The 3rd International Conference on Applied Surface Science will take place at Pisa Congress Palace.

Pisa Palazzo dei Congressi
via Matteotti, 1
Tel: +39 050 598212 / 050 598213

The Congress Palace is located in the Eastern side of the city, approx. 1.4km (15-minute walk) from the main train station, shopping area and historic centre. The closest bus stop is ‘Matteotti 2’, served by route LAM ROSSA to/from the train station.


Located in the heart of Tuscany - land of culture and hospitality - on the banks of the River Arno, Pisa is best known for the world-famous Leaning Tower. Beyond the Miracle Square, which attracts millions of tourists every year, the city boasts numerous historical, cultural, artistic and architectonic itineraries just waiting to be discovered.

June is a great time to visit the city as Pisa celebrates its patron saint, San Ranieri, with traditional events following one another during the Giugno Pisano.

The very popular celebrations have fixed annual dates: the Luminara (16 June), the Regatta Parade (17 June) and the Battle of the Bridge (last Saturday in June).

Every 16 June, at sunset, thousands of candles previously placed onto Pisa’s bridges, near doors and windows are lit up, accompanied by food stands, an artisan market, music and entertainment. The effect is delightful, and it is the most special night of the Pisan calendar. The street festival is filled with fun, food, and dancing, all along the

Lungarno (the streets along the Arno River) and finishes off with fireworks around 11pm.

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Transport to  Pisa

By Air

Pisa “Galileo Galilei” International Airport is located 2.7km from the city, and is connected to over 70 destinations worldwide. Aegean, Aer Lingus, Air Dolomiti, Blue Panorama Airlines, British Airways, easyJet, Eurowings, Finnair, Jet2.com, Lufthansa, Mistral Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Pobeda, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Transavia, Transavia France, Turkish Airlines, Volotea, Vueling, Wizz Air all offer flights to and from Pisa. For further details on flights please visit http://www.pisa-airport.com/en/

An Automated People Mover connects the airport to the main train station in just 5 minutes. The shuttle service operates every day from 4.30am to 1.30am, at approximately 7-minute intervals. Tickets cost €2,70 for a single trip, or €5,40 for a return journey.

Florence “Amerigo Vespucci” International Airport is located approx. 80km from Pisa. Sky Bus Lines Caronna operates a daily shuttle between Florence Airport and Pisa Airport.

By Train

The Italian railway system, run by Trenitalia, is connected with the rest of the European rail system so it is easy to reach Pisa from locations across Europe and Italy.

Florence is approx. 1 hour away, and Milan and Rome can both be reached in around 3 hours.

Pisa Centrale station is located approx. 1.4km (15-minute walk) from the Congress Palace. Bus route LAM ROSSA also connects the train station to the Congress Palace (bus stop ‘Matteotti 2’).

By Car

A network of highways easily connect Pisa to the rest of the Italian peninsula. Arriving from the A11 highway, exit either at “Pisa Nord” or “Pisa Aeroporto”. The highway known as FI-PI-LI (an abbreviation for Florence-Pisa-Livorno) conveniently connects Pisa to the cities of Florence and Leghorn.

Parking is available in a multistorey parking lot (capacity 150 cars) – parking is paid by the hour (€1.25 per hour) between the hours of 8am-8pm (free on Sunday).