Totally refurbished in the Summer of 2012, Margherita Park – our apartment located next to beautiful Giardini Margherita, the main public park in Bologna – was expressly conceived as a superior quality rental to offer our guests top comfort in the greatest prestigious setting. We have therefore decorated this roomy, airy, quiet apartment in the most suitable manner: excellent furniture, mostly antique and craft; great original décor from different ages; collection silverware and dishes; top, state-of-the-art appliances and technology; and much more.
Located in the very Historical Center of Bologna, the beautiful, elegant Porta Castiglione area – a key location to all spots in town, the Fiera District, the railroad station, the city bus right at the corner – Margherita Park is the first floor of a nice Early-1900’s house with a view over Via Castiglione, Giardini Margherita and a pretty, shady inside garden. Two guarded public parking lots (Staveco and Giardini Margherita – only 6 Euro/day for the latter) are no more than 200 mts., and so are quite a few stores and shops, groceries, restaurants and pizzerias, ice cream parlours, pubs, etc.. The park main gate is in the back of the house and the beautiful hills of Bologna are reachable in a short stroll.
Extremely quiet, cozy, safe, decorated with the utmost love and zest, Margherita Garden can more than comfortably accommodate up to 10-11 guests as a whole. It is composed by three wide, light-and-bright bedrooms, a large living-dining room, a kitchen, two immaculate bathrooms (one en-suite) and a hallway. Bedding is as follows:
- Bedroom 1: one queen size + one child’s bed with en-suite bathroom;
- Bedroom 2: three single beds, two of which can be put together to make a queen-size;
- Bedroom 3: one very comfy queen-size sofabed and a single bed.
- Livingroom: one design queen-size sofabed.
Like the other rooms in the house, the large living-dining room (view over an inside garden and the park) is furnished and decorated with antiques and craft including a beautiful extensible antique table with seating for 12. The very bright kitchen is roomy and fully equipped with all kind of cooking tools, pans and pots, etc. and features a dishwasher, a washing machine, an oven and more. All kitchen, bedroom and bathroom linen are provided and included in the price.
Mixing its classy, elegant setting with convenience and the most advanced technologies, Margherita Park grants all its guest a real top stay. A ‘round-the-clock, well-working wifi internet connection, a digital tv, a portable stereo, a safety door, a hairdryer and much more are provided and included in the price. Margherita Park is completely air conditioned and features perfect soundproof, double-glazing windows. The house mascot – the Asian Green Elephant in the livingroom – will grant you a prosperous, fun and relaxing stay in Bologna, the Italian capital of gourmet food, fun and nightlife.
"What a wonderful week in Bologna in this apartment brignt and quiet we felt at home. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen and bathrooms are well equipped. The apartment is at 15 mns from the heart of Bologna. The supermarket and other stores are a short block away. The bus is at the door. We are well received on the arrival. A beautiful, exclusive apartment and a wonderful host (Eugenio) make this an ideal place to stay in Bologna. We will be staying here again on our next trip to Bologna." (Claudine G., France)
"Perfect apartment, location ... Everything provided. If you are going to visit Bologna, this is a very good choice for a place to stay." (Ivaylo G., UK)
"The apartment is large, bright, brand new and extra-clean, quiet, extremely comfortable, beautifully decorated and fully equipped, exactly as described - or even better. It was perfect for the 8 of us. The location is ideal to visit the city of Bologna without a car, everything is easily reachable on foot with the city bus stopping right across the street - absolutely no need for a car. The area is very elegant and has everything one may need, from a veggie market to a deli shop, a couple of excellent restaurants, ice cream parlours (try Cremeria!), pubs, etc.. Nice little bar & veggie shop at the door run by a fun lady. The park in the back of the house (with a pond and a library) is amazingly beautiful and a great resource for a family with children. Nice, helpful owner literally pampering his guests. All in all a great value for your money, we were amazed by what we got for such a low rate! Absolutely not to be missed." (Laura M., USA)
"We have just returned from a wonderful family holiday in Italy (2 adults & 2 grown-up children). Our holiday ended with a "last minute" booking with Eugenio for the apartment for our first few days in Bologna so we were a bit nervous renting a property in a strange city. We couldn''t have been more pleased! The apartment was light, quiet, decorated with excellent taste, spotlessly clean and it was also great to have free Wi-Fi internet. The beds were very comfortable and there were spacious wardrobes in the bedrooms. The kitchen was modern and convenient, and the washing machine was an added bonus. It was a joy to return to our "home" each evening! The location was fabulous, close to Piazza Maggioire, Piazza St Stephano, the Two Towers and the bus stop, which was a helpful time saver. The photos are accurate. This apartment was lovely and I have already recommended it to friends. Perfect for couples or families with kids. We hope we can return someday! Thank you Eugenio!" (Erin M., UK)
"My husband and I stayed here for 7 days in October 2012 while honeymooning in Italy. It was one of the best vacation experiences we have ever had. We loved everything about this home-away-from-home. Eugenio welcomed us with a basket of fruit, some sweets and a bottle of champagne, which we really appreciated especially after a very long trip and a very lengthy process going thru customs. We are really glad we opted to stay in a private property rather than a hotel - we were so comfortable - far more so that we would have been in a room in a hotel. Eugenio the owner was lovely and provided us with lots of information about Bologna and recommendations of where to eat locally. There are plenty of good restaurants, charming Osterias, bars, bakers shops for our bread and croissants nearby, and a very tempting ice cream parlour which is supposed to be the very best in town. Only a couple of blocks away there is a colorful square which is also an open market and every morning can be found fine food, fresh produce, fruit, vegetables, wine, cheese and wonderful bread. The location was great and we really enjoyed our stay. Just steps from any major spot. Everything in the apartment was absolutely perfect, we felt right at home - it was spotlessly clean, thoughtfully furnished with nice art, a fully stocked kitchen, free Wi-fi internet, books... Towels & linens were plentiful and clean. It was very peaceful at night, the view over the garden was really refreshing. We recommend this apartment highly and can't wait until our next visit." (Sally F., USA)
"A great apartment for a great visit to Bologna! We are a family of 4 with two teenage boys who stayed in the Margherita Park apartment for a week. This was our second visit to Bologna and we are so glad we stayed in this apartment. The apartment was large, clean and comfortable and appeared just as shown in the website photos. It was nice to have the space to spread out in and it seemed like a home away from home for all of us. The owner, Eugenio, was helpful and conscientious. He gave us a complete introduction to the accomodation and offered us his assistance should we ever need anything. There was also a basket of food in the kitchen which was a welcome arrival snack. The apartment is in a quiet neighborhood (which we enjoyed), but just a brief walk - 12-13 minutes or so - to the Piazza Maggiore, which is the heart of Bologna's historical center. The location is great for strolling down to find restaurants, shopping, gelato, and sights, like the Two Towers, Piazza St Stephano, etc. Plan on doing a good deal of walking during your stay in Bologna. There are buses and cabs, but you see so much more by foot. The location of the apartment is convenient for finding food too. Nearby restaurants, pizza places, and cafe are tops! Plan accordingly for food on Sundays though, when the small neighborhood groceries are not open. The neighborhood market was the best place, cost-wise, to buy food to prepare in the apartment. We especially liked the produce we found there. All in all - we recommend Margherita Park 100%!" (Fernando M., USA)
"Our stay at this apartment far exceeded our expectations. The owner (Eugenio) was a gracious host, and the accommodations were outstanding. Much more than we even expected from viewing the pictures. It was spacious, tastefully decorated, huge bedrooms, air conditioned, with outstanding views. Free wifi was provided, washing machine and we were pleasantly surprised with a fully stocked kitchen full of goodies and drinks. This never happens anywhere else. We often rent apartments and I can honestly say this stay was the best we’ve ever had. The location was also magnificent - steps to Piazza Maggiore, the Two Towers, Museo de Bologna, the Medieval Market - all within walking distance. It was a wonderful stay - there were 6 adults (3 couples) and we all had enough room to have our privacy, but still lots of cozy spaces to sit with each other and enjoy our time together. Thank you Eugenio, for making this stay such an enjoyable one - we will cherish the memories we made at your apartment forever!" (Paul L., USA)
"We had a lovely time in Bologna and the apartment worked out perfect for us. It was larger than we anticipated (this is definitely a huge living apartment and not a small vacation rental) and with having children, it was so nice to have an accessible park right in front and a living room where we could watch TV and read without the girls being disturbed at night. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The proximity to the bus stop - and numerous shops plus a small cafe downtairs - was also great - and the girls were very happy to go to the library nearby." (Dawn and Family - The Oranges, NJ - USA)
"This is a great apartment in a very convenient location. We just returned from a week and can't wait to return. Plenty of space and separation. Every possible modern convenience. Wonderful deep-in-the-green setting". (Chad R., Palm Springs, CA - USA)
"This apartment was absolutely beautiful, very spacious, and had everything you could possibly need for a short or long stay in Bologna. Its central location was fantastic, close to bus stop, grocery stores, pizzerias, typical family run shops. There were five of us in the apartment for a week, and it never seemed crowded at all. Eugenio was very helpful for finalizing arrangements. Everything was perfect and no surprises. Thank you." (Faye & Rob, Liverpool, UK)
"Siamo stati nell'appartamento Margherita Park,per il natale 2012, in 6 persone ed un gatto. La cortesia del proprietario, l'accoglienza e l'assistenza fornitaci sono state un corollario alla comodità offerta da questa comodissima struttura. Ben posizionata rispetto il centro della città, si presenta con ampie stanze ottimamente arredate.Le zone comuni sono davvero comode e complete di ogni servizio, per non parlare dell'accoglienete cucina, pulitissima e ricca di attrezzature utili ad organizzare persino un pranzo di Natale.Nulla è lasciato al caso e tutto è pensato per la comodità degli ospiti.l'unica pecca sono i bagni che,pur essendo pulitissimi e confortevoli, risentono dei problemi fognari purtroppo comuni a tutto il centro storico di Bologna. Attorno all'appartamento,vi sono molti servizi, negozietti alimentari tipici e non particolarmente costosi, ed inoltre c'è un fornitissimo supermemercato che consente risparmio e qualità. Un bell'affaccio interno e la contiguità con il Parco margherita, completano il piacere di vivere Bologna avendo come base questa bella struttura. Consigliamo vivamente di utilizzarla , cosi come ci ripromettiamo di fare noi per le prossime visite Bolognesi." (Mario T., Italy)
"Your apartment is so beautiful and elegant, We were all delighted and happy to know you entrusted us with its comfort and loveliness. The location was so convenient, we walked our legs off! With the bus and market at the corner, and everything we needed within easy walking distance, we could not have asked for a better choice. My son and his family had an apartment an easy walk away, which made everything about our stay so very wonderful. If any of us can one day return to Bologna, we will certainly be in touch." (Darlene C., USA)
"We had a wonderful week in Bologna at Eugenio’s apartment. The apartment is bright and airy and has all the conveniences of home. The beds are comfortable, the living room is large, and the kitchen and bathrooms are fully equipped. The apartment is centrally located in the heart of Bologna, no more than a 15 minute walk to Due Torri, Piazza Maggiore, etc.; all other sights are a shorter walk. A great gelateria and many quality restaurants are within a 5 minute walk; a supermarket and other stores are a short block away. Eugenio is a very gracious host who met us on arrival, explained how to use all the appliances in the apartment, and wanted to make sure we had an enjoyable stay in Bologna. He had sent us a wonderful guide of points of interest, restaurants, shops, and markets which was extremely useful. A beautiful, exclusive apartment and a wonderful host make this an ideal place to stay in Bologna. We will be staying here again on our next trip to Bologna." (Philippe H., Belgium)
"Comfortable, homely apartment in a fantastic location close to city centre, park, restaurants, cafes and a supermarket.. Almost everything you can think of to make your stay comfortable.......CD player, TV (no English channels), washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hairdryer etc. A few essentials were missing in the kitchen for my lengthy stay....eg microwave, kettle, toaster, serving dishes etc. But this was easily rectified. Computer service also excellent. Apartment is spotlessly clean. Owner is extremely helpful. Some noise issues at night with the bedrooms on the roadside and with neighbours..... All in all I thoroughly enjoyed staying here and i would certainly not hesitate to stay again. A very positive experience." (Debbie H., Australia)
"Very good house with all amenities available. Very clean with 3 big rooms and gave a homely feeling. Enjoyed the place as it lies in the prime area of the city. Had been there with friends and had a great vacation. The owner was also very friendly and helpful." (Nishitmorakhia, UK)
"The place is a wonderful house close to the park and the center(5min walk) . The owner is very kind and helpful with all your need. Highly recommended!" (Miguel T., Italy)
"We had a great family stay (2 adults and a 2 year old) in Bologna. Quiet apartment in a nice location - pleasant 10-15 minute walk into the heart of the historic center but with good local cafes, restaurants, gelateria etc. Warm and comfortable with 2 good sized bedrooms, nice sitting / dining area and well equipped kitchen. Had exactly what we needed. Will be an even better place to stay with nice weather given the park on the doorstep (we had snow / v. cold weather)." (Ian P., UK)
"Our visit to Bologna, Italy was excellent in large part due to the great apartment. It was a lovely location that was an easy walk to the city center. We rented a car thinking that we might take some day trips, but ended up keeping it parked for most of our stay. Eugenio was fantastic and met us at the apartment as promised. He carefully walked us through all of the features of the apartment. He was even kind enough to recommend a great place for dinner - we were fairly exhausted from travel so were not ready to explore on our own. This is a great apartment with plenty of space and lots of charm." (Nicole W., USA)