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

The exact address of the venue is:

Hotel Monte Verità, Via Collina 84, 6612 Ascona, Switzerland. Tel. +41 (0)91 785 4040

Be advised that the trip from Zurich and Milano airports to Monte Verità will take about 3 hours (waiting time not included).

Shuttle bus Locarno-Monte Verità - Sunday May 14th

An 11-seats shuttle bus will run from Locarno railway station to Monte Verità on Sunday, May 14th with the following departure times from Locarno station:

14.05; 14.45; 15.35; 16.15; 17.05; 17.45

It will work on first-come-first serve basis and cannot be reserved in advance.

Location of the pick up place is described here. Look for this sign.

Participants NOT lodged at Monte Verità

We have organized a transport from Ascona to Monte Verità every morning for participants not lodged at Monte Verità. The bus (one single vehicle with 35 pleaces) will have the following departure times:

  • Monday 15th: 8.30am
  • Tuesday 16th: 8.40am
  • Wednesday 17th: 8.10am

For the departure point, see here. Be advised that the bus will observe the departures schedule very strictly, please arrive a couple of minutes earlier. The service is free of charge.


Participants will be responsible for booking their accommodation at the conference venue hotel (depending on availability) or in other hotels in Ascona. Full board packages (lunches, dinners and coffee breaks) at the conference venue’s restaurant must be booked as well, either with on-site or with off-site accommodation.

Procedures for booking (together with the conference registration) are available here.