Locations

Event locations

Bologna is easy to overview! And we will mostly be in the historic center. For your orientation, we have marked all event locations on a map. The orange spots are the most important ones. The violet spots are recommendations …

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epda Conference Venue, 20 May 2022

 

Friday, 20 May 2022, 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

I PORTICI HOTEL
Via Indipendenza, 69
40121 Bologna

 

 

Our conference venue connects the past with the future: I Portici Hotel is located inside the nineteenth-century Maccaferri Palace, social and cultural centre of Bologna, with a long history. The Salone delle Feste, a bright space of 200 qm, conveys an atmosphere of ancient times with its beautiful Liberty frescos. It offers direct access to the terrace with a stunning view to the parc. With its modern furniture and equipment it seems to be the ideal place for our anniversary conference.
 
Inaugurated on October 22nd, 2008, the hotel restaurant inside the Eden Theater, an ancient café-chantant of 1899, is a landmark in the Bolognese gastronomic scene. 5 minutes on foot from Bologna Central Station and 10 minutes from Piazza Maggiore and the Two Towers, just outside the Limited Traffic Area, I Portici Hotel is easy to reach and is the ideal base to explore and discover the city.
 

epda Conference Accommodation

 

There are plenty of nice places to stay in Bologna! We have made a preselection for you with suggestions at extremely good rates. All hotels are within 15 – 30 minute walking distance from the conference venue. May is a busy season, so hurry up to make a quick choice and reservation. 

 

HOTEL I PORTICI Conference Venue –
4-star hotel in the historic center of Bologna, 5-minute walk from Central Station. Rooms have either classic or modern design. The hotel features a bar, a Michelin-starred restaurant and a bistro.

Single room: € 160/pax  including breakfast
Double room:  additional  € 30/pax

Sorry, all the rooms blocked for epda are already taken!
We may take your reservation in case of cancellations only. Get in touch claudia@epda-design.com.

 

HOTEL AEMILIA – blocked until May 4
4-star hotel, 15 minutes on foot from the city centre. Gurmé restaurant with local specialities and Italian favourites, at dinner. Roof-top bar with stunning view

from 19 to 21  May (10 rooms)
€ 119 + 4 € city tax per night in double single use
€ 129 + 6 € city tax per night in double room

from 20 to 21 May (5 rooms)
€ 159 + 5 € city tax the double single use
€ 169 + 8 € city tax the double room

Sorry, all the rooms blocked for epda are already taken!
We may take your reservation in case of cancellations only. Get in touch claudia@epda-design.com.

 

 

UNAHOTEL Bologna Centre – 5 rooms available until May 15
4-star hotel, ideally situated beween the lively city’s historic centre and the central station, sophisticated and modern rooms

from 19 to 21 May: Twin room: € 250/room including breakfast

You have to write to claudia@epda-design.com to make a firm reservation.
 

 

ALBERGO ROSSI – 3 rooms left – blocked until May 15
4-star boutique hotel, small and charming, a home in the shadow of the Two Towers and one minute away from Piazza Maggiore. Restaurants around the corner.

from 19 to 21 May: Single/double room: € 365 /room, breakfast included
You have to write to claudia@epda-design.com to make a firm reservation.

 

 

PORTA SAN MAMOLO – 7 rooms available from 19 to 21 May – blocked until May 15
4-star boutique hotel, recently renovated and restyled, preserving the traditional ambience of beautiful and historic Bologna but with a modern, refined and elegant finish.

Single/double room: € 160/pax  including breakfast

Sorry, all the rooms blocked for epda are already taken!
We may take your reservation in case of cancellations only. Get in touch claudia@epda-design.com.

 

epda Welcome Reception, 19 May 2022

 

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 6.30 pm

051 OSTERIA
Via de’ Pignattari, 1/F
40124 Bologna

 

How to discover a city best? Start from the center, the main and most important place in the old city, of course! Piazza Maggiore is a central square and its appearance in the 21st century generally reflects the layout from the 15th century. The Northwest corner opens into Piazza del Nettuno with its Fontana del Nettuno, while the Northeast corner opens into the narrower Piazza Re Enzo, running along the flanks of the Palazzo Re Enzo that merges with the Palazzo del Podestà. Flanking the Piazza del Nettuno is the Biblioteca Salaborsa.

051 Osteria is located at the corner of Via de’Piagnattari, a tiny little road leading to the square. We would love to welcome you here with a glass of apérol spritz to get together with all conference participants – old friends and new faces from all over the world.

epda Welcome Dinner, 19 May 2022

 

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 8 pm

OSTERIA BARTOLINI
Piazza Malpighi, 16
40123 Bologna

 

 

We are starting our culinary experience in Bologna with a restaurant that is known for its simple but very tasteful fish menus: Osteria Bartolini brings the maritime influences of Romagna to Bologna: “All our proposals are shaped by our sea: the Adriatic. They reflect its soul, its seasons, its moods. They identify us, distinguish us and hand down a piece of our past.” 

epda Anniversary Dinner, 20 May 2022

Garden Dinner, 20 May 2022, 8 pm
Club Dancing, 21 May 2022, 12 am 

CHALET DEI GIARDINI MARGHERITA
Viale Massimo Meliconi 1

40136 Bologna

 

 

 

Let’s escape from the city after a conference day full of new impressions, information and inspiration. Situated in the middle of one of Bologna’s most beautiful and characteristic parks, a stone’s throw from the historic centre, the Chalet dei Giardini Margherita on a “tiny little island” seems to be the right place for a relaxing garden dinner.  The outdoor tables of the restaurant overlooking the lake offer a wonderful setting for spending celebration time together. But Chalet dei Giardini Margherita is even more as with the start of the outdoor season, its disco invites to party together with students and other dancing lovers. Whether midnight drink on the terrace or club time in the disco – let’s toast to the future of epda and kick off the summer season.