How to use a Finnish Sauna at its best:

Here you’ll find Tips to Use Finnish Sauna at its Best!

The purpose of the Sauna is to create an environment where people aim at relaxing in dry heat, to expell all the toxines present on our skin.

In our comfortable wooden cabin the temperature can vary from 60° to 95° degrees. 


In order to get all the benefits and to better relax in our Sauna, we reccomend to proceed with the following steps:

  • take a shower to remove all the outdoor remains, and dry carefully to help the skin to enable the expulsion of the toxines, once inside
  • Dry carefully;
  • Enter the Sauna naked or with the towels, and with the apposite slippers(if you would like to use swimsuits, make sure that they are made of cotton) 
  • Select as the suggested time set, 8 to 15 minutes, at a temperature of 64° (especially the first times), changing the temperature as it suits you better, up until 90°. The most reccomended temperature, for skin transpiration, is 80°. 
  • In order to maintain a good level of humidity and vapour, you can release some water on the lava stones, inside the sauna.
  • At the end of the preset time, get up slowly, in order to avoid pressure changes, it is recommended to take another cool shower, in order to repristinate the standard temperature of your body; you need to start from your feet and the areas furtherest from the heart, to get completely wet. 
  • to rest for 10/15 minutes, possibly on the bed. At the end of the cycle, it is important to reintegrate liquids in the body.
  • then if you like, you can repeat the procedure, for other 5 to 10 minutes, followed by another shower, and further rest.

The optimal temperature, for the bodily transpiration is 80°. We suggest for the first times to start with a temperature of 60/70°. Don’t access the Sauna on an empty stomach; it is better to avoid eating too much, use yogurt and cereals will be the perfect snack.

After exiting the Sauna, don’t enter directly in the hot water of the hothub; the body need to rest properly at least 15 minutes, to avoid pressure changes.

 At 4Star Suite and Spa, we will leave some beverages at your disposal in the room so that you can enjoy a tea, an infuse and some water, to reintegrate liquids :)

If you are curious, contact us for a proposal, or directly book one of our Suite with Private Spa, to try our Finnish Sauna!


from 4Star Staff

Officially reopening to the Public!

We are happy to announce that we officially reopened to the Public! 🥳

Siamo Aperti


We are operating in complete safety for our guests and our staff, being sure to respect all the precautionary measures imposed by our Government and from our region Emilia Romagna, and further precautions which our management and staff arranged for everyone’s secureness. 

The access to the apartment is completely autonomous, without the need to meet anyone phyisically, and we implemented our already high-standards of cleaning and refreshments.
In addittion, we provide our guests hands-sanitizers in every room and apartment; these are just few of the measures we are taking care of, other than the compulsory ones implemented by the law.

We will keep offering assistance to our customers 24 hours a day, during their stay, and we are available for information every day from 12 pm to 8 pm at the following number +39 0510510157 or through whatsapp

WhatsApp +393533533799.

 Book  now   your stay for the months of June, July and August 2020, using our exceptional promotion, using the code ”specialsummer20” before completing the payment on our website, in the ‘use a discount’ box. 

Bologna and the 4 Star team are waiting for you,
Best Wishes,



What to see in Bologna: Finestrella di Via Piella

Let’s continue our trip at the discovery of the marvelous spots of Bologna, with a small curiosity.

Walking along Via Indipendenza, before the crossing over with Via Marsala, we get to the portico of Via Piella. 

On the right we find a small window that opens up on a unexpected Bologna, the one with the where its water flow underground, which -up until two centuries
ago- they were uncovered channels.
Looking through the small window the channel that flows between the coloured windows, enables one to live in a Venetian foreshortening.

The channel is the continuum of one of the main channels in Bologna, the Reno channel, at the entrance the city splits in two branches: the Cavaticcio’s channel and Moline’s channel.

In the medieval Bologna the channels were very important for communications and some of them were also navigable.

The Moline Channel at the time was utilised to produce the necessary energy to plump 15 water mills.

From the beginning of Nineteenth Century and the Post war Period most of the channels got buried: the small window gives us an idea of the ancient Bologna.

Would you like to stay in Bologna, just few steps away from the Finestrella ? Book with us!

What to see in Bologna: Pincio’s Staircase and Montagnola Fountain

Pincio’s Staircase and Montagnola Fountain

Ourtrip at the discovery of Bologna begins only few steps away from the apartment, where you can admire the monumental “Scalinata del Pincio”.

The 28th June 1986 King Umberto I and the queen Margherita celebrated, in front of the an overwhelming crowd,the scenographic staircase that makes the access possible to the Montagnola Park.

This staircase was ideated by Tito Azzolini and Attilio Muggia. The construction began in 1893 by order of the Mayor Dallomo and continued for three years afterwards, without interruptions, taking on average 100-150 workers per day. The terrain that had been digged was necessary to fill the pit between Porta S.Isaia and Porta Lame.

Pincio Staircase – Bologna Mountain

Overall, the work was composed of three parts: the staircaise is decorated with approximately 70 chandelieres, the portico on Via Indipendenza, and the structure of portici along the walls.

Central body is composed of two separated fronts, displaying on top a panoramic terrace which is only accessible from the lateral stairs.

The principal front is decorated by two bas-reliefs: the Arturo Colombarini ‘Bologna Docet‘ and the Ettore Sabbioni ‘Bologna Libertas‘. Centre is adorned by a fountain, created by Diego Sarti and Pietro Veronesi, on Muggia’s and Azzolini’s drawing.

Our sculpture works around a classical theme, although he does not leave anything to perception that can be related to noble morality. Instead he focuses on the evident sensuality of the nymph who is attempting to save herself from an octopus’ tentacles.

A seahorse comes to her aid, which with his passion and strenght succeeds in saving her. This work of art is the maximum achievement of a 100 years of local school, starting from work of plaster and mud, to bronze and marble. This represents the phenomenon of progress relative to Bologna and to the Unification of Italy.

Sarti places a highly-senxual image in a public place, something that had not happen since the good old times of the prosperous mermaids of the Neptune Fountain in the Sixteenth Century. It will be further vulgarly called ‘the Giant’s wife’, namely the Neptune, and Giosue Carducci will dedicate to her a famous sonnet.

The name derives from the famous roman hill called Pinciano, and also called Pincio. It offers a beautiful view over the city, and the antiquity has been replaced by houses and gardens. After the unification of Italy, we assist to the arrival of many parks spread all over the Country that take the name of the Pincio in honour of the capital.

In fact, such as the Roman Pincio, these parks offer a panoramic terrace from which one can access through a monumental staircase.

If you’re looking for a place to stay near in Bologna, and near pincio’s Staircase, book it now!

Continue our trip in Bologna in the next stop: Finestrella di Via Piella also known as “Little Venice

Pincio’s Staircase and Montagnola Fountain