The S.I.D.R.A. PhD Summer School will be held in Bertinoro, Forlì-Cesena, Italy. More in detail it will take place at the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (Ce.U.B.), a vocational training centre of the University of Bologna that provides the school with conference and lodging facilities. The centre is located in a unique architectonical and environmental setting.
The classes will be held in the modernize Ravelin room, nearby the ancient Bishop's Fortress that overlooks the historic center of Bertinoro from the top of the hill.
Tourist information about Bertinoro:
The University Residential Center is located at Via Frangipane, 6 in Bertinoro (see the map below). Link to Google Map Bertinoro lies approximately half-way between Bologna and the Adriatic coast town of Rimini. Below the instructions for reaching the school.
The nearest major airport is the Bologna Guglielmo Marconi International Airport (BLQ) which has good connectivity to many major European locations and it is about 90Km far from Bertinoro. You may also want to check for flights either to the Rimini (RMI) Federico Fellini Airport (about 48Km from Bertinoro ) or the Forlì (FRL) Luigi Ridolfi Airport (about 11Km from Bertinoro) reachable from several European cities via low cost companies.
If you arrive in Bologna Airport or Rimini Airport you should reach the train station and take a train (see the train section for more details).
If you arrive at Forlì airport, probably the easiest option for reaching Bertinoro is to hire a taxi.
If you arrive to one of the two Milan airports, then proceed to the Milan Central Train Station and take a train to Forlì.
From Bologna train station: numerous trains run between Bologna and Forlì. The trip takes 30-45 minutes depending on the train type. If you take a regional train you can stop at the Forlimpopoli station (5Km from Bertinoro), otherwise you should stop to Forlì station (about 13Km from bertinoro). From here you should take a bus or a taxi.
From Rimini train station: numerous trains run between Rimini and Cesena (or Forlì). The trip takes 20 minutes depending on the train type. If you take a regional train you can stop at the Forlimpopoli station (5Km from Bertinoro), otherwise you should stop to Cesena station (about 13Km from bertinoro). From here you should take a bus or a taxi.
From Rimini train station: take a train to Forlì/Forlimpopoli (notice that Bologna is between Milan and Forlì so the train also stops at the Bologna station), then follow the advices in the first bullet.
From Bologna train station: it takes about 90 minutes and it is going to cost you about 140€, including highway tolls, but it becomes an affordable option if you share it with a group of 3-4 people.
From Forlimpopoli station: it takes about 10 minutes and it is going to cost you about 15€
From Forlì or Cesena station: it takes about 20 minutes and it is going to cost you about 25€.
From Forlì station: The simplest way to reach Bertinoro from Forlì is to take a bus. The bus station (located in "via Oriani") is about 200 mt. from the train station. Buses run from 07.10 (09.10 on Sundays) to 19.35 (19.10 on Sundays). The trip takes around 25 minutes. Bus number (134, or 92 to Forlimpopoli then 121 or 134 to Bertinoro);
In Forlimpopoli there is also a shuttle bus (destination to Bertinoro, Fratta Terme and Santa Maria Nuova);
From Cesena station: it takes about 25 minutes. The bus number is the 92 to Forlimpopoli and then 121 or 134 to Bertinoro.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The buses 121 and 134 are not available on sunday and have a very sparse service (few times per day). Please, check the links to see the time table and notice that during the Summer school some services may be cancelled, symbol §.
From Bologna or Rimini: exit highway A14 at Cesena-Nord and merge onto E45 towards Rome. Take exit Cesena Ovest and turn right onto SS9 – Via Emilia towards Forlì/Bologna. Pass the town of Capocolle, turn left at the traffic-light and follow the directions for Bertinoro. The distance between the highway and Bertinoro is approximately 12 Km.
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