The Congress will take place at the Laboratori delle Arti, located in the buildings of the former “Macello Comunale” within the “Manifattura delle Arti” complex (Piazzetta P. P. Pasolini 5/b, main entrance from Via Azzo Giardino). The complex is inside the ring of Viali di Circonvallazione surrounding the city center, at a 20 minutes walk from Piazza Maggiore. The area, originally designed in 1883 by architects Priori and Buriani and renovated since 1996 by architect Aldo Rossi, is currently in use by the 'Dipartimento delle Arti visive, performative e mediali' of the University of Bologna - Alma Mater Studiorum. It includes two conference rooms (220 and 80 seats), a seminar room and a large hall.
How to get there
Unfortunately, due to maintenance works the "G. Marconi" Bologna airport will be closed to air traffic from September 14th to September 18th. During this period, flights from/to Bologna will be canceled or moved to alternative airports. Airports with good connections to Bologna are in Florence, Verona, Parma and Rimini.
The Congress venue can be easily reached from the “Bologna Centrale” train station, by foot (15 minutes) or by bus (line 33, “Porta Lame” bus stop, one-way ticket 1,30/1,50€).
The toll car parking Parcheggio Multipiano Riva Reno (550 parking spaces) is very close to the Congress venue (Via del Rondone corner Via Azzo Giardino).
For people booking hotels in the historical center of Bologna, please consider that in the Limited Traffic Zone of the historical center (ZTL) access is limited for vehicles from 7.00 to 20.00, every day. Visitors are provided with special access to hotel facilities. One-day tickets for access to ZTL are also available.