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NEWS : Always connected with SurfAround

We are happy to offer our guests a new service, definitely experimental for what concerns the Bolognese territory and which we hope will be appreciated.

Always on line with Hotel Metropolitan

Always on line with Hotel Metropolitan

Mainly designed for our foreign guests, but also for Italians living abroad, for all those who are spending a few days in Bologna and do not want to worry about roaming subscription for its own smart-phone data traffic.

SurfAround is a portable hot-spot that wi-fi to surf with 5 devices anywhere you want in Italy, guaranteeing the best existing mobile data connection in Italy. If already free in hotels there we offered our Wi-Fi, now if you want you can ask the reception desk to be able to stay connected even outside the Hotel. No need to buy any card to be inserted in your device or worry about your roaming whose rates are not always clear and transparent.

Ask at the Reception desk

Ask at the Reception desk

Activation requires only a quick registration at reception and you can use your router up to 10 days. Daily rates are available with prepayment.


4th Floor: Business Suite

As has become a habit requires us to do, we always try to improve our services and to make more pleasant the stay in the hotel for our guests. This year in particular has been full of work that led to the realization of the 4th floor with its new rooms overlooking the splendid city of Bologna: Four new rooms named Superior and one surprising Deluxe Business Suite . In today’s post we will present it leaving to the future posts the presentation of the Superior rooms.

Covering an area of 45 square meters spread our largest room and comfortable, which, along with a sleeping area you will find a living area complete with a desk and a furnished rooftop terrace.

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The sleeping area consists of a King Size bed and two single beds, two televisions in the front seats of 48″ with Sky TV with Gold package.

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In the living area in addition to the frigo bar, a central table, a couch and a desk was installed an additional smart TV 55″.

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The terrace is a real living room furnished enjoying the spectacular views of the basilica of St. Luke, where you can spend pleasant evenings or where you can sunbathe, refreshed by a shower with chromotherapy.

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Even in the bathroom, could not miss the comfort of a Jacuzzi.
We just have to hurry to book in order to live your stay in Bologna in the center, enjoying a unique and comfortable space and services offered by the staff at Hotel Metropolitan

#LIKEMYHOME our reference hashtag

Restructuring, busy schedules and daily work have contributed to the temporary suspension of the publication of new posts, but this should not make you doubt that we were not constantly thinking about our present and fiture guests…


We are at the gates of a summer season in 2015 that promises very interesting throughout Italy with the beginning of EXPO2015 in Milan. The main theme of the world exposition “FEEDING THE PLANET Energy for Life” will highlight the products, ideas and innovations that every nations in the world has to be made available in order to be able to guarantee a healthy food, safe and sufficient for all peoples. Certainly in Italy when we talk about quality of food it is impossible not to consider the Emilia Romagna and Bologna in particular, that for some time is the real owner of the hashtag #CityofFood.

In the wake of what is going to happen and waiting to welcome the many tourists from all over the world we of the Metropolitan Hotel thought of finding a hashtag reference, a label that characterizes us and tell about us immediately. After some deliberation we found it and on this contributed a couple of important factors.

1) Reading and analyzing the numerous reviews that our guests are constantly releasing on the web, and to which we attach great importance, both as regards the criticism than the compliments, we noticed that a feeling that contributes greatly to the personal satisfaction of those staying with us, is the perception to feel immediately at ease, in a familiar environment to help him feel at HOME


2) Overturning the perspective and then seeing the other side of the counter, that is on our side of  operators of hospitality, we noticed that this feeling of comfort and familiarity that we can pass on to our guests il the result of the fact that we consider our hotel as HOME, which we treat and constantly renew, customize it and try to make it as a dress that can be worn both by us and our guests

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Then how should happen the result of reflection has paved the way for the establishment of our reference hashtag :


There you will find with this hashtag on all social networks and we will be happy to share with you as much as possible in the same way we share HOME


Bologna_ The real City of Food

March 24 was officially unveiled in Via Manzoni at the Oratorio St. filippo Neri the project Bologna_City of Food. The initiative has a custom logo and a website dedicated www.cityoffood.it aims to coordinate all the initiatives on the food that will have as location Bologna.

cityoffoodThe marketing project is actually a “rib” of detached ExBo, an initiative promoted by the municipality to pave the way to Milan Expo 2015, and boasts the participation of the Municipality of Bologna, Caab, Bologna Welcome, Fondazione Alma Mater Foundation Golinelli Marino, Bologna Fiere and the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicraft and Agriculture of Bologna. If the main theme of the Milan Expo will be FEEDING THE PLANET, the main theme of City of Food will be to make it clear to all concerned that it will be impossible not to move from Bologna if you want to deepen your own culture in the ‘context of’ supply and and healthy food. Here’s the video presentation


To complete this, and it is appropriate to say, “binge” of initiatives was presented by Andrea Segre the starting date on the construction of Etaly World, the Disneyland of food that will open in 2015 in Bologna in the area of ​​the CAAB . This great project that involves the participation of many companies and people among which stands out the owner of Eataly, Oscar Farinetti occupy a vast area and give you a chance for anyone to visit and learn about everything that revolves around healthy eating all made ​​in Italy. Here is the link to the map in Pdf.


From Bologna we can only be proud of what is happening and Italian we  hope that it is only of the beginning of the exploitation of the strengths that our beautiful country for too long time remained hidden.

Summer swimming pools in Bologna

We are at the beginning of August, the month of holidays for the majority of Italian workers, the African heat, and the city’s half-empty.

Bologna, which is continuously improving the relationship with foreign tourists thanks to the richness of its resources, provides the porticoes and gardens as places in which to escape the heat during the middle, but when the temperatures are rising more than the seasonal average, a dip into ‘fresh water remains an unparalleled pleasure.

Stimulated by this human need and the numerous requests of our guests, including a winery tour and one motor they need for a day of relaxation and fresh, we decided to catalogue those that we think are the best swimming pools available in the city or short distance from the center.

The group brings together 6  SO.GE.SE  it, all in one ‘area of ​​30 km from the city center, the nearest is certainly one of the Junior, from their website you can easily choose the one that suits you and the one in the area that it is convenient to you

Il Villaggio del Fanciullo in Via Scipione del Ferro 4, offers a beautiful indoor pool overlooking a solarium with a lot of grass on which to relax, just off the main ring Bologna

Lo Sterlino in via Murri 113, just two steps away from the center and Margherita gardens, it features a lap pool and facilities also suitable for children.

Il Villaggio della salute , not exactly in the center, but located on the first Apennines is characterized by  accommodate both a spa that a water park and a farm holiday

Surely we will be forgotten to other pools that are worth a visit, so please keep us updated and wish you to have fun during this August in Bologna