8th Venice International School on Lasers in Materials Science (SLIMS)

July 14-20, 2024, Isola di San Servolo, Venice, Italy

Arrival Information

The school address is: Isola di S. Servolo, 30135 Venezia VE

Connections with Venice railway station S. Lucia and Venice International Airport Marco Polo, as well as public boat timetables can be found here.

Hint: It may be a good idea to buy a 7-day ticket for ACTV Public Transport Services for 65 Euros on your arrival to the airport or the train station. The ticket is valid for 7 days from first use and can be used for unlimited travel on vaporetto and buses in the City of Venice (except for trips to and from Marco Polo Venice Airport and ACTV routes no. 16, 19, 21 and Casinò). Note that ACTV one-way ticket is 9,50 Euros...


You should check in at the San Servolo Conference Centre on Sunday, July 14 and check out by noon of Sunday, July 21.

Hint: The educational activities of the School will end on Saturday, July 20, but it may be a good idea to not leave immediately but to stay for an extra night. The fireworks for the Festa del Redentore 2024 will be fired on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 11:30 pm, and the Isola di S. Servolo is one of the best spots to watch the fairworks...


Visa to Enter Italy

Depending on your citizenship you may be required to apply for an entry visa to Italy. You can check if you need to apply for a visa at this website.

You can request an official invitation letter for your visa application from the organizers of the School after you register for the School.

Hint: In some countries, the application for the Schengen visa can be a lengthy process - please apply for the visa as soon as you applied to the School.