About Bologna

The 2011 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband will be held in Bologna, Italy, from September 14th to September 16th, 2011. Bologna is a historical city, with around 380.000 inhabitants. Although it is known and loved by all Italians, it is less well known among foreign visitors. Bologna is the capital of Emilia Romagna region, is one of the most developed cities in the country, and represents a compulsory point of passage between the North and South of Italy. Bologna is the main Italian railway connection node from which the most attractive historical Italian cities such as Venice, Florence and Rome can be conveniently reached.

Official Web Site [ENG]: Here.
Bologna Virtual Tour [ENG]: Here.
Wikipedia [ENG]: Here.

Bologna is an attractive cultural region and in the charming historical center many ancient palaces and churches stand as witnesses to the cultural relevance that Bologna has had over the course of the centuries. Walking along the near 40 kilometres of arcades that decorate Bologna’s streets, one can enjoy the many aspects of this dynamic and constantly buzzing city where glamorous boutiques live together with large and small street markets. Bologna has a modern fair district or ‘exhibition area’ which is the second largest in Italy, an efficient congress palace and many modern hospitality facilities and hotels. This sets the backdrop to a rich group of industrial companies of primary importance to the mechanical sector and in the field of agricultural and food processing.

Bologna is considered to be the gastronomic centre of Italy, the Food Capital. The delicatessen stores and cuisine of Bologna offer everything the palate could desire with an endless variety of homemade pasta served with irresistible sauces and good wines.
The University of Bologna, founded in 1088, is considered the most ancient University in the western world. Its history is one of great thinkers in science and the humanities, making it an indispensable point of reference in the panorama of European culture. For nearly a thousand years, the city of Bologna has witnessed and participated in the production of knowledge and the development of technological innovations.

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