Casa Ilaria B&B in Bologna Italy
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Host: Ilaria de Fidio

Guestrooms: 2

Address: Casa Ilaria, Largo Respighi 8, 40126 Bologna, Italy

Telephone: +39 051-270512,
Cell: +39 335-5336613

Fax: +39 051-19982189

Activities/Attractions: Bologna is a town of 400,000 people in the Po river valley in Emilia -Romagna. Known for its cuisine, it's porticoed streets, and for hosting one of the oldest Universities in Europe, Bologna is a great tourist destination - especially if you like people and food. In Bologna, everything starts in the central Piazza Maggiore. Here you'll find the 13th century Palazzo del Podesta (inside is tourist info), the Church of San Petronio, and Neptunes Fountain (Fontana di Nettuno), designed by Tommaso Laureti in 1566 with some pretty erotic bronze figures by Giambologna gushing water for the masses.

Bologna is located in an excellent geographical position, so it is perfect if you want to visit the other well known towns in the Emilia-Romagna Region, famous for the best Italian food and motors (Ferrari, Ducati). Moreover, you can easily reach Tuscany in 1 hour, Veneto and Umbria in 1 hour , Milan in 2 hours and Roma in 2 hours . Suggested tours include:

  • Bologna (full or half day)
  • Towns near Bologna
  • Small shops and handcraft
  • City’s nightlife
  • Ferrara, with its medieval centre and the castle
  • Natural reserve of Po river delta
  • Ravenna, with its Byzantine mosaics
  • Parma, with its beautiful Duomo and the Baptistery
  • Modena, with its Duomo and the Ghirlandina tower
  • Famous Italian motor factories: Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini, Maserati
  • Riviera Romagnola: Rimini, Riccione, from food to nightlife
  • Castles in Parma and Piacenza area
  • Medieval villages in Romagna (Brisighella, Bertinoro, Forlimpopoli)
  • Archaeological tour of Roman and Etruscan sites in Bologna region
  • Gourmet tour of the best food shops and typical restaurants
  • Gourmet tour of Bologna region (cellars, cheese makers, cured pork meat factories)
  • Gourmet tour of Emilia-Romagna region (Parma ham, Parmigiano, balsamic vinegar)

"We, two families from Israel, give thanks to Ilaria de Fidio for the formidable hospitality. We were surprised to find a quiet apartment in the middle of the Bologna center. Ilaria uses only the best products in the new apartment accessorized with the best sense equipment. An important advantage is the private parking and the private accommodation for two families in a clean and spacious apartment. We use a lot of apartments and we can say that the price is here is also reasonable."

"Wonderful place, very enjoyable, central to the University and the old city."


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"The most beautiful B&B that we have found in Italy. All is excellent. Recommended - 10 out of 10!"

"Very modern, large space, great ambience."

"Pretty location, good beds, good baths. Excellent location. Good attention from Ilaria. I recommend it enthusiastically."

"Beautifully situated place in the city. The rooms are very calming. Private parking was very appreciated."

"Rooms spacious and clean. Nice accommodations ... Breakfast very nice."

General Information: Welcome to Casa Ilaria B&B ... for those who would like to enjoy a stay in Bologna, Italy - taking in its special atmosphere, Casa Ilaria, with its elegance and quiet, is the place you’re looking for. We are located directly in the heart of the historic city, just a stone’s throw away from the Two Towers, the world-renowned symbol of Bologna.

Inside an ancient palace opposite the Opera House, Casa Ilaria is not only a peaceful place to stay but also an ideal location to discover the city and experience its nightlife. Virtually all of the city’s sights can easily be reached on foot, with the railway station only a 10 minute walk away. The Marconi Airport can be reached by taxi or bus in just 20 minutes.

Going through the front door you leave the noise and bustle of the city behind and enter an old fashioned Italian atmosphere, combined with modern conveniences. The recent renovations have been carried out paying great attention to detail to ensure the comfort of our guests.

  • The rooms, which are quiet and bright, have been furnished with antiques
  • 2 large double bedrooms with the view on the garden and air conditioning
  • 2 bathrooms with hydro massage or shower
  • 1 living room of 50 m, suitable for dinners, cooking classes and private parties
  • 1 car parking on request
  • The large windows look out onto a peaceful courtyard
  • To help guests further relax, the baths feature a hydromassage system, and oils and essences are at their disposal
  • Guests can also log onto the Internet via WLAN
  • A modern fitted kitchen is available and is suitable for our cooking classes

Casa Ilaria extends warm hospitality, attending to all your needs. We speak English, French and Spanish, we can advise you on where to go and what to do. We have city guides in foreign languages, a selected list of restaurants which we can recommend you and we will also plan guided tours for you.

Payment Accepted: Bank Transfer and Cash.

Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros).

€60-150/night

Breakfast at Casa Ilaria is included and a convivial moment where our international guests gather.

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"We loved the accommodations at Casa Ilaria. The rooms were clean and decorated brightly, the beds were comfortable and the rooms were quiet with a window looking out towards the back of building, away from the street. The bathroom was large and clean. The sitting/eating area was large with high ceilings giving it an open feeling. Ilaria was a kind hostess and offered suggestions on places to tour in and around Bologna. We took a three-hour cooking class at Casa Ilaria that was fun and memorable. We would definitely recommend this Bed and Breakfast for anyone that wanted a true taste of Italy."

"Casa Ilaria is a wonderful place to stay. The bedroom and the washroom very clean and spacious. The owner, Ms Ilaria was most helpful in all respects. Although Casa Ilaria is located in the centre of the city and surrounded by ancient and interesting buildings, the rooms are as modern as any higher priced hotel. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place."