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1 / 24 Class, atmosphere, convenience, superior quality and comfort - This is L'ARENA.

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Description from manager

Description from manager

Bedrooms 4 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 9 / Apartment
Bedrooms: 4  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 9  Type: Apartment

2 Full baths

L'ARENA - Prestigious Apartment, Historical Center
TripAdvisor property ID 3152478

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Book this 4 bedroom apartment in Bologna today! A total of 9 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 19 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $693 to as high as $2515, depending on travel dates.

The manager responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 08, 2018.

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About the manager

About the manager

Proprietari Associati Managing Co.
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Calendar last updated:
08 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian



This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Bologna Attractions




  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • High chair
  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • CD player
  • TV


  • Balcony or terrace


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (19)

Very Good – based on 19 reviews Very Good
19 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 27 Jun 2015

This apartment is very well located in the center city, easy walking distance from the cathedral, the university, the art museum and other sights. The owners live nearby, and are very helpful and friendly. They went out of their way to supply a new Wi-Fi device when the original device failed during a thunder storm. The apartment is beautifully furnished, with large rooms that are well-lit and very clean. The beds were actual beds, not cots or pull-outs, providing a welcome departure from standard apartment-rental practice. Staying in this highly recommended apartment was a real pleasure, making Bologna one of our best stops. There is a gelato stand downstairs and a number of restaurants on the next street. We liked Donatello's so much that we eat there three nights in a row.

“merveilleux séjour à l'Arena”

Reviewed 18 May 2015

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour à l'Arena. L'appartement était charmant, spacieux, confortable, très propre, adapté pour nos 2 familles (4 adultes et 5 enfants) et très bien situé, dans le centre historique de Bologne. Les propriétaires nous ont accueilli très chaleureusement, en nous mettant également à disposition plusieurs produits alimentaires pour démarrer notre séjour. Nous y reviendrons avec grand plaisir !

“Great location, great hosts!”

Reviewed 24 Apr 2015

We very much enjoyed our stay! It is in a perfect location and the apartment is both spacious and charming. The hosts were welcoming and flexible, which we appreciated a lot. Thank you!

“Lovely well placed apartment in Bologna”

Reviewed 28 Dec 2014

This apartment is in a fantastic position in the heart of the historic centre of this beautiful city. It is large and very well equipped and the owners provided basic necessities on arrival which was kind. It is ideal for a large family or group of friends.

“Great place- highly recommend it!”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2013

Had a great stay at L'Arena. Have to agree with the recent posts that the apartment was very spacious for our family of 5 and in a great location, very clean and well stocked.. The food in Bologna was amazing and so many great restaurants within a few blocks. An easy walk to the train station (did day trips to Parma and Ravenna), and to stroll the city. Called Carla when we arrived at Bologna Centrale and she was waiting at the door downstairs when we strolled up. She spent time walking us through and orienting us to the apartment, and giving us tips about the city, grocery shopping, sights, etc. The a/C in the apartment was appreciated as it was warm a few nights. It was also nice having two bathrooms.

“Stunning location”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2013

Prime location, about a 15 minute walk from the train station. It truly is spacious, comfortable and absolutely clean. Beds are more than comfortable. It is an easy walk to major attractions such as Piazza Maggiore with Neptunes fountain and the two leaning towers as well as all the shopping you would wish to do. The front door of the building is flanked by gelato and pastry shops. We enjoyed neighborhood restaurants especially Trattoria Tony. The owners are very friendly and helpful.

“Ottavio Balena, Ph.D.”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2013

We just spent the most enjoyable three weeks at L'Arena in Bologna. I was teaching at the University and the apartment was in walking distance. In fact, it is in walking distance of everything in Bologna, and ten minutes from the train station which means a little over an hour door to door to Milan, and less than a half hour to Modena and Florence. The apartment is spacious, meticulously furnished and clean, light, quiet, and elegant. The furniture is authentic and there is ample kitchen ware to have comfortable dinners at home (however, the restaurants in Bologna make cooking at home more trouble than it is worth). The owners are pesonable, friendly, accomodating, willing to please and when we couldn't figure out the heating-hot water system they were there in a flash to fix it and instruct us. I am a very picky guy but I can only say good things about the place and the experience. I am hoping to return to teach next spring in Bologna and hope the apartment is available.

“Great location!”

Reviewed 27 Nov 2013

A large well maintained apartment in the historic centre of Bologna. The owners are extremely helpful and friendly people making our stay very enjoyable.

“really nice location”

Reviewed 26 Nov 2013

we enjoyed this space quite a bit. it was, however, dirty, "dust bunnies" and just not as clean as I would like. the bedrooms were comfortable but there were 2 single beds in a separate living room area which were not that comfortable - we needed all the beds due to the size of our group. overall, though, we really enjoyed the central location, security of the building, furnishings, etc. (also, a water pipe leaked in the kitchen, but we told the owners about it). they were wonderful!

Response from the manager Thanks for your review. We are really sorry for the apartment not having been in the conditions you expected. As you may remember our caretaker (who has been providing excellent quality work for years now) was on a leave in August, so we had to use a replacement that, evidently, was not the top at dusting. As you can see from other reviews though "clean" is our keyword, so what occurred to you was really an exception. We can assure that the apartment is now being offered in spotless, impeccable conditions. Beds have been replaced a couple of months ago and the new ones are top quality and extremely comfortable. We hope you'll come back soon so to experience all this and enjoy your stay again. All the best, Carla

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