2016 FE Venue

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The workshop will take place in Ferrara, a city in Emilia-Romagna region, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara.
It is situated 50km north-northeast of Bologna, on the Po di Volano, a branch channel of the main stream of the Po river, located 5km north. The town has broad streets and numerous palaces dating from the 14th and 15th centuries, when it hosted the court of the House of Este. For its beauty and cultural importance it has been qualified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site (source: Wikipedia).

The venue is located in the Alfonso I conference meeting of the Estense Castle.
The venue is located in the heart of the historical city centre (see location on OpenStreetMap).

Estense Castle (venue of the workshop)

Getting There

Ferrara is a medium-sized city located 50km from Bologna airport. The venue of the workshop is located in the city centre, that 1.5km from the railway station.
Detailed information about travelling and accomodation can be found on the Ferrara Terra e Acqua touristic portal.

By Air

From the Bologna Marconi airport you can reach Ferrara by Ferrara Bus&Fly shuttle directly from the airport, or by train from the Bologna Centrale railway station which is connected to the airport via the BLQ shuttle service.

By Train

Ferrara can be reached by train easily: the Ferrara railway station is on the railway line connecting Bologna and Venice; the station is closed to the ancient city walls and is located 1.5km from the Castello Estense.
If you like, you may rent a bike just outside the station on the left side (or check other bike service here); otherwise you may walk 1.5km to get the venue (see the suggested path on this GoogleMap) or take the bus number 1 for 4 stops (Cavour Giardini) - (see bus map).

By Car

If you plan to travel by car, you may take the A13 highway (Bologna-Padova) and exit in Ferrara Nord or Ferrara Sud.
Since the location of the workshop is in the traffic restricted area, you may leave your car in the Parcheggio Centro Storico at €3.20 for the whole day (please check the correct fees on the FerraraTua web site).
You may then walk for 1.3km to get the venue (see the suggested path on this OSM map)


The nearest hotels are the following:

Other accomodations can be found on the Ferrara Terra e Acqua web portal or on Booking.com.