Venue & Social Program
The 19,000sqm-Campus-area hosts 2 departments (Economics, Management), 1 library with 250,000 volumes and publications, 19 rooms for lectures, about 150 researchers and professors, about 60 technical administrative staff and collaborators, more than 7,000 students.
How to get to the conference venue
The San Giobbe Economics Campus is at a walking distance from "Piazzale Roma" (bus, tram and taxi terminal) and "Venezia Santa Lucia" railway station (the so-called "Ferrovia").
It is also well connected with the city center and the islands by waterbus (the so-called "Vaporetto"). Near the Campus there are the stops of the ACTV waterbus (Lines 4.1, 4.2 “Crea” stop, lines 5.1, 5.2 “Tre Archi” stop) and the stop of the Alilaguna boats, which connect Venice directly from Marco Polo international airport.
From Piazzale Roma (bus, tram and taxi terminal)
San Giobbe Economics Campus is a 20-minutes walk from Piazzale Roma, the terminal of the road transport. In this square you'll find the terminals of buses, taxis and trams.
In brief: on foot, leave Piazzale Roma and take "Ponte della Costituzione", designed by Santiago Calatrava. Go straight for about 600 metres, until "Ponte delle Guglie". Do not cross this bridge, but turn on your left and follow the Fondamenta San Giobbe. At the end of the fondamenta, you will find the entrance of San Giobbe Economics Campus.
From Venezia Santa Lucia (railway station)
In brief: once you get off the train, go to the Platform n. 1 and follow the directions "San Giobbe - Università". There is only one way that will conduct you directly to the secondary entrance of the Campus.
Some tips if you arrive by plane
From Marco Polo Airport (Venice international airport)
With more than 11,000,000 passengers every year, Venice Marco Polo international airport, entitled to the famous venetian merchant and traveller of the 13th century, is one of the most important airports in Italy. The airport is 13 km away from the city centre, reachable by bus, taxi or boat.
From Venice Airport to Piazzale Roma, by bus
ATVO Venice Airport Bus Express
These shuttle buses run from the Airport to Piazzale Roma and they leave in front of the entrance of the departure hall. Tickets cost € 8.00 one way, € 15.00 return. Airport>Piazzale Roma shuttle buses run from 5:20am to 1:20am, Piazzale Roma>Airport from 4:20am to 11:30pm, and it is a 20-minutes route. Automatic ticket machines can be found in the baggage hall, in the arrivals hall and outside the airport.
For timetables and further information visit www.atvo.it
ACTV public buses
Bus Line no. 5 runs every 15 minutes (20 minutes on Sunday and public holidays, 30 minutes after 9:00pm) from the Airport to Piazzale Roma. Airport>Piazzale Roma buses run from 4:08am to 1:10am, Piazzale Roma>Airport from 4:45am to 0:40am, and it is a 25-minutes route. Tickets cost € 8.00, € 15.00 return, and can be purchased at the ACTV stand in the arrival hall.
For timetables and further information visit www.actv.it
From Venice Airport to San Giobbe Economics Campus, by boat or water/road taxi
ALILAGUNA public service
This company offers a service that goes from the Airport to Murano, the Lido, the Arsenale with a final stop at San Marco. The closest stop to the Campus is “Guglie” (orange line) if you arrive directly from the airport. Tickets cost € 15.00 one way (€ 27.00 return) and can be purchased in the arrival hall of the airport, directly on board or online (€ 14.00 one way, € 25.00 return). The service runs from 7:45am to 11.45pm (from the Airport), from 6:20am to 10:50pm (from Guglie).
For timetables and further information visit www.alilaguna.it
Water/road private taxi
You can take a private water taxi directly from Marco Polo airport (which is an expensive choice, it may cost more than € 110.00). Alternatively you can take a road taxi to Piazzale Roma, and then follow directions from Piazzale Roma (about € 40.00).
For further information about water taxi visit www.venicewatertaxi.it
For further information about road taxi visit www.radiotaxivenezia.com
From Antonio Canova Airport (Treviso international airport)
From Treviso Airport to Piazzale Roma, by bus
ATVO Treviso Airport Bus Express
These shuttle buses run from the Airport to Piazzale Roma and they leave in front of the entrance of the departure hall. Tickets cost € 12.00 one way, € 22.00 return. Airport>Piazzale Roma shuttle buses run from 5:20am to 1:20am, Piazzale Roma>Airport from 7:30am to 10:55pm, and it is a 70-minutes route. Automatic ticket machines can be found in the baggage hall, in the arrivals hall and outside the airport.
For timetables and further information visit www.atvo.it
From Treviso Airport to Venezia Santa Lucia, by train
TRENITALIA Treviso Air Link + trains
These shuttle buses run from the Airport to Treviso Centrale Railway Station in about 15 minutes. The buses run everyday from 6:40am to 10:10pm (Airport > Railway Station), from 6:23am to 9:53pm (Railway Station > Airport). Once you get to the Treviso Centrale Railway Station, yuo can catch every train going to Venezia Santa Lucia, about one every 15 minutes.
For further information visit www.trenitalia.com
Venice offers plenty of accommodation solutions, in the city center, in the islands of the lagoon and in the mainland (in particular, a series of new budget hotels are available closed to Mestre railway station, well connected by train to Venezia S. Lucia station) and near the airport (well connected by bus, ACTV line no. 5).
Venice attracts many tourists, especially in summer (fortunately, no high tide in this season!), hence we suggest to book well in advance.
Near the conference venue you can find lots of hotels and B&B solutions, just search them along "Fondamenta Cannaregio" or in the side streets. Otherwise, since Venice is a very safe city, you can book an accomodation in any area of the city.
Enjoy Venice during your stay
You are coming in one of the most famous city in the world. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the city centre and its surroundings. Venice is fragile, but at the same time very strong: Venice is able to welcome and amaze you with its wonders, both the most famous and the most hidden ones.
Visit Venezia Unica, the Official City of Venice Tourist and Travel Information website.
Public transport tickets
A ticket valid for 75 minutes on the entire bus network (e.g. from Mestre to Piazzale Roma) costs € 1.50 (you can also buy a 10-tickets card for € 14.00).
A one-way ticket valid for 75 minutes on the entire “vaporetto” (waterbus) network costs € 7.50.
A good option is to buy a 24hr, 48hr or weekly ticket (including buses and boats) based on the length of your stay. Prices: 24 hr - € 20.00; 48 hr - € 30.00; 72-hr - € 40.00; 7 days - € 60.00.
A concert will be organized on the evening of Wednesday July 7th. Further details will be published as soon as possible.
The conference dinner will take place on Thursday July 8th on the Island of San Servolo, "Sala del Grecale", at VIU – Venice International University campus. A boat trip will be organized from the conference venue (meeting point is close to the railway station, "Santa Lucia" terminal) and back.
San Servolo campus can also be reached directly by waterbus. For information and timetable visit VIU website > How to get to VIU