10th International Workshop on
9-11 October 1996
WDAG'96 will be held in
CIRFID -- Sala Kelsen, Via Galliera 3,
Via Galliera runs approximately north-south parallel to Via
Indipendenza which is one the main arteries in the historic center.
CIRFID is the "Inter-Depatmental Center for Informatics and Law",
which is graciously hosting WDAG'96. You may consult a simplified map of the city center to locate the
workshop venue as well as other landmarks including hotels, lunch and
workshop dinner sites. The workshop venue is within walking distance
from any hotel in the historic center.
Find your way to the Fountain of Neptune at the "T" where Via
Indipendenza, Via Rizzoli and Via Ugo Bassi intersect. Leaving the
fountain behind you, walk down Via Indipendenza. Confirm your
direction by looking out for the Mac Donald's at the left-hand corner.
Turn left at Via Manzoni (second street after the big intersection).
Turn right at the next street which is Via Galliera. Look for
number 3 (and WDAG'96 signs) on the right-hand side of the street.
G. Marconi International Airport, which serves Bologna from most
major European cities, is about 10km to the north-west of the city.
You have three options for reaching the center from the airport:
- Special "Aerobus" service. The bus runs from 06.30 to 23.20
at about 30-minute intervals and makes only 4 stops in the city center
(including the train station) and continues on to the trade fair
district. Tickets are 6.000 Lire and may be purchased on board.
- Regular city bus service. Bus 91B leaves from the airport
arrival area and follows a course similar to that of the Aerobus,
except making far more frequent stops. See below for general bus information.
Taxi. The trip takes around 15 minutes (barring traffic jams) and
should cost around 25000 Lire.
Bologna Railway Station is the most important node in Italy and is
quickly reachable by train from all major Italian cities as well as
many other European cities.
Approximate train travel times to/from Bologna:
The railway station is approximately at the northern-end of Via
Galliera, across Viale Pietramellara. As you leave the railway
station from the main exit, cross Viale Pietramellara and turn left.
You will arrive immediately at Piazza XX Settembre. Turn right and
look for Via Galliera. Walk down towards the city center and look for
number 3 on your left.
- Rome: 3 hours
- Milan: 2 hours
- Venice: 2 hours
- Florence: 1 hour
It is best not to arrive in downtown Bologna by car. The
historic center is (in theory) closed to motor vehicles. If your car
has out-of-province (non-Bologna) license plates, you can drive on
limited roads to get to hotels, etc. Even in the best case, the roads
are very narrow, many of them one-way and on-street parking is just
about non existent. In case you absolutely must drive into town, here
are the directions.
Arriving on the autostrada from any direction,
get on the Bologna "tangenziale" (the Beltway) and look for Uscita
(exit) 7, Zona Fiera, near the Trade Fair district. The
exit is directly north of the city. From the exit, follow "Via
Stalingrado" towards "Centro". Once you arrive at Porta Mascarella
after having crossed the bridge over the railroad tracks, turn right
to head towards the railway station. At this point you are on your
You cannot purchase bus tickets on board. You may purchase them
either at "tobacco shops" that display the big "T" sign outside, or at
newsstands. The current one-way fare is 1.500 Lire (consult the currency
converter for exchange rates). You may also purchase a "city-pass"
which offers 10 trips, valid at any time, for 14.000 Lire.
Further autobus information (in Italian).
Last Updated: Thu Jun 27 15:55:15 MET DST 1996