Travel and other practical information

AMARE-MED 2018 will take place at the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) ( (Adriatico building) of Trieste (Italy)
Trieste is the most international city in the region, suspended between a glorious past of "Little Vienna on the Sea" and the present cosmopolitan city. From the Audace pier to the old Lanterna, there is a succession of sails, antique shop window displays, shops and beautiful buildings: in the distance, one can glimpse the white profile of Miramare, the romantic castle of Maximilian and Charlotte of Hapsburg. A journey of discovery of the city's history, literature and art, from the Roman era to medieval wonders, to the Habsburg splendour. The wealth of architectural styles in the palaces in Trieste is remarkable: Neoclassical, ArtNouveau, Eclectic and Baroque, coexisting in a harmonious blend with Roman remains, eighteenth-century buildings and Hapsburg style buildings.

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Trieste, home to ICTP-OGS, is located in the northeast corner of Italy, close to the Slovenian border. It is
easily reachable by plane, train and automobile.

Airport Transit
How to get from the airport to ICTP

Trieste is served by the Ronchi dei Legionari Airport ( Airlines that connect to Trieste include Alitalia, Ryanair, Lufthansa, JAT, AirDolomiti, Belleair. Visitors can reach the ICTP campus either using Bus Line E51 (Airport Bus E51; or a taxi.

From airport to ICTP by bus : The bus stops are outside the airport terminal building. Bus E51 runs from the airport to Trieste and has a stop at Grignano (pronounced greenah'no) close to the ICTP campus and the Adriatico Guesthouse. The Adriatico Guesthouse is downhill from the bus stop and the other buildings are uphill. To reach the guesthouse, turn right down the small road "Via Junker"; the road eventually turns into a series of steps leading to the water's edge. The Adriatico Guesthouse is on the right. Check the campus map for exact directions. 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 3.30. Airport-Trieste Railway Station: Euro 4.05.

From airport to ICTP by taxi: Taxis can be hailed outside the airport. To reach the Adriatico Guesthouse, provide the address: Via Grignano 9, Trieste; to reach the Galileo Guesthouse: Via Beirut 7, Trieste; to reach the Leonardo Da Vinci Building: Main Building, Strada Costiera 11, 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 from Trieste Air Terminal (near central railway station) to the ICTP is approx. Euro 15. Please note that if at the end of the stay, a taxi is hired from a Guest House to the airport, the meter usually starts in Trieste city (from where the taxi is called) and stops at the airport. Thus, the cost is somewhat higher than the incoming journey.

You can also flight to Venice airport
From Venice Marco Polo airport ( Visitors can reach ICTP from Venice Marco Polo airport by bus and train (look at the Trenitalia website for train schedules). The airport buses ( take approximately half an hour from the airport to the train station Venezia Mestre, where passengers switch to trains that run directly to Trieste. Train tickets must be validated at the validating machines before boarding trains; fines for carrying non-validated tickets are high. Another, more convenient and economical option is to take a bus operated by the bus company FlixBus (, which departs several times a day from Marco Polo airport direct to Trieste.

Discount Shuttle Service to/from Airports: The private company GoOpti ( provides transport to/from airports near Trieste (Ronchi; Venice; Treviso; Ljubljana) to all ICTP staff and visitors at a discount of 10%. To avail of the discount please go to the dedicated page at the following link:
If you access the home page of GoOpti, please enter the promo code SHUTTLEGO in the box "Discount Code" before starting payment transaction; otherwise, the discount will not be applied

For more information on transport please visit ICTP website:

Suggestions for accommodations

Rooms are available at the same place of the Advanced School, i.e. at the Adriatic Guest House of ICTP ( at a convenient price. If interested, please write us at and we can book for you.

The following are some hotels near the ICTP campus:

Ostello Tergeste (, youth hostel located in Miramare, close to the ICTP campus (approx. 1 km)

Hotel Mignon ( located just in front of the Adriatico guesthouse

Hotel Riviera ( located on the coastal road not far from the Adriatico guesthouse (approx. 1 km). Hotel guests have free access to Grignano 2, the hotel's private sea-front spot.

Hotel Miramare ( located in Miramare, close to the ICTP campus (approx. 1 km). All the rooms sea facing.

Hotel Tritone ( located in Barcola, halfway between Grignano (ICTP) and downtown Trieste.

Hotel Greif Maria Theresia ( located in Barcola, halfway between Grignano (ICTP) and downtown Trieste. Hotel guests have free access to the indoor swimming pool and the fitness club. Tennis courts can be used for separate payment.

More hotels, B&B, Airbnb, rooms are available downtown, about 7 km from the ICTP campus. Public transport by bus connects Trieste city centre with ICTP (buses 6 and 36;

Some examples are listed here:

Hotel Milano:
B&B Pepeu:
UNICA nel cuore storico di trieste:
Francis B&B Superior:
La stazione degli Artisti:
Hotel Italia:
Lo studio di Joyce:
Albergo alla Posta: