I'm planning to take the train from Venice to San Benedetto del Toronto in aug this year how long of a transfer wait in bologna and is it far of a walk to transfer as my father who is 89 will be with me is there an easier travel route should I rent a car is it expensive]
Hi Benita. The train should work fine. Use trenitalia.com to see the schedules, there are some with only one connection in Bologna. If For Venice use Italian spelling Venezia. Enjoy your trip!
If you would like wheelchair assistance at Bologna station contact the people in this link. http://www.grandistazioni.it/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2c4082a9ec4eb110VgnVCM1000003f16f90aRCRD PS - This guide has a bit more info on the terms and conditions for assistance in the station. http://www.trenitalia.com/cms-file/allegati/trenitalia/area_clienti/Brochure_Regolamento_Europeo_EN.pdf
The Bologna train station has elevators to the tracks.