Attending

Turin is a captivating city nestled in the scenic region of Piedmont, Italy. Renowned for its rich history, elegant architecture, and gastronomic delights, Turin offers a plethora of attractions for the curious traveler. As you wander through its cobblestone streets and stroll along the scenic River Po, you'll be enchanted by the grandeur of its baroque buildings, majestic palaces, and charming squares. The city's crown jewel, the Mole Antonelliana, stands tall and proud, housing the fascinating National Cinema Museum. Art enthusiasts can revel in Turin's remarkable art scene, from the exceptional Egyptian Museum to the renowned contemporary art at the Castello di Rivoli. Don't miss the Royal Palace of Turin, a lavish residence that showcases opulent interiors and stunning gardens. To savor the local culinary delights, indulge in delightful cafes, vibrant food markets, and Michelin-starred restaurants, where Turin's famous chocolate, rich wines, and exquisite cuisine await.

The workshop is planned to be held in Aula Terracini in Palazzo Nuovo (University of Torino), in the center of the city, 200 meters from the Mole Antonelliana. In the afternoon, a parallel lab session for teachers subscribed through the Sofia platform will be held in the nearby Aula 1.13 in Via S. Ottavio 54. Most speakers travelling to attend the workshop will stay in Hotel Alpi Resort, at walking distance from the workshop venue, and very close to the river Po and the landmark "Piazza Vittorio" square. Coffee and lunch breaks will take place at Mela & Grano, next to Palazzo Nuovo, and are included for workshop registered participants. The social dinner will take place at 19:30 at the Trattoria Piemontese, has a cost of 33€ per person and workshop participants that want to join the dinner are required to reserve a place in advance by contacting the workshop organisers.

How to reach Turin city center from the Caselle airport by public transport

The best way to reach Turin from the airport is by bus. There is only one bus line so you cannot pick the wrong direction. Buses leave every 15 minutes and will take you to the main two stations of Turin: you can either get off at Porta Susa train station and take another bus, or if you want to stretch your legs after sitting for many hours, you can choose to get off at Porta Nuova train station and walk for about 20 minutes to reach the Hotel Alpi Resort. 

If you choose to get off at the Porta Susa train station, head to the "XVIII Dicembre" bus stop to take either bus 56 or tram 13. Warning: since there are four bus stops with the same name around the square in front of the station, so it can be confusing to understand which one is the right stop for you. Giving your back to where you got off the airport bus, you should be at the left center one, where the buses go to the center of Turin. Bus 56 and tram 13 both stop at the Vittorio Veneto square where you should get off. Once you are off the bus, looking in the same direction where the bus is headed, you should take the first road to the right (which is very close to the bus stop) and walk down it until you reach the hotel. It will be on the left side of the road, after about 5 minutes of walk.

Alternatively, if you enjoy walking and you get off at the Porta Nuova train station, once you step off the bus you should first head to the Porta Nuova train station and then, facing its entrance, turn left and follow the porticoed road until you reach the river Po and a bridge. Turn left before the bridge, and follow the river Po for a while, until the road near the pavement makes a slight turn on the right, following the river. You should ignore the slight turn and go straight ahead, as the hotel street is right there. You will find the hotel on the right side of the street.

Tickets pricing and how to buy them

The tickets for the first bus that will take you to Turin costs € 7.50. There are ticket machines at the airport terminal. You can also buy the ticket on the bus, but there would be an additional charge of €1.00 unless you buy it with a contactless credit card. Alternatively, you can also buy it online at: https://torino.arriva.it/en/airport-line-torino-city-center-torino-airport. As origin, you should choose Caselle Aereoporto, and the destination should be automatically correct.

For the second bus (or tram), the ticket costs € 1.90. The easiest way of buying the ticket is by just passing your contactless credit card on a dedicated machine once you enter the bus or tram (warning: there will be multiple ticket machines on the bus, some for regular tickets and others for credit cards; if the first machine doesn't work for you try another one). if you do not have a contactless credit card, but you have a smartphone with the NFC technology, you can buy tickets with the app TO Move, and when you enter a bus, you validate the bought ticket from the appropriate machine. Only if you cannot follow either of the two methods, you can buy a physical ticket from a ticket vending machine, that you should be able to find near the train station. However, physical tickets will come at an extra cost; more details can be found here: https://www.gtt.to.it/cms/en/pointsale.