Parents & Visitors
BCSP has created this web page as a courtesy to students' parents and family members. The suggested accomodations listed below usually offer discounts to BCSP guests; however, a discount is not guaranteed.
During trade fairs (calendar: http://www.bolognafiere.it/en/calendario/) hotels may raise rates or choose not to apply discounts.
Previous visitors/students have recommended these accomodations; BCSP does not have a formal agreement or convention with them.
If you are interested in making a reservation at a Bologna Art Hotel, send an email to BCSP (email@example.com) to request the password for access to easy, online booking.
If you would like to book at the Drapperie, Muà B&B or Hotel Holiday please contact the hotel directly by phone or email and mention that you are the parent/family member/family friend of a student on the Indiana University - BCSP program in order to request a discount on the reservation.
Hotel suggestions:(Please click on the images to be directed to the websites)
An American fine art photographer living in Bologna for many years offers private room and bath in her own centrally located apartment.
A student’s mother has stayed here and felt very much at home.
Historic 4 star hotels and residences in convenient locations throughout the city center known for their sophistication, charm, and design.
Corona d’oro**** via Oberdan 12
Commercianti**** via dè Pignattari 11
Novecento**** piazza Galileo 4/3
Orologio*** via IV Novembre 10
A cozy 3 star hotel close to Piazza Maggiore in one of the city's oldest streets filled with colorful fruit and vegetable markets:
Residence: via Galliera, 48
Albergo: via delle Drapperie, 5
Room & breakfast in the heart of the city center. A student's mother and grandmother stayed here and highly recommend Muà to others.
Via de' Coltellini, 6
A friendly, recently renovated hotel just around the corner from the BCSP office. The students stay at the Hotel Holiday during their first two weeks in Bologna.
Most restaurants in Italy require reservations for dinner.
A student favorite when their guests come to Bologna for the handmade pasta by Nonna Assunta:
via Urbana 5/c, tel. 051 33 12 98, closed Sundays
Meet jovial chef Mario and savor his creative recipes where the program has Thanksgiving dinner for students and professors each year:
via Broccaindosso 63/b, tel. 051 263 404, closed Mondays at lunch
Near the BCSP office, typical bolognese fare, run by the same bolognese family for over a century:
via A. Righi 8, tel. 051 235 438, closed Saturdays
For excellent pizza and more in the university area:
via Belle Arti 14, tel. 051 225 581, open every day
Guides and articles on Bologna: http://travel.nytimes.com/travel/guides/europe/italy/bologna/overview.html