The 2nd Funding Forum will take place at the University of Bergamo at the following addresses:
11, Via Arena
24100, Bergamo, Italy
Parallel thematic sessions
19, Via Salvecchio
24100, Bergamo, Italy
Both venues are located less than 100m from each other.
For a map indicating the location of the venue, please click here.
How to get to Bergamo
Arriving by plane
Bergamo is easily accessible with the city being connected to three international airports: Bergamo Orio al Serio, Milano Malpensa and Milano Linate
Bergamo Orio al Serio
Via Aeroporto 13, Orio al Serio, Italy
Tel: +39 035 32 63 23
The international Airport of Orio al Serio is just 5 km from Bergamo and 45 km from Milan. It is connected to many Italian and European destinations, and has a large number of low-cost airlines. The airport bus service runs daily to and from the airport every 30 minutes and the journey to Bergamo takes about 20 minutes.
From the airport Orio al Serio to the city of Bergamo:
Ferno Varese, 21010, Milan, Italy
Tel: +39 02 23 23 23
Malpensa airport is the largest of the three airports and is located in the province of Varese approximately 30 km north west of the city of Milan. Milano Malpensa is Milan’s international airport.
From the airport Milano Malpensa to the city of Bergamo:
Radio Taxi La Martesana, Tel: +39 02 21 81
Radio Taxi Freccia, Tel: +39 02 40 00
Taxi 8585 Autoradiotassi, Tel: +39 02 85 85
Viale Enrico Forlanini, 20090 Segrate Milan, Italy
Tel: +39 02 23 23 23
Milano Linate Airport has a wide range of domestic and short and medium range international flights. There are several train and bus connections to Bergamo from the airport, including a shuttle bus to Milan Malpensa Airport. The shuttle bus between the two airports takes approximately 30 minutes so make sure you leave plenty of time if you are organising connecting flights.
From the airport Milano Linate to the city of Bergamo:
Radio Taxi 6969, Tel: +39 02 69 69
Arrow Radio Taxi, Tel: +39 02 40 00
Blue Taxi, Tel: +39 02 40 40
Arriving by train
From Milan Railway Station (Stazione di Milano Centrale) to Bergamo there are trains leaving 10 minutes after every hour. The last train leaves at 22.10. To find out more, please visit the website: www.trenitalia.com.
Getting to the venue
From Bergamo Train Station take local bus n°1 towards Colle Aperto and get off at stop #40, viale delle Mura, Seminario (journey takes 5 minutes and tickets cost 1.25 euro).
The same bus can be taken from the airport but the fare is then 2.10 euro.
Tickets are sold at Turismo Bergamo office and at the dispensers (Airport) or at the newspaper kiosks (train station).
Driving cars in the upper town
If you intend to reach the venue by car, pay attention to the “ZTL” electronic signs as they indicate the areas of the Upper town where cars are not allowed. Furthermore, parking your car will cost you about 1.6 euro/hour to be paid by cash.
General information on transport
Bergamo is divided into two parts: the Città alta (upper town), the old city on the hills surrounded by ancient walls where the forum venue is located and the Città bassa (lower town) in the valley underneath where the hotels and main transport stations and airports are located. The city is quite small, and many of the sights can be seen on foot. However, walking from the città bassa up to the città alta can be quite tiring because of the steep and winding streets, but there is a funicular that links the two parts of the city. Tickets can be purchased on the funicular and are valid for 75 minutes. They can be used to travel on the network, including the funicular to San Vigilio.
The Bergamo Card includes travel on the airport bus and unlimited travel on ATB buses, trams and funicular railways, free entry to some of the city’s museums, discounts on entry to events and temporary exhibitions as well as discounts on food and shopping. There are three types of card available: validity 24h at 10 euro; 48h at 15 euro and 72h at 20 euro.
ATB (Bergamo’s public transport company) runs the urban bus services and funicular railway between lower and upper Bergamo and between upper Bergamo and San Vigilio. The no. 1 bus starts at the railway station and travels to upper Bergamo. The funicular railway can also be used to reach upper Bergamo. The journey only takes five minutes.
Visitors wishing to reach the top of San Viglio hill can use the panoramic funicular which begins near San Alessandro gate (just outside colle Aperto).
Largo Porta nuova
Tel: +39 035 23 60 26