University guest quarters - Residenza di San Giovanni in Monte

A guest quarters service, whose overriding purpose is to accommodate guests of the academic world, is located in a prominent monumental complex belonging to the University of Bologna that stands in one of the most exclusive areas of the old town centre of Bologna.

Residenza di San Giovanni in Mondo is inside an old and prestigious monastic complex that Napoleon selected as a military centre because of its strategic position overlooking the city.

The complex rests on a small hill in the city centre that isolates it from the noise of the traffic and surrounding city.

The University of Bologna supervised its architectural renovation and reshaping to make the complex suitable for a number of teaching and research purposes, and it also created a reference point for guest accommodations that is appreciated by teachers, university researchers and tourists the world over who seek peace and quiet for their stays throughout the year.

Residenza di San Giovanni in Monte is found in a strategic in the very heart of the city, just a few minutes away from Piazza Maggiore and Piazza Santo Stefano. From there visitors can easily reach the most important monuments, places and streets of the old town centre.

It welcomes its guests in a simple and essential setting, and offers single, double and triple rooms in addition to common rooms. Each room is complete with a bathroom, telephone, TV, free Internet connection and air conditioning.

Priority of guest quarter availability is set aside for University guests  who forward their requests at least 30 days before the date of stay. University guests are professors, researchers and technical administrative staff members of other Italian and foreign universities, scholars, visiting professors and scientists, and other foreign authorities invited by a University of Bologna facility for national or international institutional activities, conferences or seminars, or other guests invited by the university (schools, departments, centres, administrative facilities).




The rates for academic guests are:

  • Single room € 45 a day
  • Double room € 60 a day
  • Triple room € 70 a day
  • Quadruple room € 80 a day

How to get there

Contact details

For information on availability, contact the facility at the following addresses and numbers directly: University guest quarters “Residenza di San Giovanni in Monte” Via de' Chiari, 8 – 40124 Bologna. E-mail or tel: +39 051 276711  fax: +39 051 276777

The reception desk is presently open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm, and from 3 to 7 pm. Check-in and check-out service is guaranteed on Saturdays and Sundays.

The facility is open all year long, except for the month of August and during holiday periods. However, contacting the manager to find out precise availability is recommended.

University guest quarters "Residenza di San Giovanni in Monte" will remain closed from July 29 to August 25. However, the reservation and information service will remain active.

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