How to get to Bergamo

IPSS 2016 will be held in Bergamo, a beautiful city located near Milano in the north of Italy.

The province of Bergamo, situated in the eastern Lombardy region, provides a combination of cultural and artistic history as well as modern developments. The city is divided into two parts: "Città alta" (upper city), a hilltop medieval town, and the "Città bassa" (lower city), where the shopping district is located. The two parts of the city are connected by funicular, roads and footpaths. The old medieval structure is still intact in the city and you can see narrow streets, tall houses with picturesque windows and doors, and often secret passages, within the old Venetian walls. Music plays an important role in Bergamo’s history. The large Romanesque Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore has had a very strong tradition of singing and music teaching for over eight hundred years.

How to get to Bergamo

How to get to the conference venue

The conference will be held at the former monastery complex of Sant'Agostino.

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
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. The airport shuttle service connects the airport and Milan city in its three important locations: Central Station, Rho Fair and Malpensa Airport.

Milano Malpensa
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: The Malpensa shuttle coach buses leave every 20 minutes from Malpensa Airport to Milan central train station (Stazione di Milano Centrale). From Milano railway station to Bergamo, trains leave at ten minutes after every hour.

Milano Linate
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.

By Train

Bergamo has very frequent train connections with Milan

By Car

Bergamo is situated along the motorway system of Turin-Milan-Venice-Trieste (the A4 motorway)