Where do we do it?

The name of city is a story in itself.
The legend tells that Galla Placidia, daughter of Emperor Theodosius, passing trought the region, tasted a local wine served in a humble clay cup, and exclaimed: "Non di così rozzo calice sei degno, o vino, ma di berti in oro" (Oh Wine! This humble cup is not worthy of you, you should be drunk in a gold chalice). The wine of the legend was the local white Albana, produced in this area and known since Roman times.

An important symbol of Bertinoro is the Anella's column ("column of rings" in italian) a symbol of hospitality and of Bertinoro itself. According to tradition, this column was erected by Guido del Duca and Arrigo Mainardi, two 13th century noblemen from Bertinoro, in an attempt to pacify the quarrelling families of Bertinoro who were competing to offer hospitality to wayfarers arriving in the town, often the only source of information about what was happening in the rest of the world. By tying his horse to one of the twelve rings on the column, each corresponding to a Bertinoro family, the pilgrim would identify the family he would stay with.
Every year, on the first Sunday of September, the town recreates this ancient ritual: visitors tear off one of the many envelopes tied to the rings and are then welcomed as guests for lunch by the Bertinoro family corresponding to the selected envelope.

The places of our event
By partnering with the Department of Culture of Bertinoro, we will have some rooms in the town hall to play in, some rooms in the old town and in the town Library.
Attendees will receive on arrival, as part of their Welcome Kit, a small map to enable them to move moreeasily across the spaces that will host the events.

Getting to Bertinoro
Bertinoro is located half-way between Forlì and Cesena, directly east of Forlimpopoli.
By motorway:
for visitors coming from the direction of Bologna or Rimini: leave the motorway at the Cesena Nord exit on the A14, then take the E45 for Rome and take the "Cesena ovest" exit. Turn right onto the SS 9 via Emilia, towards Forlì-Bologna. The road to Bertinoro is immediately after the town of Capocolle, left at the traffic lights. Distance from the Cesena toll booth to Bertinoro: approx. 12 km.

By rail: Bologna-Rimini line.

  • Take an Express, Eurostar or IC train, getting off at Forlì (note: looking for Folrì station in the Italian Railways website, please search for "Forli") or Cesena. From the stations of Forlì and Cesena - approx. 13 km from Bertinoro - take a bus or taxi (ph. +39 0543 31111).

Autobus: Da Forlì from Forlì (Punto Bus beside Railway Station) there are several daily connections to Bertinoro, starting from Via Oriani or Vittoria Plaza.

By air: Forlì airport is approx. 10 km from Bertinoro, with several flights to the main European capitals Bologna International Airport is approx. 80 km from Bertinoro.

IMPORTANT! Further information and support about getting to Bertinoro will be added in the next weeks. You can also write us for help.

    Who will attend INC'11

    The 55 confirmed guests:

  • Ron Edwards
  • Paul Czege
  • Danielle Lewon
  • Michele Gelli
  • Claudia Cangini
  • Moreno Roncucci
  • Mauro Ghibaudo
  • Luca "+1" Ghibaudo
  • Lapo Luchini
  • Matteo Suppo
  • Katia Davoli
  • Ezio "pozzo adiabatico" Melega
  • Lavinia Fantini
  • Luca "Torre piezometrica" Veluttini
  • Lorenzo Trenti
  • Alessandro Riccò - Gwilberiol
  • Paolo Bosi
  • Enrico Putaturo
  • Sara "Starcatcher" Porello
  • Rocco Duchi - ROCCO_D
  • Niccolò "Domon" Ricchio
  • Michele Pupo
  • Jasmine El Hadj
  • Matteo Turini
  • Andrea Castellani
  • Manuela Soriani
  • Mattia Bulgarelli - Korin Duval
  • Ronny "Gunny" Negrelli
  • Emilio Brognara
  • Marco "Mr Mac" Andreetto
  • Dario Delfino
  • Enrico "slauni" Mola
  • Lavinia Barni
  • Mr. Mario Bolzoni
  • Paolo Davolio
  • Alexandra Zanasi
  • Simone -Spiegel- Micucci
  • Luca "bonisol" Bonisoli
  • Andrea Bruna
  • Malinka
  • il mietitore
  • Errezero
  • Arumas-o-thos
  • Humano
  • AleA
  • Elke
  • Andrea 'Mechvigiak' Vigiak
  • Patrick "patmax17" Marchiodi
  • Jessica "Axel Smile" Menegoli
  • Stefano Preda Predieri
  • Trevor "3evil" Devalle
  • Davide Losito ( Khana )
  • Rafu

    Who will attend INC'11

    The unconfirmed guests:

  • Alan Di Giulio
  • Bazinga
  • Berzoni Gabriele
  • Filomena Cesarano