Seventh Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference
TRAVEL TO AND ABOUT MADONNA DI CAMPIGLIOGeneral Position:
A major superhighway, A4, runs across northern Italy, just south of the Dolomites, from Milan on the west to Venice on the east. About 2/3 of the way to Venice, another major highway, A22, heads north from Verona to the Brenner Pass, and thence to Innsbruck, Austria. North of the A4 and west of the A22 are Lake Garda, and then further north, the Brenta group of the Dolomites. Madonna di Campiglio is on the west side of the Brenta group.
Flights to any of the four cities (Milan, Verona, Venice, Innsbruck) are recommended as providing the easiest access to the conference. Cars may be rented at any of these airports. Hotel Touring has parking available, free of charge to attendees. For those attendees not seeking the easiest access, note that driving through the Alps and Dolomites can be an adventure, but is spectacular and worthwhile in its own right.
The three closest major international airports are Milan, Verona, and Venice (a little further and over the Brenner Pass is Innsbruck). Many participants will want to rent a car and drive to Campiglio (note that automatic shifting is usually only provided upon special request). Hotel Touring is in Campiglio, and is directly at and below the Brenta group, so a car is not required, but there are many interesting sites in the vicinity, for site-seeing, leisure activities, and adventure activities, so many will find a car useful.
Driving directions to Madonna di Campiglio, Northern Italy:
Highway A4 goes from east from Milan past Brescia, Verona, Vicenza, Padova, to Venice. Highway A22 leaves the A4 east of Brescia and just west of Verona and goes north past Trento, Bolzano and over the Brennero pass to Innsbruck (Austria). The Brenta group lies west and a little north of Trento. From Milan the distance is about 207 km.
From the A4, Brescia Est exit: Follow directions to Lago d’ Idro (using SP BS 23 when one nears Lago d’Idro), and then SS 237 north to SS 239 to Campiglio.
From the A22, Rovereto Sud exit: SP 90 west (directions to Nago) then SP 240D north to SS 45 north to Sarche, then 237 west to SS 239 , then north to Campiglio. [At Nago a slight detour to the north end of Lake Garda is worthwhile—head to Nago Torbole and Riva del Garda. From Riva go north on SS 45, then as above.] (82 km)
From the A22, Trento Centro exit: A4 to A22, north to Trento Centro exit. Take SS45 west to Sarche and then SS237 west to the intersection with SS239. Take SS239 north to Campiglio. (73 km)
From the A22 from the north (e.g. Innsbruck): Exit S. Michele all'Adige, direction Mezzolombardo. Then SS 43 north past Cles to SS 42 southwest to SS 339 south to Campiglio (71 km).
TRAIN and BUS
Madonna can be reached by various combinations of TRAIN and BUS, from the major airports and cities in the area [DETAILS TO BE ADDED LATER][Collegamenti giornalieri da/con Malé, Bolzano, Trento, Milano, Brescia Orari Autostradale - Orari S.I.A. - Orari Alpi in Bus Orari Trasporti Pubblici della Provincia]