One of our preferred boutique hotels in town, the Novecento lies on a perfect spot, on the edge of a delightful and quiet small square, the Galileo, steps away from Bologna’s main attractions. The staff was one of the most attentive we met in Bologna, the complimentary walking tour offered by the hotel was a lovely touch as were the bicycles available for summer rides. Common areas are comfortable and rooms follow an elegant contemporary style, most and quite spacious and pleasant. If possible, upgrade to get a suite with a balcony. Nearby, in an ancient building, the hotel also has serviced apartments, which could be quite convenient for larger groups.