By Air - Bologna airport G. Marconi is connected by national flights to all the other Italian airports and by international ones to the major towns in Europe. Daily flights to London, Paris, Lyon, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Bruxelles, Köln, Frankfurt, Zürich and many other places make the links with the rest of the World very easy. From the Airport there is a regular bus connection (see timetable at Aerobus ) taking you to the Railway Station. Bus stop at the airport is just outside the arrival terminal. The ticket costs 8.000 ITL and can be purchased on the bus.
By Car - The main motorway connection is
the A1 (the "Autostrada del Sole"), which links Bologna directly to Milan,
Florence and Rome and to three other main routes. The A1 can be entered,
from Turin, Genoa or Brescia, by the A21, at Piacenza; from Genoa and La
Spezia, by the A15, at Parma; from Brenner Pass, Verona, Mantova, by the
A22, at Modena.
From Trieste, Tarvisio-Villach, Venice, Padua, on the other hand, the A13 motorway is direct, as is the A14 from Ancona, Rimini and Ravenna.
All the motorways exits lead into the city by-pass (follow the signs "Tangenziale") from which branch off the roads for all directions. The by-pass exit n.7 (Centro - Via Stalingrado) is the more direct one: it leads you on a large road (Via Stalingrado) pointing to the centre. Referring to the map of town centre (see link below, we suggest to print and bring it with you), when you reach Porta Mascarella from Via Stalingrado, you should turn left (around the medieval gate) into viale Berti-Pichat until you reach Porta San Donato. Here you turn right into Via Irnerio. The Phys Dept (signed by "We are here" on the map) is after the first traffic light.
Parking - We hope to be able to host a (limited) number of cars of our guests in the internal parking of the Insitute. Outside, all parkings are payant, day and night! There is no way to reach the Guesthouse by car before 20 p.m.: the centre of the town has traffic limitations preventing the non residents to drive in during day hours. Therefore we strongly suggest those arriving by car to keep in contact with us (phones see below) to have further instructions.
Maps - For helping you in orientation, we provide two maps: Surroundings and Centre of Bologna. On this latter, please note the "We are here" words with the arrow pointing to the location of the Phys. Dept. and the other one pointing to the S. Giovanni in Monte Guesthouse.
By Train - Bologna is the main Italian railway junction and therefore
all the most important national and international lines pass through it.
InterCity trains and EuroStar (Pendolino) high speed trains connect it
to all the major italian cities. Many night trains link Bologna with Germany,
France and Austria (in particular from Bonn, Koeln, Amsterdam, Paris and
Vienna there are direct night trains).
Hotel San Giorgio (Via delle Moline 17 -tel. (39) 051 248659
- fax (39) 051 250556) and Hotel Holiday (Via Bertiera 13
- tel and fax (39) 051 235326) - As they are very close one another,
the instructions are the same. For those who come from the Airport with
the Aerobus, the best is to get down at the stop Via Indipendenza - Arena
del Sole (ask the conductor). The two hotels are walking distance from
this stop (see map). If instead you are coming from the Station, take bus
no. 50 (you have to purchase a city bus ticket at the kiosk in the Station
Square). It goes through the small medieval streets of the centre. You
have to get down at the stop called Oberdan (ask the conductor and see
map). Both hotels are walking distance from there.
Any variation in arrivals must be communicated to the hotels directly or to us (tel. see below or email to firstname.lastname@example.org ) 72 hours in advance, otherwise the first night will be charged to the guest.
San Petronio Basilica