7th-18th SEPTEMBER


Summer School
Finite Groups
Related Geometrical Structures

in memory of Maria Silvia Lucido (1963-2008)















By Plane:

There are two airports near Venice: Venice (Aereoporto Marco Polo) and Treviso.
If you land in Venice Airport (IATA code: VCE) the fastest way to arrive to Venice is by bus. There are two well working shuttle services from the airport to Venice - Piazzale Roma (travel time about 30 minutes):

ATVO (blue coloured busses), departures every 20-30 minutes.
ACTV (local, orange coloured),  departures every 30 minutes.

More information are available at the Aeroporto Marco Polo web site:

Also close to Venice is Treviso (IATA code: LIPH). There is a Ryanair shuttle bus to Venice (travel time about one hour).

More information are available at the Aeroporto di Treviso  web site:


By Train:

Travel information are available at the  Italian Railways web site. Note that there are two stations in Venice: Venezia-Mestre and Venezia Santa Lucia. You have to get off at Venezia-Santa Lucia which is the second one, after a long bridge crossing the lagoon of Venice and linking Venice to the mainland. 

By Car:

From A4 motorway follow directions to Venice. A long causeway, parallel to the railway bridge, connects Venice to the mainland. At the end of it follow directions to the Tronchetto Parkhouse. There you may leave your car: a 24 hours ticket costs 21 euros, slightly more convenient is to get a monthly ticket for about 180-200 euros or a multiple ticket (24 days spread in one year for 240 euros).


The guesthouse is at Patriarchal Seminary in Campo di Santa Maria della Salute.

Google Earth coordinates of the entrance of the Seminary are:

45 25' 50.65'' N, 
12 20' 07.22 E

If you come by bus from the airport you have to get off at Piazzale Roma (here's where cars have to stop in Venice). From here you may reach the guest house either on foot or by boat. On foot it takes about half an hour so, unless you are very strong and resistant, we do suggest you to take a ''vaporetto'' (water bus).  In this case you have to take Line 1 and get off at Salute stop (it is the last stop on the right side of the Grand Canal,   after Giglio and before Vallaresso stops). It takes about forty minutes, but you may rest while enjoying the sight of the Grand Canal palaces.

Public transport is rather expensive in Venice: a one hour ticket costs 7 euros.
That price is reduced to 1.30 euros if you have a Carta Venezia. Carta Venezia can be purchased for 50 euros  at the ACTV ticket office in Piazzale Roma (it is a small building at the foot of Constitution (aka Calatrava's) Bridge), on the right side looking at the bridge. You have to bring

1) a passport size photo 
2) a photocopy of your Identity Card.

At that same office, you may ask to charge the Carta Venezia with as many tickets you need. Remember that every time you take a water bus of the ACTV lines you have to pass the ticket in front of one of the scanners placed at the water bus stops: if green light appears, you can get on board.

Alternatively you may ask for a monthly ticket: the price is 31 euros (plus 50 for the Carta Venezia).

Google Earth coordinates of the ACTV ticket office are

45 26' 18.57'' N
12 19' 07.32'' E

The coordinates of Line 1 stop in Piazzale Roma are:

45 26' 21.70'' N
12 19' 05.66'' E

Rich people might also wish to take a watertaxi: the fare depends on the number of people:
For up to two people from Piazzale Roma to Campo di Santa Maria della Salute is about 60 euros,
from Venice Airport about 100 euros.
For each person exceeding the first two (up to max. 10 people) there's an extra charge of 10 euros each.