Trieste (Trst in Slovene and Serbo-Croatian) is a city and seaport in northeastern Italy. It is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia.
Trieste throughout history has been influenced by its location at the crossroads of Latin, Slavic, and Germanic cultures. In the 19th century, Trieste became the most important port and the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Today, the city It is the capital of the autonomous region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, one of the richest regions of Italy, and has been a great centre for shipping, through its port, shipbuilding and financial services.
Trieste is known as the City of Science because of its long tradition as a dynamic meeting hub for research, science and innovation, with an impact that extends beyond Italy to the rest of Europe and the developing world.
It is internationally renowned for having one of the largest concentrations of scientific institutions in Italy, including, beside the University, the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, the International School for Advanced Studies, the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics, the Elettra Synchrotron Light Laboratory and the WWF Marine Reserve in Miramare.
Trieste hosts more than 30 national and international centres and companies working in research and higher education, 5000 permanent foreign scientists and some 13000 students and researchers. In 2020 Trieste hosted Euro Science Open Forum-ESOF2020.
Trieste lies in the north-east part of Italy and has its own airport, that is 40 minutes by car/train from the city center.
Besides connection with main italian cities (such as Rome or Naples) there are also direct flights from/to: London, Frankfurt, Valencia.
Alternatively, one may fly to the international airport in Venice (connection with all main cities) and then reach Trieste by train (approximately 2 hours).
By car, Trieste is far 4 hours from Milan, 3 hours from Bologna, 1.30 hour from Venice and 6 hours from Munich, approximately.
Trieste offers a wide variety of hotels and hostels with different prices and styles.
For the conference convenience, the choice of the city center is quite comfortable and allows to reach the conference venue in no more than 15 minutes with some bus lines (17, 17/, 4).
There will be agreements with some fine hotels to obtain special prices for participants