How to reach the CNR/INAF campus in Bologna
The CNR Campus (Area della Ricerca) is located in via Gobetti, 101. A shuttle bus will collect the conference participants at the meeting points (see the map) in the morning and will take them back once the sessions have finished.
The shuttle schedule with the meeting points (see the map) will be displayed in the hotels where the allotment has been made. The bus shuttle timetable will be posted as soon as possible on the web. Alternatively, the public bus number 87 is available, and it connects the centre of Bologna to CNR and back. The bus timetable can be found here (pdf). Taxis are also widely available. Tariff from the city centre to CNR should be around 10 euros.
The capital city of Emilia-Romagna, Bologna is located at the intersection between northern and central Italy. Originally an Etruscan settlement, it fell under Gaulish rule in 400 B.C. to eventually become a Roman colony. About 1088 A.D., a university was founded within its wall; the oldest in the western world. Monuments to Bologna's rich cultural heritage are scattered across the city, from the leaning towers and the church of San Petronio in the old centre to the Pinacoteca Nazionale in the university district. Its historic centre is a handsome ensemble of brick buildings and charming porticoed streets.
ElectricityElectricity is supplied at 220 Volts, 50 cycles AC. Round-pin plugs only can be used in Italian sockets. Please use an adapter plug and a voltage converter if you need 110/120 volt appliances.
In Italy, public phones work only with the appropriate cards, which can be purchased at tobacco shops (Tabaccheria) and newspaper stands. All hotels are equipped with phones allowing international calls.
Currency & Value-Added Tax (VAT)
The Italian currency is Euro (1 Euro is approximately 1.4 $). Credit cards and traveller cheques are accepted almost everywhere. VAT (in Italian IVA) is charged on most goods except when purchased in duty-free shops. The current rate may range from 10% to 20% depending upon the item. If you produce items and tax invoices, VAT may be refunded at international airports
Banks are generally open from 8:30 to 13:20 and some of them also in the afternoon from 14:30 to 15:30 on weekdays. Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Automatic teller machines are located outside major banks (24 hour service)
Opening hours are 8:30 to 12:30 from Mondays to Saturdays.
Shops generally open from Monday through Saturday at 9:00 - 13:00. and 15:30 - 19:30. On Monday mornings and on Sundays most shops are closed.
Emergency in Italy
In case of emergency dial 118 for ambulance and 113 for police.
Please arrange your own travel and health care insurance. The organisers will not be held liable for accidents, theft and property damage, nor for delays or any modification in the program.
The speed limit on highways is 130 km/h. The speed limit on country roads is 90 km/h, while being 50 km/h in cities and villages, unless otherwise specified. On these roads, lights must be switched on during all the day. Safety belts are compulsory.
|how to reach the campus by bus [see detailed map]|
tickets for urban transport in
1 euro). they are available at newsstands and tobacco shops
that show the bus tickets sign (an information desk of the public
transportation company --
a.t.c. -- is located on the left wing of the railway station).
you are entitled to travel for 60 minutes after you have stamped
the ticket, (70 if stamped between 20:30 and 6:30) with as many changes as
you like. if you are staying for a while, you might consider buying a
city pass. it allows to travel 8 times in the urban area. it has to
be stamped at the beginning of each travel. if you travel outside the
municipal area, you will need to buy special tickets for outer zones.
bus n. 87 runs once every 30 min, leaving from the bus station at the minutes 29 and 59 of each hour, and at the minutes 25 and 55 of each hour from the cnr (one of the terminal stops). In the early morning, the frequency is slightly higher (7:41, 8:01, 8:19, 8:34, 8:49, 9:09 from the bus station).
+---> x| | | | | bus stop | | bus stop from cnr to cnr |via | | |indi| | +--------+ |pen |x <--+ | bus | |den | | station| |za | +--------+-+ +--------------------------------------------- viale pietramellara -----------+ +--------------------+ +----------- | | | |x <---+ | | | | | bridge over rails +-----------------+ | bus information | railway station | +--- desk (atc) +-----------------+
bus n. 11 has a higher frequency and runs also in the
bus n. 11 comes in two flavours: A or C.
depending on the letter, you have to choose:
|how to reach the campus by car [see detailed map]|
bologna is a
crossroad both for rail and car transportation. it
is connected to milan by freeway a1, to rome by a1, to rimini by a14, and
to venice by a13.|
once arrived on the bologna beltway (tangenziale), take exit 5 (lame), and follow the cnr signs. then drive through via marco polo until you cross via gagarin. turn left and drive straigh until you arrive at a round-about (rotonda). turn on the left (i.e. turn around the rotonda) and this is via gobetti. go straight and you are set!!!
|how to reach the campus by train [see detailed map]|
bologna is the
major node of the italian railway system (ferrovie dello stato - ff.ss.), and is connected to
all the most important towns (see the
schedule of the most important trains).|
once arrived to the railway station (stazione centrale, piazzale medaglie d'oro) you have to catch the bus n. 87 to reach us (of course you could catch a taxi: our address is via gobetti 101. it will cost about 10 euro, but it is not worthy).
|how to reach the campus by plane [see detailed map]|
the bologna airport serves domestic and most european flights. the airport
is very close to the bologna municipal borders and is located in the
north-west area, quite close to the campus location. you can: