Bologna,capital of the Emilia Romagna region, is located in a strategic position in the heart of Italy, midway between Milan and Florence. The metropolitan area has an overall population of almost 1 million inhabitants; about 385,000 of them live within Bologna’s municipal boundaries. Bologna is one of the most important business centres in Northern Italy. It is the main rail and highway junction and has a fast-growing international airport. Its Trade Fair District is among the most important in Italy (almost 1 million visitors every year). Thanks to an ideal mix of excellence in culture and technology, the city offers a quality of life among the highest in Italy.
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From the Airport: Marconi Express
From the city center: bus n. 14/35/20
From the railway station: bus n. 35
By car: exit n. 9 from the ring road (tangenziale), direction to Granarolo dell’Emilia
Move in Bologna
By Air The Bologna airport “Gugliemo Marconi” is linked by national and international air lines to flights to London, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, and many other places. With the Marconi Express, you commute to and from the Bologna airport from Bologna Central Railway Station and the city centre in 7.5 minutes, on an elevated track over the road traffic with a comfortable, fast and clean electric shuttle. Several other Italian international airports at reasonable distance are also available (e.g., Milan, Venice, Florence).
Bologna is the main italian railway junction and therefore all the most important national and international lines pass through it. Regular and high speed trains connect it to all the major italian cities. The service is run by two main companies: Trenitalia and ItaloTreno. Many night trains link Bologna with Germany, France and Austria.
The main motorway connection is the A1 (the “Autostrada del Sole”), which links Bologna directly to Milan, Florence and Rome and to three other main routes. The A1 can be entered from Turin, Genoa or Brescia, by the A21, at Piacenza; from Genoa and La Spezia, by the A15, at Parma; from Brenner Pass, Verona, Mantova, by the A22, at Modena. From Trieste, Tarvisio-Villach, Venice and Padua the A13 motorway is direct, as it is the A14 from Ancona, Rimini and Ravenna. All the motorways exits lead into the city by-pass (follow the signs “Tangenziale”) from which branch off the roads for all directions. The by-pass exit n.7 (Centro – Via Stalingrado) is the more direct one: it leads you on a large road (Via Stalingrado) pointing to the centre.
Bus are run by ATC , 051247005. Bus 25 connects the railway station to Piazza Maggiore. The ticket has to be purchased at kiosks (it costs 1 €) and has to be validated on the bus. For a taxi, call 051 372727 or 051 534141.