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The provincial capital of the Emilia Romagna region, Bologna is located between the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and the heart of the Po Valley. A meeting point between north and south, east and west. From Bologna easily reaches the Adriatic Riviera as well as Venice, Florence, Milan and Rome.

Bologna is a city of art, culture and commerce and it is well-known for the nearly 40 km of portico, the longest in the world.

Also called "Dotta" because of its ancient university, and the "Grassa" for its gastronomy, the city boasts the title "Creative City of UNESCO Music" and boasts a medieval center among the most extensive and best preserved Of Europe, crowded with pubs, theaters and shops.

Patriarch of great artists including Giorgio Morandi, Guido Reni, Carracci, Guercino, Aspertini, has attracted illustrious characters such as Mozart, Carducci, Dante, Rossini and the Nobel for Physics, Guglielmo Marconi.

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How to reach Bologna City Centre?

You can directly arrive at Bologna Airport. The international airport is about 6 Km far from Bologna city centre. More information about the airport in Bologna can be found here.

From the airport, you can take a taxi or the Aerobus- BLQ shuttle service. Aerobus is a shuttle service run by TPER, Bologna's local transport company, connecting Bologna Airport with the railway station.

One-way ticket from/to the Airport costs € 6.00. Aerobus takes about 20-30 minutes and runs every 11 minutes. Tickets can be purchased directly on the website, from the automatic vending machines located in the airport, and in Bologna at the Central Railway Station (at the Aerobus departure point) or at the TPER ticket offices. The ticket can also be used on all public transport in the Bologna urban area within its 75 minutes of validity.

For more information you can visit the web site here.

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.

For more information visit the Italian Railways companies website: www.trenitalia.com

Info calling from abroad: +39 06.68.47.54.75

Bologna Central Railway Station: Piazza Medaglie d'oro, n. 2, 40121 Bologna

You can easily get to Bologna by car. Bologna is served by two motorways, linking the north and south of the country (A1 and A14). If you wish to reach the city centre from the motorway you need to take the ring-road exit n°7, direction: City Centre. For more info about routes and tolls, please visit: http://www.autostrade.it/en/home

For more info about driving in Italy, please visit: http://www.rac.co.uk/drive/travel/country/italy/

Visitors coming to town by car must bear in mind the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL), a large area located within the historical center of Bologna where circulation of motor vehicles is daily restricted from 7 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. The entrances to the ZTL area are monitorated by Sirio "the electronic traffic warden".

Visitors coming to the city by car can find very convenient car parks, well connected with public transports or take advantage of the large underground parking areas and several garages in the historical center. For more information you can visit here.

How to reach Prodi Lecture Hall?

Address: Piazza San Giovanni in Monte, 2 (Bologna, Italy)

From the railway station, you have to take bus 30 (direction "San Michele in Bosco"). Passengers have to disembark at Piazza Minghetti and successively reach the Prodi lecture hall (Piazza San Giovanni in Monte, 2) by a walk (about 4 minutes).

If you prefer, you can take a taxi to move from the airport of Bologna or from the railway station. Here main taxi contacts:
- Cotabo phone number: +39 051 372727
- CatRadioTaxiBologna phone number to reserve a taxi: +39 051.4590

How to reach the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences?

Address: Viale Giuseppe Fanin, 44 (Bologna, Italy)

From the railway station, you have to take bus 35 (direction "Rotonda Baroni") and disembark at the "Facoltà di Agraria" stop. The trip take about 30 minutes. From the city centre, you have to take bus 20 (direction "Pilastro"), disembark at "San Donnino" stop and take bus 35 (direction "Rotonda Baroni") or 55 (direction "Rotonda Baroni") and disembark at the "Facoltà di Agraria" stop.

One hour regular TPER ticket cost € 1.50. Tickets can be purchased at the TPER ticket offices or in the authorized shops. For more information you can visit the TPER website: http://www.tper.it/.

If you prefer, you can take a taxi to move from the airport of Bologna or from the railway station. Here main taxi contacts:
- Cotabo phone number: +39 051 372727
- CatRadioTaxiBologna phone number to reserve a taxi: +39 051.4590

If you prefer, you can take a taxi to move from the airport of Bologna or from the railway station. Here main taxi contacts:
- Cotabo phone number: +39 051 372727
- CatRadioTaxiBologna phone number to reserve a taxi: +39 051.4590


Visa

Everyone entering Italy must have a valid passport, or in the case of European Union Member States, a national identity card. Visas are required for some countries.

Delegates should check their requirement by visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation website: http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en

In case an official invitation letter is required to support your visa application please send a request to info@wheat-landraces.ifoam.bio


Accomodation

Participants are responsible for their own accommodation during their stay.

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