Hotel Orologio      

 Via IV Novembre, 10 40123 40123 Bologna − Italy

Hotel Orologio is located in a pedestrian precinct just a few steps from Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, Italy, one of the most beautiful medieval squares in Italy, and the Church of San Petronio. Hotel Orologio is so called because it faces the clock ("Orologio" in italian) on the Civic Tower.
Hotel Orologio offers wonderful views of the oldest houses and monuments of Bologna and its exceptional location makes it the perfect place for those guests who eager to steep themselves in the past without forfeiting the comfort that a modern hotel can offer.
The guest rooms all have modern furnishings with wrought-iron bed frames, they provide comfort and have tidy bathrooms. The lobby, embellished with stucco and mirrors and the welcoming breakfast room on the entresol, next to the reading room with its elegant early 20th Century appearance, gives and atmosphere of maximum comfort.

Overlooking Piazza Maggiore, one of the most beautiful Italian medieval square, the hotel is located just in front of the Town Hall and the ancient clock tower, from which it takes its name. A window on Piazza Maggiore, the pulsating heart of the city. A small hotel of "charme", with warm atmospheres and welcoming environments. The ideal residence to relax in privacy and begin to live Bologna, the city events, the museums, the theatres, the culture and the shopping. From here, all is within reach.

The Brentatori are one of the oldest companies of the Arts, founded in 1250, and in fact essential figure in medieval life: connoisseurs and wine lovers were the only judges who could attest to the quality, but if need be taking the role of firefighter fire, rushing through their brenta to extinguish the frequent cases of fire.


In the room: mini bar, air conditioning, rediffusion, satellite TV, safe, possibility to connect with your own PC.

In the lobby: there is a bar, fax and office facilities, a work station to use Internet, word processing and send E- Mails, free bikes available for our guests. A private garage is also available just in the hotel.

Meeting Congress And Exhibitions

The venues for events that suggest you are really exclusive. Whether you're planning a wedding or a special occasion, a gala dinner or a business meeting, we have several solutions that we will be happy to introduce you to suit your particular needs. Equipped meeting rooms, historic buildings and prestigious venues in the city will make your event and will be the occasion to discover our beautiful city.

Wireless Internet Point

for your electronic devices, the hotel is equipped with free wireless connectivity in every room: you can ask at reception the password needed to be able to make free use of the service.


You can reserve a parking place for your car in our private garage or in a parking lot adjacent to the hotel.

Luggage Storage

You can leave your luggage safely and visit the city before departure. The staff will keep it in the storage room in the hall until your return.


For those who love contact with nature and the pleasure of visiting our city on two wheels we provide the Bologna Art Hotels bicycles. 

Guided tours

The Bologna Art Hotel can prooporVi interesting guided visits to the main monuments of the city, with the following itinerary: Piazza Maggiore, Neptune Fountain, Palazzo Re Enzo, Palazzo d'Accursio, Basilicadi San Petronio, the Archiginnasio, Abbazia di Santo Stefano, Palazzo della merchandise and Two Towers.

Baby Care


Bologna Art Hotels in children under the age of 6 do not pay the stay and will have a nice surprise for free.

Double Room
Double Deluxe
Junior Suite

Piazza Maggiorepiazza maggiore

The space of piazza Maggiore exerts an almost magnetic pull on visitors and locals alike so that you will inevitably start or end up here. Standing in the middle of the entirely pedestrianized piazza you feel you could be in the central courtyard of a great castle, enclosed and protected by towers: the tall, thick and crenellated masses of the Palazzo Comunale and Palazzo Podesta and the forbidding weight of the Basilica di San Petronio whose faceless façade makes it more resemble a fortification than a place of worship. Also on Piazza Maggiore are the 16th-century Neptune Fountain and the Museo Morandi (in the Palazzo Comunale), which houses more than 200 works by 20th-century painter Giorgio Morandi. To experience the well-preserved medieval town center, walk in the small streets east of the piazza and along Strada Maggiore.




About Bolognabologna italy

Bologna, a warm, friendly city,a well-preserved old town surrounded by green hills, an old tradition in art and culture, the world oldest university, world famous cooking, an international communication crossroads. Sometimes called "Bologna the fat", this city is a great place to indulge yourself: Many consider it to be the gastronomic capital of Italy.

Local specialties include tagliatelle, the Bolognese meat sauce called ragu and handmade tortellini. And, yes, the bologna in the sandwiches of your youth was a descendant of a local delicacy, mortadella. In between meals, tour the city.

Visit the Basilica of San Petronio, while its unfinished facade may not thrill, the enormous interior is worth exploring (don't leave without getting an explanation of the brass meridian line in the floor).

Bologna is also home to Europe's oldest university, where Dante and Petrarch, amongst other notables, studied. Our favorite thing to see there is the old, wooden Anatomical Theater, where medical students observed dissections. While in the area, visit the Pinacoteca Nazionale, which has an excellent collection of Italian Renaissance art.

For a little bit of nature, head to the Giardini Margarita, the city's much-used public park. Porticoes line just about every street in the city. If you're feeling adventurous, you can follow the longest arcaded walkway in the world up into the hills outside Bologna to the Shrine of the Madonna di San Luca. If you go both ways on foot, you'll have walked about 6 mi/10 km. Perhaps because of the university, Bologna is a convivial city and has much to offer in the way of nightlife.


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Hotel: Hotel Orologio

Address: Via IV Novembre, 10 40123 40123 Bologna

Region: Emilia-Romagna

Country: Italy

Official website:

Telephone: +39 051 745 74 11

Fax: +39 051 745 74 22

Hotel email:

Train Station: Stazione Centrale (3 Kms.)

Airport: Guglielmo Marconi Airport (10 Kms.)

By car:

From Florence: Take Motorway A1, continue in direction north until reaching the outskirts of Bologna.

From Milan: Take Motorway A1 Southeast along the Apennines.

From Venice or Ferrara: Follow Motorway A13 Southwest.

Once in Bologna, you just have to follow the signs taking you to the city center "Centro", the Hotel is close to Piazza Maggiore and walking distance to the Pedestrian zone.

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