The summer school will be held at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, in Bolzano, Italy. The university is at less than 10 minutes by walking from the train station.
SESchool 2023 is at its 9th edition and will be hosted at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, in Bolzano, the capital of the autonomous bilingual (Italian-German) province South Tyrol, in northern Italy. Since 2010, the town has been ranked among the top 5 Italian cities for quality-of-life. It offers several points of interest such as the Museum of Archaeology, where the mummy of the iceman Ötzi is preserved, and has a beautiful shopping area under medieval arcades in the city centre. There are several promenades starting from the town and leading to the surrounding hills or following the three rivers for kilometres. The whole valley hosting Bolzano can be admired while going up the hill with any of the three cable cars starting from the town.
The “Valerio Catullo Airport” airport of Verona is connected to the train station of Verona Porta Nuova, via the Aerobus 199 service. From Verona Porta Nuova station, Bolzano is reachable with a single train in around 2 hours. See timetables and book tickets on Trenitalia or Italo. Alternatively, Alto Adige Südtirol Bus offers airport shuttle services between the airport and Bolzano. Tickets cost 50€ - 75€. Similar offers are by Flixbus.
From Milano Malpensa airport you can easily reach Milano Centrale, via MalpensaExpress. The Milano Linate airport is connected to the city centre via bus (e.g. linate-shuttle) or metro. From the train station of Milan you can get to Bolzano in around 3 hours. Book tickets on Trenitalia or Italo. Alternatively, Alto Adige Südtirol Bus offers airport shuttle services between those airports and Bolzano. Tickets cost 50€ - 75€. Similar offers are by Flixbus. From Bergamo, the best option is to reach Bolzano by Flixbus. Alternatively, you may reach either Milano Centrale or Brescia by bus (e.g. Terravision or OrioShuttle), and take a train afterwards.
Venice has two airports: Venezia Marco Polo and Treviso Canova. Both airports are connected through the regular bus services to the nearest train stations: Venezia Mestre and Venezia Santa Lucia. From the train stations of Venice you can get to Bolzano in around 4 hours (see Trenitalia or Italo). Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Venezia Mestre to Bolzano Bozen once daily. Tickets cost 27€ - 40€ and the journey takes 2h 44m. For all other train connections you will have to change in Verona Porta Nuova.
If you arrive in Munich, take the S8 (Metro) to the central station. From the central station, direct international trains (e.g., DB Bahn and ÖBB) go to Bozen-Bolzano every two hours, while a cheaper option are buses operated by Flixbus.
Coming by car, use the Brennero A22 motorway and take the exit Bolzano-Sud if you come from the South (Verona - Trento), and Bolzano-Nord if you come from the North (Munich - Innsbruck). The closest parking places are behind the Central Station (City Parking Bolzano). Tickets cost 1,50€ - 2,50€ per hour, depending on how close the parking lot is to the city center. Here is a list of the public parking lots.
There are several hotels/hostels in Bolzano, and the following are some hotels/hostels but not limited to in the Bolzano city:
- Stadthotel – Hotel Città
Waltherplatz 21 piazza Walther I-39100 Bozen-Bolzano
Phone: +39 0471 975221
Fax: +39 0471 976688
- Hotel Scala Stiegl
Brennerstraße 11 via Brennero I-39100 Bozen-Bolzano
Phone: +39 0471 976222
Fax: +39 0471 981141
- Parkhotel Luna Mondschein
Piavestraße 15 via Piave I-39100 Bozen-Bolzano
Phone: +39 0471 975642
Fax: +39 0471 975577
- Hotel Feichter
Weintraubengasse 15 via Grappoli I-39100 Bozen-Bolzano
Phone: +39 0471 978768
Fax: +39 0471 974803
- Kolping House Bolzano
Adolph-Kolping Straße 3 I-39100 Bozen-Bolzano Italia
Phone: +39 0471 308400
Fax: +39 0471 973917