Map of the area close to the conference site
The Bologna G.Marconi airport (BLQ) is located at about 5 Km from the city centre.
One way trip by TAXI to the centre of the city (i.e. to the conference venue or to the Phys. Dept. or to your favourite hotel) takes about 15 minutes and costs about Euro 20,00.
The airport is connected to Bologna railway station by a regular BUS service Aerobus), with departures every 15 minutes. The travel takes about 20 minutes and costs 4,50 Euro (tickets on the bus). The service starts at 6.00 and stops at 11:35 pm from the airport (respectively 5:25 and 23:10 from the railway station).
The "Bologna Centrale" railway station is close to the city central area, of which the University buildings and also the conference venue are part. The station is well connected to the national and international networks (FS time-tables). From the station to the centre or to the Phys. Dept. it takes about 15 minutes walking or about 5 minutes by taxi (about 10,00 Euro).
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 the roads for all directions branch off. 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. 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 is after the first traffic light. See the dashed blue path in the map above.