This comfortable two bedroom apartment (80 sq.mt) is on the second floor, with elevator from the mezzanine floor, 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.
This comfortable apartment gives the unforgettable emotion to live at the very heart of Bologna, in the famous Piazza Maggiore or Piazza Grande, as the well-known singer Lucio Dalla used to call it.
The guests can enter the apartment either from the staircase or the elevator; the many windows offer breathtaking views of Piazza Maggiore, and all the rooms have precious oak parquet flooring. 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.
In the entrance hall you find the laundry, whilst on the right there is the day area, a big and functional space with 2 sofa beds, some comfortable poufs, a table seating up to 6 people and a flat screen 32” TV.
The kitchen, separated from the living room by a wall, is equipped with electric oven and dishwasher.
The night area is composed of two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom overlooks Piazza Maggiore with the windows perfectly blending with the XIX-century façade, and it is furnished with a big wardrobe –located in the anteroom- a pouf, a bookcase and a single bed with an extra roll-out bed (on request they can be combined into a double bed). The ensuite bathroom is covered with bright coloured tiles and a tub.
The guest bedroom is very suggestive and backs onto the quiet inner courtyard from which you enjoy ample views of the copper dome of Santa Maria della Vita sanctuary; it is furnished with a double bed (made of two single beds), a closet and a pouf. The second bathroom, with mosaic tiles, is fitted with a shower stall.
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.