Plan your trip

The courses are held at the Adriatico Guesthouse of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in a lovely small bay very close to the town of Trieste and the Miramare castle and park. The venue includes a terrace facing Trieste gulf, a cafeteria and accomodations.

Participants need to arrange for themselves for accommodation and subsistence. Selected candidates are recommended to book accommodation as soon as possible. Please note:

  • As September and October are very busy months in Trieste, we recommend you book your accommodation in advance at any of the hotels located in the city centre. You can read more about the hotels at the Trieste Welcome Office website.
  • For the participants to the courses we can reserve rooms at the ICTP Adriatico guesthouse where the course will be held: the cost of a double room is 35 Euros per night, 45 or 65 Euros per night the cost of the single.

Travel by plane
Trieste Airport "Ronchi dei Legionari" is connected by direct flights from London Stansted or Munich as well as other destinations. There are several daily flights from Rome and Milan. The airport is approx. 40 minutes by car/taxi from the town.

See also:
Venice Airport "Marco Polo" (95 km)
Venice Treviso Airport (101 Km)
Ljubljana Airport "Aerodrom Ljubljana" - Slovenia (87 km)

From Ronchi Airport to ICTP or to the city centre by bus
The bus stops are outside the airport terminal building. Bus E51 (schedule in attachment) runs from the airport to Trieste (near the train station) and has a stop at Grignano close to the ICTP campus and the Adriatico Guesthouse. The Adriatico Guesthouse is downhill from the bus stop and the other buildings are uphill.
At the airport, bus tickets can be purchased at the Agenzia Turismo FVG on the ground floor or from the automatic machine at the arrivals hall. The current cost of bus tickets is: Airport-Grignano: Euro 3.25. Airport-Trieste Railway Station: Euro 4.00.

From Ronchi Airport to ICTP or to the city centre by taxi
Taxis can be hailed outside the airport. To reach the Adriatico Guesthouse, provide the address: Via Grignano 9, Trieste. The cost of a taxi from Ronchi Airport to the ICTP is around Euro 55, plus a small surcharge for each piece of luggage. The cost of a taxi fron Ronchi Airport to Trieste is a little bit higher and depends on the destination.

From Venice Marco Polo airport
Visitors can reach Trieste from Venice Marco Polo Airport by bus and train (look at the Trenitalia website for train schedules). The Mestre-Venezia airport buses take approximately half an hour from the airport to the train station Venezia Mestre, where passengers switch to trains that run direct to Trieste. Train tickets must be validated at the validating machines before boarding trains; fines for carrying non-validated tickets are high.