Conference venue > General informations

Conference Language

The X-DMS 2015 conference will be held in English.


The official Currency in Italy is EURO (€).

Passport and Visa

Some delegates travelling to Italy may require a visa. Invitation letters can be obtained from the Congress Organizers upon request. 


Temperature in Ferrara in September usually ranges between 16-25 °C.

For detailed information on weather forecast, please visit:


The main voltage in Italy is 220V. 


Italy is in the Central European Time Zone, one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1). 

Useful Telephone Numbers

Ambulance: 118
Police: 113
Firefighters:  115
General emergency: 112
Taxi: +39 0532 900 900

Bank and Exchange

Currency exchange services can be found at the airport, train station and in selected places downtown.  ATMs are located outside most banks, cash can be withdrawn there 24/7. National and foreign Mastercard, Visa are accepted everywhere, Amex and Diners are accepted in selected places. Credit cards are also accepted by numerous hotels, restaurants, shops and gas stations. 


Shops in Ferrara are generally open from Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 19:30.  Most shops are closed on Thursday afternoon.


Service is included in the prices in bars and restaurants. 

Insurance and Liabilities

The organisers cannot be held responsible for any personal injury, loss, damage or accident to private property, or for additional expenses incurred as a result of delays or changes in air, rail, road or other services, strikes, sickness, weather and other causes. All participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance. 


In Italy, it is strictly forbidden to smoke in all closed public places such as shops, bars, restaurants, train stations, etc... You are requested not to smoke inside the congress venue. Smoking outside buildings is however allowed.

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