I Portici

This sleek boutique hotel draws upon interior design, colour, light, art and food to create a truly sensory experience. Its minimalistic approach to living and design creates a peaceful retreat to return to after a busy day exploring the buzz of Bologna. Romance is at its centre and you are invited to become the protagonists of the sensory journey found at I Portici.


Situated on the ancient roman road, Via dell’Indipendenza, I Portici Hotel is a short walk away from Piazza Maggiore and the medieval food market.  Explore the surrounding areas at your own pace, through winding streets and cobbled paths. You are also perfectly positioned to visit the historic Bologna University and further your Emilia Romagna education.

Your Room

Each room is designed with comfort and relaxation in mind with their simplistic design, clean lines and cosmopolitan views out onto Via dell’Indipendenza and the garden of Maccaferri’s Palace. Parquet or marble flooring is the norm throughout and should you choose to stay in a suite you’ll have the addition of sleeping under the decadence of a fresco ceiling. You really are in Italy now.

Why We Like it

With an almost spirituality about the place, you’ll find total peace and serenity at I Portici. Art and ambience meet and create a world detached from the daily grind, purely for your sensory pleasure. You might just never want to leave,

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