Buses on Sunday May 1 from Rome airports
Three bus transfers from Rome Fiumicino and Rome Ciampino to affiliated hotels will be offered at 9 am, 1 pm and 7 pm respectively (leaving time from Fiumicino). The meeting point at Fiumicino will be set outside at the front porch of the International Arrivals – Terminal 3 building, close to the taxi cab parking lots, whereas at Ciampino it will be in the parking area in front of the airport building. Drivers will show signs with INFN written on it. The cell phone numbers of the bus company to call for any urgent issue is: +39 339 4242498 and +39 349 0679694.
Buses on Sunday May 1 from L’Aquila
Two buses from L’Aquila bus station (located west side, also known as Amiternum) to affiliated hotels will be offered for those who will take any of the alternative bus transportations to L’Aquila. First bus will leave at 12 pm (noon) and will drive straight to affiliated hotels. The second bus will leave at 5 pm and will pass by the affiliated hotels in order to pick up people already in L’Aquila to attend the Sunday welcome reception and check in for the workshop at the conference desk at the venue site.
On Monday May 2 an additional bus from L’Aquila bus station (driving straight to LNGS) will be offered at 9 am.
Daily shuttle bus pick up from affiliated hotels
Timetable from Tuesday May 3 to Friday May 6 is:
8:00 AM – GSSI (for those who are staying at Hotel San Michele and Hotel L’Aquila)
8:05 AM – Hotel Federico II
8:30 AM – LNGS
8:15 AM – Hotel Nido dell’Aquila -> Hotel Fiordigigli
8:20 AM – Hotel Giampy
8:30 AM – LNGS.
Buses to Rome airports at the end of conference
First bus will leave from LNGS on Friday May 6 at 2:00 pm.
VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BUS WILL NOT PASS BY THE HOTELS BEFORE TAKING THE HIGHWAY TO ROME AND ONLY A QUICK STOP AT AMITERNUM BUS STATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
Second bus will leave in the morning of Saturday May 7 and will pick up people from affiliated hotels. Timetable is:
9:00 AM – Hotel Nido dell’Aquila -> Hotel Fiordigigli
9:05 AM – Hotel Giampy
9:25 AM – Hotel Federico II
9:30 AM – GSSI (for those who are staying at Hotel San Michele and Hotel L’Aquila)
9:35 AM – Amiternum bus station
9:40 AM – highway to Rome airports.
Reservations for May 6 and May 7 bus transfers will be collected at the registration desk, every day during the morning registration slots and at each coffee break.
Here you can find some information on how to reach LNGS independently (e.g. if the shuttle bus timetable doesn’t fit with participants’ travel plans). The Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS) is located inside the Gran Sasso-Laga National Park (Google map), about 120 kilometers north-east from Rome. Drivers can take highway A24 from Rome and take the exit Assergi: at the toll gate turn right and after 100 meters turn right again (via Giovanni Acitelli), you will find the laboratory entrance door on your left. All people landing in Fiumicino or Ciampino can take a Gaspari or Flixbus direct bus from airports to L’Aquila (final bus stop Hotel Amiternum). Gaspari routes timetable and fare information are available on the company website. Taxi cabs are normally available at Hotel Amiternum, if needed you can call the local radio-taxi service +39 0862 25165.
Participants may also take TUA-ABRUZZO buses from Rome (Tiburtina train station) to L’Aquila (timetable). First bus stop in L’Aquila is Hotel Amiternum (same as Gaspari bus above). Once there, either you can take a taxi to LNGS (as above) or you can get off at Collemaggio Terminal Bus (final bus stop) and take city bus M6 to Assergi (timetable).
Further information on how to reach LNGS can be found here.