The LEAPS Meets Life Sciences Conference will take place at the Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola Bay, Elba Island, Italy from the 14 to 19 of May 2023.
The island of Elba is accessible only by ferry. The local organizing committee will arrange shuttle buses to connect the conference site (La Biodola Bay, Elba Island, Italy) to Rome Airport - "Leonardo da Vinci" (FCO) - and to Pisa Airport "Galileo Galilei" (PSA) only on the dates of the start (14 May) and end (May 19) of the Conference. Ferry tickets are included in the registration fee. The conference organizers will buy them for reserved bus seats. Participants are kindly requested to reserve bus seat/s through the Registration Form. Companions can use the shuttle bus for free.
You can reach the conference venue in the following ways:
- By plane to Pisa or Rome airports, and then using the buses provided.
- By train to Piombino Marittima, ferry boat to Portoferraio. A 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 when possible.
Shuttle buses will connect the conference venue to Rome Airport "Leonardo da Vinci" (FCO) - and to Pisa Airport "Galileo Galilei" (PSA). Here is the planned schedule:
Sunday, May 14: destination Hotel Hermitage (La Biodola Bay, Elba Island, Italy)
- from Rome airport at 13:30
The meeting point for participants is at the Arrival area of Terminal 3 (after baggage claim, ground floor). We will send detailed information to who will reserve the bus through the registration form
- from Pisa airport at 15:00
Meeting point at the International Arrivals gate, in the main hall of the airport (see the map)
A member of the local organizing committee will be waiting at the meeting points about one hour before the conference bus departure (details on name and mobile phone numbers will be provided by e-mail).
Friday, May 19: from Hotel Hermitage (La Biodola Bay, Elba Island, Italy)
- to Pisa airport at 7:00 (expected arrival at 11:00)
- to Rome airport at 7:00 (expected arrival at 13:00)
We strongly suggest you to book a flight for your return from FCO airport with departure time after 15:30.
The shuttle buses are organized only in the dates signed. Participants who will arrive or leave in different dates must arrange their own transportation.
General Travel Information
For general information on Elba you can consult Elbalink.
Map of Elba .
Useful links to the main airports to reach Elba:
Piombino Marittima station is located just across the road from the harbour so you can easily transfer to the ferry boat.
Companies operating from Piombino to Portoferraio:
Directions to reach Elba from various locations:
Milan static version - Google Maps version
Florence static version - Google Maps version
Rome static version - Google Maps version
From Portoferraio (click here for the Google Maps version).