August 19th - 30th


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.

Low cost companies operating in Venice:  Volareweb ,  Easyjet

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.

Low cost companies operating in Treviso:  Ryanair

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 linking Venice to the mainland.

By Car:

We warmly reccommend people not to come by car: the main reason is that you may park your car in private garages that are usually full and expensive (20 euros per 24 hours). Moreover you won't definitely need a car in Venice.



    The guesthouse (Domus Civica) is close to Piazzale Roma:

    Google Earth coordinates of the entrance of the guesthouse are:

    45º 26' 16.12'' N,
    12º 19' 24.10'' 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).
    If you come by train you have to get off at Venezia Santa Lucia.

    From Piazzale Roma or the railway Station you may reach the guest house  on foot: it takes about five minutes (see map).

    Public transport is rather expensive in Venice  (a one hour ticket costs 6,50 euros).

    Unfortunately the Public Administration increased two years ago the una tantum fare for the card to get the monthly ticket from 8 euros to 40 euros, so that those who wish to have a monthly ticket have to pay 40 euros for the card plus 28 euros for the monthly ticket (and queue half an hour at the ticket office).

    We suggest the participants to make good exercise walking and cross the Grand Canal either at Santa Lucia, Rialto or Accademia bridges or use the gondola service (traghetto 50 cents).

    If you still wish to have a monthly ticket you may still get it at the ACTV ticket office in Piazzale Roma (looking at the bridge you came from, it is a small building on your right, between you and the Grand Canal). You have to bring

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

    You just have to fill an application form and you'll be given a temporary card (the one that costs you 40 euros). With that card you may purchase a monthly ticket for about 30 euros. Those wise fortunates that bought the card in the past two years need only to pay the monthly ticket.

    Google Earth coordinates of the ACTV ticket office are

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

    The coordinates of Line 1 stop in Piazzale Roma are:

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