General Information and Transport

Trieste has been selected to be the European City of Science in 2020 and to host the Euroscience Open Forum – ESOF 2020. The city is located in the north-eastern corner of Italy, approximately 120 km east of Venice. It has been a cultural crossroads for centuries and this is reflected in the people, customs and cuisine. It is a major port and is dramatically situated between the sea and the impressive Karst plateau.

Its history can be seen in the Roman ruins, San Giusto Castle and the Roman Theatre. Memories and images of the past live on in the streets, from the narrow alleys that wind through the old city centre with their picturesque houses and ruined walls, to the wide central streets which cross the new part of town with its elegant neo-classical buildings.

Trieste is also the “coffee capital” of Europe, and this is reflected in its many elegant and historic cafes, often the venues for musical or poetry recitals. Cultural heterogeneity is also reflected in its bars that sell both good beers and the famous, local “Colli Orientali” and Carso wines.

On the outskirts of the town a promenade called “Riviera di Barcola” runs along the coast, below the lighthouse, to Miramare Castle. International regattas take place throughout the year and the seafront attracts swimmers in the summer. The Miramare Castle and Gardens were built between 1856 and 1860 for Maximilian of Hapsburg, briefly Emperor of Mexico.

Recommended web sites:
http://www.turismofvg.it/Locality/Trieste
https://www.euroscience.org/tag/esof-2020/
http://www.triestenext.it/

Climate
http://www.whereandwhen.net/when/europe/italy/trieste/

Transport

Arrival at Trieste Ronchi dei Legionari airport

Several Italian and European cities are connected to Trieste with regular flights through Ronchi dei Legionari airport, located approximately 30 minutes by car to Trieste city centre. Flight information: https://triesteairport.it

Train to Trieste City Centre

regular train service runs from Trieste airport to Trieste railway station (journey time approx. 30 min).

Bus services to Trieste City Centre

A regular public bus service operates to “Trieste Centrale” railway station and tickets (Euro 4.05) can be bought before boarding at the tourist information counter, or from the 24-hour automatic ticket machine, both located in the Arrivals Hall. 
Timetables are subject to changes without prior notice (to access the web site: https://triesteairport.it)
All buses depart from outside the Arrivals Hall.

Shuttle Service to Trieste City Centre

A private shuttle service called “Science-bus” is available from Trieste Airport to the city centre ( approx. cost Euro 18).
Bookings must be made on line at http://www.science-bus.com and payments settled directly on board by credit/debit card or by cash (in Euro, correct amount only). PLEASE SEE RESERVATION CONDITIONS detailed under the “Booking” item the website and INDICATE THE CODE NUMBER P364f to benefit from ICGEB rates reserved for our meetings. 
For further information: send an e-mail to info@science-bus.com or contact Tel. +39-333-5490034, Monday to Friday, 08.30 – 18.00 hrs.

Taxi

A taxi rank [Tel: +39 – 0481-778000] is located outside the airport Arrivals Hall (the service is available from 08:00 to 24:00 hrs.) and the approximate cost to Trieste city centre is Euro 60.

Arrival at Venice Marco Polo airport

Venice Marco Polo airport, with a large number of national, international and transatlantic flights daily, is located approximately 120 kms to the west of Trieste. Flight information: http://www.veniceairport.it/en/

Bus services from Venice Airport to Venezia Mestre railway station

Direct bus service with ATVO Fly Bus shuttle (download timetable) operates from the airport to “Venezia Mestre” railway station; the fare is Euro 8.00 for a single ticket (Euro 15.00 for a return) and the journey takes approximately 25 minutes. Tickets can be purchased either on-line or at the ATVO Stand (08:00 – 24:00 hrs.) in the Arrivals Hall or directly on the bus. 
Timetable: http://www.atvo.it

Taxi

Radiotaxi to Mestre railway station: Tel: +39-041-5952080 (approximate cost Euro 35), 24-hour service.

Train

regular train service runs from Venezia Mestre to Trieste railway station (journey time approx. 2 hours); web site for information: http://www.trenitalia.com

Shuttle Service

The “Science-bus” is also available from Venice Airport to Trieste city centre (the cost varies depending on the number of people who use the service, for a maximum of Euro 160 for one person only). 
Bookings must be made on line at http://www.science-bus.com and payments settled directly on board by credit/debit card or by cash (in Euro, correct amount only). PLEASE NOTE RESERVATION CONDITIONS detailed under the “Booking” item on the website and INDICATE CODE NUMBER P364f to benefit from ICGEB rates reserved for our meetings.
For further information: send an e-mail to info@science-bus.com or contact Tel. +39-333-5490034, Monday to Friday, 08.30-18.00 hrs.

Arrival at Trieste Railway Station

 Located in the city centre, trains operated by Trenitalia travel frequently between Trieste and major Italian cities. Further information: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en