Via De Fusari, 9 40123 Bologna − Italy
+39 051 261891
Fax: +39 051 227179
Even today, staying at Al Cappello Rosso means immersing yourself in an atmosphere that is cozy yet equipped with all the latest technology and refinements, where attention to details and personalized service has been forged over more than 600 years of experience.
A privileged sojourn a few steps from Piazza Maggiore in the heart of Bologna is the ideal starting point to explore monuments, historic markets, elegant shops, medieval streets and enchanting hidden corners, either on foot or riding one of our free bicycles.
Al Cappello Rosso boasts several designer environments in the form of thematic rooms that were conceived and decorated by world famous artists and stage designers.
For all of our 33 rooms, which include superior and junior suites and 5 apartments, meticulous care is taken to ensure maximum comfort and a customization that meets the needs of each guest: we have Lady rooms, pet-friendly rooms, disabled access and anti-allergic rooms, adjoining and smoking rooms. In every room we offer our guests a charming space with comfortable beds, a pillow menu, flat screen televisions with international channels, free wireless internet access, a safe, mini-bar, tea & coffee facilities and comfortable bathrooms.
The breakfast buffet ranges from sweet to savory food and includes gluten-free and organic products.
The common areas are spacious and welcoming: you can have a drink at the Farina Living Restaurant, read a newspaper or a book available for guest use, check your e-mail from the internet point or simply sit and relax with a friend on a sofa in the small hall, which can also be reserved for private meetings and work briefings.
For guests who wish to reach us by car, we can arrange access to the traffic restricted zone; transfer service and private parking are also available on request.
We are committed to welcoming, listening and making recommendations, taking into account the different needs of each guest. This is why we do our best to be attentive, accurate and helpful; we are especially glad when we succeed in helping you fall in love with Bologna so that its numerous charms will always be a part of you.
Al Cappello Rosso Hotel. For people who love history, art and culture; for people who love privilege.
Concierge services are available 24 hours and it is our pleasure to satisfy your requests and help make your stay unforgettable.
How we pamper our guests:
- Silk Kimonos in every room.
- 100% cotton bathrobes in every room.
- ‘Pillow menu’ in every room.
- Tea & Coffee facilities in every room.
- Fresh seasonal fruit, gluten free and organic food products.
- Laptops available for guests.
- Bicycles available for guests.
- Golf bags available for guests;
- Book exchange point.
Our free services include:
- Wireless-Fidelity (wi-fi) access in every room and common areas.
- Every room equipped with a safe-deposit box large enough for laptops.
- Automatic shoe polishing facilities on every floor.
- Newspapers and magazines in the foyer.
- Assistance and information for airplane and train schedules and booking.
- Assistance with car rentals, with or without driver.
- Assistance and information for booking golf courses.
- Ticket sales for shows and concerts through the Vivaticket system (no additional commission unless charged by the system).
We also offer: touristic assistance and information regarding events and exhibitions being held in Bologna at the time of booking, assistance and information with restaurant reservations; birthday and anniversary party organizing.
Fee-based services available upon request:
- Laundry and dry cleaning services.
- Private parking garage (25 euros).
- Municipal parking pass (9 euros).
- Room service from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Postal and courier services.
- Guided tours of the historical downtown every weekend.
- Shopping assistance.
- Floral gifts.
- Make-up services.
Room 304 is the fruit of a collaboration with the International Comics Festival BilBOlbul and offers a collection of inscriptions left by the artists of the 2010 edition in recognition of our hospitality.
Drawings by Giulia Sagramola tell the story of the room and describe the inscriptions, in the characteristically black & red comic style that she uses to create a charming universe.
Inscriptions by: Carlo Ambrosini, Paolo Bacilieri, Alessandro Baronciani, Edmond Baudoin, Marc Boutavant, Emile Bravo, Chappate, Dr. Pira, Vincenzo Filosa, Francesca Follini, Alessandro Fusari, Otto Gabos, Massimo Giacon, Marina Girardi, Emmanuel Guibert, Joanna Hellgren, Pierre La Police, Giulio Macaione, Riccardo Mannelli, Leila Marzocchi, Lorenzo Mattotti, Hannes Pasqualini, Davide Reviati, Laura Scarpa, Koren Shadmi, Vanna Vinci, Fabio Visintin.
Every year the Cappello Rosso hotel, located in the heart of Bologna, hosts cartoonists on the occasion of the BilBOlbul international comics festival. Some rooms have been decorated by the artists themselves while others have become a space to exhibit drawings that the artists dedicated to the hotel.
The leading men of Room 209 are Ruppert & Mulot, who took advantage of an artistic residency to envisage an ad-hoc project carried out on the walls and furnishings of the room.
Florent Ruppert and Jérôme Mulot, considered to be the most innovative and explosive of France’s new generation of comic artists, created a story set in the room. With their refined and exciting narrative approach, they crafted drawings and text that playfully make the guest/reader complicit, inviting him or her to become part of the story by following the trail winding across the floor.
Both of them work together to create their graphic representations and write their scripts, which offer a de-structured narrative approach in which drawings and text seek to establish a playful complicity with the guest/reader and generate metalinguistic short-circuits.
Stepping back from the printed page, Ruppert & Mulot have produced a more plastic form of language, calling into question the codes of comic art and making use of the mirrored wall that reflects the room’s furnishings and the painted inscriptions written backwards on the walls.
A comic strip as dance, where dance means a sequence of precise movements carried out without useless or ornamental additions. Or, comics as a game that must be faced with courage and intelligence but always remains a losing game.
Shock in Pink Room 202 is the room with shocking pink backgrounds dedicated to the legendary fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli.
Decorated by the set designer Mauro Tinti, the room pays ironic homage to Schiaparelli’s surreal universe: huge expanses of shocking pink, inscriptions that require a mirror to decode, wardrobes with trompe-l’oeil clothing, lobsters crawling up the walls and a gilded cage enclosing a precious vintage heirloom, the famous Shocking perfume in a woman-shaped bottle that reproduces Mae West’s voluptuous curves.
Number 202 was not chosen at random: two plus two equals four, a number that the designer considered to be especially lucky (her boutique was located at number 22 Place Vendôme and her house at number 112 on Rue Berri in Paris).
The room was created in collaboration with Biografilm Festival, which dedicated a feature to Elsa Schiaparelli in 2011 that retraced the life and carrier of this great fashion designer through first-hand accounts, images and previously unpublished documents along with her autobiography, “Shocking Life.” The Biografilm Festival also invited Elsa Schiaparelli’s granddaughter, Marisa Berenson, to publically recount the most private facets of the Italo-French designer’s life. Actress, model and muse to Kubrick, Barenson inaugurated the Shock in Pink room on June 11, 2011.
Number 310, the Amadori room, is dedicated to Eugenio Amadori, painter, sculptor and caricaturist and violinist with Bologna’s Teatro Comunale.
This cardinal red room pays homage to Maestro Amadori with a collection of his outstanding caricatures of famous musicians and orchestral conductors.
These caricatures illustrate the artist’s capacity for reinvention that straddles humor and introspective wit: his ability to capture a fundamental trait of posture and the most prominent feature of a personality. This is the gift for seeing what is imperceptible to others and knowing how to render it visible to all.
It is difficult to make out the delicate line dividing the violinist’s soul from the artist’s spirit, and so we have chosen to frame his caricatures with the score for Bach’s Chaconne.
The room was created in 2010 in collaboration with the Teatro Comunale of Bologna Foundation using pages from the volume “Musicisti visti da E. Amadori” (Musicians as seen by E. Amadori) published by Tamari in 1968.
La Room 109 is the fruit of a collaboration with the International Comics Festival BilBOlbul and offers a collection of inscriptions left by the artists of the 2011 edition in recognition of our hospitality.
Drawings by Marina Girardi tell the story of the room and describe the inscriptions, in the characteristically colorful tempera-based style that she uses to create a charming universe of little monsters.
Inscriptions by: Alessandro Tota, Alice Socal, Andrea Poggiaro, Ben Katchor, David B, Davide Toffolo, Edmond Baudoin, Emile Bravo, Fabio Visentin, Francesca Ghermandi, Giulio MacaiOne, Jose Munoz, Laura Scarpa, Luca Schenardi, Mabel Morri, Mariana Chiesa, Massimo Fenati, Michelangelo Setola, Onofrio Catacchio, Otto Gabos, Paolo Parisi, Paper Resistance, Sara Colaone, Vanna Vinci.
Silent Cage Room 4’33” is dedicated to the legendary American music composer John Cage.
This room, created by set designer Mauro Tinti, pays homage to Cage’s most famous and controversial composition, 4’33”, where not a single note is played. Different shades of gray and acoustic panels give the impression of being into an anechoic chamber, thus creating a place where is possible to relax and enjoy listening to all the little sounds that are cointained within the music of “silence”.
Double room with king-sized bed, flat screen television, safe, Bathroom with shower, hairdryer and scale. Living room with sofa bed and flat screen television, Kitchenette with minibar, hotplates. Tea & Coffee facilities and kitchenware. Indipendent air conditioning and heating systems. Free Wi-Fi internet access.
Double room with king-sized bed, flat screen television, safe. Bathroom with shower unit by Teuco, hairdryer and scale. Living room with sofa and flat screen television. Kitchenette with minibar, hotplates, Tea & Coffee facilities and kitchenware. Independent air conditioning and heating systems. Free Wi-Fi internet access.
Double room with king-sized bed, flat screen television. Bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer and scale. Open-plan living space with sofa bed, flat screen television and desk. Kitchenette with minibar, hotplates and kitchenware. Indipendent air conditioning and heating systems. Free Wi-Fi internet access.
Double room with Queen-sized bed and flat screen television. Bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer and scale. Open-plan living space with sofa bed, flat screen television and desk. Kitchen with refrigerator, stove and gas oven, Tea & Coffee facilities and kitchenware. Independent air conditioning and heating systems. Free Wi-Fi internet access.
Double room with Queen-sized bed and television. Bathroom with shower, hairdryer and scale. Living room with sofa bed, flat screen television and crystal table seating 6/8. Kitchen with refrigerator, stove and gas oven, Tea & Coffee facilities, washing machine and kitchenware. Independent air conditioning and heating systems. Free Wi-Fi internet access. Thanks to its wide-open and welcoming spaces, apartment 5 is also an ideal location for small meetings and work sessions.
Thirty-three bedrooms, each one unique, giving you the chance to enjoy a different atmosphere every time you visit until you finf the one that is most perfect for you, your personality and your needs.
Quality, technology and safety, on the other hand, are consistent features throughout the hotel.
Each bedroom comes complete with: a 26” LCD TV, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi internet, direct telephone line, mini-bar, tea kettle, safe, adjustable air conditioning, assortment of pillows, silk kimono and bathrobe, shower/bathtub, scales, magnifying mirror, hair dryer and countless other details that make our hospitality special… now all you have to do is come discover it for yourself and let us thoroughly spoil you!
For guests who wish to manage their own time in total freedom, Al Cappello Rosso offers renovated apartments right in the neighborhood, a stone’s throw away from Piazza Maggiore, inside the distinctive Falcone Borsellino gallery.
Each of the apartments offers cozy and well-lit spaces in an oasis of tranquility nestled in Bologna’s old town among elegant cafés, traditional and renowned restaurants and exclusive boutiques.
Each apartments is equipped with a private bathroom (including shower or bathtub and hairdryer), a kitchenette, flat screen television, independent air conditioning and heating systems and Wi-Fi access free of charge.
Depending on your needs, cleaning and linen changes are provided daily or biweekly; the breakfast buffet, if desired, is served in our Farina Living Restaurant and parking places are available in our garage.
Bologna is a city with turrets and porticos which stretch out for kilometres, but it is not ostentatious. Often, the city's most valuable treasures can be found tucked away in magnificent Renaissance palaces, in churches which have been deconsecrated and restored, beneath gateways or inside courtyards.
The city attracts a considerable amount of visitors each year to a variety of exhibitions. It offers an excellent infrastructure and quality services, which facilitate visitor's stays and help render them as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
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