AI*IA 2018 will be hosted by FBK – Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Via Sommarive 18, 38123 Trento.
Lying at the heart of the Dolomite Mountains, near Lake Garda, Trento offers a delightful sample of Italy’s best: magnificent nature, rich cultural heritage, fantastic food and wine. Trento is also a cosmopolitan city, at the crossroads of the contrasting cultures of Italy and Northern Europe; it is the home of a prestigious university where the conference will take place.
Capital of Trentino, not far from the Dolomites and the numerous lakes that can be found nearby, Trento is a city of art that has a strong Renaissance mark, which characterizes it for its colors, its buildings and make it unique in the entire Alpine arc.
Alps can be reached quickly by even the hardest-working conference attendee.
Known as the “painted city”, Trento offers many beautiful buildings within its compact historical center. Some of these were built to accommodate delegates to the Council of Trent (1545–1563). Most of the historical center has little or no traffic. Even brief walks during breaks from the conference are enjoyable. Culinary delights ranging from an cone of Italian ice cream to a multi-course meal can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors.
HOW TO REACH TRENTO
The nearest major airport is Verona Valerio Catullo (90 km). Traveling from the Verona airport to Trento is easy, via shuttle bus to the Verona train station (runs every 20 minutes) and train from Verona train station to Trento (about one hour). Other airports include:
Brescia Montichiari (160 Km)
Venezia Marco Polo (173 Km)
Innsbruck (176 km)
Bergamo Orio al Serio (180 Km)
Milano – Linate airport (226 Km)
Milano – Malpensa airport (264 Km)
Munich (335 km)
Verona Valerio Catullo (VRN) (http://www.aeroportoverona.it/)
is about 1 hour away by train from Trento. From the Verona Valerio Catullo airport to the Verona Porta Nuova railway station there is a shuttle bus service available everyday every 20 minutes (tickets can be purchased on-board).
For train tickets and train schedule to Trento please visit Trenitalia (http://trenitalia.com).
Please note that the last train to Trento leaves at 22:49 from Verona Porta Nuova station, so be prepared to spend one night in Verona in case your flight arrives later.
Milano Malpensa (MXP) and Milano Linate (http://www.sea-aeroportimilano.it)
are about 3.5 hours by train from Trento. From the Malpensa airport take either the express train or the shuttle bus (http://www.terravision.eu) to Milano Centrale Station (allow 1 hour to get there). Please refer to the Trenitalia website for train schedule and prices (http://www.trenitalia.com/).
Also from Milano Linate there are shuttle connections to Milano Central Station.
Bergamo Orio al Serio (www.orioaeroporto.it/en/)
is about 3.5 hours by train from Trento. From the Bergamo Orio al Serio airport take either the express train or the shuttle bus (http://www.terravision.eu) to Milano Centrale Station (allow 1 hour to get there). Please refer to the Trenitalia website for train schedule and prices (http://www.trenitalia.com/).
Venice (VCE) (http://www.veniceairport.it)
is about 2.5 hours by train to Trento. The Venice airport is well connected to the city by public transportation lines (http://www.atvo.it/ ) and to the railway station in Mestre. From the Mestre railway station take the train to Trento (prices and timetables http://www.trenitalia.com/).
Two main train lines reach Trento: the Brennero line (connecting to Rome to the south, and Innsbruck and northern Europe to the north) and the Valsugana line to Venice. Timetable details from Trenitalia website.
ALTOADIGEBUS: this efficient shuttle bus connects s Münich, Innsbruck, Verona, Bergamo Orio al Serio and
Milano Malpensa to Trento (suggested arrival: Trento train station). Check prices and schedules on the website.
FLIXBUS: it offers low-cost bus connections with Bergamo, Bologna, Bolzano, Innsbruck, Munich, Rome, Turin, Milan, Florence, Verona and other cities.
For detailed driving directions to Trento, we suggest these online resources:
http://www.viamichelin.com or http://maps.google.com.
HOW TO REACH FBK
FBK’S Science and Technology Hub is located in Povo, the suburban hills to the east of Trento’s city center.
You can reach Trento on the following roads: Strada Statale dell’Abetone e del Brennero; Autostrada del Brennero – A22 motorway, phone no. (+39) 0461 980085; Superstrada della Valsugana for those coming from Venice, and Strada Statale 45 bis (Gardesana Occidentale), for those coming from Brescia.
From A22 motorway to FBK-Povo: exit the motorway at TRENTO SUD and follow the instruction at this link: How to reach us in Povo
. FBK is the building inside the blue fence. You enter on foot to the right. To the left is the entrance to the parking lot.
Other free parking places ara available here, but we do not recommend using them. Free buses will be available for AI*IA participants departing from the town centre (details will be added to the web site in due course). In alternative, we strongly recommend to use public transportation (bus n. 5, 5, 13 or train to Mesiano train station) to reach the venue.
Route 5 > This is the quickest route up the hill from the city center. The trip takes about 10 minutes. Board at the “Piazza Dante” stop in front of the train station or at the “Piazza Venezia” stop. Get off at the “Povo – Facolta di Scienze” stop just after the blue sign for “Povo” or at the “Povo Sommarive” stop (line 5/). Route times are displayed at every stop. The stop names are shown on bus stop placards. Tickets can be purchased at newsstands. Get them before boarding.
Route 13 > Getting to FBK Science and Technology Hub from the city center takes much more time on this bus, but it might be useful if you are in the southern area of the city. Get off at the “Povo – Piazza Manci” stop and walk down the hill to get to the Fondazione. Route times are displayed at every stop. The stop names are shown on stop placards. Tickets can be purchased at newsstands. Get them before boarding. Times and fares are available at the Trentino Trasporti web site.
Find one just outside the train station at the taxi stand to the right as you exit. Or call Radio Taxi at 0461 930002. The cost is 10 to 15 euros.