Royal Hotel Carlton
Via Montebello, 8 – 40121 Bologna – Italy
Conference Dinner on Friday, June 10th, 2022 – Golf Club Siepelunga – Boccone del Prete Restaurant
Dinner fee: € 70,00 (22% VAT included)
The official language of the Meeting is English
COVID-19 CONTAINMENT MEASURES
TRAVEL INFORMATION - BOLOGNA
Bologna is considered one of the most marvellous and singular Italian cities, famous for its uninterrupted roads, endless arcades “Portici” (about 40 km), tall medieval towers, dynamic cultural life and great cuisine. City of red brick, architectures, artistic masterpieces by famous Italian artists, it seems a big open-air museum.
It enjoys a privileged geographical position in the heart of Italy between Florence and Venice, Milan and Rome, at a natural crossroad within both Italy and Europe.
Bologna has acquired many nicknames: the Learned, the Red, the Fat. Bologna “la dotta,” (the Learned), because hosts the oldest Western world university, founded in 1088. “La rossa”, (the Red), due to the terracotta red colour of the roofs of ancient medieval buildings. “La grassa”, (the Fat), is a reference to its delicious gastronomic tradition represented with mortadella, tortellini, tagliatelle, lasagna and ragù (or Bolognese sauce).
HOW TO GET TO BOLOGNA
Guglielmo Marconi International Airport links Bologna with the main Italian and European airports. The airport is located just a few minutes from the city center.
Airport facilities include bank and currency exchange services, ATMs, left luggage facilities, a business lounge, travel agents, an information desk, the Lost&Found office, and many shops and restaurants. The full list of airlines fly to and from Bologna Airport can be found here: airlines Bologna Airport.
The airport is served by taxis outside the terminal and a special bus line called the Aerobus.
A taxi from the airport to the center costs about € 25,00.
The Aerobus runs every 11 minutes between 5:30 a.m. and 11:35 p.m. every day of the year. The station is located in front of the Arrivals Hall. The Aerobus serves the central train station of Bologna and the city center in about 20 minutes. Tickets must be purchased on board the bus and cost 6 EUR.
“Bologna Centrale” train station is located on the northern edge of the city center. Due to its central location and geography, Bologna has emerged as the main rail transport hub of northern Italy, making it very well connected with other major Italian cities.
The high-speed railway line allows moving easily throughout the peninsula and to reach various Italian cities comfortably in just a few hours, e.g. to/from Florence (35’), Milan (1h 02’), Venice (1h 25’), Rome (1h 54’), Turin (2h 17’), Naples (3h 15’).
Tickets can be purchased online from the websites of the two companies, at your local travel agency or at the ticket offices of the railway stations.
The station is a 5 minutes walking from Royal Carlton Hotel.
The Royal Carlton Hotel is in the centre of Bologna, outside the restricted traffic zone.
From motorway A1, A13, A14: from the ring road exit n. 7 (Via Stalingrado) or exit Bologna Fiera direction city centre of Bologna.
To reach the Hotel using satellite navigation, it should be set for Via Milazzo 6 to avoid the restricted traffic zone.
A toll parking is available inside the hotel.
For motorway information, see: http://www.autostrade.it/en/home
- Domestic Currency: Euro
- ISO Code: EUR
- To Obtain Domestic Currency: those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureau de change. ATMs are widespread. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.
- Possible Means of Payment: You can pay in cash or with a credit card. All major credit and debit cards are accepted in Italy, this payment system is common in Italian shops, which generally display the symbols of the credit cards they accept on the outside door. If you pay by credit card you will be asked to show an identity document.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
- System of Measurement Used: Metric system
- Unit of Measurement of Temperature: Degrees Celsius (°C)
- Voltage: 230 V
- Frequency: 50 Hz
- Type of Electric Socket: C, F & L
- Type of Telephone Socket: Italian (2 types), US RJ-11
- DVD Zoning: Zone 2
Country Code: Italy telephone country code: +39.
- Buses – TPer: +39 051 290290 (from 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. every day) or http://www.tper.it
- Trains – Trenitalia (Railway company): 89 20 21 or http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en
- Trains – Italo (Railway company): 06 07 08 or https://www.italotreno.it/en
- Guglielmo Marconi Airport: +39 051 6479615 (from 05.00 a.m. to 00.00 p.m.) or http://www.bologna-airport.it
- Taxi: COTABO RadioTaxi, +39 051 372727 or http://www.cotabo.it
- Taxi: CAT RadioTaxi, +39 051 4590 or http://taxibologna.it/
- 112 – The Pan-European Emergency Number
- 113 – For all emergencies
- 115 – Fire Department
- 116 – A.C.I. (Italian Automobile Club) road assistance
- 118 – For Medical Emergencies