Travel and Accommodation

Travel directions

You can find detailed travel information on the Congressi Stefano Franscini webpage starting from here. Directions are sorted by arrival airport. The two closest and better connected international airports are Zurich (Switzerland) and Milano Malpensa (Italy).

A 9 seats shuttle bus will run from Locarno railway station to Monte Verità on Sunday 6 October with the following departure times: 13.15; 14.05; 14.45; 15.35; 16.15; 17.05. The departure point of the bus is located at the head of the train platforms, on the right side of the direction your train came from. The bus will work on first-come-first serves basis and cannot be reserved in advance.

Be advised that the trip from Zurich and Milano airports to Monte Verità will take about 2.5 to 3 hours.

IMPORTANT: participants who want to attend DOK excursion on Friday 11. October are advised to consider flying to and from Basel airport (there are direct flights from and to several destinations in Europe), in order to have a shorter travel time to the airport after the excursion (approximately 1 hour from the DOK site to the airport, via Basel main station).

If you have any doubts or question before booking a flight, you can contact us for further advice.


Participants will be responsible for booking their accommodation at the Monte Verità hotel (the conference venue) or in other hotels in Ascona.Rooms at Monte Verità will be offered at a special rate and will be available for booking for our participants upon opening of registration. Lodging at Monte Verità can be booked only in combination with the full board package. We strongly recommend to book the full board package also in case of lodging outside Monte Verità.

The rooms at Monte Verità will be available on first comes-first serves basis and the special rates will apply only for the days of the conference (earliest possible arrival on Sunday 6. October, latest possible departure on Thursday, 10. October). Pre- and/or post-conference nights must be booked separately by contacting the hotel directly and are not eligible for the lower rates.

Board and lodging for the invited speakers will be booked directly by the organizers.

Conference venue

The Congressi Stefano Franscini avails of the facilities of the Conference Centre Monte Verità since 1989, providing a venue for world-famous seminars and conferences.

Situated in a quiet historical park on a beautiful hill top above the lake town of Ascona in southern Switzerland, in the heart of Europe, Monte Verità is the ideal retreat: a place for reflection and discussion, introspection and creativity, relaxation and activity, surrounded by nature and steeped in history, catering for every need. Monte Verità promotes physical and mental well-being and is the ideal setting for organizing meetings, developing ideas and holding talks: the place has attracted many writers, intellectuals, artists, and political and economic exponents over the years.

The exact address is:

Monte Verità
Via Collina 84
6612 Ascona, Switzerland.