Travel and Accomodation
The conference will be held in the two different cities of Pollenzo and Turin, Italy.
On Friday 23rd the conference will be held solely in Pollenzo, a small town 45 minutes from Turin, where Slow Food and the University of Gastronomic Sciences were founded.
There will be a shuttle service provided connecting Bra and Pollenzo with easy accessibility on Friday 23rd.
The address of the venue is: University of Gastronomic Sciences, Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II 9 - 12042 Bra CN
On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th the conference will be held in Turin in two main venues:
Travel & Accommodation
Accommodation is not bookable as part of registration. However, our official hospitality service, in partnership with Terra Madre - Salone del Gusto, has all the information you need on how to get to Turin and where to stay in Turin during the congress.
travel: transport options and ticket purchases for air, rail and sea
accommodation: room bookings in hotels at discounted rates;
transfers: planning of transfers between airports, rail stations, hotels and cultural points of interest by road, car rentals, etc.
You can also refer to their website: https://www.bookingpiemonte.it/en/
How to travel to Bra/Pollenzo for Friday 23rd:
Arrival: You’ll need to arrive from Turin to Bra independently by train. You can check the train schedules under this link.
At the Bra train station there will be a shuttle service available that takes you to the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo.
Return: The last train from Bra to Pollenzo is at 20:31, which is why we will provide a direct bus shuttle from Pollenzo to Turin after the socialising dinner.
In case you won’t participate at the socialising dinner make sure to get to the train station in Bra before the last train leaves.
How to travel to Turin:
As we strongly encourage low-carbon travel by land, here you can find a detailed description of how to get to Turin by train from inside Europe.
Trains and intercity buses provide transportation to and from Turin from other towns. The main railway station is Porta Nuova Station in the center at Piazza Carlo Felice. The Porta Susa Station serves trains to and from Milan and is connected to the city center and the main station by bus. You can check national and international train connections on the official website of trenitalia or on european connections via trainline.
Furthermore Turin can be reached through its own airport, Torino-Caselle, from most European cities.
From the airport of Turin there is a Shuttle bus that takes you to the city centre.
The closest airports for international long haul flights are in Milan, which is located a little over an hour away by train from Turin. These airports include: Milano Malpensa (MXP), Milano Linate (LIN) and Milan Bergamo Airport Orio Al Serio (BGY).
From all airports there are different options for reaching Turin by train and bus.
From Malpensa to Turin:
- Bus: Public shuttle service from Milan Malpensa Airport to Torino Porta Susa train station
From Orio al Serio to Turin:
Flixbus runs 12 shuttle transfers a day from Orio al Serio to Turin. You can find you best option under this link.
There is no train station at the Orio al Serio Airport.
From Linate to Turin: :
From Linate airport Milano you can proceed with bus Line 88 which takes you to Milano Rogoredo train station. Then, you’ll have to take a train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Rogoredo.
Here follows a list of hotels in proximity to the congress venue:
Area of Parco Dora:
Hotel President - Via Antonio Cecchi, 67, 10152 Torino TO
Hotel Albergo Antico Distretti - Corso Valdocco, 10, 10122 Torino TO
Hotel Tourist - Via Alpignano, 3, 10143 Torino TO
Area of Cavallerizza Reale:
Piazza Castello Suite - P.za Castello, 153, 10122 Torino TO
Bed & Breakfast Pelù - Largo Montebello, 33, 10124 Torino TO
Vibrisse Bed&Breakfast - Via San Domenico, 4, 10122 Torino TO
Hotel Combo - Corso Regina Margherita, 128, 10152 Torino TO
Hotel Flaneur - Via dei Mercanti, 16, 10121 Torino TO
Travelling inside of Turin
Turin has an extensive network of trams and buses that run from early morning until midnight. There are also electric mini-buses in the city center. Bus and tram tickets must be bought in a tabacchi shop and cannot be bought on the bus or tram itself.
Culture & Activities
There are many things to do and see in Turin around culture, history and art.
Find out more here.
Restaurants recommended by the Slow Food guide:
Le Vitel Étonné - Via S. Francesco da Paola, 4, 10123 Torino TO
Ristorante Consorzio - Via Monte di Pietà, 23, 10122 Torino TO
L'Acino - Via San Domenico, 2/A, 10122 Torino TO
Ristorante Enoteca Parlapà - Corso Principe Eugenio, 17, 10122 Torino TO
Osteria Antiche Sere - Via Cenischia, 9, 10139 Torino TO