Travel directions

You can find detailed travel information on the Congressi Stefano Franscini webpage starting from here. Directions are sorted by arrival airport. The closest airport is Lugano, but it does not have international direct flights reaching it. The two closest and better connected international airports are Zurich (Switzerland) and Milano Malpensa (Italy).

Be advised that the trip from Zurich and Milano airports to Monte Verità will take about 2.5 to 3 hours (waiting time not included).

A 9 seats shuttle bus will run from Locarno railway station to Monte Verità on Sunday 5. May with the following departure times: 14.05; 14.45; 15.35; 16.15; 17.05; 17.45. The bus will work on first-come-first serves basis and cannot be reserved in advance.


Participants will be responsible for booking their accommodation at the Monte Verità hotel (the conference venue) or in other hotels in Ascona. Rooms at Monte Verità will be offered at a special rate and will be available for booking for our participants upon opening of registration. Lodging at Monte Verità can be booked only in combination with the full board package. We strongly recommend to book the full board package also in case of lodging outside Monte Verità.

The rooms at Monte Verità will be available on first comes-first serves basis and the special rates will apply only for the days of the conference (earliest possible arrival on Sunday 5. May, latest possible departure on Wednesday, 8. May). Pre- and/or post-conference nights must be booked separately by contacting the hotel directly and are not eligible for the lower rates.

Board and lodging for the invited speakers will be booked directly by the organizers.