Three charming stays in Bologna that travellers are missing.

Bologna is a town that needs time to be discovered, maybe at the beginning it might seem unappealing to the untrained eye but if you let the Old Lady to open up you are heading for surprises. In this article we put together 3 romantic and charming stays in Bologna as we think these places will make a difference in your travel to Italy.

Antica Residenza D’Azeglio.

This romantic b&b is situated on the corner of Via D’Azeglio and Via Solferino in the southern part of the town. The lodging is just stone throw from Piazza Maggiore, the 2 towers of Bologna and the archiginnasio which part of the oldest university in western Europe . The b&b is situated on the second floor of a truly historical palace with Rococo furniture to come with. Of course it does not lack of any modern comforts and the prices always include a fantastic breakfast. One of our favourite features are the balconies facing the internal garden  The owners are also famous for their hospitality, welcoming guests as they were part of the family.

The lovely internal gardens of Antica residenza d'azelio
The lovely internal gardens of Antica residenza d’azelio

 Il convento dei fiori di seta.

The name of this charming and lovely b&b in English translates as the Silk flowers nunnery.   The place is pretty amazing combining the old with the modern as it is a restoration of a church originally build in 1400 and brought back to its beauty by the current owners who transformed the place into one of the most beautiful places where to stay in Italy. The nunnery has in total 10 rooms which are all different and furnished in a modern and minimal style. They are situated in the area of Santo Stefano towards the end of Via Castiglione. As an added bonus it is very close to the Giardini Margherita, the Bologna public botanical garden.

The Entrance of the nunnery with the vaulted fresco cieling.
The Entrance of the nunnery with the vaulted fresco ceiling.

Il Castello di Galeazza.

It is situated in the town of Galeazza about 40 minutes from central Bologna, it can easily reached by car and public transport, for info about getting there please check this page.

Castello di Galezza is a reading retreat so it is a bit different from your usual stay. Tucked away in the country-side offers travellers a unique stay in a original Italian castle. The library is stocked with over 4000 titles for those willing to spend time reading and relaxing. Of course you can just come here to enjoy the castle and the atmosphere without necessary being a fond reader, the place is for everyone. At the castle events are organised throughout the year including Italian culture classes and cookery lessons for those wanting to know more about Bologna style cuisine

The library at castello di Galeazza
The library at castello di Galeazza