Travel

Closest airport to reach Ferrara is the Guglielmo Marconi Airport in Bologna.

From Bologna Airport to Ferrara by Bus:

From the Airport, a bus connection takes directly to the Ferrara railway station (Ferrara Bus&Fly service) at the cost of 15 euros (60 minutes travel time). Tickets are available on board and there is free luggage transport. There are currently 8 rides a day.

From Bologna Airport to Ferrara by Train:

From the Airport, a bus connection (Aerobus-BLQ) takes to Bologna railway station every 15minutes (40 minutes travel time, 6 euros). From there, a train goes to Ferrara in 30 minutes and leaves approximately every hour. Check the official schedule from the italian railways website (Trenitalia), entering "Bologna Centrale" as starting point, and "Ferrara" as destination.


Other Airports:

The Venice Airport (Marco Polo International Airport) can also be used, although a bit more uncomfortable. From the Airport, buses take to the three main railway stations (at the cost of about 6 euros one way, 11 euros roundtrip): Venice (Bus to Venezia Railway Station), Venezia-Mestre (Bus to Mestre Railway Station) and Venezia-Santa Lucia (Bus to Venezia-Santa Lucia Railway Station). Alternatively a water bus takes to the downtown Venice (Alilaguna, fares: one way 15 euros, roundtrip 27 euros). The Venice train station is about 10 minutes walk from the stop.
Reached one of the stations, a train goes to Ferrara and leaves approximativelly every hour (about 1 hour travel time). Check the official schedule from the italian railways website (Trenitalia), entering "Venezia Mestre", "Venezia S. Lucia" or "Venezia" as starting point, and "Ferrara" as destination.


Venue

The Symposium will take place at the heart of the Renaissance extension of the city of Ferrara, on the famous Ercole I d'Este Avenue.

The meeting room will be the Lecture Hall of the Department of Law, University of Ferrara.

Address of the meeting place:

Corso Ercole I d'Este, 37 - 44121 Ferrara - Google Map


Ferrara - UNESCO World Heritage

Ferrara, which grew up around a ford over the River Po, became an intellectual and artistic centre that attracted the greatest minds of the Italian Renaissance in the 15th and 16th centuries. Here, Piero della Francesca, Jacopo Bellini and Andrea Mantegna decorated the palaces of the House of Este. The humanist concept of the 'ideal city' came to life here in the neighbourhoods built from 1492 onwards by Biagio Rossetti according to the new principles of perspective. The completion of this project marked the birth of modern town planning and influenced its subsequent development.

  • Ferrara by night
  • Ferrara Cathedral
  • Ferrara Cathedral
  • Castello Estense
  • Comacchio three bridges
  • Ferrara city wall park
  • Ferrara city wall park
  • Ferrara city wall park
  • Diamanti palace
  • Cappellacci di Zucca
  • Treccia Ferrarese
  • Salama da Sugo
  • Salama da Sugo

Visa

Please send your requests for Visa invitation letters to the local arrangements chair, Marco Balboni.

Email address marco.balboni@unife.it

Please include the following details in your email:

  • Your full name as you wish it to appear on the letter
  • Your official address as you wish to appear on the letter
  • Title of your paper (if you are presenting)