Bologna: the gateway to Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and the lesser known Le Marche.

You could be forgiven for thinking that Bologna’s main attraction is its cuisine (although it is certainly a huge draw). Home to ragu (or bolognaise), Bologna has no shortage of gourmet shops and markets selling its famous goods.

The historical center of the city is characterised by cobbled-stone streets, lined with charming boutiques, cafes, eateries – and all frequented by well-heeled locals.

The porticoes, too, are one of the main things you will notice. At almost 40km long, they are a unique and impressive architectural wonder, something that UNESCO has recognised.

We stayed at the luxurious Morgana sotto le torri apartment. Located on via San Vitale, one of the main arteries leading to the historical center, the apartment undoubtedly has one of the best locations in Bologna. For those who are visiting the city for the first time, arriving on via San Vitale acts as a soft introduction to the (architectural) beauty of the city.

Morgana sotto le torri is one of several high-end rental apartments under the Annalisa Aparts umbrella group. All of the apartments are notable for their high-end design and functionality.

The apartments are replete with all of the quintessential living tools and amenities that one needs for a weekend getaway or a month-long stay. The extra details, however, are what makes the apartments unique. From the LED Bathroom mirror, to the ‘his and hers’ bathrobe sets, to the vast array of teas on offer, to the meticulous design throughout, it is clear that the apartments have been designed to optimise both functional living and luxurious comfort in one.

As far as serviced apartments go, AnnaLisa Apartments in Bologna (accommodating from 2-6 people) offer one of the best options as your pied-a-terre in the beautiful city that is Bologna.

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