European Mathematical Society School


Rationality, stable rationality and birationally rigidity of complex algebraic varieties

September 3 - 9, 2017


The guest house of Palazzo Antonini-Mangilli-del Torso has some double rooms available for the school. Nearby there are some hotels with a special agreement with the University of Udine.
By default, the participants are hosted at the guest house until full capacity is reached. If you have any special request, please ask.

How to reach Udine

The city of Udine is situated in the North Eastern part of Italy, about 120 km from Venice, 90 km from Austrian frontiers and 40 km from Slovenia.

By plane

There are three main airports serving the North East of Italy:

From Trieste

The nearest airport to Udine (40 km) is at Ronchi dei Legionari also known as Trieste airport (IATA code TRS).
You may find airport information and schedules at the airport website.

From Trieste airport there is a bus services connecting Udine run by APT Gorizia (line number E 51). Schedules and fares are available at APT Gorizia or calling the bus operator (+39-0481-593511 or, within Italy, the toll free number 800-955957).
Arrival in Udine is at the bus station, in front of the railway station. Journey time is approximately 45 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the airport in the arrivals hall, with an automatic machine for self-ticketing and at Tourist Information Counter (Turismo FVG). Leaving Udine, tickets can be found at the bus station.

From Venice

The best international connections are through the Venice airport (IATA code VCE).

From this airport you may easily reach Udine by train using the close railway station of Mestre. Mestre railway station is connected by bus to the Marco Polo airport (ask for the bus to Mestre, not to Venezia, piazzale Roma). There are two bus services: ATVO Fly Bus (express service) and ACTV, town public transport (orange busses).

  1. The ATVO busses run daily, every 20 minutes approximately (check schedule at: ATVO). Journey time is 20 minutes. Tickets may be purchased inside the arrival hall at the ATVO box, € 8,00 luggage included.
  2. The ACTV busses (town transport service, bus number 15 – orange) run daily, every 30 minutes. Journey time is 25-30 minutes approximately. Tickets: inside the arrivals hall, € 8,00 luggage not included.
Both ACTV and ATVO lines also provide bus service to Venezia (piazzale Roma).

From Mestre railway station there are several trains to Udine, on the main line Venezia-Vienna. Trains run almost every hour. The journey takes approximately 2 hours. Some trains require supplements or seat reservation.

For more information on Venice airport and connecting services check: Venice airport
For train connections: Trenitalia

From Treviso

Treviso airport (IATA code TSF) is located at about 30 Kms from Venice and 3 km from the town centre. A town public bus service (number 6) operates every 30 minutes from/to Treviso railway station. The journey takes about 15–20 minutes to reach Treviso railway station.
From the railway station you may catch a train to Udine on the Venezia/Mestre – Udine line (there is no need to go to Venezia). For train connections see: Trenitalia

Low cost flights

Ryanair flies from/to Trieste airport (TRS) and from/to Venezia-Treviso airport (TFS), it does not operate from/to Venezia Marco Polo airport (VCE).
Check airport websites for more low-cost airlines.

By train

Udine is on the main line Venezia-Vienna. Trains run almost every hour. The journey takes approximately 1 and a half hour from Venezia Mestre station. Some trains require supplements or seat reservation. Check the Trenitalia website for train schedule and information.

By car

Udine is on the A23 motorway Udine-Tarvisio. If you are approaching via the A4 Venezia-Trieste motorway, exit at “Udine Sud”. Detailed information is available on Autostrade.