Meeting transportation

You can reach the Conference venue in the following ways:
  • By plane to Pisa or Rome airports, 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. 
Conference buses will connect the Conference site to Roma Airport - "Leonardo da Vinci" (FCO) - and to Pisa Airport "Galileo Galilei". Below you find a preliminary schedule:

Saturday, May 26th: destination Hotel Hermitage
  • from Roma airport "L. Da Vinci" at 14:00
    The meeting point for participants is in the Terminal 3 arrivals area, in front of the Information point exiting the baggage claim area (map).
  • 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.


Wednesday, May 30th: origin Hotel Hermitage
  • to Roma airport "L. Da Vinci" at 6:30 (expected arrival at 12:30)
  • to Pisa airport "G. Galilei" at 6:30 (expected arrival at 10:30)
Thursday, May 31st: origin Hotel Hermitage - for COST attendees
  • to Roma airport "L. Da Vinci" at 6:30 (expected arrival at 12:30)
  • 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 the Google Maps version and here for a zoom).

Plane

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

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

Train

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


Ferry-boat

Timetable

Companies operating from Piombino to Portoferraio:
Mobylines
Toremar
Blu Navy

Car

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