May 19 – 25, 2019
Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba
Europe/Rome timezone

Travel Information

You can reach the GWADW2019 Workshop venue in the following ways:

  • By plane to Pisa or Roma Fiumicino airport, and then using the meeting buses provided.
  • By train to Piombino Marittima, ferry-boat to Portoferraio. A meeting shuttle will be available upon request to connect participants to the meeting site from the Portoferraio harbour.
  • By car to Piombino, ferry-boat to Portoferraio, a short drive to La Biodola (10km). Since parking is limited at the Hotel Hermitage, we encourage participants to use the meeting buses as much as possible. 

Workshop buses will connect the Workshop site to Roma Airport "Leonardo da Vinci" (FCO) - and to Pisa Airport "Galileo Galilei" (PSA). Below you find a final schedule:

Sunday, May 19th: destination Hotel Hermitage

  • from Roma Fiumicino airport at 12:00 and at 13:30
    The meeting point for participants is at the Arrivals area -Terminal 3 (after baggage claim) in front of the exit door Nr. 1;
  • from Pisa airport at 13: and at 15:00
    The meeting point for participants is at the International Arrivals gate, in the main hall of the airport (see the map)

There will be somebody of the Organizing Committee waiting for you about at the meeting points about one hour before the workshop bus departure (details on name and mobile phone numbers provided by e-mail).

Saturday, May 25th: origin Hotel Hermitage

  • to Roma Fiumicino airport at 7:00 (expected arrival at 13:00)
  • to Pisa airport at 7:00 (expected arrival at 11:00)
  • to Pisa airport at 9:00 (expected arrival at 13:00)

General Travel Information

For general information on Isola d'Elba, you can consult Elbalink. A map is also available (click here for a zoom).


Useful links to the main airports to reach Isola d'Elba:

Elba airport (Silver Air has weekly flight connections with Pisa airport on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday)
Pisa "Galileo Galilei"
Firenze "A. Vespucci" (Peretola)
Roma "Leonardo da Vinci" (Fiumicino)


Italian Railways
Piombino Marittima station is located just across the road from the harbor so you can easily transfer to the ferry-boat.


Companies operating from Piombino to Portoferraio:
Blu Navy
Corsica Ferries


Directions to reach Isola d'Elba from various locations:
Milan static version - Google Maps version
Florence static version - Google Maps version
Rome static version - Google Maps version

How to reach la Biodola by car from Portoferraio (click here for the Google Maps version).