- Only 50 metres away from the majestic Piazza Maggiore
- Complimentary bicycle hire
Only 50 metres away from the majestic Piazza Maggiore lies one of Bologna's oldest hotels. Dating back over 600 years, Hotel Al Cappello Rosso has been welcoming the city’s travellers since the 14th century. Located in the heart of Bologna this hotel is the ideal starting point for exploring monuments, elegant shops, medieval streets and enchanting hidden corners of this historic city.
Although steeped in history, the hotel benefits from smart contemporary furnishings, combining stylish, modern comforts with individually decorated bedrooms. The Al Cappello Rosso also features several theme rooms which have been decorated by world-famous artists.
Take advantage of the hotel's free bicycle hire and roam through porticoed streets between the medieval brick buildings. Ride past the famous Fontana di Nettuno (1566), designed by Tommaso Laureti and decorated with magnificent bronze figures by Giambologna.
The hotel has 33 rooms (official rating 4 star) Child prices apply to ages 2-3 years.
Osteria del Cappello Restaurant
Included With: Bed & Breakfast
Osteria del Cappello serves typical dishes of Bolognese tradition and a selection of fine wines. A buffet breakfast offers fresh fruits, just-baked pastries and bio, dietetic and gluten free products.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Parking, Wifi & Reading rooms
Nearby car park and garage available and payable locally (approx. €25 per day). Reduced rate parking permits for street parking are also available and payable locally (approx. €9 per day).
Reading Rooms & Wifi
Reading rooms available.
Stay connected with the wifi available free of charge.
About the location
Holidays in Bologna will take you to one of Italy’s
most elegant and exciting cities. Among the weaving porticoes and medieval towers, you will experience spirited markets and bustling arcades, all in a city that continues to feel vibrant and welcoming long into the evening. Bologna holds international acclaim for its food, architecture and automobile design, while retaining an authentic and intimate city centre where each street exhibits the city’s historical and social roots. Whether you are looking to taste the local tortelli al tartufo nero underneath the shadows of the famous Due Torri or for relaxing evenings spent strolling through the Colli district to watch the sun set over the skyline, you will find much to enjoy in this remarkable city.
Bologna’s food culture could entertain and fascinate even the most experienced gastronome. It is commonplace to witness the making of fresh pasta and the tasting of locally made burrata when walking around the central piazza. Alongside these delights, Bologna hosts over fifty museums displaying work from renowned historical figures such as Michelangelo, Raphael and Mozart, as well as prestigious modern institutions such as the MAMbo, Museo D’arte Moderna Di Bologna, which maintain a thriving contemporary art scene.
The hotel is 20 minutes transfer from Bologna airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Max 2 Adults
Double Rooms are all decorated in a contemporary style and can sleep up to two adults. These room types can also interconnect (on request).
Max 2 Adults
Superior rooms have traditional decor and are positioned on the fourth floor. The large windows look out across the city and modern facilities in the room allow for a comfortable stay.
Based on 1047 traveller reviews
89% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Perfect location and friendly staff
Trotamundos99, The Hague, The Netherlands
Oct 11 2020
This hotel is in the heart to Bologna. Everything is walking distance. Nice, clean and comfortable rooms. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Over the years, this is the second time I stay here and...
This hotel is in the heart to Bologna. Everything is walking distance. Nice, clean and comfortable rooms. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Over the years, this is the second time I stay here and do recommend it.
View full review
“ Hidden gem in city centre
Wilkia33, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Sep 21 2020
Wonderful location just off Piazza Maggiore. Lovely quirky atmosphere. Strict adherence to Covid guidelines which was very reassuring. Felt completely safe there. Initially shown to 4th floor room...
Wonderful location just off Piazza Maggiore. Lovely quirky atmosphere. Strict adherence to Covid guidelines which was very reassuring. Felt completely safe there. Initially shown to 4th floor room but it was slightly dark with only ceiling windows. Staff could not have been more helpful in immediately changing us to 3rd floor room with windows and small balcony. Used the adjective "quirky' as all the rooms styled by different artists ( see photos ). Breakfast ( served to table ) was excellent. Would highly recommend this hotel for any city break.
View full review
View more reviews