This elegant apartment (140 sq.mt) is on the 1st floor, with elevator (it is necessary to climb a flight of stairs without elevator), in Palazzo Banchi. Located in the very heart of Bologna city centre, on the eastern side of Piazza Maggiore, it is placed right beside San Petronio Basilica and is named after the Medieval bank shops. The building dates back to 1412, whist the façade and the ‘portico’ were finished in 1568; in 2010 Palazzo Banchi was fully renovated, and it has been newly furnished in August 2014.
The property showcases a precious fresco of neoclassical fashion, that seems to melt blending walls and ceiling. The main character is Minerva, presiding over a complex scene symbolizing the personal development acquired through knowledge. The original flooring (Venetian terrazzo, ‘seminato’) has been kept and polished, whilst in the bedrooms there is oak parquet. The many windows, preserving the XIX-century façade, offer breathtaking views of Piazza Maggiore.
The apartment has high-end finishes, such as air conditioning, independent heating, and sound-proofed, insulated windows and doors. The decor is complemented by photographic installations that celebrate the city by revisiting its most famous monuments in Pop Art Style and highlight the ancient context in which they are placed while at the same time create an elegant and modern atmosphere in the rooms.
Immediately after the hall way there is the corridor, stretching to the decorated living room. In the corridor there is the single bedroom, furnished with a functional wardrobe, and a fully equipped laundry.
The day area is furnished with a crystal dining table for up to 7 people, two single sofa beds 75X185 and a flat screen TV. The open-plan kitchen, fully equipped and with both electric oven and dishwasher, is located beside the pillar separating it from the living room.
The night area is composed of two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom, with parquet flooring, is complete with an ensuite bathroom and overlooks the inner courtyard; it is furnished with a big closet, a comfortable double bed (made of two single beds 80X200) and a nightstand. The bathroom, with marble tiles, is fitted with two basins, a shower stall (with stool) and a tub.
The guest bedroom is very spacious and bright, as it overlooks Piazza Maggiore: it is furnished with double bed (composed by two single beds), a spacious wardrobe and a desk. The second bathroom is also equipped with tub.
Small pets are allowed (double deposit + 120 € for extra cleaning to be paid on site).
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS - BEDS:
When booking, it is possible to request that the beds in the apartment are set up as singles (80 x 200 cm) or joined together to make a double bed (160 x 200 cm). The single sofa beds in the building measure 75 x 185 cm.