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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request the password for access to easy online booking.
If you would like to book at the Drapperie, Aemilia Hotel, Hotel Holiday, La Suite, Muà B&B, or Antica Casa Zucchini please contact the hotel directly 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 special rate.
(Please click on the images to be directed to the websites.)
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
Elegant, stylish, highly efficient service, quality and courtesy describe Aemilia Hotel. 4 stars located just a brief walk from the historical center and the University of Bologna. 124 spacious and silent rooms, some with a charming panoramic view of the historical center, free wi-fi connection. Aemilia Hotel is ideal for a pleasant and comfortable stay.
A cozy 3 star hotel close to Piazza Maggiore in one of the city's oldest streets filled with colorful fruit and vegetable markets.
via delle Drapperie, 5
A friendly, recently renovated hotel just around the corner from BCSP.
via Bertiera, 13
Contemporary, convenient, central (close to BCSP, Piazza Maggiore, train station) B&B and apartments complete with kitchens.
via A. Righi, via dell'Indipendenza
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
via Santo Stefano, 36
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.
via de' Griffoni
Most restaurants in Italy require reservations for dinner.
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
Just around the corner from BCSP, a student and parent favorite, serving delicious bolognese fare, run by the friendliest young couple in the city:
via Bertiera 12, tel. 051 225 656, closed Sunday night
For excellent pizza in the university area:
via Belle Arti 14, tel. 051 225 581, open every day
Maribel can offer a discount of 10euro per person to students' visiting parents and friends. Good for at least 3 person group or 2 with market tour. Please remember that it's important to state when signing up for a class and/or tour that you are a parent/family member/family friend of a student on the Indiana University - BCSP program!
Guides and articles on Bologna:
The New York Times, 36 Hours in Bologna
Chicago Tribune, Rediscovered Gems Light Up the Screen in Bologna