NEXT BUILT will be hosted by the University of Bologna, Department of Architecture. The conference venue is Palazzo D’Accursio (Sala degli Anziani), the historic building of Bologna Municipality, located in the very heart of Bologna city centre Piazza Maggiore. As an amazing result of centuries-old transformations, Piazza Maggiore is undoubtedly the best place to start visiting Bologna since there are some of the most important buildings in the city. 


Travelling from the airport: take the electric Marconi Express Shuttle to Bologna Central Railway Station – EUR 9.20 (7 minutes). The shuttle ticket can be bought online from the website or to the machines on-site.  
Once at the train station, please see the following section Travelling from the train station.  


Travelling from the train station: take the bus 25 (direction Deposito Due Madonne) to Rizzoli stop and then 5 minutes-walk to Palazzo D’Accursio in Piazza Maggiore – EUR 1.50 for one ticket, it is valid for 75 minutes. Bus tickets can be bought from the machine at the train station, directly on the bus (EUR 2), or via the smartphone app Roger. Please note, that the ticket must be first validated on the bus, otherwise it is not valid! Once validated, you can change as many times as you want until the ticket expires without stamping it anymore. 

However, another easy, pleasant and sustainable way to reach the venue is walking from the Bologna Central Railway Station to Piazza Maggiore by Via Indipendenza, one of the most popular streets of Bologna – 20 minutes on foot under the famous porticoes. 


Travelling by car: it is possible to park the car in the parking “Piazza VIII Agosto” – Via VIII Agosto. The parking is charged EUR 2.70/hour or EUR 20.7/day. The venue is 10 minutes on foot under the famous porticoes.9.20