If you plan to arrive by plane, the local airport is Aeroporto FVG Ronchi dei
Once you land at the Ronchi Airport, you
can take the Bus #51 to Trieste Centrale (the bus depot alongside
the train station); this should take about 55 minutes and costs ~4
Euro. The buses run until 11:30 pm (see timetable here). Warning:
There is another Bus 51 that goes to Udine - do not take that
If you prefer you can take a taxi from TRS airport to
the city centre, though it is quite expensive (can be around 50-60
EUR). Usually, they are located just outside the main entrance. If
you do not find one available, you can call one using a special
phone close to the tourist office.
could fly to Venice (Marco
Polo) and take a half-hour bus (5 Euro) to Venezia-Mestre and
then a 2-hr train (~11 Euro) to Trieste Centrale (you can look up
the train timetable here). Warning: from the
airport take the bus to Mestre, not Santa Lucia. Santa Lucia is the
station for the main touristic area of Venice, while Mestre will
provide the fastest connection to Trieste.
A cheap and
convenient solution to go from Venice and Trieste airports to
Trieste downtown is the "Science Bus". It is a shuttle service
that provides direct transportation in a 8-seater mini bus to and
from the nearest airports (including also Treviso and Ljubliana).
You can find details about the service here.
Please note: who attends this workshop can ask to have a special
discount for the Science Bus Service. If interested, write to
Simonetta Fabrizio (fabrizio [at] oats.inaf.it) to have the code
("voucher number" on the Science Bus web site) that you have to use
while booking the service on line. It costs ~15 EUR from Ronchi
and ~88 EUR from Venice.
Getting around Trieste
You can walk across much of
Trieste, although some areas are quite steep. Taxis are not too
expensive; 10 Euros will get you from one end of town to the other.
If you prefer to use public transportation, you need to buy a ticket
at a "Tabacchi" (look for a big blue "T" sign) or at a newspaper
kiosk. You can buy either a single ticket (~1 EUR) or a 10-trip
ticket (~10 EUR). You need to stamp it once you get on the bus and
this allows you to travel for 90 minutes and use mupliple buses. You
can find more information about the buses here. Most of the buses
run until 9pm, after which a few are replaced with the lines A, B, C
and D. Ask local people for more detailed information
Getting the main University campus
To reach the main University campus you can take the bus 17/ at
the terminal in front of the train station, or the bus 17 as indicated here in the map. In both cases, after ~10 mins, you have to get off the
(you'll see a parking on your right and a lawn in front of the main
University building on your left - 350 meters after the petrol station there is the bus stop).
You might want to consider also buses number 3,4,39,51.
Reach the lecture room: the lecture room is 3B in the H3 building. Look at the map below (click on it for a larger version):
The following picture is the H3 building. Enter it, go to the third floor and look for "Aula 3B".