Practical info

Trends in Magnetism - Venice 2022


The conference venue is the beautiful Auditorium Santa Margherita. The Auditorium is a historical building from the ninth century, initially built as a church dedicated to Santa Margherita later transformed into a theatre, as shown by the frescoes that decorated it, and the beautiful painting on the ceiling representing the Saint’s martyre. The “campo” on which it is located is one of the most lively spots in the city, easily accessible from Piazzale Roma and from the train station.

The closest water bus stop is San Basilio, which can be reached with lines boarded at both the Ferrovia (train station) and Piazzale Roma (bus and taxi station) stops. Download the app “CheBateo?” to plan your trip, available in six languages, including the local dialect. You can purchase the tickets in advance on the website
Walking is one of the best ways to discover Venice, but the hundreds of bridges may feel heavy after a while, so consider this option. The main water bus line the “Vaporetto” along the Grand Canal runs around the clock.


Accessible route and building accessibility

The ground floor of the auditorium, where the main room is, is fully accessible to people with disabilities. To reach the auditorium, there is a 800 m long route from the San Basilio water bus stop with no bridges to be crossed. Suggested line is number 2 because of the larger water buses.
The historical centre of Venice is generally not one of the most accessible areas, because of the many canals, bridges and narrow alleys (“calli”). However, be in contact with the organizers if you have accessibility requests, and we will make sure to provide all the necessary information to have an enjoyable time in Venice.

Getting to Venice

By train

Venezia Santa Lucia train station is connected to the national high-speed railways (Frecciarossa and Italo trains), connecting the island to the main Italian cities.
Direct trains connecting Venice to Germany and Austria are operated by ÖBB.

By airplane

Marco Polo International Airport currently offers direct connections with the main European cities, as well as with the US and Canada East Coast, and the Middle East.
From the airport to Piazzale Roma is a 20-minute ride via bus.


There are many hotels, B&B and apartments for rent in Venice. Please come back to this page to find a list of hotels close to the venue and which may offer a special rate for the event.
We strongly recommend that you make your reservation in great advance.

There are many hotels, B&B and apartments for rent in Venice. Here below is a list of a few of those within a short walking distance from the conference venue.
We will be updating the list with possible fixed rate codes. However, prices in Venice are very volatile depending on the overall room availability in the city. Hence, we suggest you always compare prices with your preferred booking site before making a reservation.

The Sunday before the conference starts is the day of the "Historical Regatta", a rowing competition which will fill the streets of Venice.
The week of the conference, the International Film Festival will be ongoing at the Lido. A chance to meet your favourite actor in the city, but you need to find a place where to stay.
Finally, 2022 is a year when the Biennale Arte will take place, hence the overall amount of visitors will be higher than usual.