CONCUR'09 and co-located events will be held in Bologna, Italy. Bologna, a historical capital of culture, was founded by the Etruscans in the VI century B.C. Bologna's location was important not only for the trading of goods but also for the exchanging of ideas and the disseminating of culture. The University of Bologna, founded in 1088 is the oldest university in the western world.

Bologna is famous for its porticoes. Dating back to the 12th century the porticoes were used to enlarge houses to support the growing University community. Today 350,000 people call Bologna home, of which 100,000 are students. Bologna is also famous for its food, surrounded by the famous food/wine regions of Parma, Modena and Tuscany.

Bologna is very accessible, being served by an international airport and one of the main hubs of the Italian railway system. Within easy access is Florence (1 hour), Milan (1.5 hours), Venice (1.5 hours), Rome (2.4 hours) and the ubiquitous Italian countryside of Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany.

The hall for the CONCUR'09 conference is the Aula Absidale (entrance from via De' Chiari 25/a). It is in the very centre of the city. This is also the location for the general reception desk (managing registrations for CONCUR and all co-located/satellite events): the reception desk will open at 8:00 on monday and tuesday. Satellite workshops and the IFIP WG 2.2 meeting will take place in the nearby S. Giovanni in Monte. Both locations can be reached from the train station by bus A. You can find all CONCUR 2009 related locations in the map below.

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Hotel reservation service for CONCUR'09 and co-located events provided by Bologna Incoming.

How to get to Bologna

By Plane:

When landing in Bologna, you will arrive at Guglielmo Marconi International Airport. At the airport, which is about 6km from the city centre you can transfer to a bus, take a taxi or rent a car.

By Train:

Both international and or local train connections information to Bologna can be found here:

By Bus:

AEROBUS - BLQ shuttle service (Terminal-Raiway Station)
Ticket Fare: Euro 5 ticket may be purchased on the bus
Airport-station travel time: about 20 minutes
Phone No. +39 051/290290
For further information on bus travel within Bologna, visit this site: ATC SpA

By Taxi:

Taxi information: (COTABO 051/372727 - CAT 051/534141) or Info Taxi

By Car:

The Airport is about 6 Km far from Bologna city centre and and thus a 5 minute drive from motorway exits: Exit No. 4 of Bologna by-pass road (Tangenziale).

If you are coming by car to Bologna you can take:
A1 Highway Milan-Florence-Rome-Naples Reggio Calabria
A13 Highway Ferrara-Padua-Venice
A14 Highway Rimini-Ancona-Pescara-Taranto
A15 Highway Parma-La Spezia
A21 Highway Turin-Piacenza
A22 Highway Verona-Brennero-Innsbruck-Munich
E45 Highway Cesena-Rome

For further motorway information, visit this site: Autostrade per l'Italia