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Poggio di Castelletto (Ref: 28942), Self catering country house in Piacenza, Italy 
The old farmhouse is detached and hidden away at the end of the village, near a mantle of green woods and a soft flowing stream.Fully renovated, its thick stone walls keep you cool in the hot Italian summer and warm in the cold winters.  Emilia is ideally situated for touring Northern Italy. Venice-Firenze-the lakes-the riviera,and even Rome,are all within a mornings drive.  The old roman Via Emilia links Cities like, Piacenza, Parma, Reggio, Modena, Bologna...etc.  Sleeps 6.
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Rolling vineyards, friendly locals and a history that has spanned two millennia, it's easy to see why Italy is regarded as one of Europe's best loved car hire touring destinations. Renting a car in Italy makes sense. Car hire in Italy takes you to places that public transport simply can't reach. Jaw-dropping scenery and tiny tucked away villages await your discovery. The city of Bologna is an excellent place to start your voyage of discovery through Italy. 

Located in northern Italy in the Po Valley, Bologna is a city of quiet beauty that is probably most famous for introducing the world to its mouth-watering Spaghetti Bolognese.

Bologna Airport Mini Guide:

Bologna Airport, also known as Guglielmo Marconi Airport is located approximately 6km northwest of Bologna, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The airport is a base for a number of international carriers such as British Airways, Aer Lingus and Iberia, as well as budget carriers like Ryanair and MyAir.
Things To See/Do in Bologna:

Bologna has got to be one of Italy's most under-rated cities. The city exudes its own unique charm that is thoroughly different to anywhere else you'll visit in the country. A wander through the history stained arcades is a great way to get a feel for the city. Along the way you'll pass fascinating landmarks such as the World War II commemorative display on piazza del Nettuno, the central meeting square of Piazza Maggiore and the ornate Neptune Fountain. Bologna is one of Italy's most progressive city and boasts the country's oldest university, as well as the wonderfully absorbing Museo Civico Archelogico museum. One of the simplest pleasures in Bologna is a stroll through the archways of via dell' Archiginnasio. 

Bologna's Basilica di San Petronio from Torre Degli Asinelli, Italy
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Here colourful, fragrant food stores abound, it's definitely worth spending some time here sampling the local goods, after all food is what makes Bologna tick.

Eating Out in Bologna:

Given Bologna's love affair with butter and cream, it's easy to trace the origins of the city's 'La Grassa' (the fat) nickname. Visitors to Bologna are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. Some of the world's favourite Italian dishes were born in Bologna and are definitely worth sampling while in town. Familiar menu staples include lasagne, tortelloni in brodo (stuffed pasta parcels in stock) and tagliatelle al' ragú.

Day Trips/Events in Bologna:

Bologna's location makes it the ideal starting point for a range of exciting excursions. For a really scenic Bologna car hire journey be sure to tour the picturesque Emilia Romagna region, where Parma is just one of the tasty little towns you'll stumble across. Alternatively, it's worth taking a journey across the rolling Appenine Hills to south. Here the spa town of Poretta Terme is the place to go for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

Nowhere is the Italy's famous Dolce Vite philosophy epitomised as much as in Bologna. The city certainly has an events calendar to match its zest for life. Annual highlights include March to October's Bologna festival and December's flashy Motor Show, when the latest models of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati are unveiled.

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Aemilia Hotel Bologna
Situated in Bologna, this business-friendly hotel is near Museo di Anatomia Patologica, National Picture Gallery, and University of Bologna. Additional attractions include Basilica Santuario di Santo Stefano. Dining options at Aemilia Hotel Bologna include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. This 4.0-star property has a business center and offers audio-visual equipment. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. 
Albergo Al Cappello Rosso Bologna
This Bologna boutique hotel is near Bologna Palazzo Comunale, Communal Collection of Fine Arts, and Museum of Giorgio Morandi. Additional attractions include Piazza Maggiore. This 4.0-star property offers small meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. For a surcharge, the property offers an airport shuttle (available on request). A complimentary Full breakfast is served daily. Room service is available during limited hours. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a library, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. 
Best Western Hotel Maggiore Bologna
Situated near the airport, this Bologna hotel is also close to Stadio Renato Dall'Ara and Bologna Palazzo Comunale, as well as University of Bologna. Additional attractions include BolognaFiere. This 3.0-star property offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and limo/town car service. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a bar/lounge, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke-free property. 
Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni Bologna
Situated in the heart of Bologna, the hotel is located in Via Indipendenza and is just a short stroll from the beautiful Piazza Maggiore and its Towers. The hotel also has an easy access to the shopping areas, restaurants as well as bars and is only a kilometre from the Bologna Central Train Station.  Furnished in a Venetian style, the beautifully appointed guestrooms are equipped with all the modern facilities that any traveller would expect from a hotel of this category.  You can dine at the onsite restaurant that serves authentic Italian dishes accompanied by a wide selection of wines. Overlooking a cosy winter garden, the cafe is an oasis for a break as well as for enjoying an aperitif in an elegant and welcoming atmosphere.
Il Guercino Hotel Bologna
Il Guercino Hotel offers elegant accommodation and modern facilities to make your stay in Bologna a pleasant one.  Il Guercino Hotel Bologna is located in a quiet inner yard, close to the historical centre, fair district and railway station.  The hotel boasts elegant and pleasant guest rooms equipped with a host of modern comforts. All 42 rooms have been furnished in the original Italian style.  For making your reawakening more pleasant, the hotel offers delicious buffet breakfast in the breakfast room and on the terrace during gilt summery mornings. You can also sip your favourite drink at the cocktail bar, which is an ideal place to relax after a tiring day.
Internazionale Hotel Bologna
This hotel is located in Bologna, and Parco Montagnola, Bologna Fountain of Neptune, and University of Bologna are area attractions. Additional attractions include Tower of the Asinelli. Internazionale Hotel features a bar/lounge, multilingual staff, and tour/ticket assistance. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include concierge services. There are 116 guestrooms at Internazionale Hotel. Bathrooms feature hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer direct-dial phones and in-room safes. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Rooms also include minibars. 
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