Galaxies and Structures through Cosmic Times

Venice (Italy), March 26-31, 2006

Local Information


The Conference will be at the Auditorium of the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti facing the Grand Canal.

Map of the Conference Venue

(Click on the map to see a larger version)

Arriving in Venice

1. Arriving by Plane

From the Airport you can reach Venice in several possible ways:

  • By Bus: just from the exit area direct buses reach non-stop the Venice car terminal “Piazzale Roma” (20 min, cost 3,50 €)

  • By Taxi: just from the exit area to the Venice car terminal “Piazzale Roma” (15 min, cost around 25,00 €).

    Arriving either by Bus or Taxi, proceed to the pier, line 82, direction “Rialto/Lido”, and follow instructions as for those arriving by car.

  • By Waterbus: from the airport pier (on the left of the exit, cost 10 €).

    Check schedules and itineraries on Alilaguna.

    • Blue line: Airport - S. Marco.
      Leaves every hour from 08:40 to 23:40 (it takes approx 70 minutes).

    • Red Line: Airport - S.Marco.
      Leaves every hour from 08:10 to 24:10 (it takes approx 80 minutes).

    By Watertaxi: from the airport pier directly to the pier nearest to your hotel. Cost (up to 8 passengers) around 90,00 €.

2. Arriving by Car

Just at the end of the trans-lagunar bridge, turn right and reach the Tronchetto car parking (cost 18,00 €/day). Then proceed to the vaporetto pier, line 82, direction “Rialto/Lido”.
Recommended stop depending on your destination:

  • Fondazione Levi: descend at "Accademia" stop, and cross the bridge

  • Istituto Ciliota: descend at "S. Samuele" stop

  • Istituto Artigianelli: descend either at "Accademia" stop

Check schedules and itineraries of water buses on ACTV.

3. Arriving by Train

You will arrive at the "Venezia S. Lucia" railway station. Then take the vaporetto (line 82), direction “Rialto/Lido”, and follow the instructions for recommended stops as for people arriving by car.

Leaving Venice

The Railway station, "Piazzale Roma", and the car park can be reached by public transportation in about 30 minutes from the Conference Venue. Additional information on departures will be given during the meeting.

Facilities available during the Conference

  • Oral Presentations: Standard overhead projector and video-beamer will be available. Please bring your power-point (or other) presentation on a memory stick, or CD-ROM. Your presentation will be loaded on our laptop, tested in advance, and you will operate it directly. Both Windows and Linux will be available. The beamer has a 1024x768 resolution.

  • Posters: Posters will be displayed in spaces comfortably on the floor above the Auditorium, to allow their viewing during coffee and lunch breaks. A 58 cm (width) x 118 cm (height) maximum area will be available for each poster. Means to attach posters will be provided.

  • Internet/e-mail access: a few terminals will be available. The Conference venue will have wireless access to Internet. To use this opportunity you need to ask the Reception Desk for the special “enabling card” whose cost is covered by the Conference Fee. Please ask for the card only if you plan to use it.

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Last update: Jan 27, 2006