10th International Workshop on
Distributed Algorithms
(WDAG '96)

Bologna (Italy)
9-11 October 1996

Travel Information

Workshop Venue

WDAG'96 will be held in

CIRFID -- Sala Kelsen, Via Galliera 3, Bologna

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.

Directions from the City 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.

Arriving by Air

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:

Arriving by Train

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.

Arriving by Car

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 own.

General Information on Busses

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 (Özalp Babaoglu)