Albergo Al Cappello Rosso, Bologna $$$$
Tel: 39 51 261 891
Fax: 39 51 227 179
Concierge.com's insider take:
By looks alone, you'd never know this hotel was 630 years old. The 32-room boutique is as 21st century as they get in Bologna. Furnishings are urban luxe, with dark woods, warm-colored bed linens, and all the latest amenities (soundproof rooms, satellite TV, minibar, and Internet access). The hotel claims it's just 164 feet from Piazza Maggiore (but who's counting). Its name means "red hat" and refers to the headwear worn by workers who stayed here while building the square's church of San Petronio.