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Car rental dropoff near centro- problem?

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Car rental dropoff near centro- problem?

We come in from Ravenna and after our National car drop off at Via Cairola 4 the rest of our trip is by train. That address appears to have several car rental companies . Our concern is getting there. I assume we arrive from the northwest., How do we avoid or minimize the issue of the small streets etc. we read about downtown. Anyone done this recently or any locals have suggested route? First time in Bologna for 35th anniversary. thanks

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1. Re: Car rental dropoff near centro- problem?

This won't be too difficult.

You will be arriving to Bologna from southeast, actually, following motorway A14/E45.

Exit at Bologna San Lazzaro and follow the tangenziale (ring road) until you reach exit number 7 (NOT "7bis").

Exit on via Stalingrado and follow it straight for a couple kms.

Drive under the big building and over the bridge (don't look for the river...).

Congratulations, you just pass one of the ugliest part of the city! (architecturally speaking) :)

From here things can only get better...

At the end of this bridge turn right.

Straight ahead, another 2kms or so, pass the train station on your right (I think you cannot miss it).

Drive another 200ms and, at the traffic light, turn left.

Pass the first traffic light, turn right at the next intersection, and then left in via Cairoli (or fratelli Cairoli, or f.lli Cairoli) and you're there. No ztl, bus lanes, and no too narrow streets.

Why don't street view this?

Edited: 12:35 pm, September 28, 2013
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2. Re: Car rental dropoff near centro- problem?

Thanks for details, it is now printed and with our map. This may be a stupid question but coming in late afternoon is there a rush our in Bologna?

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3. Re: Car rental dropoff near centro- problem?

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