General Information


Arrival in Bologna by plane

Guglielmo Marconi International Airport, 15 minutes by bus from historic downtown, connecting Bologna to the main Italian and European airports.

The Bologna airport is one of the most important stop in Italy for international flights and for wide range of choice of links.

Arrival in Bologna by train

For the strategic geographic location - between downtown and the north - Bologna is the main Italian railway junction, made even more efficient by the high-speed trains, which, together with the new railway station project, has lead to greater development and a significant increase of daily transit of trains and passengers.

You can now arrive at Bologna Central Station, thanks to high speed trains, in half an hour, from Florence, an hour from Milan, in an hour and a half from Venice, in 2 ½ hours from Rome, in 5 hours and 45 minutes from Bari.

Arrival in Bologna by car

In Bologna there are the two main Italian motorways that junction, linking the north and south of the country (A1 and A14), thus it can be reached directly from all major Italian cities.

You can go towards Milan (with a deviation from Parma to Genoa), then Venice (A13) and Brenner (22).

You can also reach the south, to Rome or Reggio Calabria (A1) and from Bari or Lecce or Taranto (A14).

Local transportation

TPER - Bologna Passenger Transportation is a public transport company that connects urban and suburban or rural service areas in the province to the city of Bologna.

To improve the quality of the city, TPER favours the purchase of vehicles characterized by solutions that allow a strong reduction of polluting emissions, choosing, for urban routes, natural gas vehicles, hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles, while suburban route vehicles have diesel engines that comply with all the latest European standards for emissions reduction.


C.A.T - Consorzio Autonomo Taxisti, offers services in agreement and reservation for every request every day 24 hours

(phone +39 051 4590).

CO.TA.BO - Cooperativa Taxisti Bolognesi, can meet any request offering services in agreement and reservation for every transport every day 24 hours (phone +39 051 372727)


Each participant will receive a name badge upon check-in at the registration desk. The badge will be the official Congress pass and should be worn at all time in order to gain entry into the meeting rooms.


Regularly registered participants will receive a certificate of attendance.


More details will be available soon.


The official language of the Congress is English and no simultaneous translation is foreseen during the scientific sessions.


The weather in Bologna in September is usually warm and pleasant even if occasional showers can occur. The average temperature is 23°-28°C.