Most of these rather romantic rooms surround a leafy courtyard, bringing the sense of a country retreat to the heart of Bologna—Piazza Maggiore is only a 15-minute walk away (or an easy ride on one of the bikes available for free). Nice-sized, tile-floored rooms are done in soothing creams and warm golds and reds, with light furnishings that are vaguely Florentine in style and offset with plenty of exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, and other architectural details. A few of the rooms have large terraces, others open directly into the garden, and breakfast is served in an airy, greenhouse-like pavilion that seems summery even during the gray Bolognese winter.