Conference venue

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Conference venue

Politecnico di Torino was founded in 1906 and has its roots in the Technical School for Engineers created in 1859.  

It is internationally ranked among the most important universities in Europe for Engineering and Architecture studies: it accounts for 35,000 students, and 14% of them come from over 100 different foreign countries.

Politecnico is a center of excellence for education and research in Engineering, Architecture, Design and Planning, and it works in close cooperation with the socio-economic system. It is a comprehensive Research University where education and research complement each other and create synergies to address the needs of the economic system, of the local community and, above all, of its students.

Politecnico is committed to a strong internationalization process of its teaching, research and technology transfer activities. Politecnico cooperates with the best universities and research centers in world, and has signed agreements and contracts with important international corporations, as well as with local businesses, meaning to be for the latter a focal point for innovation.

 

 

Travel

Torino lies in the centre of Europe and takes advantage of a well structured connection system by plane, train and car.

By air

Caselle International Airport, 20 minutes away from the city centre, allows daily connections with the main European cities.

Moreover Malpensa International Airport, one of the main European hubs connected to more than 120 cities all over the world, is located only 60 minutes drive from Torino. Bus transfers to Turin are operated by SADEM and run every 1-1.5 hours.

By train

Torino has two main railway stations, Porta Nuova and Porta Susa, both in the city centre. They are connected, also with frequent high speed rail services, to the main destinations in Italy and France, and from there to the rest of Europe.

Milan can be reached in only 50 minutes, Rome in about 4 hours. On the French side, high-speed trains are available to Lyon (3.5 hours) and Paris (5.5 hours).

More info at TrenitaliaItalo, and SNCF (Italy-France connections) websites.

By car

Motorways A6 Torino-Savona, A4 Torino-Milan-Venice, A21 Torino-Piacenza-Bologna, A5 Torino-Aosta, A32 Torino-Bardonecchia connect Torino to most Italian cities, to France, Switzerland, Austria and the rest of Europe.

The recently fully renovated Porta Susa railway station

 

Local Public Transport

Detailed information on public transport lines and timetables in Torino can be obtained at GTT website.

Torino Metro line service usually runs from 5.30 until 00.30 except at weekends (until 01.00) and on Mondays (until 22.00).

Taxi are readily available at the taxi stops or calling +390115730 or +390115737.

The Lingotto Conference Centre can be reached from the city centre in a few minutes by subway (Lingotto metro station). Ticket cost: € 1,50.

Torino's modern subway line

 

Tourist Information

Roman castrum, medieval town, first capital of Italy. Torino offers a lasting memory of castles, old beautiful palaces, royal residences, monuments. Torino is one of the cultural leading cities in Italy. The city’s lively cultural scene includes music, theatre, visual arts, photography, film, design, dance and heritage as well as a wide choice of museums, 46 in town, such as the world famous Egyptian Museum, the beautiful Galleria Sabauda with Italian and Flemish painting collections, the Automobile Museum, the Modern Art Gallery, the Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Cinema Museum with its unique interactive approach.

Around Torino thousands of excursion opportunities: the Alps, the lakes, the artistic cities and villages, the golf courses, the wine and food tours.

Shopping

Torino offers both luxury and characteristic shops. Most of the luxury shops are located in the city centre on via Roma: fashion boutiques, jewelry shops, perfume shops and food and wine stores which feature the best of the regional products. Then there are the characteristic shops in the little alleys of the inner city, full of cafes and craftshops. Torino has a little bit (or, as is often the case, a lot) of everything and for all budgets as well.

Eating

Torino is one of the undisputed world capital of taste. It has always boasted a renowned food and wine tradition. The region’s extraordinary cuisine can be enjoyed in over 600 city restaurants. Restaurants are usually open from 12.00 to 14.30 and from 19.30 to 22.30. For those who prefer something different to the classic menus, Torino proposes a most pleasant alternative: wine bars. Torino is also renowned for the ability of its pastrycooks.

Climate

Located in the north-west of Italy Torino has a continental weather, which is usually mild in late summer and beginning of autumn. Average temperatures range from 18°C to 30°C in October.

More info on Torino at www.turismotorino.org.

 

Visa Information

To find out whether, depending on your citizenship, country of long-term residence and the duration and reasons for your stay, you need a visa to enter Italy, see the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at website or check with your local Italian Embassy or other diplomatic representative before you travel. The rules change regularly, so you should check you have the most up to date information for your trip.

 

Hotel Accommodation

The Organizing Secretariat will select some of the best 3 and 4-star hotels in town. PLM2018 attendees will have the possibility to book their rooms via an online reservation system. All selected hotels will be either at walking distance from the conference venue or located in the city centre, from where the conference venue is easily reachable in a few minutes by subway.

More information on selected hotels and prices will be published as soon as available.