Our Favorite Lodgings
in Bologna & Emilia Romagna

Why are these our favorites? Because they are affordable, charming, well-managed, and always at safe, convenient locations in the center of town. We have carefully hand-picked many of these lodgings from the overwhelming number of options available on our partner site, Booking.com. Our choices are based on many factors, starting with location and high marks from a majority of guests. Just click on the region name or city name or hotel name to browse our suggested listings.

Bologna

Antica Residenza D'Azeglio Room & Breakfast di Charme

In Bologna city center, a five-minute walk from Piazza Maggiore. The decor is opulent, and the whole B&B is extremely comfortable and accommodating. Each of its five elegant air-conditioned rooms offers satellite LCD TV, a CD and DVD player, free Wi-Fi, and a private bathroom with relaxing bathrobe and slippers. Some even have a separate sitting room with a table and chairs and nice view of the city. A continental buffet breakfast is served each morning at this charming guesthouse, set on the second floor of a historic palace. Read more....

Casa Ilaria

Opposite the Bologna Opera House, 400 yards from the city's two famed towers and walking distance to all the old city sites. There is a free Wi-Fi internet point, and its six air-conditioned rooms are big, beautiful, bright and very quiet, offering TV, minibar, and work desk. The bathrooms are clean and sunny; some are external but totally private. All guests have access to a spacious central living area with kitchen. Breakfast times are flexible, and breakfast includes a wide selection of marmalades, croissants, and homemade cakes, plus you can sign up for a cooking lesson and learn how to cook traditional Italian cuisine, along with specialties from the Emilia-Romagna region. Read more....

Hotel Cavour

Located in the historical center of Bologna just five minutes from Piazza Maggiore, Hotel Cavour offers a small furnished terrace with views of the towers, plus an inner courtyard. All public areas have free Wi-Fi. The 38 rooms have classic elegant furnishings and decor, and tiled floors. Some rooms feature a balcony, while all have air conditioning, an LCD TV, and a small fridge. Some also have free Wi-Fi, bathrobes and a spa bath. The buffet breakfast of hot drinks and pastries can be enjoyed in the dining room or on the terrace. Read more....

Art Hotel Corona d'Oro 1890

In a traffic-free zone in Bologna city center, just down the street from the tower and walking distance to Piazza Maggiore and train station. The hotel occupies a historic building. Its 40 rooms are quiet, and spacious, elegant, clean and comfortable, featuring free wired and Wi-Fi access, satellite TV and mini bar. Some rooms overlook the towers.
Guests receive an excellent breakfast, and bikes are also provided for free. Read more....


Modena / Maranello

Hotel Liberta

This hotel in Modena is located in the heart of the city, at a short distance from the commercial and shopping area and from the main museums and monuments: the Best Western Hotel Liberta is set in the historical centre, only few steps from Duomo and Palazzo Ducale. Read more....

Hotel Castello

This elegant castle-style building remodeled from a former noble residence 4 km from Modena's historic center offers 38 elegant guestrooms, a private garden, free bike rental and free parking. All the rooms, which offer views of the garden or surrounding landscape, have flat-screen TV, free WiFi, air conditioning and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries. The nearest bus stop for Modena is 500 yards away, and the Ferrari Factory and Museum is a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Read more....


Locanda La Gazzella

This modern family-run hotel offers beautiful, exquisite European accommodations in the countryside outside Maranello, 5 minutes' drive from the Ferrari Museum and Racetrack. Parking and Wi-Fi are free. The restaurant specializes in traditional recipes from Emilia-Romagna; the large buffet breakfast, including fresh fruit, freshly made brioches, ham cut on the spot, and bacon and eggs, is above and beyond excellent. Ensuring upscale furnishings and luxury amenities in a clean relaxing atmosphere, each of the six extra-large suites has a separate living room and a balcony or patio overlooking the garden; they all have 2 LCD TVs, designer toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Modena Golf Country Club is less than 10 minutes' drive away. There is a horse riding school 600 meters away. Modena city centre is 20 minutes away by car. Read more....



Parma / Reggio Emilia

Hotel Posta - In Italy Online Favorite!

Historic Residence

This very historic hotel sits in the center of Reggio Emilia, one of our favorite towns in Italy, the heart of gourmet heaven, halfway between Parma and Modena. The hotel offers all amenities, an excellent fitness room, parking, free bikes, parmesan factory tours, and visits to a balsamic farm with tasting and dinner. Read more....

Locanda del Lupo - In Italy Online Favorite!

Historic Residence

A historic residence which still belongs to a prince. Located in the charming little town of Soragna, it is near Parma and Modena and the autostrada. The 46 guestrooms are furnished in authentic period style, with antique furniture and fabrics. There is also an excellent restaurant serving gourmet dishes in a 19th-century atmosphere. Read more....

Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati

Set on the second floor of a historic building, this small guesthouse is in Parma's medieval square next to the Baptistery. Offering free Wi-Fi and views of the Cathedral, its 11 air-conditioned apartments are ultra-modern despite the exquisite Italian antique furnishings. Everything is very clean, the beds are comfortable, and there are great cosmetics in the private bathroom, which has a whirlpool tub or a crystal shower stall. Suites and apartments also feature a kitchenette. Read more....

Villino di Porporano

This charming bed and breakfast is in a quiet garden 4 km from the center of Parma. It features five elegant guestrooms with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, parquet floors, wooden furniture, a private bathroom, and LCD TV. Some rooms feature garden views. Free parking is available. Parma's airport and the train station are approximately 8 km away. There is also a bus stop 50 meters from the lodging. Read more....

Parizzi Suites & Studio

Set in the heart of the historic town, a 10-minute walk from Parma Cathedral. Opened in 2009, these modern, spacious, extremely clean and elegant suites are reached by elevator. All 13 of them have a separate living/kitchen area, bedroom and bathroom, and come with air conditioning, LCD TVs with Sky satellite channels, and lounge areas. Each kitchen includes a microwave. A daily cleaning service is included. Some apartments overlook the internal courtyard while others offer a view of Strada Repubblica. Parizzi Restaurant, located in the same building, is a great place to sample local cuisine. There is easy access to public transportation and Parma Train Station is just half a mile away. Read more....


Ferrara

Alchimia R&B

Located in the historic centre of Ferrara, this small guesthouse is set in a 15th-century building. The six modern, soundproofed rooms are all located on the ground floor and feature wood-beamed ceilings, tea and coffee making facilities and 32” LED TV, as well as free Wi-Fi. A continental breakfast is served buffet style in the dining room overlooking the garden, where you will find a reading area. Free bike rental is available, Palazzo dei Diamanti is 100 yards away, Castello Estense is 300 yards away, and your hosts provide a shuttle to and from Ferrara Train Station. Read more....

Hotel Annunziata

Just 55 yards from the famous Estense Castle of Ferrara, this charming inn offers an extensive buffet breakfast, cheese tasting, and free bike rental. The 27 air-conditioned guestrooms are located either in the elegant main building or in a historic separate building 170 yards away. They all offer free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels; many rooms have a view of the castle. The hotel is 100 yards from the stop of the new public shuttle to/from Bologna Airport. Read more....


Emilia - Lombardy Border

Locanda Del Re Guerriero

Historic Residence

Located in Emilia Romagna but only an hour's drive from Milan Linate Airport, this converted 18th-century residence is on the grounds of the medieval castle of San Pietro in Cerro. It features a library with over 2000 historic books, as well as a "Museum in Motion" contemporary art collection. All 12 spacious guestrooms are elegant and feature wood-beamed ceilings, air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Most have views across the gardens. Wi-Fi and parking are both free. Read more....

Antica Corte Pallavicina Relais

Historic Residence

Occupying a fortified castle from the early 14th-century, on the border between Emilia Romagna and Lombardy, the relais has a Michelin-starred restaurant. It also offers a delicious culinary experience in its canteen, serving traditional cold cuts and cheese from Emilia Romagna, including the famous Parmigiano Reggiano. Each of the six elegant, historic guestrooms has antique furniture, a fireplace, hardwood floors, antique Persian rugs and wrought-iron beds. They all come with free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities. The property's grounds are home to many pets and a part of it is dedicated to growing fruit. Offering free parking, the castle is in Polesine Parmense, a 25-minute drive from highway A1. Parma can be reached by car in less than 40 minutes. Read more....


Rimini

Card International Hotel

Offering minimalist décor and designer guestrooms, this modern hotel is next to Alcide Cervi Park and 500 ft from Rimini Train Station. It offers a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a buffet breakfast including homemade foods. All air-conditioned and soundproofed, the 53 guestrooms are bright and spacious with hardwood floors and modern bathrooms. They also feature a LCD TV, mini bar and a bathrobe and slippers. You are just 300 ft from the bus stop for San Marino and Federico Fellini Airport. A free parking permit is provided for street parking or alternatively there is a private parking lot on site. Read more....

Gimmi Hotel

Right on the beach 7 km north of Rimini, the Gimmi is a 5-minute walk from Torre Pedrera Train Station. All 11 contemporary guestrooms are soundproofed and air-conditioned, with flat-screen TV, a balcony, and a private bathroom with bathrobe and slippers. Most rooms overlook the Adriatic Sea. The Gimmi is 5 km from the Rimini Nord exit of the A14 Motorway. Rimini is a 15-minute drive away, and parking is free. Read more....


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