Mach-5 is held in the University Residential Center of Bertinoro (CEUB)a vocational training centre of the University of Bologna equipped with conference and lodging facilities, and located in a unique architectonical and environmental setting.

Bertinoro is a small medieval hilltop town located in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region, about 70 km east of Bologna at an elevation of 230 m above sea level. It is easily reached by train, bus or taxi from Bologna and is close to many other splendid Italian locations such as Ravenna, Rimini on the Adriatic coast, and the Republic of San Marino (all within 35 km), as well as some less well-known but equally beautiful locations such as the thermal springs of Fratta Terme, the Pieve di San Donato in Polenta and the castle and monastic gardens of Monte Maggio. Bertinoro can also be a base for visiting some of the better-known Italian locations such as Padua, Ferrara, Vicenza, Venice, Florence and Siena.

The city of Bertinoro itself is picturesque, with many narrow streets and walkways winding around the central peak. Meetings are held in an archiepiscopal castle that has been converted by the University of Bologna into a modern conference center with computing facilities and Internet access. From the castle you can enjoy a beautiful vista that stretches from the Tuscan Apennines to the Adriatic coast and the Alps over the Po Valley.



Bertinoro and its University Residential Center




Sala degli Affreschi: the fresco conference room

La terrazza

La foresteria / Lodge

Double room

The cafeteria

Il cortile

The gardens

Aerial view of the fortress