Venue & Travel

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Bertinoro, Italy

Centro Residenziale Universitario di Bertinoro Soc. Cons. a r.l. – Via Frangipane 6, 47032 Bertinoro (FC) – Phone + 39 0543.446500


The 9th Symposium on Biodegradable Metals will be held at the The University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (Ce.U.B.) is active since 1994 in the field of vocational training, conferences, congresses and lectures. Ce.U.B. is a a vocational training center of the University of Bologna and it is located in the ancient town of Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena).

Ce.U.B. provides Italian and foreign Universities, companies, conference agencies and individuals with extensive conference and lodging facilities:


We suggest you to consider arriving ON Sunday August 27.


Additional nights
Should you require additional nights, we will book it for you at one of the local hotel. Please contact us by email following your registration.



By plane
The region is deserved by many air carriers at the Bologna airport.

Distance to Bertinoro 90 Km.

Shuttle service will be available for those who will request. Please check this website periodically, or register soon to book your place.

From the Bologna Airport

This part of Italy is safe, easy, and (outside Bologna) low traffic. Renting a car is easy and affordable. It might be more affordable to rent a car from outside Italy (especially for non-European resident, to save taxes). Especially if you plan to arrive few days in advance, we suggest you to rent a car, for flexibility, independence and autonomy in exploring the region. We also suggest to regroup with friends and colleagues and rent a car, this will provide full autonomy to beneficiate of the region, which is safe, charming, and with a strong touristic-reach history.

Take A14/E45 and  Via dei Mille, Via Giacomo Matteotti, Via Marcantonio Franceschini,Via Donato Creti…, and Via Tazio Nuvolari

17 min (6,2 km)

Follow A14/E45  direction of Viale della Costituzione at Forlì. Take the exit Forli' fromA14/E45

36 min (65,7 km)

Continue on Viale della Costituzione. take Via Enrico Mattei, Via Emilia per Cesena et SP39 direction de Via dei Novelli at Bertinoro

Bus from Bologna

Please download the schedule of transportation between Bologna and Bertinoro on August 27 HERE

The cost will be 40E and can be paid onsite.

For those that will not be able to join the bus tranfer proposed we will put you in contact with other participants with similar travel schedule so that you might share the rental of  a car.

Bertinoro lies approximately half-way between Bologna and the Adriatic coast town of Rimini. Here is a Google Earth place mark to locate the CeUB complex in Bertinoro. If you are arriving by car, you can obtain driving instructions from most starting points using Google Maps.

For those flying in, the nearest major airport is the Bologna Guglielmo Marconi International Airport (BLQ)   which has good connectivity to many major European locations. You may also want to check for flights to the Rimini (RMI) Federico Fellini Airport, reachable from several European cities via low cost companies.

Another possibility, especially for those arriving from North America, is to arrive at one of the two Milan airports   (which have direct flights from a number North American cities) then proceed to the Milan Central Train Station, take a train to Forlì, and from there continue by taxi to Bertinoro. Train schedules can be found here

If you arrive at Rimini Airport, you should take a train (direction Bologna or Milan), get off at Cesena (about a 20-minute trip), and then take a taxi to Bertinoro.

If you arrive at Forlì airport, probably the easiest option for reaching Bertinoro is to hire a taxi. If you arrive at Bologna airport or train station, proceed as indicated below.

Diego’s suggestions to enjoy Italy

Please note that Bertinoro is located in Émilie-Romagne region. As soon as you land in Italy, please remember you are in Italy. Triple check your baggage and wallet 110% of the time. You are in Italy. Enjoy the life and remember that nothing has to be taken too seriously. This includes trains and departure/arrival times. Even if strong improvements have been done in the last decade, remember, timetables here are only … indicative! Please remain calm, sit down and enjoy …a coffee or a beer could help.

Emilia Romagne is an ancient region in Italy, very well-known for historical (Ravenna was the capital of the Rome Oriental Empire), artistic (mosaic of Ravenna), beaches and nightlife (Rimini, Riccione, etc.) and food, one of the best of Italy (gnocchi, lasagna, tortellini, ravioli, salami, and so on). Be prepared to enjoy in the full immersive atmosphere which is typical of this conference!

Important Dates

General Abstract Submission
- April 10, 2017
Notice of acceptance
- To be announced
Registration at Early-Bird Rate
- May 10, 2017
Registration opening

Registration and abstract submission will open on Dec 1st 2016. Please do not wait the last minute to beneficiate of the early bird registration fee, register early !