Location of the Conference

Trieste is located, in the North-East of Italy, 120 km (75 mi) east of Venice. The conference will be held at the Congress Center "Stazione Marittima", located directly on the sea front facing the Adriatic and within five minutes walking distance from the historic city center.

The Town

The origins of Trieste can be traced back over a long time. In the 2nd century BC it was already an important port and trading center, known as Tergeste. Today it still is one of the major ports on the Adriatic Sea with approximately 230,000 inhabitants. The town also serves as capital for the region Friuli-Venezia-Giulia. In the center the streets are lined with neo-classical palaces, which are a reminder of its maritime importance to the Austrian Hapsburgs during the 18th century.

As the name suggests, the "Stazione Marittima" was originally a boat terminal. It was inaugurated in 1936 when the ship 'Vulcania' built by the Italia-Span company undertook her maiden trip on the North America route. In the last decade the building has been restored as the Congress Center of the city.


Trieste has a Mediterranean climate similar to Venice. The days are mostly sunny and warm. During the period of the conference, the daily maximum temperature and minimum temperature average at 26 °C (79 °F) and 19 °C (66 °F), respectively. The chances of a dry day is around 80 %. The sea has an average temperature of 25 °C (77 °F) at the surface.

Reaching Trieste

Trieste's international airport Ronchi dei Legionari is located 30 km North-West of the town. There are frequent flights to Munich, Milano (Malpensa) and Rome. Other destinations include London (Stansted), Paris (CDG), and Toronto.

The larger airport of Venice "Marco Polo" offers more international flights and is located only 100 km further to the West. There are convenient train connections from the train-station of Venezia-Mestre (10 min by bus from the airport) to the center or Trieste.

Address of the Conference Center
Stazione Marittima
Molo Bersaglieri, 3
34124 - Trieste (TS)


Conference Center