Accommodation Travel & Visa Information

Travel directions

Basic directions on how to reach the conference venue are available at the Congressi Stefano Franscini website.


The two closest international airports are Zurich (in Switzerland) and Milano Malpensa (in Italy).


From your landing airport, you can use public transportion to reach Monte Verita . The railway station closest to the meeting site is in the town of Locarno.


The trip from Zurich and Milano airport to Locarno takes approximately 3 hours.

You can check train schedules here.

On arrival day (Sunday September 20, 2015) 2 free shuttle buses (one with 11 seats, one with 14 seats) will connect Locarno train station to the conference site.

Departure times from Locarno station


11-seats: 13.20; 14.20; 15.20; 16.20; 17.20; 18.20


14-seats: 14.05; 15.05; 16.05; 17.05; 18.05; 19.05


Basic directions by car are here.

For any further questions about your trip arrangements, you can contact us.



Accommodation for invited speakers will be booked at the conference venue hotel.


Authors of accepted abstracts have received a form to help us assigning their bedroom. If you have not received, please contact us.


Further accommodation can be arranged in nearby hotels in the town of Ascona and Locarno. For guests staying in such external hotels, a transport to and from the conference venue will be provided in the morning and in the evening.


Accommodation for the 5 days of the conference (September 20 to 25, 2015) is arranged directly by the organizers after registration and payment are received.

All lunches and dinners will be provided directly on site and are included in the fees.


Booking and payment of any extra nights before and/or after the conference are under the responsibility of the participants. 


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For questions please contact Paolo Demaria