The Medicina Radio Astronomical station is located in Via Fiorentina 3513 – 40059 – Villafontana, Bologna, Italy.
The station is only reachable by car or taxi.
Please notice: access is granted to staff only, with the exception of authorised visitors who have agreed on an appointment.
General visitors can enter the station during the guided tours starting at the near Visitor Centre (see website for details).
Driving from Bologna:
Take and follow “Strada Statale 253 (via San Vitale)” in direction of Ravenna (Exit 11 “Tangenziale di Bologna”) for 16.8 km. After the small village “Fossatone” go ahead for 2.4 km then at the first crossing turn left, Via Fasanina, in direction of “Fiorentina” and “Radio Telescopes”. Follow this road for 1.2 km, then at the roundabout, (intersection with SP3, “Trasversale di Pianura”) take the third exit and enter Via Fiorentina. Go ahead for 3.4 km until you see the Radio Astronomical Station sign, on the right. Follow the driveway for about 2 km. When arrived to the gate, ring the bell and wait for an answer.
Driving from Forlì:
On toll road A14 (Autostrada Adriatica) take the exit for “Castel San Pietro Terme”. Turn right on “Strada Provinciale 19 (Nuova San Carlo)” and go ahead for 8.6 km to the end (a mandatory exit on the right). Go ahead and follow Strada Provinciale 3 “Trasversale di Pianura” (in direction of the town of Budrio) for 1.7 km. At the roundabout, take the first exit, Via Fiorentina, and continue for 3.4 km until you see the Radio Astronomical Station sign, on the right. Follow the driveway for about 2 km. When arrived to the gate, ring the bell and wait for an answer.
- COTABO Tel. +39 051 372727
- CAT Radiotaxi Bologna Tel. +39 051 4590
- when there are no taxi available: Autoservices COSEPURI, CAB