22-24 October 2003
Palazzo Re Enzo
Bologna, Italy

Practical Information

eChallenges e-2003 takes place in the beautiful, majestic building of Palazzo Re Enzo, located in the centre of Bologna, north of Italy. Built in 1200, Palazzo Re Enzo combines architectural beauty with modern IT facilities. Its name reflects the fact that following his capture by the Bolognese at the battle of Fossalta, Enzo, King of Sardinia was kept in the fortress until his death in 1271.

Palazzo Re Enzo is centrally situated in Piazza del Nettuno. Located within its ancient and prestigious walls, it provides 2,500 sq. metres of attractive space over three levels, which is now regularly used for conferences and exhibitions.

Security, Health and Safety

Please wear your name badge for all e2003 activities, as it is your identification and allows you access to the facilities on offer at e2003 and in Palazzo Re Enzo and the Sala Farnese. Unfortunately, IT Conferences provide a tempting target for thieves, so please take care of bags, laptops and other personal belongings.

While security staff will be present and the conference facilities are not open to the public, the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for losses incurred or for personal health and safety. Delegates should ensure they have personal health insurance and take the usual care when exploring the city of Bologna. If you have any special needs or requirements, please contact the conference secretariat prior to the event.

Major Places of Interest

Piazza Maggiore features architectural masterpieces including the Fontana del Nettuno, Basilica San Petronio, Palazzo Dei Banchi and the Sala Borsa. The sloping Towers built during the Middle Ages are one of the principal attractions of Bologna. Other attractions include the Santo Stefano and San Luca Basilicas, and the church of San Michele in Bosco, which is a superb example of the Bolognese Baroque style.

Bologna and the Region of Emilia-Romagna offer enchanting and attractive sightseeing opportunities to suit all tastes, encompassing architectural masterpieces, culinary treats and exquisite wines.

Bologna is closely associated with Ferrari, and automobile fans should not miss a visit to the Ferrari Gallery in Maranello. Emilia-Romagna also boasts the production of Balsamic vinegar, making a trip to Modena a must.

For those interested in traveling a little further a field, Florence, Ferrara, Faenza and Ravenna are all within an hour of Bologna by coach or train.

Italy is renowned for its wonderful climate. The weather in Bologna in October is traditionally mild.

Last update: 05/06/2003
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