Concierge.com's insider take:
Simple, stylish and well located, this 34-room boutique, named after the clock tower (orologio in Italian) it faces, is steps from the famous Piazza Maggiore and other Bologna attractions. Small rooms, most with views of the square, have antiques, fabric walls, and marble bathrooms. There's a computer terminal in the lounge for guest use. Owners Cristina and Mauro Orsi of Bologna Arts hotels also operate Hotel dei Commercianti, Corona d'Oro, and Novocento properties. Each offers complimentary buffet breakfast and free city parking passes (vehicles are not permitted at the hotels, only in designated city lots for a fee).