Bologna is the nearest metropolis, only about 60 kilometres from Imola. Once you arrive in Bologna from any direction, take the A14 (Autostrada Adriatico) motorway heading to Ancona. After about 35 kilometres, you will reach the Imola motorway exit. The journey will take about 25 minutes.
If you want to save on tolls, you can take the parallel state road SS9. The journey will take about 45 minutes but can be significantly longer in heavy traffic.
From Bologna, take the A14 motorway towards Borgo Panigale, turn onto the E45 motorway and head east, leave the Imola exit and follow the signs to the Enzo e Dino Ferrari Autodromo. The journey takes approximately 42 minutes.
The key is always to get on the A14 Adriatic motorway, which is always the most convenient way to get to the Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola. Be sure to avoid the longer crossings on the coastal SS16 national road. Traffic is usually very slow on this road, and it's usually 60mph at most.
From the Tuscan capital, head north on the A1 motorway, the Autostrada del Sol. There are two versions of this road - the modern one and the original twentieth-century one. The new one will take you very quickly through the Apennine mountains. However, choose the older version if you have time and want to enjoy the spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside and the winding old-school curves. Tolls are the same on both roads.
On arrival in Bologna, join the city ring road and then the A14 Autostrada Adriatico. The journey to Imola takes less than two hours.
Attention! You may find it tempting to head to Imola via the Apennines on the regional road SR302. While it looks tempting, it is actually narrow, often broken and, above all, winding. You'll shave 60 kilometres off your journey, but you'll spend an hour more on it.
Take the A13 and E45 southbound, exit the motorway at the Imola exit and follow the signs to the Enzo e Dino Ferrari Autodromo. The journey will take nearly two hours.
Take the A1 motorway until just before Bologna, where you will exit directly onto the Autostrada Adriatico A14 in the direction of Ancona. This will then take you to Imola, and you can bypass Bologna on the bypass. You will spend about 2:45 hours on the road unless there is the usual traffic in Bologna.
HISTORY OF THE CIRCUIT IN IMOLA