Art Hotel Commercianti


Via de’ Pignattari 11
40124 Bologna BO

Pet Friendly


Solutions for singles: comfortable French bed. The elegant furniture and tapestry highlights the Medieval atmosphere focusing the constant attention for details which distinguishes the Bologna Art Hotels.The bathrooms with bathtubs or showers are in precious marble.

Classic Double Rooms: The building, the first seat of Comune of Bologna (Town Hall ), goes back to the 12th Century. During its recent restoration its original medieval timbered structure has been put to light creating utterly suggestive and fascinating rooms. The bathrooms with bathtubs or showers are in precious marble.

Deluxe Rooms, some with balcony: You will admire from your own private balcony the enchanting Gothic stained glass-windows of the Basilica di San Petronio, the church overlooking Piazza Maggiore and comfortably seated you will listen to the organ concerts that periodically take place inside, relax, and enjoy a tasty breakfast or aperitif. Elegant rooms and bathrooms with bathtubs or showers in precious marble will contribute to make your stay unforgettable.

Junior Neptune Suite: Romantic bedroom with sitting area and a pretty iron bed canopy: it takes its name after the god of the sea whose statue dominates the main square of Bologna. A blue wall with shell lamps incorporates the theme of the sea creating enchanting atmosphere.

Junior Petronio Suite: Elegant room with walls manually decorated. It takes its name from the Basilica of San Petronio because from the windows of the room seems almost to be able to touch the beautiful Gothic windows of the church.

Junior Suite Deluxe Duchess: a spacious room with a comfortable living area with fireplace, Medieval charming decorations all around the walls surrounding the Duchess portrait, from which the room takes its name. Equipped balcony in an inner courtyard.

Junior Suite Deluxe Astrolabio: Room with a wonderful view of the Gothic windows of the Basilica of San Petronio, takes its name from its circular shape as a frame of a giant astrolabe on the ceiling. Richly frescoed and furnished with its design with attention to the smallest detail creates a special atmosphere that will surprise you. Bathroom is in precious red marble.

The Tower Suite : situated in the old medieval tower where a living room and an adjoining bedroom have been obtained during the latest works of restoration creating a warm atmosphere full of suggestions and memories of the past. Elegant stylish furniture ,original frescoes from the 14th Century, exclusive view onthe gothic glass-windows of the Basilica of San Petronio and the Romanesque bell tower will contribute to make the stay unforgettable.

The Glossatori - The Jurists suite: two richly furnished adjoining rooms, a sitting room and a bedroom the walls of which are decorated with Medieval ornamental motifs. The name of the room is a tribute to the glorious past of the building :the first seat of the Comune di Bologna (The Town Hall) and later the home of prestigious University Roman Law Professors who were used to teach their students here.

Art Studio: They are located in an elegant building in Via D'Azeglio - famous for the most exclusive shopping centers - with a view over the main monuments of the city. Connected to Commercianti Art Hotel **** which is situated just a few meters away and which you can refer to for all your needs, they offer contemporary design solutions and every comfort. Furnished with refinement and extreme attention to detail and equipped with every comfort, they are the optimal solution for medium - long term stays in the heart of Bologna.

Luxury Apartments: are three magnificent apartments of modern design that offer the opportunity to stay a few steps from Piazza Maggiore and the main monuments of the city, and at the same time to enjoy the freedom and comfort of an annex with all four stars services of Hotel Commercianti, located just 80 meters away. The apartments can accommodate up to four people and are located on the first floor with elevator in Via d'Azeglio, the shopping street with the most exclusive shops,traditional restaurants and fine cafes. These accommodations are characterized by theatrical yet familiar interiors that suggest a mix of different eras, ancient and modern, art and craft, playful and alluring details and unique pieces, luxury and convenience. With a subtle harmony of colors and designs, from geometrical black and white contrasts up to oriental motifs, the furnishings illuminate with touches of bright color and art fits perfectly with the contemporary design. The apartments are composed of living room, sleeping area, luxuriously furnished bathroom and a practical kitchen, provided with spacious work desks, comfortable seating, sofa and views over the city center.

Facilities & Services

Services of the room: high speed internet connection with free wi-fi, flat-screen tv lcd and free sky, minibar, safe, telephone, hotel amenities, iron and ironing board (on request), cradle (on request), marble bathroom with bathtub or shower, hairdryer, individual air conditioning, room service (on request).

Services of the hotel: pets allowed, free bikes, free wi-fi, internet point, photocopies and fax, luggage storage, lift, free press, private secure parking (on request with fee), laundry (on request with fee), baby-care (on request with fee), boardroom (on request with fee), transfer (on request with fee), bar (on request with fee).


An enchanting medieval building placed in a unique location, in the shadow of Basilica di San Petronio, at walking distance from the museums, theatres and shopping areas. Everything is located within a walking distance from our hotel.

You can forget to take the automobile, comfortably parked in our private garage, and enjoy your stay in absolute tranquility.

The hotel has rooms of great elegance and taste: although it has been recently renovated, it retains all the characteristics of the original building with breathtaking wooden beams, elegant rooms and suites, some of them with frescos, all elegantly furnished and equipped with every comfort, and unique and unforgettable views over the medieval town.

You are in a unique building that boasts many awards, two of which are closely linked with the medieval history of Bologna: the first is the Superintendence of cultural heritage which recognized our palazzo as a protected historic building and headquarters of the ancient City Hall in the XI century; the second is that the City Council of Bologna attested that our building was the home of the prestigious medieval guild of the Brentatori, back in 1250.

Our hotel also boasts awards in modern times: for the style of hospitality, and the high quality of service, Hotel Commercianti was awarded the prize “Stanze Italiane 2004” by Touring Club Italiano, a prize reserved to just four hotels in Italy providing outstanding services and comfort for “unique” and unforgettable experiences. It was also honored in 2015, by the Chamber of Commerce of Bologna, as Historical Enterprise, operating for more than 100 years in the same location…a certificate reserved to only 53 companies across Bologna. But the recognition that makes us most proud is that one given by those who know us through social media: flip through the comments left by our guests.

Place to visit

Piazza Maggiore, the Fountain of Neptune, Palazzo Re Enzo, Palazzo d’Accursio, the Basilica of San Petronio (whispers for groups 6 people and over - church dress code), the Archiginnasio and the Anatomy Theatre, the Medieval Market and the Loggia dei Mercanti, the Complex of Santo Stefano-the Seven Churches and the two Towers.

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