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 https://www.thetrainline.com or http://www.trenitalia.com.
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:
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.
Sat, Sept. 9th
Sun, Sept. 10th
Mon, Sept 11th
Saturday, Sept. 16th
Sunday, Sept. 17th
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
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.