General Information

VENUE

Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi

Piazza della Costituzione, 4/a
40128 Bologna – Italy

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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Bologna

Bologna is considered one of the most marvellous and singular italian cities, famous for its uninterrupted roads, endless colonnades “Portici” (about 40 km), tall medieval towers, dynamic cultural life and great cuisine. City of red brick, architectures, artistic masterpieces by famous Italian artists, it seems a big open-air museum.

It enjoys a privileged geographical position in the heart of Italy between Florence, Venice, Milan and Rome, at a natural crossroad within both Italy and Europe.

Bologna has acquired many nicknames: the Learned, the Red, the Fat. Bologna “la dotta,” (the Learned), because hosts the oldest Western world university, founded in 1088. “La rossa”, (the Red), due to the terracotta red colour of the roofs of ancient medieval buildings. “La grassa”, (the Fat), is a reference to its delicious gastronomic tradition represented with mortadella, tortellini, tagliatelle, lasagna and ragù (or Bolognese sauce).

HOW TO GET TO BOLOGNA

By Plane

Guglielmo Marconi International Airport links Bologna with the main Italian and European airports. The airport is located just a few minutes from the city center and about 8 km (15’ by taxi) from the Polo Congressi.

Airport facilities include bank and currency exchange services, ATMs, left luggage facilities, a business lounge, travel agents, an information desk, the Lost&Found office, and many shops and restaurants. The full list of airlines fly to and from Bologna Airport can be found here: airlines Bologna Airport.

The airport is served by taxis outside the terminal and a special bus line called the Aerobus. A taxi from the airport to the center costs about € 20 – 25. You can use the Aerobus shuttle to the railway station, and continue to the Bologna Congressi by bus.

The Aerobus runs every 11 minutes between 5:30 a.m. and 11:35 p.m. every day of the year. The station is located in front of the Arrivals Hall. The Aerobus serves the central train station of Bologna and the city center in about 20 minutes. Tickets must be purchased on board the bus and cost 6 EUR.

Bologna’s Stazione Centrale is only 15 minutes from Polo Congressi. Bus lines (Tper) 35, 35/ and 38 link the station to the Bologna Congressi, P.zza Costituzione and Viale Aldo Moro entrances:

  • Railway Station -> Bologna Congressi = lines 35 and 38
  • Bologna Congressi -> Railway Station = lines 35 and 39

Bus tickets should be bought before getting on the bus, at any newsagent’s or tobacconist’s, or can also be bought on the automatic machine on board of the bus, for an extra price (EUR 2.00) – but please note that the machine does not give change, coins are required. All tickets are valid for 75 minutes and allow any bus change within their validity.

By Train

“Bologna Centrale” train station is located on the northern edge of the city center. Due to its central location and geography, Bologna has emerged as the main rail transport hub of northern Italy, making it very well connected with other major Italian cities.

The high-speed railway line allows moving easily throughout the peninsula and to reach various Italian cities comfortably in just a few hours, e.g. to/from Florence (35’), Milan (1h 02’), Venice (1h 25’), Rome (1h 54’), Turin (2h 17’), Naples (3h 15’).

You can plan your travel by choosing among the more than three hundred daily connections available from the two companies which operate in Italy: Trenitalia and Italo Treno (NTV).

Tickets can be purchased online from the websites of the two companies, at your local travel agency or at the ticket offices of the railway stations.

From just outside the station, visitors can take taxis or buses into the heart of the city, to the Centro Congressi or to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, which is 6 km away.

Bologna Central train station is just a 15 minutes bus journey from Bologna Centro Congressi. Bus lines (Tper) 35, 35/ and 38 link the station to the Bologna Congressi, P.zza Costituzione and Viale Aldo Moro entrances:

  • Railway Station -> Bologna Congressi = lines 35 and 38
  • Bologna Congressi -> Railway Station = lines 35 and 39

Bus tickets should be bought before getting on the bus, at any newsagent’s or tobacconist’s, or can also be bought on the automatic machine on board of the bus, for an extra price (EUR 2.00) – but please note that the machine does not give change, coins are required. All tickets are valid for 75 minutes and allow any bus change within their validity.

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By Bus

The Bologna Centro Congressi can be reached every day with Tper buses 28 – 35 and 35/ – 38 – 39 at the regular city rate.

  • Railway Station -> Bologna Fiere = lines 35 and 38
  • Bologna Fiere -> Railway Station = lines 35 and 39
  • Centre Bologna Fiere and returning = line 28

The town of Bologna is served by 40 bus lines. The center in particular is crossed by four lines (A, C, T1 and 12) that stop at the main tourist attractions.

Tickets can be purchased before getting on the bus, at any newsagent’s or tobacconist’s, or on the bus for an extra price. A single fare costs 1,50 EUR (2,00 EUR on board but please note that the machine does not give change, coins are required), a day pass costs 5 EUR, a “city pass” ticket costs 14,00 EUR (10 rides for 14,00 EUR instead of 15,00, usable by more than one people at a time, just valid it more than once where getting on the bus). All tickets are valid for 75 minutes and allow any bus change within their validity.

For information, see (in Italian): http://www.tper.it/

By Car

The city is at the junction of the A1, A14 and A13 highways, and so is easily accessible from anywhere in Italy. The A1 motorway (“Autostrada del Sole”) links Bologna with Milan, Florence and Rome. The A13 motorway links Bologna with Ferrara, Padua and Venice, while the A14 connects it with Rimini and Ravenna.

  • From Florence, Milan, and Ancona: exit at the new “BOLOGNA FIERA” toll booth motorway A14
  • From Padua: ring road exit 8 for Nord, Michelino, Moro entrances and Michelino car park; ring road exit 7 for Costituzione entrance and car park

For motorway information, see: http://www.autostrade.it/en/home

Notes: Classed LTZ (limited traffic zone), downtown Bologna is closed to vehicles, except for residents

Car Parking

Parking facilities are available near the Course Venue.

OTHER INFO

Italian currency and banking services

  • Domestic Currency: Euro
  • ISO Code: EUR
  • To Obtain Domestic Currency: those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureau de change. ATMs are widespread. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.
  • Possible Means of Payment: You can pay in cash or with a credit card. All major credit and debit cards are accepted in Italy, this payment system is common in Italian shops, which generally display the symbols of the credit cards they accept on the outside door. If you pay by credit card you will be asked to show an identity document.

Time

  • GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Electrical standards and measurement systems

  • System of Measurement Used: Metric system
  • Unit of Measurement of Temperature: Degrees Celsius (°C)
  • Electricity
    o Voltage: 230 V
    o Frequency: 50 Hz
    o Type of Electric Socket: C, F & L
    o Type of Telephone Socket: Italian (2 types), US RJ-11
    o DVD Zoning: Zone 2

Useful telephone numbers

Country Code: Italy telephone country code: +39.

Bologna Transports

Buses – TPer: +39 051 290290 (from 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. every day) or http://www.tper.it
Trains – Trenitalia (Railway company): 89 20 21 or http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en
Trains – Italo (Railway company): 06 07 08 or https://www.italotreno.it/en
Guglielmo Marconi Airport: +39 051 6479615 (from 05.00 a.m. to 00.00 p.m.) or http://www.bologna-airport.it
Taxi: COTABO RadioTaxi, +39 051 372727 or http://www.cotabo.it
Taxi: CAT RadioTaxi, +39 051 4590 or http://taxibologna.it/

Emergency Numbers

112 – The Pan-European Emergency Number
113 – For all emergencies
115 – Fire Department
116 – A.C.I. (Italian Automobile Club) road assistance
118 – For Medical Emergencies

International Conference on High Energy Physics ICHEP 2022
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International Conference on High Energy Physics ICHEP 2022
Conference SecretariatNoema Srl unipersonale
Via Orefici, 4 - 40124 Bologna - Italy

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