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Terrazza San Vitale – Central, Roomy, Garage, Huge Terrace
Bologna 3 br Vacation Rental Apartment

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Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy




€490 - €900 per week

Pet Friendly   Handicap Accessible   Swimming Pool   High-Speed Internet

Vacation Apartment Rental Description:

Welcome to Terrazza San Vitale, definitely one of the most comfortable rentals in Bologna, the Italian capital of fun, night life and gourmet cuisine. The key words to describe this great piece of property are: roomy, light-and-bright, central, perfectly furnished and beautifully decorated, cozy, convenient, clean, relaxing. Actually we could add more adjectives, but we prefer you to discover all the pluses we added to this apartment at the best of our zest and taste.

Located in the center of town (Porta San Vitale area - Piazza Maggiore: 15 minutes walk) with public transportation right at the door and the best Bolognese stores and shops, theatres, museums, monuments, etc. at walking distance, Terrazza San Vitale got its name from a very large terrace (about 98 square meters!) furnished and equipped for dining “al fresco” – a barbecue and a gazebo are provided – that will be entirely yours during your stay for added quiet and total relax. The inside is even better: two large bedrooms plus a third one (which is divided from the lounge by a shelving wall) comfortably sleeping up to nine-ten people, two bathrooms, one kitchen, one dining-sitting room, hallway and plenty of storage room all around. Bedding is as follows: one double + a bunk bed in room #1, one double bed that can be split into two singles in room #2, 1 double sofabed in room #3 and a double sofabed in the lounge. Sofabeds are real beds with excellent, firm frames and mattresses.

Although part of a fairly new building, the apartment was refurbished in May 2010 and all its furniture, furnishing and appliances are new and/or in perfect working order. Other important features as a washing machine, a dishwasher, WiFi internet access, a tv set and an air conditioning system are provided at no extra charge. A private garage is available and directly accessible from the apartment through an elevator. Terrazza San Vitale, a first floor, is located in the back of the building - absolutely no street noise can be heard.

So, either if you are planning to come to Bologna for business or vacation Terrazza San Vitale absolutely qualifies as the place to stay. The Fairground is at a stone’s throw (buses will get you there in no time) and all the major central-northern Italian art cities such as Florence, Venice, Mantua, Ferrara, Padua, the Adriatic shore etc. can be reached in minutes by train (station: 10 minutes). All that will allow you to forget about driving or booking a new hotel room every day – just close the door behind you and enjoy your vacation. We look forward to your visit!


"Very nice apartment, fully equipped and very close to the city centre. Silvio is the perfect host, we found a stocked fridge and fruits and all you need to just start visiting Bologna! We stayed there with three kids (age 1-4) and the huge terrace was the perfect playground during our rests, also having wonderful meals during the day ( for self-catering, try the Mordi e Fuggi right next to the apartment)." (Walter B., Switzerland)

"Terrazza San Vitale is all it is represented to be and more. The apartment really does appear as portrayed in the photos and written description. What the prospective renter cannot glean from the internet is the hospitality and warmth of the host, Silvio, and his family. Silvio’s genuine concern for his guests cannot be overstated. Not only is the apartment spacious, clean and well-stocked (with food, linens, maps, to name a few) but there was a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen table. After a long day of travel, what a relief to find such a welcome to Bologna! Choosing an apartment over the internet and then sending money to someone you’ve never met is a true leap of faith, but you can rest easy with your choice of Terrazza San Vitale and rest even easier when you get there! You won’t be disappointed!" (Mary K., USA)

"Our stay at Terrazza San Vitale was perfect! The apartment was in a superb location; the owner had filled the apartment with food delights that completely overwhelmed us; and the cleanliness and design of the rooms pleased us immensely. If you plan to explore Bologna, this is the perfect place to stay -- a short and interesting 10 minutes to the center city and in close proximity to everything else you could possibly want -- restaurants, bistros, great takeout places, grocery stores, cozy and intimate bars -- in short, all the reasons you go to Italy in the first place. We have stayed in apartments in Paris, London and Edinburgh -- this was by far the best appointed. Phenomenal hospitality." (Teresa D., USA)

"Casa situata a pochi passi dal centro di Bologna, situata in una zona silenziosa, pulita spaziosa e molto ben tenuta. Ringrazio il proprietario perchè è stato veramente disponibile. Nei 5 giorni che ho trascorso in questa casa io e i miei amici ci siamo trovati davvero molto bene. La consiglio vivamente a tutti coloro che vogliano trascorrere una vacanza nella città di Bologna." (Riccardo M., Italia)

"The apartment was wonderful. We were greeted by the owner who spent time telling us about the area. He showed us where the bus stop was and gave us bus numbers that we would need. He showed us the grocery store which is just a few blocks away. The apartment was very clean and spacious. There were plenty of towels. The kitchen is compact but had everything that you would need such as sharp knives, pans and dishes. We were very surprised that the owner had provided food and drink to get us started. The bathrooms were also stocked with everything you could need from soap and shampoo to a mending kit. We had rented a car and appreciated the garage as street parking would have been impossible. Bologna is a beautiful city and we were able to hop on a bus or take a short walk and quickly be in the historic center. The location of the apartment was wonderful for touring. We were able to quickly get on the highway day trip to Parma, Ravenna, Florence and Venice. The owner, apartment and location all made us feel welcome and added to our holiday enjoyment." (Patti M., USA)

"Piso situado al centro de la ciudad, con fácil acceso. Situada en un entorno muy tranquilo y sin ruidos. No tiene vistas pero cuenta con una terraza muy grande. Muy limpio y acogedor. Pero lo que más se agradece es la amabilidad y hospitalidad ofrecidas por su dueño el Sr. Silvio. Ofrece una serie de detalles para que la estancia en su vivienda resulte acogedora, tranquila y feliz y lo consigue realmente. Muchas Gracias por todos sus servicios Sr. Silvio. Hemos estado varias veces en Italia, en alquiler de apartamento, y realmente en esta ocasión ha conseguido impresionarnos favorablemente." (Dolores C., Spain)

"Un accueil chaleureux, un appartement pratique pour un groupe de personnes(6), très bien équipé, assez proche du centre historique." (Lilou V., France)

"El departamento es muy amplio, cómodo y el propietario lo ha equipado con todo lo que uno puede necesitar en la estancia. Ha sindo un placer conocer Bologna y al señor Silvio." (Valeria D., Argentina)

"My husband and I and two friends spent a week in the Terrazza San Vitale and were very pleased with the apartment and particularly our "host" Silvio. The apartment had everything we needed and was in a great location for the city centre, the train station with many stores and restaurants nearby. We have rented many places but have never had a host who provided so many supplies and was so generous with his time. We would recommend this apartment to anyone who wants a pleasant stay in Bologna" (Maureen S., Canada)

"We very much enjoyed our stay in this spacious and well-equipped apartment. Silvio was the most generous host we have ever encountered, opening his well-stocked cupboards for our use during our visit. We chose to walk into Bologna, enjoying exploring the arcaded streets within the city gates. We varied our routes, always finding something of interest to wonder at. One warm evening, we attended an excellent concert in a beautiful local church. We found ample opportunities to sample the wines, pasta, hams and cheeses of Emilia Romagna, not to mention the ice cream. It was very easy to travel further afield by bus and train. The mosaics in Ravenna were as breathtaking as we had been led to believe, and Modena was a gem. Thank you Silvio, for a memorable week in your lovely city." (Sheila M., USA)

"There are many reasons to visit Bologna. An opportunity to stay at the Terrazza San Vitale is one of them. I was ready to move in as soon as I saw it. Then Silvio showed us what was in the cupboards. He had already shopped the basics for us. It was like staying at the home of a dear friend who had been suddenly called away on a vital matter, but who had carefully thought out all your needs before leaving. The place is clean. It is spacious. We made wonderful meals in the kitchen (the local supermarket has better pasta than found in US speciality stores; you can walk to a speciality market in about 20 minutes). You are just far enough outside the centre to be free of the noise and pedestrian traffic. You are close enough to the centre to say, "let's get a glass of wine at that enoteca on the far side of the Piazza Maggiore." And then there's a great place for gelato on the way back on the via San Vitale. But about the apartment. I only wish Bologna wasn't as fascinating, since I never had a chance to sit in the living room and read a good book. Perhaps on some future trip, because I know my preferred destination in Bologna." (John D., USA)

"Silvio was a very generous and thoughful man who gave us full use of his beautiful appartment. The descriptions detailed was extremely accurate and we also agree fully with the comments from the other renters of this property. We are a family with 4 children ages 21 to 9 years and we all had a wonderful time.We had our breakfast outside every morning on his beautiful spacious terrace. The rental was ideal for travelling arround that part of italy we travelled to Lake Garda, Venice, San Marino, Parma, Rimini, the Ferrari factory in Modena the shopping in Bologna was a treat. We walked into the centre most days but there was a bus stop at the end of the street if you find walking a problem. The ice cream shop beside the appartment was just devine there are also two good pizza carry outs nearby. As the apartment was just on the very outskirts of the old town it was very easy to find on returning from excursions by car. Parking was also provided. Silvio made sure we knew how to get arround the city before he left us, and was easily contacted by phone or email if we needed him. If we go back to Bologna we would stay there again. Our eldest son took his laptop with him and Silvio made sure he was connected before he left us. we had plenty of bed linen and towels and everything we needed to get started a great host. From our first email to our stay it was so easy to arrange.we would be very happy to use this site again if it worked out like this years accomadation. Thanks again Silvio for making our holiday so simple." (Ciaran & Maria G., Ireland)

"Apartamento ideal para hacer un viaje en grupo. Muy bien situado (a 2 minutos a pie del centro), limpio y bien equipado, con una immensa terraza que te permite disfrutar de las noches de verano. Sumándole la amabilidad del propietario, la combinación es immejorable para pasar unos días en esta especial ciudad italiana." (Jessica P., Spain)

"Hemos pasado 10 días en Bolonia y nos hemos alojado en esta maravillosa casa. Es espaciosa, cómoda, cerca del centro. Lo tiene todo para sentirse como en casa. Su propietario es el mejor anfitrión que hemos tenido nunca. Nos recogió en el aeropuerto, nos dejó la nevera y la despensa llena, nos dió consejos sobre qué hacer en Bolonia,... Por todo le damos las gracias al propietario. Volveremos." (Mariola M., Spain)

"Silvio the host was amazingly generous, the apartment was very big and clean with everything all ready supplied. The apartment was easy walking distance into the central part of town, which is a fantastic city. There is a supermarket in walking distance from the apartment and a friendly travel agent (who speaks english) to help with any travel bookings. We had a great time in Bologna and the apartment was perfect, safe and the owner super-cool." (Amanda E., USA)

"We spent 2 weeks in Terrazza San Vitale and were very pleased with the apartment and in particular with our hosts Silvio and his lovely wife Angela. The apartment had everything we needed and was in a great location for the city centre. There was a bus stop just a block away and it wasn't very far to the train station with many stores and restaurants nearby. We were pleasantly surprised by our hosts who had provided so many supplies and were so generous with their time. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone who wants a pleasant stay in Bologna. Our son was studying at Ferrara University, so we were able to easily travel there to see him as well as take day trips to Venice, Ravena and Modena. Bologna was a great city to stay in and visit and having Terrazza San Vitale to stay in made our vacation in Italy wonderful. We again thank Silvio and Angela for their kindness and generosity. They thought of everything in their apartment to make our stay in Bologna very comfortable and enjoyable." (Brian B., USA)

"Desidererei valutare oltre il massimo possibile. L'appartamento è ideale per visitare la città. Quello che più ci ha colpiti è il senso dell'ospitalità, l'accoglienza e la disponibilià totale dei proprietari nei confronti di noi ospiti. penso che questo, sopra tutto, sia il miglior biglietto da visita per chi si accinge a conoscere nuovi luoghi e soprattutto nuove persone che vivono quei luoghi, è vivere l'esperienza del viaggio come esperienza totale. Di nuovo grazie" (Gianni N., Italy)

"The welcome was fantastic, our host was a true gentleman. In Ireland we say 100 thousand welcomes, well in Bologna we were treated a 1000 thousand welcomes. Everything we needed for our stay was provided, tea, milk, water....etc. even hairdryers The location was just perfect." (Elaine T, Ireland)

"Silvio's Terrazza San Vitale was the best apartment our group (4 adults) stayed at during our 3 weeks in Italy. The apartment was roomy, the terrace was sunny, and the kitchen was well-stocked with everything we needed to make the most of our purchases at Bologna's wonderful food markets. (There was even a salad spinner for our fresh basil and arugula!) The location was great. It was easy to walk to the center of town or the bus station or to hop on the bus to visit San Luca. Silvio met us at the apartment and made sure to answer all of our questions and provide several recommendations for our stay in Bologna. He made us feel very welcome. We can't wait to visit again! (The Vander Venters, Madison, WI - USA)

"Lovely apartment. Silvio was so kind and generous and left lots of things for us. The place is equipped as you would expect to find your home. He even picked us up from the airport! The flat is an easy walk to the centre but in an area which is quieter than the centre. I would wholeheartedly recommend the apartment to anyone visiting Bologna. Thank you Silvio!" (Clive P., UK)

"A home away from home: you feel as if you’re a valued guest and your hosts have just stepped out for a while. Great apartment, equipped with everything you can think of, and then some! Excellent value; very happy to recommend." (Eva L., Australia)

"Nous avons été très agréablement surpris par la qualité de l'accueil du propriétaire : nombreuses délicates attentions à notre arrivée, conseils avertis pour améliorer la qualité de notre séjour, sympathie, convivialité à tous niveaux. L'appartement a de plus répondu à toutes nos attentes : bien situé, très bien équipé, confortable...La terrasse nous a également été très agréable. Un sans faute, nous vous le recommandons vivement !!!" (Valerie H., France)

"We recently returned from an incredible 3-week vacation in Italy where we rented 3 different apartments - in Venice, Lake Garda, & Bologna, and, by chance, we saved the best for last - the most wonderful experience of all was discovering Bologna and the region from Terrazza San Vitale. It was thanks to Silvio, who shared not only his spacious apartment with its lovely terrace, but also his warmth, his knowledge, his books & maps, his insider’s tips, that we felt like we were coming home from the first minute we arrived. We took day trips all around the Emilia-Romagna region; we explored Bologna from one end to another; we took a pasta-making class in Bologna; and at the end of every day, we looked forward to returning to “our” apartment to drink wine on the terrace while celebrating our good fortune in having the opportunity to experience Italy in what we deemed to be the best way possible. Grazie, Silvio – mille grazie." (Wimberly & Van, Atlanta, Ga., USA)

"What a splendid home away from home! Silvio had the kitchen stocked not only with cooking utensils and such, but with food for you to use; what an unexpected treat! It is centrally located so we took day trips to Venice, Florence, Sienna, Modena, and even to the beach at Rimini. The train station is just a short bus ride away and is very easy to use. {The bus pick-up is only a block and a half away.} And Silvio not only picked us up at the train station [9 of us] but showed us where the bus stop and numbers to take, plus where the grocery store was located. It was a great stay for us and our family members. We recommend it highly!" (Faith & Bill S., USA)

"Spent 11 days in Bologna with 2 friends and daughter. We all loved Bologna and due to its railway station, it is very easy to reach surrounding towns - Ravenna, Modena, Parma, Ferrara and even Mantova. The flat is exactly as described on the website - spotlessly clean, very near the town centre and a short bus ride to the station. The bus-stop is also very near the flat as well as supermarket, small shops, cafés, restaurants and also - very important - it is situated in a very calm area. Silvio, the owner, is amazing - so kind and generous. He actually went by foot with us to show us the bus-stop and the road leading into town. Gave us all the information we needed about public transport and restaurants etc... On top of that, the cupboards and fridge were stocked with drinks and food. He picked us up at the airport and took us back. A very big thank you to Silvio. We certainly recommend this flat to all future holidaymakers in the Bologna area." (Tessa A., France)

"Silvio, Thank you again for your hospitality. My family and I very much enjoyed the appartment and our time in Bologna. We will highly recommend your place. Thank you also for the ride from the airport. It was a pleasure visiting with you. Grazie mille." (Mark M., USA)

"A great apartment only ten minutes walk from the center or a 2 min bus ride,lots of shops in the area for provisions.We where working so it was great for us as it has a garage for a vechile so we walked to work everyday, the apartment is full of all amenities and we where made very welcome....i would recommend to anyone" (Julian C., UK)

"La gentilezza e disponibilità del proprietario, il Sig. D., è da mettere in nota prima di ogni altra cosa. Il sig. D. oltre ad accomodarci in una accoglientissima dimora si è premurato di confortarci con ogni mezzo e modo: a partire dalla biancheria pulita, al farci trovare i letti già predisposti; dal metterci a disposizione asciugamani ed accappatoi per ognuno; dal riempire la dispensa quanto il frigo di ogni genere di alimento. La casa non manca di nulla tanto quanto la disponibilità e gentilezza del suo simpatico proprietario." (Nicola De C., Italy)

"Un appartement idéalement situé, super propre, super pratique... et surtout le propriétaire Silvio d'une grande gentillesse et disponibilité ! EXCELLENT !" (Florent C., France)

"We booked our first holiday with Perfect Places and stayed at La Terrazza in Bologna in March. It was fabulous! The whole family was bowled over by our host, Silvio, and his wonderful service. From meeting us at the airport to providing a well-stocked fridge, there was everything we needed to get started on our holiday. We were travelling with a baby, and in addition to the standard baby items like a cot and high chair, Silvio even provided a baby bath and baby backpack carrier. His apartment is a lovely flat with very comfortable furnishings and a big outside terrace for kids to use the numerous toys provided. It's within easy walking distance of the city centre and all its attractions. In the other direction is a good-sized grocery store and several shops where you can get anything from a stethoscope to a top-end carbon bike. The city of Bologna really is a hidden gem of Europe. There's so much to see and do. A big thanks to Silvio for making our stay in Bologna so memorable!" (The Colby Family, England)

"Our stay was in September last year and at the time I wasn't able to connect to give my appreciation. The flat was excellent, near the centre, very clean, quiet and the fridge and cupboards were stocked with food! Silvio fetched us at the airport and drove us back! We all fell in love with Bologna. We did not have a car but could travel to all the nearby towns from Bologna station. Hope to go back some time." (Tessa A., France)

"Bon environnement très proche du centre ville idéal pour les ado pour sortir le soir; adorables attentions de nos hotes avec profusion de boissons fraiches dans le frigo; acceuil très gentil et soirée partagée avec eux qui reste un excellent souvenir; parking très facile en bas de l'immeuble; très bonne ville pour la visite des environs (de venise à piacenza)." (Gerard G., France)

"Our stay at Terrazza San Vitale was perfect! The apartment was in a superb location; the owner had filled the apartment with food delights that completely overwhelmed us; and the cleanliness and design of the rooms pleased us immensely. If you plan to explore Bologna, this is the perfect place to stay -- a short and interesting 10 minutes to the center city and in close proximity to everything else you could possibly want -- restaurants, bistros, great takeout places, grocery stores, cozy and intimate bars -- in short, all the reasons you go to Italy in the first place. We have stayed in apartments in Paris, London and Edinburgh -- this was by far the best appointed. Phenomenal hospitality." (Teresa D., USA)

"Terrazza San Vitale flat is conveniently located just 10-15 minutes walk from the historical centre of Bologna, making it an ideal base for exploring the city's sights, restaurants and shops on foot. The accommodation was well appointed (all the necessary kitchen equipment, extra bedding, additional towels, washing machine, hairdryers, free wifi, etc.), extremely clean and full of the little details which made our stay easier and more fulfilling - such as umbrellas, guide books, maps and restaurant information. The owner had even helpfully stocked the fridge and kitchen cupboard with essentials for breakfast! This is one of the best-kept holiday apartments we have stayed in and if Bologna is your destination, it would be difficult to find a better, more fairly-priced and comfortable accommodation option." (Claire B., UK)

"Silvio was the perfect host, and provided everything a renter could need. The apartment was absolutely lovely and really well located to explore all of Bologna on foot. If we ever visit Bologna again, we will definitely stay in this apartment and would recommend it to anyone." (Julia V., UK)

"Nice apartment very well equiped and very well located - very close to the city centre. We were very well received by the owner that made us feel at home. I really recommend this apartment to whom desires to know Bologna." (Paula V., Portugal)

"L'alloggio ha rispecchiato in pieno l'annuncio e ha soddisfatto in pieno le nostre aspettative... anche se per alcuni versi le ha addirittura superate. Il Sig. Silvio è stato veramente gentile mettendo a ns disposizione più di quello che ci aspettavamo di trovare. Monia" (Monia M., Italy)

"Great apartment. We felt like being at home. Thanks so much to Silvio for being so gentle, so nice and good person. Bologna is in our hearts because being in this so confortable home." (Pedro B., Spain)

"Très bon accueil par la famille du proprio. La maison est bien située par rapport au centre ville de Bologne. Tout l'équipement est fonctionnel. Nous devons souligner la propreté des lieux." (Denis L., Canada)

"We, three, stayed for a week and our only regret is that we did not stay longer. Our host was accommodating and very helpful and the terrace and outfitting of the apartment excellent. Also, the location both to the city center and the amenities in the neighbourhood could not be better. One very small thing but it is worth noting that while there are two showers there is only one toilet which might take a bit of arranging if you are in a large group." (Vincent L., USA)

"Excelente local, otimo apartamento, proprietário muito atencioso, com certeza gostariamos muito de ficar novamente neste apartamento"
(Jackson A., Brazil)

"Nous avons été ravis de notre séjour à Bologne, en grande partie au cause de l'appartement qui est très confortable, bien situé et bien équipé. Nous remercions Silvio de sa grande générosité et disponibilité. L'appartement est très près de la gare ce qui permet de faire des courts séjours dans les villes environnantes. Il est également situé dans un quartier où nous trouvons tout ce dont nous avons besoin facilement et à bon prix. Nous allons conseiller cet appartement à tous nos amis." (Huguette B, Canada)

"I was new to renting in a foreign country. I worried over which rental to choose for quite a while. Would it really be safe, clean, and comfortable as advertised? If you are like me, rest assured you need not worry on booking the Terrazza San Vitale. The apartment was as pictured and as described with the additional benefit of Silvio, who was reliable, helpful, and welcoming. We four adults found the apartment stocked with surprisingly abundant foods and beverages and with any little gadget you might need. It was truly a home away from home, and a welcome place to return to after a day's rambling through Bologna or a nearby town. Be sure to leave time for yourself to just enjoy the apartment, especially the terrace. I would not hesitate to rent this place again." (Elaine F., USA)
Accommodation and Amenities:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Crib
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Full Kitchen
  • Garage
  • Gas Grill
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Pool (access)
  • Spices
  • Terrace
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Phone
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • TV(s)
  • VCR Player
  • Washer/Dryer (private)
  • Cycling
  • Live Entertainment
  • Rollerblading
  • Shopping/Restaurants
  • Tennis
  • Walking

The above rates are weekly, for 2 guests. Each additional guest + 120 Euro/week. Children under 12 = 50% off. Babies = no charge. Initial & final cleaning, washing, utilities = 60 Euro. Flexible changeover day. Shorter-than-1-week and long-stay rates available. Minimum stay = 3 nights.
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