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Forum Posts

Hotel Gems

by caligreg

Does anyone know of a gem of a hotel in or very close to Piazza Maggiore? I would like to surprise my fiancee with a trip in Nov. and the nice hotels are VERY expensive, the affordable ones are not located in the old center of the city... :-)

Re: Hotel Gems

by domenicococozza

You are correct in saying that most hotels in the medieval centre of Bologna are expensive.To the best of my knowledge, there are none directly on Piazza Maggiore. We stayed in one(overnight)on Via IV Novembre. It's about 500 metres from Piazza Maggiore called the Art Hotel Orologio. They should have a website which you could check out. We were thoroughly satisfied.

Re: Hotel Gems

by jeanmaica

I'm actually from Bologna and used to be hotel secretary there.
Mr Cocozza is right, the closest hotels are Hotel Commercianti (medieval style) ask and Hotel Orologio. Both belong to same company. If you prefer modern style, there is Hotel Novecento (100 mts from Hotel Orologio)Check out a room with a view.
Here is their website, get a low season period to save money and check out special offers at

Travel Tips for Bologna

~ Out and About (1) ~

by Carnation

After the meal we had a few hours to spare, so headed back to Bologna center where we walked around admiring the architecture and having fun. Here you see the VT Ambassadors grouping together for a pic.

Via del Pratello

by ludogatto about Pratello area

Pratello street is in the city center and the area is fullof bar, cheap restaurant, take away and pubs,,,so it's one of the prefered area to have a meeting with friends or take a simply glass of wine looking around to find some known faces. The university student like this place a lot and they make some noise, so in the last years the municipality put restriction to the pub openig hours ( 2 o'clock - very strange for italy) or the restriction to sell bear and alcolichs in the shop after 9 o'clock.....but the student have always fun! What you want

Bar Zecca

by rp6686 about Bar Zecca

Business run by an aged couple; nice for breakfast.
Very nice cappuccino and espresso.

I don't think they speak a word of any other language besides italian but they do make the effort...
You better practice some basic italian. Cappuccino.
Any of those sandwiches they have exposed.

A Meal by a Waterfall

by von.otter about Caffè Opera e Tulipani

The fare at this cafe is standard.

What is not standard is the location, directly next to one of Bologna’s little-known canals. The rear dining room looks out onto a raging waterfall, spilling into a canal.

Eat here for the wonderful atmosphere!

Piazza Maggiore

by Pomska

It seems that everyone is doing something around Piazza Maggiore. There are tourist and also Bolognians. The square is for pedestrians only.

The Piazza Maggiore is surrounded by some of the city's most impressive medieval and Renaissance buildings and monuments.


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