The meeting will be held in person at the CNR Research Area.

The street address is Via Piero Gobetti, 101, 40129 Bologna (the link will take you to the location on google maps).  Detailed instructions on how to reach the conference venue can also be consulted here (including bus, train and taxi information from /to the Airport and train station).

The nearest airport to CNR is Aeroporto “G. Marconi”, which is located approximately 10 km from the city center of Bologna. The airport is connected to the main train station Bologna Centrale via the “Marconi express” electric train (more information here).


Note that Bologna has become a popular destination, especially in Spring and Summer. We encourage the interested participants to reserve their own accommodation as soon as possible, to avoid outrageous prices. Hotels in the town centre and close to the railway station are very conveniently located with respect to the CNR Research Area.

We also highlight that there will be two major sports events the day before the conference starts (Sunday 21/05). The Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held in the nearby city of Imola (link:

In the city center of Bologna there will be the “StraBologna” race (3 to 10 km), which is both for runners and walkers (  For those interested in joining the race, the registration can be done directly in Piazza Maggiore on Sunday morning.

Below, please find a selection of possible solutions for the accommodation.  Feel free to explore for more on, e.g.,

Looking forward to meeting you in Bologna!

Combo Hostel We_Bologna
The Student Hotel
Hotel Il Guercino
NH Bologna De La Gare

UNAHOTELS Bologna Centro
Starhotels Excelsior
Zanhotel Europa
Zanhotel Regina
Hotel Cavour
Mercure Bologna Centro
Allegroitalia Espresso Bologna
AC Hotel by Marriott Bologna
Astoria Hotel Bologna
Hotel Astor

* We_Bologna ( is a modern hostel quite conveniently located between the main train station and the CNR Research Area.  It could be a good option for people willing to share the room or travelling with accompanying persons.  Conference participants can book with a 10% discount using the code “RADIOASTRONOMIA23”.


The following places are just a few suggestions for those who follows alternative diets.





  • In Italy the power plug sockets are of type F (“Schuko”) and L. Standard voltage is at 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Please, note that there will be mosquitoes already in May, especially around the CNR area. We recommend to bring with you insect repellents.
  • More info on activities and places of interest in Bologna can be found here