Travel and accommodation


The Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS) is one of four INFN National laboratories. It is the largest underground laboratory in the world for experiments in particle physics, particle astrophysics and nuclear astrophysics. It is a worldwide facility for scientists from 22 different countries and working on about 15 experiments. It is located halfway between the cities of L'Aquila and Teramo, about 120 km from Rome. You can find further information on LNGS website.


We are organizing shuttle buses from L'Aquila to Assergi. Please check the relevant box in the registration form.

On Nov 30th bus to reserved hotels will leave from:
- Hotel Amiternum (near A24 "L'Aquila Ovest") at 6:45 pm 
- Collemaggio Bus Terminal at 6:55 pm.

On Dec 1st bus to LNGS will leave from:
- Hotel Amiternum (near A24 "L'Aquila Ovest") at 11:45 am 
- Collemaggio Bus Terminal at 12:00 pm.

During the workshop, daily shuttle bus will pick up people from reserved hotels (see list below) in the morning. Timetable will be defined soon.

On Dec 2nd at the end of visit to undergound lab (about 3:30 pm) shuttle bus from LNGS to L'Aquila will be available (please check the relevant box in the registration form).

Here below you can find some information about how to reach L'Aquila and LNGS on your own.

Gran Sasso Laboratory is located in the Gran Sasso National Park area (Google map).

By Plane
The closest airports are in Rome (Fiumicino Airport - & Ciampino Airport -

By Car
Take highway A24 from Rome towards L'Aquila and Teramo, take the exit "Assergi". Turn right and after 100 meters approximately turn right again. You will find the laboratory gates on your left.

By Bus
There are daily TUA bus runs from Rome to L'Aquila (see timetable). Buses from Rome leave from Tiburtina railway station (bus parking lot is in front of station main entrance.
Bus stops of TUA bus in L'Aquila are Hotel Amiternum (near A24 "L'Aquila Ovest") and Collemaggio Bus Terminal.

You can take the M6 bus line from Collemaggio Bus Terminal to Assergi (see timetable).

Furthermore, Gaspari company provides daily direct bus runs from Rome airports to L’Aquila. You can find timetable and fare info on company website. Bus stop of Gaspari bus in L'Aquila is Hotel Amiternum (near A24 "L'Aquila Ovest").

Taxi cabs are also available at Hotel Amiternum. You can call radio-taxi company (+39 0862 25165 -

Furthermore here you can check the website of Trenitalia National railway company where you can find trains from airports to Rome.


We got some discounted price deals with some hotels near the Lab for workshop participants. Deals will last until October 31st. Please note that in order to reserve your room you will have to contact the hotels independently. The reservation code for the workshop participants is "Silver Moon". Please mention this code when booking the room.

Hotel Nido dell'Aquila ***
Prices: single room 68 euro, double 88 euro
Address: SS 17Bis, km 22,500, Loc. Fonte Cerreto, 67100 Assergi (AQ)
Phone: + 39 0862 606840
Fax: + 39 0862 608811

Hotel Fiordigigli ***
Prices: single room 70 euro, double 85 euro
Address: Base funivia del Gran Sasso, Loc. Fonte Cerreto, 67100 Assergi (AQ)
Phone: + 39 0862 606171 / 2
Fax: + 39 0862 606674

Hotel Giampy ***
Prices: single room 50 euro, double single use 60 euro, double 70 euro
Address: SS 17Bis Km 18, 67100 Assergi (AQ)
Phone: + 39 0862 606225
Fax: + 39 0862 606043
Website: -

Bed & Breakfast Il Parco
Prices: single room 45 euro, double 65 euro, triple 85
Address: SS 17Bis Km 18, 67100 Assergi (AQ)
Phone: +39 0862 606774, +39 340 7121425, +39 340 7121426