14-17 May 2012
Aula Magna. Via Savonarola, 9 (University of Ferrara) (plenary session) Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS) (parallel session)
Europe/Rome timezone

Travel and location

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The meeting will take place in the historic center of Ferrara. The plenary session will be held in the Aula Magna of the University, via Savonarola 9. The parallel sessions will be held at IUSS. Information about the the IUSS location, including a map, can be found here.
The area can be easily reached walking from the hotels in downtown. Being located in a restricted traffic area, however, driving and parking can be quite difficult.

How to reach Ferrara
  • By car:
The closest tollway is the A-13 from Bologna to Padua. There are two exit, Ferrara Nord and Ferrara Sud, about at the same distance from the town. Follow the signs to downtown center. Be careful that a large part of the downtown is restricted to car traffic, including the event location (IUSS). There are several parking lots with the fee varing in accordance to the distance from the city center.
  • By train:
Ferrara is located on the railway between Bologna and Padua / Venice and is served daily by several regional and Intercity trains. The taxi area can be found on the right side, leaving the station, while the bus n.2 stops closest to the event location (IUSS): step down in "via Carlo Mayr Piazza Verdi". Also all the buses stopping in Piazza Travaglio (lines n. 8, 11, 21) are within few minutes walking.
  • By plane:
The closest airport is the "Guglielmo Marconi" airport in Bologna, 50 km far from Ferrara. From the airport is possible to reach Ferrara using a shuttle (If you plan to arrive late in the night or early in the morning when no shuttle is available, please contact santoro@fe.infn.it and we will arrange a taxi transportation (the cost is ~70 euros)).
The second best choice, still within reasonable distance is the Venice airport; less comfortable connections are available from the Verona airport.