On this site we provide practical information regarding anything that is not related to the conference program. Below you find information on COVID-19 rules and accommodation options. We have separate pages for transportation, eating and drinking, and sightseeing.
Italian law requires a proof of vaccination or recent COVID-19 infection for entering most indoor spaces (“Green Pass”). This also applies to academic conferences. Alternatively, participants can bring a recent COVID-19 test result (not older than 48 hours). The Green Pass is considered valid in Italy if at least 14 days have elapsed since the first vaccination.
At the entrance of the conference site, it is likely that you will have to do the following things:
- Register yourself via a QR code reader (bring your smartphone), or on a dedicated sheet of paper.
- Temperature measurement.
- Show your Green Pass (or your recent negative test result, rapid tests are fine).
Take into account that passing the access control may take some minutes.
Internet access is available via eduroam. Take into account that there may not be a large number of plugs in the classrooms.
Turin is in general an affordable place with lots of centrally located B&B options in the 40-60 € / night range. There is also a large choice of hotels. Classy options are Hotel Victoria, the Hotel dei Pittori and the two NH hotels at Piazza Carlina and San Stefano. Townhouse 70 is a popular mid-range place. In case you make a telephonic booking at one of the NH, it is worth the effort to ask for a university discount (no guarantees, though).
There are also lots of AirBnB places but we hesitate to recommend them due to their impact on the housing market and the fees they charge.
Especially for small B&B’s, it is recommended to book directly at the accommodation: they often give you the “real” price without the 15% commission that booking.com and similar sites charge them.
Location-wise, we recommend the city center since it is close to Palazzo Nuovo, the main site of the conference, to the restaurants for dinner and to the two train stations. For the sessions at the Faculty of Economics, you can take the tram no. 4.