HOW TO GET AROUND AND WHERE TO GO

ITALY IS A GREAT TOURISM DESTINATION.

ADD A FEW EXTRA DAYS

FOR A MARVELOUS VACATION

EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER THE CONFERENCE.

“We are all pilgrims who seek Italy”

J. W. von Goethe (1790)

IF YOUR EXTRA TIME FOR VACATION IS LIMITED

ONE DAY TOURS BY TRAIN

If your time is limited, we suggest to stay in Bologna overnight and have one day tours from there.
Great destinations are easily reached from Bologna in one day tour by train.

To see timetable and buy tickets online visit Trenitalia and Italotreno websites.

If it is your first time in Italy, the top destinations are:

  • Rome – 2 hour and 15 minutes with high speed train from Bologna Central Station to Roma Termini by Trenitalia and Italotreno
  • Florence – 35 minutes with high speed train from Bologna Central Station to Florence Santa Maria Novella by Trenitalia and Italotreno
  • Venice – 1 hour and 15 minutes with high speed train from Bologna Central Station to Venice Santa Lucia by Trenitalia and Italotreno

Get a wonderful visual tour of Venice: http://surprise.ly/v/?ka-ZgwCXKho:0:0:0:100

If you have already visited the top destinations, here some other interesting destinations:

  • Milan – 1 hour with high speed train from Bologna Central Station to Milan Central Station by Trenitalia and Italotreno
  • Parma – 55 minutes with Frecciabianca train from Bologna Central Station to Parma Station by Trenitalia
  • Modena – 20 minutes with Frecciabianca train from Bologna Central Station to Modena Station by Trenitalia
  • Ravenna – 1 hour with regional train leaving Bologna Central Station at 8:32 to Ravenna Station by Trenitalia
  • Ferrara – 30 minutes with regional train from Bologna Central Station to Ferraraa Station by Trenitalia
  • Padua – 55 minutes with high speed train from Bologna Central Station to Padua Station by Trenitalia and Italotreno
  • Verona – 50 minutes with high speed train from Bologna Central Station to Verona Porta Nuova by Trenitalia and Italotreno

IF YOU HAVE MORE DAYS FOR YOUR VACATION

SELF DRIVE JOURNEYS

Here a list of rental car services at Bologna airport:

  • AUTOVIA (+39 051-6472452)
  • AVIS – BUDGET (199 100133)
  • EUROPCAR (+39 051-6472111)
  • GOLDCAR RENTAL +39 (051-6472188 )
  • HERTZ, FIREFLY, DOLLAR, THRIFTY (+39 051-382758, +39 051-5870782)
  • ITALIAN LUXURY CAR (0039 333 1343712)
  • LOCAUTO RENT, ENTERPRISE, ALAMO, NATIONAL (+39 051-6472128)
  • MAGGIORE (+39 051-6472007)
  • NOLEGGIARE (+39 051-6472242)
  • SICILY BY CAR, AUTOEUROPA (+39 051-6472006)
  • WINRENT (+39 051-6472052)

Visit their websites or hire a car through www.rentalcars.com

Remember, during your staying in Bologna you don’t need a car.

Here a list of suggested itineraries for a wonderful self drive journey:

  • Toscany: Bologna – Lucca –  Pisa – Volterra – San Geminiano – Siena – Cortona – Arezzo – Florence – Bologna
  • Umbria and more: Bologna – Orvieto – Todi – Spoleto – Spello – Assisi – Perugia – Gubbio –  Urbino – Bologna
  • Lakes and cities in Lombardia: Bologna – Mantova – Sirmione and Salò (Lake of Garda) – Iseo and Montisola (Lake of Iseo) – Bergamo – Bellagio (Lake of Como) – Stresa and Isole Borromee (Lake Maggiore) – Milan – Bologna
  • Cities and Sea: Bologna – Pisa – 5 Terre – Santa Margherita Ligure – Portofino – San Fruttuoso – Genoa – Parma – Bologna

TRAVELLING BY TRAIN AND OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

If you don’t like driving, here a few additional ideas:

Classic Veneto:
Bologna – Verona by train,
Verona – Vicenza by train
Vicenza – Padua by train
Padua – Venice by a “Burchiello cruise to visit the Venetian Villas of Brenta Riviera
Venice – Bologna by train

Rome:
Bologna – Rome – Bologna by train
You can stay in Rome all the time you want, it is never enough to see everything

Naples and its surrounding area:
Bologna – Naples – Bologna by train
Naples – Pompei, Ercolano, Capri, Ischia, Royal Palace of Caserta, by train, boat and guided tours

Contact Bocci Consulting, our partner in Italy, for additional advice and support.