Tips for trips

Cesena can be easily reached from any destination in Italy and abroad using whatever vehicle



By plane: the easiest way is to fly directly to Bologna airport (Marconi Airport) (from the airport there is a taxi or a bus to the Bologna railway station - about 30 minutes - where you can take a train to Cesena - about 1 hour); another near airport is in Rimini (Federico Fellini Airport) (from the airport there is a taxi or bus to the Rimini railway station - about 20-30 minutes - where you can take a train to Cesena- about 20 minutes).

By train: there are direct local or long distance trains to Cesena from the main Italian railway stations. Info regarding the time and routes of the trains are available on the site

By car: Cesena is well connected with the rest of Italy, thanks to a very good motorway network. The city is positioned along the A14 motorway which connects it to Bologna and Milan going North and to Bari going South. The City has two motorway exits: Cesena Nord and Cesena. To plan your travel by car you can use this site

The Teatro Verdi is the ideal location for an unforgettable and important moment, like a private meeting or an international conference. Competence, imagination and technical equipment level at your service, to say to everyone:


I was there!


Teatro Verdi is located in Via Sostegni 13/A, 47521 Cesena (ITALY)


Click the hotel list   (with special prices for Conference participants)

Casella di testo: LOCATION     Teatro Verdi is located in Via Sostegni 13/A, 47521 Cesena (ITALY)

Where to visit and what to see

Cesena is an interesting destination all year round. Among its treasures is the Malatestian Library, one of the most important examples of an Italian fifteenth century library. The reason why the library is so precious is that it has remained completely unchanged, as it was five centuries ago. Due to its extraordinary heritage, it was included in the Unesco “Memoire du Monde” list. The Malatesta Family, also built the fortress of Cesena, one on the most impressive of Romagna. It can be seen from its bastions, with its two buildings: the ‘male’ and ‘female’ towers. The latter hosts the museum of agricultural history which offers visitors an insight into the rural areas of Romagna over the years. The walkways inside the walls are also extremely mysterious and charming. If you visit Cesena, you can’t miss a walk in the lively streets of the old town, from Piazza del Popolo to Palazzo del Ridotto, with the bronze statue of Pius VI, from the Cathedral of S. Giovanni Battista, with the chapel of Madonna del Popolo and the Museum of Sacred Art, hosting the precious painting of Madonna della Pera by Francia, to the “Alessandro Bonci” theatre, a true neoclassical jewel. The culture offered is complemented by the museum of Natural Sciences, the Municipal Art Gallery, the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Centuriation. On a hill, visible from everywhere in the town, is the Abbazia of Santa Maria del Monte about a thousand years old. The Abbey is famous for its internationally known collection of ‘ex-votos’ (wooden votive tablets), some of which were painted more than five centuries ago, and for the impressive dome painted by Giuseppe Milani. The Abbey also hosts some important and precious paintings and a laboratory for the restoration of ancient books.

Social Gala Dinner at Teatro Verdi

Teatro Verdi

Via Sostegni 13/A, 47521 Cesena (ITALY)
tel 0039 - 0547 - 613888

About Cesena


Why visit

One of the most important artistic points of interest in Romagna, Cesena is a must for good food and wine lovers. The lordship of the Malatesta family brought Cesena to the apex of its culture and history, with some architectural and artistic treasures that can still be visited today. Cesena’s important international position in the agri-food sector and its culinary traditions place the town among the most important destinations of the Romagna hinterland.


Visiting Cesena also means discovering a whole area where, along with its bathing areas and spas, has great historic villages and small towns such as Longiano (km. 15), Bertinoro (km. 10), Sarsina (km. 30), Monteleone (km. 15) and Roncofreddo (km. 20). They are places full of examples of ancient artistic and cultural heritage, in addition, of course, to a famous production of food and wine.

Casella di testo: FOODMR 2014 - Cesena, Italy
Tuesday  20 - Friday 23 May 2014



From Bologna airport to Bologna railway station you can take the BLQ bus

(cost 6,00)

 check the web site

Enjoy Italian Food

@ the Social Dinner


Please contact the secretariat for any special dietary requirements or food allergies

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