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5 BEST COWORKING SPACES IN BOLOGNA

5 BEST COWORKING SPACES IN BOLOGNA

Are you in Bologna for a week or a longer period and are you looking for a special space to work with your laptop, different from the regular shared spaces in cold offices?

Here’s a list of original and cozy coworking spaces where to enjoy some quality time and, in these cases, have breaks and chill in a greenhouse, work among books, and always enjoy delicious homemade food:

in a nutshell:

  1. BAAK (COWORKING IN THE UNIQUE BOOKSTORE-BISTRO OF COLORS)
  2. BURŌ (SPECIALTY COFFEE AND WORKING CAFè)
  3. LE SERRE (OPEN AIR COWORKING WITHIN A GREENHOUSE)
  4. DumBO – OFFICINA (VITAL ARTISTIC HUB AND COWORKING SPACE)
  5. BOLOGNA SOCIAL HUB (STARTUPPERS, STUDENTS AND EVENTS IN A HOTEL WITH COWORKING SPACE)

Discover them here: starting from the most simple options within a cafè, followed by another café where booking is recommended and then two more structured solutions for those who want to plan in advance and /or need a stable desk for medium-term solutions.

 

1. BAAK – COWORKING IN A UNIQUE BOOKSTORE-BISTRO

The heart of the large tables becomes the perfect coworking space for those who want to feel stimulated in a cozy place.  Not the classic shared office.

 

BAAK – “Book Adventure and Kitchen” is a special place opened by two young enthusiasts with a vision: creating a bookshop-bistro where the colors guide you into your food choices and into an authentic “book adventure”.

BAAK space is new and smells of wood and baked cookies.
Monica, Andrea and Gea always welcome you with a big smile and the long wooden tables in the center of the room give space for lots of people to work in a cozy shared space or to enjoy brunch, read new books, meet new people in one of many of BAAK’s events.

BAAK coworking option is flexible and available from Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. – to 5 p.m. It’s perfect for those who’ll spend either a few hours or a full day there: in fact, coworking at BAAK costs 2.50 euros per hour (1.50 euros for students) and it comes with free refill water and plugs.

BAAK is open from Wednesday to Sunday (11 a.m. – 9 p.m.) and every Friday and Saturday evening there’s “Apericena” (aperitivo dinner)

The weekend focuses on special events like brunch and yoga meetups and more (link newsletter)

The heart of the large tables becomes the perfect coworking space for those who want to feel stimulated in a cozy place.
Not the classic shared office.

BAAK’s chef, Andrea, has crafted a special varied menu with vegan options, combining recipes and ingredients from around the world with typical dishes related to Italian culture: in the colorful menu of BAAK you’ll find both Korean Kimchi, Kombucha, American brownies and pancakes, and “canederli”, a typical recipe of South Tyrol, northern Italy.

During your coworking time at BAAK, besides good books and the Book Adventure, you’ll have the chance to gain extra motivation to finish your job since at 5 p.m. both a yummy Afternoon tea and an Aperitivo await you, with a selection of artisanal beers and wines.

BAAK will soon have book sections in English and Spanish, and English-friendly Meetups are now active. So, don’t miss the chance to hang out and deep dive into Bologna’s local network of students and young workers each first Friday of the month, starting from May 3rd. You’ll just have to bring your favorite book and tell the others why you love it.

BAAK’S COWORKING INFO HERE

 

2. BURŌ: Specialty Coffee, brunch and working café

Who needs a special energy coffee before starting their remote work? Find many brews in BURO! Photos by ©Stefano Maniero

Specialty coffee is the focus of BURŌ, café and working place where different blends of coffee and cold and hot brews are available for you to boost your energy before a long day of work.

The specialty of BURŌ is a long brunch: available every day from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. (until 2 p.m. in the weekend).

The menu has classic well known food such as “scrambled eggs, avocado toast, bagels, yogurt and French toast for an international meal to be enjoyed under the portico of Bologna.” as BURŌ’s team proudly mentions.

The coworking fee is 5 euros for an hour, 15€ for 4 hours, and 30€ full day. Booking your spot for the working café is highly recommended since BURŌ’s tables are both for work and the bar. There are combos for workers who don’t want to miss the brunch’s chance: combos start at the base price of €9.00 and vary depending on the hours of stay and the type of consumption (breakfast or brunch).

A funny and unusual presence on the menu is Moka’s coffee: the typical coffee Italians drink at home, after lunch, especially when facing long days of studying for exams or online meetings and projects for work. The traditional coffee every student in Bologna is probably sipping at this exact moment at home, you’ll be able to try at BURŌ, ordering a “Moka per 3”, three cups of Moka coffee.

BURŌ is generally reviewed and appreciated for its nice staff and cozy atmosphere, but, being primarily a “caffetteria”, there’s always some background noise of coffee machines and a smooth playlist.
If you need a quieter space, BURŌ has an entire underground and quiet room that you can book for your meetings or online courses.
The room accommodates from 4 to 60 people and the price of it includes the use of the projector or TV with screen duplication, Wi-Fi, water and American brew coffee. It’s very likely to meet other international workers there and make new friends in one of BURŌ’s special events, find them here

BURŌ’s hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 09:30 to 16:00 and Saturday-Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00.

 

3. LE SERRE: COWORKING IN A GREENHOUSE

 

photos by ©Lorenzo Burlando

 

We already talked about this unique, surprising space, for the 7 things to do in Bologna on Sunday, and the protagonist is once again LE SERRE.
And it’s no surprise: LE SERRE is in the heart of the most vibrant and social park of Bologna, Giardini Margherita. Not only there’s a greenhouse with a farm-to-the-table bar’s menu and independent movie screenings, but there’s also a dedicated coworking space which could be perfect for your needs.

At Le Serre you can come to work freely in outdoor spaces, which are equipped with power outlets and free Wi-Fi, and you can buy food and drinks at “VETRO”, the internal bistro, which supports the outdoor space and a free cultural programming offer.

The tables outside are surrounded by small fishes and plants in tanks of aquaponics system and you’ll be surrounded by a green renovated area while working on your laptop.
Working at Le Serre is specially recommended during summer, when Bologna heat could be difficult to bear in the city center. The greenhouse structure and the green park of Giardini Margherita always relieve many souls who work, study and chill in this special place of Bologna.

Le Serre also has an official internal coworking space to be paid, which is more oriented to medium-long-term solutions (6-12 months). To know the details and book your desk: coworking@kilowatt.bo.it

LE SERRE WEBSITE HERE

 

4. DumBO – Polivalent space of Arts, social action and coworking space

Bologna’s polivalent space of DumBO is another example of a vibrant regenerated public area which now became an artistic and entrepreneurial hub, where a coworking space is not missing.

DumBO’s OFFICINA is the area that hosts the coworking space on its 2nd floor: among an Art exhibition space and a meetings/workshops area.
The tables of the co-working are bookable daily, weekly, or monthly.

What’s included in workstation equipment: 24/7 access (for monthly rent), free WI-FI connection; desk, chair and chest of drawers; bar service; Toilet, Car Parking (1 free place) bike sharing station (MoviRide), air conditioning and heating; alarm system and video surveillance.

DumBO’s working spaces, in this former railway area with a new artsy touch, offer a more structured solution for those who want to organize themselves in the medium term.

INFO, PRICES AND BOOKING: info@dumbospace.it

 

5.  COWORKING AT BOLOGNA SOCIAL HUB

 

At The Social Hub, young workers have flexible and varied solutions, and networking opportunities for start-uppers and entrepreneurs are not missing.
With a daily pass of about 22 euros, you’ll unlock the access to a special hub within a Hotel where it’s almost impossible to get bored.
Do you need a private room for you and your team? Dedicated spaces for meetings (47 euros + VAT per hour) with large projector screen, or a large office for you and your team with cleaning and services included are also present, see all the pricing and info here:

“The Social Hub – Bologna” is the local hotel of the renowned hotel chain, and it was formerly called “Bologna Student Hotel”: indeed, rooms there are both for temporary travelers and students who need monthly stays. So, if you’re still planning your trip to Bologna, check this place, where you’d both be able to comfortably stay and work remotely.
Then, In addition to the co-working space, there is a cool indoor garden, a bar area, and a swimming pool, perfect for those traveling alone and loving to socialize in their hotel, which is only a 5-minute walk to the main train station.

THE SOCIAL HUB – BOLOGNA WEBSITE HERE