Important notice about visits.

From January 9 2023, it is again possible to visit our laboratories in person. Booking a group visit is only possible using our online booking system, so please do not email or phone us for availability.

Visiting hours are

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 14.30 to 16.00

and the available slots are only visible during the booking process. If you do not find the desired date available, please choose a date close by and indicate your request in the notes. Compatible with our schedule and activities we will try to accommodate all requests, but please understand that our researchers volunteer their time and are therefore not always available for visits.

All visits, including those of a technical-scientific nature, should be requested on the booking system, while those of an institutional and/or commercial nature should be requested to the proper office.

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We are an international and multidisciplinary research center of excellence, specialized in the study of materials through the light generated by two sources: Elettra, a third-generation synchrotron radiation facility, and FERMI, a free electron laser of new concept. The light produced by this two is used to study matter and its properties at atomic level by 36 experimental stations.

Thanks to the basic and applied research that is carried out daily in our two facilities, Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste promotes the cultural, social and economic growth of society, contributes to the transfer of knowledge and technology, to the dissemination of high technical, scientific and management training, and promotes the creation and coordination of national and international scientific networks.


More than 400 people work permanently within Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste, and numerous chemistry, biology, materials science, electronics and computer science laboratories are operative and enhance the scientific investigation capacity of the experimental stations.

Every year more than 1000 researchers from more than 50 countries apply to be selected for their scientific merit and carry out their research and measurements at Elettra, while more than 5000 visitors from schools, universities, other bodies and associations satisfy their curiosity through guided visits. Many of our researchers and technicians are happy to dedicate part of their time to dissemination and information for visitors.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 February 2023 14:05