Venue & Travel

The 3rd IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2017) will take place on July 3-7, 2017, at the School of Engineering and Architecture, University of Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento 2, 40136-Bologna (Italy).

Local Information

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ABOUT Bologna

How to reach the School of Engineering

 From Guglielmo Marconi Airport

The airport is located about 6 km from Bologna city centre. Bologna has direct flights to and from NY(USA), Barcellona(E), Bruxelles(B), Frankfurt(D), Lisbon(P), London(GB), Milan(I), Munich(D), Nice(F), Paris(F), Rome(I), Vienna(A) and others.

When you exit the airport, take the bus “Aerobus – BLQ”. The bus stop is on the right side as you get out from the airport exit door and there is direct scheduled service every 11 minutes. Ticket can be made on-board (one way ticket from/to Airport costs 6 €). The BLQ bus provides a quick connection to the railway station or the city center. To reach the School of Engeneering, get off at the bus stop called “Stazione centrale”, catch the bus number 33 and get off at “Porta Saragozza-Liceo Righi”.


From the railway station

For train schedules and connections to Bologna Centrale (central station), please see Trenitalia or Italo. Approximate train travel times to/from Bologna: Rome: 4 hours; Milan: 2 hours; Venice: 2 hours; Florence: 1 hour. At the railway station, take the bus number 33, just outside the train station, and get off at the bus stop called “Porta Saragozza-Liceo Righi” wich it is near the faculty of Engineering.


By bus from the railway station

When you exit the station, you have the bus stop in front of you, take the bus number 33. The trip takes about 10 minutes. You can buy tickets on board (1,5 €) or you can also purchase them both at “tobacco shops” that display the big “T” shield outside, and at newsagents (1,3 €). With the same ticket you can take every bus in Bologna (except Aerobus-BLQ) for 75 minutes, multi-ride tickets “city-pass” can be obtained at discount prices.

The bus number 33 goes on with the “Viali”: you have to get off at the “Porta Saragozza-Liceo Righi” bus stop. Once you arrive at the bus stop, go on with Via Saragozza. On your left there is Viale Risorgimento, a street with an ascent (on your left there are the Cassarini’ Gardens). The School of Engineering and Architecture is located on the top of the ascent.


By car from highways

Owing to its central position, Bologna is a crossroads for the main Motorways (A1, A13, A14) and main roads. If you are coming by car to Bologna you can take:

From Milan: A1 Highway exit at Bologna Borgo Panigale

From Firenze: A1 Highway exit at Bologna Casalecchio

From Padova: A13 Highway exit at Bologna Arcoveggio

From Ancora: A14 Highway exit at at Bologna S. Lazzaro

For further motorway information, visit the website Autostrade per l’Italia.

Take the “Tangenziale” and exit at “Fiera District” (number 7). Follow Via Stalingrado in the direction “centro” until you reach the “Viali”, a three lane road for each direction. “Viali” sorround the city center which is closed to traffic until 8.00 p.m, only citizens residing in the historical center and with a special permission have free access to it and can access the center.

Once you arrive to “Viali”, go on to Porta Saragozza (south-east). Once you are in Porta Saragozza, turn right to Via Saragozza and after about 50 meters, turn left to Via Albergati. At the end of Via Albergati, turn left (it is a one way street): you will arrive at the main entrance of the School of Engineering and Architecture.

Note: It is advised to leave your car in one of the interexchange parking, because only citizens residing in the historical center and with a special permission have free access to it and can access the center.

More information on parkings can be found here:


From the city center

From the city center you can go by walk or by bus (bus number 20). In either case, allow about 15 minutes.



A list of hotels will be provided later on.