- Legionella-like isolates were isolated from a hotel water distribution system in Italy.
- Isolates were Gram-negative, rod-shaped and able to grow at 32–37 °C on buffered charcoal–yeast extract agar.
- Genetic analysis showed a close relationship with L. quateirensis
- The results obtained confirm the status of an independent species.
- The name proposed for this species is Legionella bononiensis nov.