Thanks to its central position, Bologna can be reached by major highways that connect it to all of Italy, from north to south, from east to west, and with all the countries bordering Italy.
From the north, the main highways are the A1, "Highway of the Sun," which connects Bologna to Milan and Florence, and, after meeting up with the A22, with Austria and Germany, and the A13, coming from Trieste, Udine, Venice, Padua and Ferrara.
From the south, one takes the A1 from Rome, while from the east the A14 connects Bologna to Ancona and Bari.
Bologna is the most important railway nexus in Italy. Given its privileged position, it benefits from constant modernizations. With the improvements to the Intercity and Eurostar lines, daily connections are available not only to the rest of Italy but also to major cities throughout Europe.
The international airport "Guglielmo Marconi" (Information, tel. 051/6479615) guarantees rapid connections for passengers and merchandise with main Italian cities and with large European centers, some of which have connections with intercontinental flights. Many charters with weekly frequency regularly connect Bologna with other cities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.