May 13 – 16, 2015
Hotel Hermitage
Europe/Rome timezone

Travel Information

Meeting transportation

You can reach the Summer School venue in the following ways:
  • By plane to Pisa airport (PSA), and then using the shuttle bus provided.
  • By plane to Roma Leonardo da Vinci airport (FCO) and then by Leonardo Express train to Roma Termini railway station.
  • By train to Piombino Marittima (about 1h30' from Pisa and 3h30' from Roma Termini), ferry-boat to Portoferraio (about 1h). A  shuttle will be available upon request to connect participants from the Portoferraio harbour to Hotel Hermitage.
  • By car to Piombino, ferry-boat to Portoferraio, a short drive to La Biodola (10km).  
A free shuttle bus has been arranged that will connect the Conference site to Pisa Airport "Galileo Galilei". Below you find the schedule:

Wednesday, May 13th: destination Hotel Hermitage

  • from Pisa airport "G. Galilei" at 15:30
    The meeting point for participants is the area in front of the check-in desks, in the main hall of the airport (map).
There will be somebody of the Organizing Committee waiting for you at the meeting point about one hour before the meeting bus departure.

Sunday, May 17th: origin Hotel Hermitage
  • to Pisa airport "G. Galilei" at 6:30 (expected arrival at 10:30)

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 relevant airports to reach Isola d'Elba:

Roma "Leonardo da Vinci" (Fiumicino)
Pisa "Galileo Galilei"


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


You can determine the best route to reach la Biodola from any location using: ViaMichelin