wonderful landscape we enjoyed the terrace for our al fresco meals. We particularly loved having candlelight dinner there as the night view of Bologna from the terrace is extremely enticing and romantic. As for the apartment is more spacious than what photos show, the quality-price ratio is excellent and the owner - Alessandro - is a very sweet and helpful guy. We definitely recommend this apartment to all and will book it again for our next visit to Bologna". (Ton B., The Netherlands)
"We enjoyed our visit in Bologna and staying at Alessandro’s very much. The apartment has a modern style with a marvellous terrace and well-working appliances. The apartment is very quiet, clean and situated right in the center of Bologna (train station – 3 min. walk!) and it was possible to get to all points of interest by foot. In spite of that we often used busses - we recommend the City Pass multiple ticket. Alessandro was very gracious and provided important hints for choosing restaurants and shops. To sum it up, a great place in a great city at a great price too! Greetings from Germany! - Paul" (Paul M., Germany)
"Alessandro's apartment is among the best rentals I stayed at in my last 8 years of travelling to Bologna. Its location is fantastic and the price-quality ratio excellent. Clean and welcoming, with a terrific view of the hills. Lively area with plenty of stores, convenient to the center (Piazza Maggiore is 20 minutes walk) and much more. I recommend it highly". (Helen T., Boston, USA)
"Un appartamento pefetto, da ospiti ci siamo subito sentiti come a casa nostra. Ottimo prezzo ed accoglienza calorosa, pulizia e praticità in tutto. Assolutamente da raccomandare" (Piero S., Como, Italy)
"Hello from Hamburg. We stayed at Skyline for 2 weeks and loved it. There was room enough for the 4 of us and the location is perfect to visit the city with no hassle. Great supermarket about 200 mts., bus stop across the street, very clean apartment." (The Suessmeyers, Germany)
"Probably my best rental by far. It is clean, spacious, well equipped and stocked. Will definitely come back". (Klaus Z., Austria)
"Siamo stati presso questo appartamento in occasione del Motor Show, per tre giorni. Comodissimo sia per la fiera che per il centro, che è veramente a pochi passi. La casa è pulitissima e provvista di tutto, il proprietario gentilissimo. Lo raccomandiamo al 100%" (Eugenio M., Roma)
"We stayed at this property for a week in June 2012 It is a very pretty house, well stocked and perfectly furnished, with a lot of light and room, clean and oddily quiet for such a central, busy location. Alessandro, the owner, is an ecellent host and one of the nicest person we met in Bologna. Good connections with the center and the train station (not very convenient for the airport though). Greatly priced for its quality" (Ernie S., USA)
"Unless you have a specific desire to stay in the very center of Bologna, which carries the disadvantages of noise and usually cramped quarters, this spacious apartment is an ideal place for an extended stay. The center can be reached on foot in 10 minutes, or there is easy bus service in front of the house. The same comments apply for the train station, which is not exactly in the center of town. That train station is a major hub, which makes possible daytrips to Ravenna, Ferrara, Parma, or even Venice. The apartment's location is also particularly convenient if you need access to the Bologna industrial fairgrounds--an even easier walk. The apartment is large enough to feel like home, and it's easy to stock with supplies. A reasonable supermarket is a two-block walk; an outstanding one (Co-op) about half a kilometer. One of the nights that we were there, we found we had a need for a quiet dinner for 5 people. A group of this size would be a problem at most of the apartments we've stayed at around the world, but the dining room at Bologna Skyline seats six comfortably, and with the proximity of the Co-op it was easy to come up with a gourmet menu and appropriate wines." (Dan M., NJ, USA)
"We rented this apartment and were pleased with our stay. The pictures on the web page are accurate representations of the well-cared for furniture and decor. The rooms are large, the kitchen is serviceable and well-equipped to make some breakfast or other meals. A/C units worked great to keep those rooms cool when we visited. The washer worked well but allow for more time for a cycle to complete as compared to here in the U.S. The mattresses on the beds were very comfortable and there's plenty of space in the bedrooms to unpack your clothes. For getting to the city center we just walked to Piazza Maggiore and the Fountain of Neptune. A grocery store, Lidl, is a short walk up the street on the left. Alessandro answered questions promptly, and his wife was a pleasure to deal with, even though we didn't speak Italian but she did speak great English. Bologna was an enjoyable place to visit with many free museums to explore and delicious food and gelato to enjoy!" (M & S, USA)
"The apartment was clean, airy, bright and just a hop, skip and a jump from Centro Storico (the Medieval Center) and close to everything. All the amenities worked well and Alessandro was very helpful as he spent quite a bit of time explaining how things worked and places to see. He also responded quickly to emails and met my brother and his wife early as they had an overnight train. The apartment was even better than we expected from the photos, very comfortable and quiet. We could easily reach the downtown market for wonderful meat and vegetables and there was a supermarket nearby. We would not hesitate to stay here again the next time we are in Bologna. We loved it. It was wonderful value." (Valerie M., USA)
"Hemos estado muy a gusto en Skyline, sus propietarios siempre han sido muy atentos con nosotros. Han sido puntuales y muy serios. El apartamento es amplio, estaba muy limpio, cerca del centro histórico, bien comunicado, con un supermercado muy cerca y excelente acceso a internet wi fi. Es una casa silenciosa, que nos ha permitido descansar estupendamente. Todos los comentarios positivos que hemos leido sobre este apartamento se ajustan a la realidad." (Cristina P., Spain)
"The apartment is really cosy, bright and clean, large enough for the three of us and more, with a marvellous rooftop view from the terrace. It is situated 5 min walk from the railway station, no more than 12-13 min to Piazza Maggiore and all the major monuments, that can be easily reached through some minor, picturesque streets. There is also a bus stop right in front of the house, so it took us only 4 min to get to the Fiera District – we were on a business trip. Great & fun shopping opportunities at the Saturday open-air market nearby. Car is not necessary. Very helpful owner. Excellent price." (Tore O., Norway)
"If possible, we would like to give this rental more than top score. This apartment is a dream, it is clean, quiet, decorated with taste and all appliances work absolutely perfect. We slept very well and had a wonderful stay right in the middle and above the roofs of Bologna. The terrace is superb, the view is breathtaking. There is a supermarket nearby where you can find anything you need for cooking at home, but there are also a couple of outstanding restaurants in the area. Very, very convenient to the train and the bus station, no more than 300 mts.. Great owner, excellent price and a FREE garage! We would definitely stay there again." (Sam R., USA)
"My friends and I arrived in Bologna for a week and this apartment was a great place to stay at. It had a great view and everything was very clean. The owner even gave us a welcoming gift that was so nice on his part. I enjoyed my time in Italy and this apartment made it easier for us all." (Maria C., USA)
"I go to Bologna often and I should say this is truly a very nice apartment. Its central location makes it ideal. Most attractions are just a walk away with the station just 5 minutes. As you are high up you feel in another world. The terrace is perfect for dining and the view is astonishing. Your kind host supplies you with lots of information on Bologna. Free garage, wifi, very good price." (Maria G., Italy)
"The pictures accurately show the apartment - It is a studio with a bedroom off to the side. The balcony is great with nice views of the old city, and perfect for morning and evening meals. Alessandro was quick to respond to emails and phone calls, even checking up with us during our stay to ensure our comfort. He gave excellent recommendations of things to do in the city and areas to explore. The apartment is within walking distance to most attractions, supermarkets, and very convenient to the train station. The apartment contained everything we needed and was very well stocked with some basic food preparations, laundry facilities, and bathroom needs. This apartment may be a little tight for 4 adults, but for a couple or a small family it should be just right. I look forward to being in Bologna and at Skyline again in the near future." (Keith G., USA)