How to reach Bologna

Do not hesitate asking us more details if you find the following insufficient.

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, Barcelona, Madrid, Amstredam, Bruxelles, Koeln, Frankfurt, 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. The ticket costs 7.000 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.

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.

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). For the French: now TGV arrives in Torino and Milano, where you can have direct coincidence with the EuroStar to Bologna.

How to reach your hotel from the Airport or Station

Detailed information on this topic will be given at a later time, as it depends on where the guests will actually be located. As most of them will be at the Guesthouse, we can anticipate that it can be easily reached from the Railway Station by use of bus no. 11. Coming from the airport with the Aerobus, the most convenient way to catch bus no. 11 is to get down from Aerobus in Via Indipendenza (one stop before arriving to the Station) and get, at the same stop but in the opposite direction, bus no. 11. It arrives in Piazza Maggiore, the main square of the town and then passes under the famous Two Towers. The stop closest to the Guesthouse is the third after the Towers, close to the corner between Via Farini and Via Cartoleria.