The School will be hosted in the Dipartimento di Ingegneria “Enzo Ferrari”, in highly-modern conference rooms holding up to 275 people, and in the “Enzo Ferrari” library.

The structure is 15 minute walking by city centre and well connected by frequent buses. Public bikes or scooters are available around Modena.

Services and accomodation

WiFi coverage will be guaranteed during the entire event, as well as printing facilities. The organisation has also set-up agreements with local hotels to ensure hosting capacity. A secretariat is also guaranteed to provide registration and accommodation support.

🛟 For any need, you can contact the Summer School secreteriat at

How to reach Modena

Modena is well connected to Europe by high speed trains (direct trains from Zurich, Paris and Munich, very frequent trains from Milano, Bologna and Rome) and is 30 min from Bologna Airport (BLQ) and Verona Airport (VRN). Through trains, it is also well connected to Milano Malpensa (MXP), Milano Linate (LIN) and Roma Fiumicino (FCO). For those coming by car, Modena is also a node of the Brenenro and Autosole Highways.

By plane

The closest airport is Bologna (BLQ), which is about 40 km from the School location. From there, you can reach Bologna train station by taxi or bus, then follow the “By train” step (below). Otherwise, you can take the shuttle service that connects the airport to Modena and get off at the “Modena - Vignolese Università” stop.

By train

See the Trenitalia website for trains reaching the Modena station. Once thre, the bus connection between the train station and the School location consists of two lines that connect the bus station and the railway station to the University headquarters:
1) line n. 7/A (destination “Gottardi”) - Departure: “Stazione FS” (train station) stop - Arrival: “Gottardi” stop.
2) line n. 9/9A (destination “Gottardi”) - Departure: “Stazione FS” (train station) stop - Arrival: “Gottardi” stop.
For more information see the SETA service website.

By car

Exit: Modena sud. After the toll, turn right on Via Vignolese, and continue straight for about 1O Km. After the first roundabout (intersection with the ring road), turn right at the first street (Via Gelmini): you will find the University buildings after a few meters, on the left.

Recommended hotels

This is a list of hotels and B&Bs close to the campus where you can book your stay:

  • B&B Hotel Modena (closest to the School venue)
    Via Emilia Est 441, 41122 Modena – € 62,00/night Single room, € 70,00/night Double single use, € 95,00/night Double room
    🚩️ The prices above will be applied only when booking via e-mail at, and specifying that you will attend the ELLIS Summer School.
  • HoteI Cervetta 5
    Via Cervetta 5, 41121 Modena - Single room around € 110,00/night
  • Hotel Donatello
    Via Pietro Giardini 402, 41124, Modena – Double room around € 103,00/night
  • Best Western Hotel Libertà
    Via Blasia 10, 41121 Modena, Italia - Single room around € 100,00/night
  • Hotel Astor
    Via Minelli 61, 41125 Modena - Single room around € 61,00/night
  • PHI Hotel Canalgrande
    Corso Canalgrande 6, 41121 Modena - Single room around € 170/night, Double room around € 200/night

On the map

The Dipartimento di Ingegneria “Enzo Ferrari” is located in P. Vivarelli street, 10 in Modena (Italy).