The Bologna Exhibition Centre is managed by BolognaFiere Spa, a company that organizes events
and exhibitions in the exhibition district of Bologna.
The Fiera di Bologna, second in Italy after Milan for turnover by extension, covers a large area
covered and uncovered.
It ‘also related to a large service area and a parking system with 14,500 covered parking spaces
that can be booked in advance.
Mad up by 18 stands, air-conditioned and equipped with the most efficient IT services, has also 5
independent inputs for conducting different events in the same period.
The Bologna Exhibition Centre is for now the only fair district in Italy that has its own highway exit.
In addition, for events involving a turnout sustained public, there is a “BolognaFiere” railway
station that allows the best influx of special trains.
The Fiera di Bologna usually attend exhibitors and visitors who normally stay in hotels and
guesthouses in the city and district.
Lodole Country House is located just a 45 minute drive from the Fiera of Bologna, we offer
to business tourists special rates during the year.
Among the approximately 27 exhibitions on the calendar every year, we point out the major
exhibitions of international level that make Bologna flock to a wide audience of exhibitors and
visitors who are on a business trip:
ARTEFIERA – ART FIRST
International Fair of Contemporary Art
COSMOPROF WORLDWIDE BOLOGNA
The most important International Exhibition of Cosmetics and Spa.
BOLOGNA CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR
International Book Fair for Children
International Exhibition of Products and Equipment for Pets
International Exhibition of Natural Products
Fair Information & Communication Technology
International exhibition of ceramics for architecture and bathroom furnishings
International Building Exhibition
International exhibition of agriculture machinery
International Exhibition of Machinery and Technologies for Industrial Footware and Leathe
International Motor Show
Lodole Country House is easily accessible from the Bologna Fair District in about forty five
minutes along the A1 motorway towards Florence at the Fair with entrance and exit at Sasso
Marconi or Rioveggio or along the Provincial Road 65, Futa direction, and then Loiano Monzuno.
The unique setting of Lodole Country House makes it the ideal choice for activities such as
Meetings, Seminars, Team-Building and Incentive initiatives and Courses for small groups.
The integrated services offered by the three locations that centre on Lodole Country House cover
such a vast range of activities that work requirements can always be successfully combined with
fun and relaxation:
LODOLE COUNTRY HOUSE
The house offers guests accommodation plus a splendid buffet breakfast. There are six double
rooms (that can also be used as singles), all of which have WIFI connections. And in the Summer,
guests can relax in the beautiful outdoor pool and solarium while enjoying splendid views over the
Guests can also use the adjacent private car park.
Next to Lodole Country House stands the prestigious Location Lodole with its beautifully
renovated lounge. Tastefully decorated with installations and works of art this space is the perfect
location for holding courses or other corporate engagement activities, such as Team Building
MOLINO DEL PERO GOLF COURSE AND CLUB HOUSE
The nearby Molino del Pero Golf Club is the third location and an ideal choice for events and
meetings. The Club House lounge can sit up to a 100 people and is equipped with a video
projector and screen, an amplification system and WI-FI.
For a lunch or dinner pause or an elegant coffee break, the Molino del Pero Golf Club Restaurant is
also right next door. Located in the Sala delle Macine (Mill Room) the restaurant offers customized
services that can be fine-tuned with the chef to suit any special needs.
Moreover, with its well-equipped Practice Green and 9 or 18-hole course, the Molino del Pero Golf
Club is the perfect place for an enjoyable few hours’ break.
There are numerous car hire agencies in Bologna, both at the APT office in Bologna Airport and
near Bologna Centrale Station:
EuropCar, Avis, Budget, Ecovia, Enterprise, Firefly, Goldcar, Hertz, Interent, Locausto, Maggiore,
Morini, Noleggiare, Sicilybycar, Targetrent.
Bologna Centrale station is the main railway station in Bologna and the fifth largest in Italy in
terms of size and passenger traffic (approximately 78,000 m² used by 58,000,000 passengers a
year), immediately after Florence (Firenze Santa Maria Novella) and ahead of Naples (Napoli Centrale).
The station is a major hub on which many northern Italian railway lines converge and then
continue on through the Apennines to Florence or Rome or across and down the Adriatic to Ancona and Bari.
Today, the station ties with Roma Termini for the highest number of daily trains in transit (about
800), a figure that will soon increase when the new underground station for high speed trains is opened.
With its 16 mainline platforms, plus 7 more in its Piazzale Ovest and 4 more in its Piazzale Est,
Bologna Centrale is one of the most important nodes in the Italian railway system and now a
major player in its high-speed network (with lines from Milan to Bologna and Bologna to Florence
running at speeds of up to 300 kmph. At Bologna Centrale, this project includes a new
underground station (currently under construction) that will be 642 metres long, 56 metres wide
and located 23 metres below ground level. The station will host four platforms for high speed trains only.
The main entrance to the station is in Piazza delle Medaglie d’Oro, a square which is also an
important terminal for numerous buses that connect the station to the rest of the town. The
square also includes a large taxi rank and various car hire agencies are located nearby.
Lodole Country House is about a 30-minute drive from Bologna Centrale station and can be
reached by hiring a car in the vicinity of the Piazza Medaglie D’oro and then taking the A1
motorway towards Florence (Firenze) and turning off at the Sasso Marconi or Rioveggio exit.