Photo credit: Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Phsysics

The conference will take place on the campus of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy. For more than 50 years ICTP has been a driving force behind global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world

The conference will take place in Budinich Lecuture Hall which is located in the Leonardo Building marked number 1 on the ICTP campus map.

For details of the transportation from the town centre to ICTP please see the online transport guide.

Taxis from Trieste Centrale Train Station

The taxi rank is on the left hand side of the station as you exit.  When you leave the train, as soon as you enter the station itself there is a corridor immediately to the left next to the supermarket that leads directly to the taxi rank.

Please note taxis are quite rare in Italy and there won’t be very many available.  It is a good idea leave the train promptly to avoid being in a long queue.

Taxis from the airport

The local organisers recommend Goppti, who offer both shared and private services. To pre-book use this link for the airport

Photo Credits: Photo by Luigi Perrella, licensed GFDL (Wikmedia commons), Trieste Canal-Grande.jpg (Wikimedia commons)


The city of Trieste is located in northeastern Italy in a unique and beautiful location surrounded by the Carsic hills and the Adriatic sea.

Science and scientific research has always played a key role in Trieste and has led, through the years, to the creation of several United Nations organizations dedicated to fostering science and scientific research. It is known as Italy's Town of Science and hosts each year many important scientific events.

You can find out more about what to see and do in Trieste here.

Quick links