Travel directions

You can find detailed travel information on the Congressi Stefano Franscini webpage starting from here. Directions are sorted by arrival airport. The two closest and better connected international airports are Zurich (Switzerland) and Milano Malpensa (Italy).

Be advised that the trip from Zurich airport currently takes around 3.5 hours, due to the closing of the Gotthard base tunnel to passenger trains; from Milano Malpensa 2.5 hours.

For train schedules check here. The site will recognize both Zurich airport and Malpensa airport as departure stations. Input "Locarno" as destination station.

On Sunday 12. November there will be a 9-seats shuttle bus from Locarno railway station to Monte Verità. The transfer is free of charge, will work on first-come-first-serve basis and cannot be reserved in advance.

Departure times from Locarno railway station: 13.50 14.40; 15.40; 16.40; 17.20

If you travel by car, you can find some directions here. Monte Verità has free parking available for its guests.


Participants will be responsible for booking their accommodation at the Monte Verità hotel (the conference venue) or in other hotels in Ascona. Rooms at Monte Verità will be offered at a special rate and will be available for booking for our participants upon opening of final registration. Lodging at Monte Verità can be booked only in combination with the full board package. We strongly recommend to book the full board package also in case of lodging outside Monte Verità.

The board and lodging procedure will be sent to all participants shortly before its opening (around the middle of June). Booking before we open the procedure will not be possible.

The rooms at Monte Verità will be available on first comes-first serves basis and the special rates will apply only for the days of the conference (earliest possible arrival on Sunday 12. November, latest possible departure on Friday, 17. November). Pre- and/or post-conference nights must be booked separately by contacting the hotel directly and are not eligible for the lower rates.

The full meals package (to be booked together with the accommodation) will cost 500.- Swiss Francs.

All selected participants will have to share a double room. Additional rooms in a nearby hotel will be used; rooms at the venue will be assigned on first come-first serve basis according to the booking date. All details and prices will be sent to the accepted participants together with the booking instructions during early June.

Board and lodging for the invited experts will be booked directly by the organizers.

Scam alert: in recent years conference participants and invited speakers have been contacted by individuals claiming to work for a conference's organizing committee and offered assistance for hotel booking, leading to credit card frauds. Please refer only to information that you will receive from our committee by email from Paolo Demaria.