Before making travel plans, keep in mind that the conference will run from Monday, September 11th at 9:30am (begin of the first minicourse) until Saturday, September 16th at 11:30am (end of the last minicourse).

The trip to Ventotene consists of three steps:

- You need to reach either Rome or Neaples (no information about how to do this).

- From Rome or Neaples you go to Formia, preferably by train.

- From Formia you get to Ventotene by ferry or hydrofoil.


Each step is explained in this page, with additional information on what to do once you disembark in Ventotene.


Arriving to Formia by train 

For the train schedule to reach Formia or to purchase train tickets, please check the websites  or


From Rome

  • From the airport Fiumicino: Look for train connections with  "Fiumicino Aeroporto" or "Rome Fiumicino Aeroporto" as departure station and "Formia-Gaeta" or "Formia" as arrival.  The trip from the airport to Formia should take a couple of hours.
  • From the city center: Look for train connections with  "Roma Termini" (the central railway station in Rome) as departure station and "Formia-Gaeta" as arrival.  The trip from Roma Termini to Formia should take 1h00-1h30.


From Neaples

  • From the airport Capodichino, you need to take the bus ANM/ALIBUS ( to the Central Railway Station in Piazza Garibaldi.  The bus runs every 20 minutes.
  • From the city center: From the Central Railways Station in Neaples there are direct trains to Formia.  You can look for train schedules or purchase tickets online on the website, by searching for "Napoli Centrale" as departure station and "Formia-Gaeta" as arrival.

Once you are at the train station in Formia, walk on the path of steepest descent to the harbor.


Arriving to Formia by car

Formia can also be reached by car.  If you choose to do so, leave the car in one of the paying parking lots in Formia, 8€ per day.



Ventotene can be reached only by ferry or by hydrofoil from Formia and the company that runs them is the Laziomar

The trip Formia-Ventotene by "nave" (i.e. a ferry) takes approximately two hours, while by "unità veloce" (i.e. a hydrofoil) it takes about one hour.  Keep in mind however that the "unità veloce" are more sensitive to the sea conditions, so that:

  • they do not run if the sea conditions do not allow it, and
  • they might take longer, depending on the weather.





Here is a picture of the Formia harbor and the Laziomar office (right behind the blue and white truck in the picture).  The white thing on the right is the ferry to Ventotene, and hidden behind it is the hydrofoil.   


Here is the schedule to (and back from) Ventotene.  If you need to know the schedule for different days, you can look here



Fr, Sept.8th

Sat, Sept. 9th

Sun, Sept. 10th

Mon, Sept 11th

Ferry 08:45  08:45   08:45 08:45 
Hydrofoil 11:15    11:15   
Ferry   14:15 14:15  14:15
Ferry 14:45      
Hydrofoil 18:00  18:00  18:00 18:00




Saturday, Sept. 16th

Sunday, Sept. 17th

Hydrofoil 06:45   06:45  06:45
Ferry 12:00   12:00  12:00
Hydrofoil  15:45    15:45
Ferry  19:00 17:30   17:30


Once in Ventotene

Once disembarked on the island you will find a small (probably funny looking) vehicle from your hotel that will pick up your luggage and take it for you to your hotel. 


All hotels are walking distance, but two of them are a bit further away.  The participants staying in these hotels will be taken there by shuttle. 

Here are anyways screenshots of the paths from the ferry arrival to the various hotels:

and here is a map of the island

Contact information for travel

If you need any kind of assistance (for example to purchase the ticket) or if you have questions about your travel plans you can either contact the organizers or Laura from the travel agency Daltours that takes care of the practical details of the organization.