Pensione Marconi 30 years in the heart of Bologna.

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The city’s innumerable churches, museums, old villas, palaces and gardens  are within reach by booking a room at the Pensione Marconi, a cheap accommodation in Bologna . The city’s historic center safeguards a century-old history that awaits to be discovered, preserves past civilizations and the imprint of medieval splendor.

Bird’s Eye View of the Historic Center.  By staying at a discount hotel like Pensione Marconi you can reach Bologna’s center in just a few steps, or by public transportation.  From via Marconi (Marconi Street),  you can walk to the Torri Asinelli and Garisenda (Asinelli and Garisenda Towers), named after the two local families whose power dominated city life during the Middle Ages, and, later, to the foundations of the Roman city built in the II century B.C. , and to what is left of human settlements arching back to the Iron Age.  Thanks to its University, Bologna reached its apex in the XIII century: next to the Towers, whose 97,20 meters permit visitors to enjoy a 365-degree view of the city, stands the Palace of the Archygymnasium; further along, one can find Piazza Maggiore (Maggiore Square), serving as a stage to the impressive Basilica of San Petronio, whose beauty compliments Bologna, a city to visit during a low-cost stay at a discount hotel .

City of Art and Music .  From via Ugo Bassi (Ugo Bassi Street), and after a stop in Piazza San Francesco (San Francesco Square) ornated by the French gothic San Francesco Church, visitors can return to the small hotel on via Marconi, inching towards the “art road”.  Indeed, by crossing through via Azzo Gardino (Azzo Gardino Street) and the Cavaticcio Park, visitors reach the Mambo, Bologna’s Museum of Contemporary Art and cultural center, located only a few minutes away from our hotel.  The center promotes lively and dynamic cultural debates that travels through Italian art history from the post-WWII period to today; it houses art exhibitions and events  on the background offered by reclaimed historical buildings like the former Forno del Pane (Bakery), Macello (Slaughter House), Manifattura Tabacchi (Tobacco Factory),  and the Cassero LGBT Center, home to the city’s Arcigay cultural center, located inside the old Salara (Salt Warehouse).