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) a free 11-seats shuttle bus will connect Locarno train station to the conference site.

The shuttle will run for 5 hours (ca. 6 trips) between ca. 2 pm and 7 pm. The exact schedule of the shuttle and more information on the shuttle's pick up location will be given one week before the conference.

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.


Single rooms at the conference venue hotel are limited. To increase your possibilities to be onsite, we strongly encourage to share a room with another participant when possible.


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. 


Preliminary program and list of confirmed invited speakers




For questions please contact Paolo Demaria