In the very heart of Bologna city centre, on the eastern side of Piazza Maggiore, a stately two bedroom apartment (85 sq.mt) on the fourth floor, with elevator from the mezzanine, in Palazzo Banchi. Right beside San Petronio Basilica, it is named after the Medieval bank shops. The building dates back to 1412, whist the façade and the ‘portico’ were finished in 1568; in 2010 Palazzo Banchi was fully renovated, and it has been newly furnished in August 2014.
This comfortable apartment gives the unforgettable emotion to live at the very heart of Bologna, in the famous Piazza Maggiore or Piazza Grande, as the well-known singer Lucio Dalla used to call it.
The guests can enter the apartment either from the staircase or the elevator; the many windows offer breathtaking views of Piazza Maggiore, and all the rooms have precious oak parquet flooring. The apartment has high-end finishes, such as air conditioning, independent heating, and sound-proofed, insulated windows and doors. The furniture is completed by some refined pieces of modern art and lithographs of famous Italian artists, that bestow an elegant, refined atmosphere to the ambience.
In the entrance hall you find the laundry, whilst on the right there is the day area, a big and functional space with two single sofa beds, some comfortable poufs, a table seating up to 6 people and a flat screen 32” TV. The kitchen, separated from the living room by a wall, is equipped with electric oven and dishwasher, and it enjoys ample views of Piazza Maggiore.
The night area is composed of two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom overlooks Piazza Maggiore with the windows perfectly blending with the XIX-century façade, and it is furnished with a big wardrobe –located in the anteroom- a pouf, a bookcase and a single bed with an extra roll-out bed (on request they can be combined into a double bed). The ensuite bathroom is covered with bright coloured tiles and has tub.
The guest bedroom is very suggestive and backs onto the quiet inner courtyard from which you enjoy ample views of the copper dome of Santa Maria della Vita sanctuary; it is furnished with a double bed (made of two single beds), a closet and a pouf. The second bathroom, with mosaic tiles, is fitted with a shower stall.
Important: guests are required to pay a city tax per person per night, not included in the price. It varies according to the value of the booking. The city tax applies only to the first 5 nights.
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