Covid regulations by May 2022: At this time there are no restrictions regarding Covid19.
Please check Covid travel restrictions and requirements for entering Switzerland. If you are traveling from outside of the Schengen area, please use this travel check to make sure that you can enter Switzerland.
All rooms at Monte Verità are fully booked. Please contact Hotel Luna and La Perla for rooms. They are available at a discounted rate to workshop participants. A shuttle will be arranged for pick-up and drop-off at the beginning and end of each day’s events.
EuroBlight Workshop will be held at the Monte Verità conference center in Ascona, Switzerland.
Congressi Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Via Collina 84, 6612 Ascona,Switzerland
A detailed description of how to reach the conference center at Monte Verità in Ascona is also available on the CSF homepage (travel) and parking is available at the venue.
We suggest flying into the following airports (shown with approximate travel time to Locarno). More information, including other airport options, can be found on the CSF homepage (travel). In particular, we suggest flying into Zurich and Basel so that you will not have to cross country borders in case covid-19 restrictions should differ between Switzerland and Italy.
Zurich International Airport (ZRH) – 2 hrs 30 min. (with change in Zurich main station and Bellinzona every other hour. The other hours you have an extra change in Arth-Goldau or take a slower train directly to Locarno with a bit more than 1 hr extra travel time).
Basel, EuroAirport (BSL) – 3 hrs, 40 min (you can take bus 50 to the Basel train station and then change trains in Bellinzona every other hour. The other hours you have an extra change in Arth-Goldau or can take slower train directly to Locarno with a bit more than 1 hr extra travel time).
Milan Malpensa, Italy (MXP) – 2 hrs, 20 min (there is now a train from the airport and then you must change in Lugano. You will cross IT/CH border).
Milan Linate, Italy (LIN) – 2 hrs, 30 min. to 3 hrs (bus(es) to Milano Centrale station, followed by train. You will cross IT/CH border).
Locarno is the closest railway station to Ascona, and you can check the time schedule on the Swiss Railroad (SBB) website.
The trains from Zurich arrive at the following times in the afternoon: 13:14/44, 14:14, 15:14/44, 16:14, 17:14/44, 18:14, 19:14/44 and from Milano Malpensa always on 35. Check on the SBB website for trip details, including platform information and necessary transfers (https://www.sbb.ch/en ).
There will be a shuttle minibus for the transfer from Locarno to Monte Verità with stops at Hotel Luna and Hotel la Perla in Ascona on May 9th. The shuttles will depart from the Locarno station at the times below. Public bus information to Monte Verità is also included.
14:30 Monte Verità Shuttle
15:10 Monte Verità Shuttle
Public bus running 15:44 to Ascona with connection to Monte Verità (Bus Lines 1 -> 5, change buses at Ascona, Via Medere)
16:30 Monte Verità Shuttle
17:10 Monte Verità Shuttle
Public bus running 17:39 to Ascona with connection to Monte Verità (Bus Lines 1 -> 5, change buses at Ascona, Via Medere)
18:00 Monte Verità Shuttle
18:40 Monte Verità Shuttle
The minibus stop is close to where the public buses stop. Look for the white bus with the Monte Verità logo. (pictures below).
For participants staying at Hotels Luna and La Perla in Ascona, there is regular public bus service to Ascona (Bus 1) leaving every 15 minutes. The stop for both hotels is Ascona, Parco dei Poeti.
Taxis are also available from Locarno station to Monte Verità for 30-35 CHF, 15 min. Eco taxis provides the most affordable service and must be pre-booked. Phone +41 91 792 21 01 or 0800 321 321
For participants staying at hotels in Ascona, there will a daily shuttle to Monte Verità and one to return. The walk is approximately 25 min. (stairs uphill 120m to Monte Verità).
Hotel Luna and la Perla, Ascona --> Monte Verità, Ascona
Monte Verità --> Hotel Luna and la Perla, Ascona
10.05.2022, return with same bus as those from Monte Verità (21:30 & 23:00)
At the conclusion of the conference on May 12th, the shuttle bus will be available from approximately 13:00 until 17:00 from Monte Verità to Locarno station. For the train timetable, please check https://www.sbb.ch/en. If you must leave the conference earlier, then we recommend taking a taxi. Eco taxis provides the most affordable service and must be pre-booked. Phone +41 91 792 21 01 or 0800 321 321.