Built in 1975 to a project by architects Melchiorre Bega and Lieuwe Op’t Land, the Palazzo dei Congressi is a major example of a work of contemporary architecture designed to promote a sense of unity and belonging and to allow ease of communication between the various sections.
It features halls of various sizes, among which:
the Europa Auditorium, an elegant multifunctional space recently refurbished with a total capacity of 1,700 seats, This will be our plenary sessions room.
the Sala Italia, a room with the latest technologies.This will be our Vendor Sessions room.
It also features large foyers that are ideal for hosting exhibitions, social events and other initiatives in a prestigious setting.
The Palazzo dei Congressi lies just a few minutes from Bologna city centre, the railway station and the airport. It is also served by its own motorway exit and has large car parks. It is just a short journey from the major Italian cities.
PUBLIC BUS TRANSPORTATION
Public transportation by bus available to Palazzo dei Congressi from
- Bologna main railway station – bus #35
- Piazza Maggiore (San Pietro) – bus # 28
It takes approximately 15 minutes, service running every 10’.
Bus ticket price €1,50 – €2,00 if you buy on the bus. You can buy also ‘contactless’ on the bus.
You can reach Palazzo Congressi by taxi in 10/15 minutes from Bologna downtown – price range €8.00/12.00.
Parking facilities close to Palazzo dei Congressi
Palazzo dei Congressi parking area (piazza Costituzione) – price €12,00 per day; €20,00 during major fairs
Blue parking in the area (maximum distance 1Km from Palazzo dei Congressi)
€1,50 per hour – €7,50 per day