Venue and Location


The “Nuovo Polo Congressuale Bologna” is a modern and functional congress centre equipped with the latest generation technological systems. Conveniently located near the important Bologna Exhibition Centre, north of the city centre, it is easily reached by public transportation.
Bologna, a prestigious seat of learning, is the home of the oldest university in Europe, Alma Mater Studio- rum, founded in 1088. Bologna, the capital of the Emilia-Romagna Region, is one of the most attractive Italian cities. Its old town centre, still intact in its medieval layout, is one of the best preserved in the world. Bologna is renowned for its friendly atmosphere, joie de vivre and haute cuisine. Piazza Maggiore, the very heart of the town, is surrounded by historical monuments including Palazzo d'Accursio, the former city's Town Hall, the 13th century’s Palazzo Re Enzo and the San Petronio Basilica. In summer, it becomes the backdrop for cultural events and artistic performances. Major tourist attractions, like Venice, Florence and Rome, are easily and rapidly reached from Bologna by train.


Bologna enjoys a temperate climate, although in summer it may be subject to steamy heat. September is the ideal month for visiting Bologna, with minimum/maximum average temperatures of 15°/25°C.


Strategically placed, Bologna is a natural crossroad for international business and commerce. Its International airport “Guglielmo Marconi” is directly connected to most European cities and several intercontinental destinations.
Bologna is a major road and railway hub, extremely well connected with all Italian centres, being at the junction of the main motorways and railways of the country. The railway station of Bologna is undergoing major renovation works to become one of the most important hubs for the high-speed system.




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