We advise participants to arrive in Trieste on Sunday 13 June and to depart the following Saturday. The Symposium will kick off on Monday morning with a full day of papers and presentations, and it concludes late on Friday night after a final full day of presentations. Trieste airport has connections to Rome, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt, Valencia, and London Stansted.
For those arriving into Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (TRS), you can either take the bus or the train into town. Taxis are expensive (about €60) and hard to find on a Sunday. Trieste town centre is a fifteen-minute walk from the bus and railway station.
Airport Bus from TRS
Bus no. 51 for Trieste (€4.05 one way) departs about once an hour on a Sunday. When you come through arrivals, there is a bus ticket machine to the right of the exit door. Buy tickets there; not on the bus. The buses can be found to your right after you exit the airport building. The journey takes about an hour.
Airport Train from TRS
The train station is a five-minute walk from the airport terminal – follow the signs and take the elevated walkway. Again, buy tickets in advance (€3.30 one way) and ‘convalidate’ them before boarding. The journey takes about thirty minutes, and trains depart at a quarter past the hour.
If you are arriving into Venice Marco Polo or Venice Treviso airports, take a bus to Venice MESTRE (and not Santa Lucia). From Venice Mestre you can get a train to Trieste. There is one every hour and it costs approximately €13. Tickets must be purchased on the Trenitalia site in advance or in the station and must be convalidated (use the yellow machines) before boarding. The train from Venice Mestre takes approximately two hours.