Hotel Minerva

Via de' Monari 3, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, 40122, Italy

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Forum Posts

Vespa rental

by winomurf

Does anyone know where I could rent a 125cc in bologna or modena for a week in June?

Re: Vespa rental

by Turambar

I try to find some informations for you. You can try to ask to Motonoleggio: . Is the only service with scooter located in Bologna.
Is more easy to find some service like this in Firenze, or Milano. Try to check this webpage , where you can find some more links to scooters rental.


Re: Vespa rental

by NorCal08

Try the following...

Speedy, via Alberelli 1/a, tel. 338 4178286 or 338 4404440, open Mon - Sun 8am to 10 pm, scooter rental is E30/day or E219/week; scooteroni rental is E50/day or E310/week.

Garage San Rocco, Via San Rocco, 11/e, Tel: 051 556107; email:, open Mon -Sat 7am to 1 am; scotter rental E30/day.

Info is a littel dated, but I beleive it is still accurate. You can also try the Bolgna Tourism office located at Piazza Maggiore. Happy motoring...and wear a helmet.

Re: Vespa rental

by NorCal08

Forgot one....Astronolo, Via O. Regnoli, 2, Tel: 051 308828, open Mon - Sat 7:30am to 7pm, scotter rental per day is between E24 & E90, or for a week E50 - E160. Try them at and you can get the full info.

Re: Vespa rental

by winomurf

Thank you both for your help!

Travel Tips for Bologna

Church of Santo Stefano

by Azhut

The Church of S. Stefano is a complex made from more buildings of various ages. The Seven Churches, (now they are only 4) are an interlace of churches, courtyards, cloisters, chapels, crypts, which together look out on to Piazza Santo Stefano. Remember to visit the tomb of S. Petronio and the beautiful Romanesque cloister.

St. Petronio Church

by Daja123

The destination of the pilgrimage path. Unfortunatelly we arrived too late (7 p.m.) so we can admire it only from the outside. Warning: anticipate that you will can have problems with finding a parking place!!!

Getting to Bologna

by Gillianina

Bologna is reacheable by plane. It has an important international airport with direct links to the most important european cities, such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona or Frankfurt, as well with New York. From the airport there's the AEROBUS (a special bus service that takes u directly to the city centre, or you can get a's not more than 15 minutes)- Or you can get there by train: the railway station is among the most important in Italy and close to the city centre (10-15 minutes on foot).

Il Ristorante da Carlo - great local cuisine

by sue_stone about Il Ristorante da Carlo

We dined one night at Il Ristorante da Carlo on our first visit to Bologna in Sep 2002 (I checked in Sep 2006 and it is still there). The restaurant is located close to Piazza Maggiore, along a quiet street. It is a charming looking place, with many of the tables situated in a porticoed courtyard, with additional seating inside.

Our enjoyable evening was spent under the porticos. We dined fairly early in the evening which was lucky as we didn't have a reservation and many of the tables were reserved. To start we had a mixed antipasti, and for main course we both had the Tagliatelle alla bolognese - it was delicious! We washed it all down with a litre of house wine.

Da Carlo had a good atmosphere and the food was fresh and tasty. We would have dined there again in 2006 but it was closed (twas a Sunday).

Two Towers

by Tom_Fields

Bologna's most famous building are probably these twin tower, taller and more impressive than the ones in San Gimignano. The taller one, the Asinelli Tower, stands 97 meters (almost 300 feet) high. It was begun in 1109. It was used as a prison in the 14th century.

The Garisenda Tower is 47 meters high. Built about the same time as its neighbor, it had to be shortened for safety reasons.


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