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Travel info

By Air

Bologna airport: [1]

Direct flights from major European cities, including London (Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick), Paris, Brussels, Viena, Berlin, Frankfurt (main hub for trans-atlantic flights), Munich, Budapest, Poznan, Lisbon, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul.

Within Italy direct flights from Rome Fiumicino, Naples, Palermo, Catania.

By Train

Trenitalia [2] operates very frequent trains from major Italian cities.

From Roma Termini to Bologna Centrale: 2h, price from 19 euros.

From Milano Centrale to Bologna Centrale: 2h, price from 19 euros

From Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna Centrale: 1.5h, price from 19 euros; slow train: 2h, price from 10 euros

From Firenze S.M.Novella or Campo Di Marte to Bologna Centrale: 0.5h, price from 19 euros

Workshop venue

Aula della Specola, Università degli Studi di Bologna,

Via Zamboni 33 (shown by an arrow on the map)

Map of the University area: also in PDF


Useful information and an interactive map to find how to get around Bologna can be found here: [3]


List of suggested accommodations (with breakfast included):

Important: specify that you will participate to the meeting organised by "Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna" to have the special rate indicated here.

  • Hotel Holiday (3 stars hotel) [4] Via Bertiera ,13. tel. 051235326 fax 051235326 Single room 55€ Double room 65 €
  • Hotel University (3 stars hotel) [5] Via Mentana 7. tel. 051229713 fax 051229713 Single room 60€ Double room 76€
  • Hotel San Donato (3 stars hotel) [6] e mail: (fot the attention of Sig. Ricciotti) Via Zamboni,16. tel. 051235395 fax230547 Single room 70€ Double room 90€
  • Hotel Paradise ( 3 stars hotel) [7] Via Cattani 7. tel. 051231792 fax 051234591 Single room 50€ Double room 70€

(prices valid for December 2011)

List of other hotels and restaurants here

Lunches and social dinner

The suggested restaurants for lunch are:

  • 28- ALCE NERO -- Via Petroni 9/b – Tel: 2759196
  • 19- CAFFE' UNIVERSITA' -- Via Zamboni 92 – Tel: 244 368 (lunch only)

We plan the social dinner on Thursday evening at:

  • 6 - OSTERIA LA MATTA -- Via Zucchini 9/c -- Tel: 240177