Best in Bologna: Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta

Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta Bologna

When you love to travel as much as possible, it is usually necessary to keep to a budget. But, sometimes, a special occasion comes around and you have the chance to treat yourself to a bit of luxury. We headed to Bologna for my birthday weekend, and we treated ourselves to accommodation at a small boutique hotel, Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta.

Situated on a narrow street in Bologna’s historic center, Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta (The Silk Flower Nunnery in English) is a lovely place to stay, complete with a fascinating history. Supposedly, the nuns that used to  live here cultivated silk worms to make some of the area’s most incredible silk flowers. The hotel has done an fantastic job at maintaining the historic feel, while making the hotel extremely comfortable and modern too.

Why we think it’s “Best in Bologna”

Beautiful Decor

The first thing you notice when you walk in to Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta is the decor. Whether you admire the room keys hanging from silk flowers, the exposed brick walls, or the old books on display, the hotel is small and as charming as can be.

Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta Bologna Keys

Unbeatable Location

Located in Bologna’s historic center, the hotel is only a short walk away from everything Bologna has to offer. History, shopping, and cuisine are at your fingertips, and the only difficulty is deciding where to start! The staff is also very helpful, and gave us some fantastic recommendations for food and drink.

Bologna Porticos black and white

Peace & Quiet

Offering only 10 luxury guest rooms, a stay at Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta has you feeling as if you are all alone. We didn’t even hear other guests, let alone any noise from the street. It was truly a relaxing experience, and when we were too tired to leave the hotel we opted for drinks in their own small bar, a wonderful option.

Lounge Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta Bologna

Reading a book with a glass of wine in their lounge was tempting!

If you are looking for location and luxury, Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta in Bologna is a perfect choice. From their unique rooms and fantastic history, to their delicious morning cappuccinos and evening Spritz cocktails, a stay at this “Best in Bologna” hotel will have you wishing you were staying longer.

Take a look at our other hotel pick in Bologna, and consider a food tour in Bologna for a real gastronomic adventure!


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