Travel Blogs from Bologna
... couple needed to have a chamomile tea to calm them down! Back to the hotel room and after a little rest we ventured out to do a big shop getting ready for Pistoia – no perishables but did find interesting bits and pieces and thousands of Balsamic vinegar options – all made in Modena! We are too pooped to go out again so spending time catching up on this blog and ate food in the ...
... have to take and you need to be able to read them going min 70 km around a corner with the sign being extremely small so you can't read it until you are almost past it!!
So we continue on trying to recognize the town names are we drive through, this our confirmation that we are still on the right track..
The roads are 2 way so of course I get all the locals behind me getting very frustrated that I am "only" doing 60-70 km on ...
... with tomato meat sauce (Bolognese). I didnt know tortellini is a special local food from Bologna but my choice was the best. Even though the price was way too expensive for only tortellini, salad and coke - 26€. Just waked a bit of town after late meal and tried to find a supermarket to buy salads and water. After that, just came back to the B&B place then enjoyed chilling in my big double bed ...
... above the marble operating table, at the ceiling, is the god, Apollo. Around the room are wooden sculptures of the geniuses in the field of medicine.
Basilica di San Petronio This is the most important church in Bologna and is the 6th largest church in Europe. It was built in the 14-17th centuries. The interior is so elegant and stunning! The fascinating St Petronio's Meridian, is the longest meridian in ...
... and salad caprese Then long walk to MAMBo - contemporary art museum Back home and booked to see Girl with a Pearl Earing on Sunday night Out for dinner at Console & Co, shared an anti pasta plate (mainly meats)' than spaghetti with cherry tomatoes and scallops for J and tortellini with radicchio and pancetta for me plus beans cooked with tomatoes Home to bed B&B: Palazzo Trevi Charming ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsStarhotels Excelsior Bologna
Too hot! No AC otherwise it was very nice. Biggest room we have had so far.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Starhotels Excelsior Bologna
Excellent hotel that runs great specials
This was the nicest hotel we stayed at on a 5 city Italian trip. The rooms were absolutely beautiful with hardwood floors and paneling, the service was knowledgeable and friendly, and the amenities (workout room, included buffet breakfast, free internet connection downstairs) were superb. The location, right across the street from the train station, makes it a great base to explore Florence or Venice from.We stayed in the first week of June, 2003 when the hotel was offering special rates of under 100 dollars; I would be tempted to stay there again even at twice the price.
Starhotel Excelsior is very comfortable and convenient
My husband and I have just spent a week at the Starhotel Excelsior in Bologna and had a very enjoyable stay. The facilities and service were excellent, as was the food. Apart from a very good breakfast each day, we also used the Avorio restaurant one evening, and found the style and standard definitely gourmet. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. The hotel is very conveniently located opposite the station, which is the terminus for the airport bus and also makes travel to other towns in the area (or, indeed, elsewhere in Italy) very easy. The main park is close by and it's only a 15 minute walk to the centre of Bologna, which we found a very beautiful and civilised city.