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Venice, Italy — 5-8 April, 2016


All WICSA and CompArch 2016 sessions will take place at Telecom Italia’s Future Centre. The Future Center is located in San Salvador, a convent that was restored to provide an an oasis of peace in the heart of Venice.

Telecom Italia Future Centre
San Marco, 4826
Campo San Salvador
30124 - Venezia
Phone: +39.041.947770

Complimentray WiFi will be provided at the conference. You will, however, have to provide your personal data as this is required by Italian law.


Venice is well connected to the rest of Italy and Europe, and can be reached by plane, train, or car.

By Plane through the Marco Polo Tessera Airport

There are several possibilities to reach the historic city centre from the airport:

  • Car taxis: it takes 15 minutes to get to Piazzale Roma (radiotaxi Mestre). Once you reach Piazzale Roma you can easily proceed either on foot or by waterbus.
  • Bus ATVO: a direct connection from the airport to Venezia (Piazzale Roma) that takes about 20 minutes; buses leave every half an hour. The buses leave outside the arrivals area on the right.
  • Bus ACTV: a public transport bus (Line 5) connecting the airport to Venezia (Piazzale Roma); it makes several stops before reaching Piazzale Roma and takes approximately half an hour.
  • Public ACTV watertaxi service: a private watertaxi service which uses public transport's stops - offering less expensive prices than private taxis. It links the airport to some of the most important areas of Venice. The service includes the Alilaguna Red Line which stops at Murano, Lido, Arsenale, S.Marco, and the Zattere; and the Alilaguna Blue Line which stops also at Fondamenta Nuove and at S.Marco. The Alilaguna connects the Airport to Venice Port as well. Both lines leave each hour.

By Train

The only railway station in Venice is Santa Lucia. It is connected to the rest of Italy with Eurostar, Intercity, Iterregional and local trains (train timetables can be found on the website of the State Railways).

By Car

It is easy to reach Venice by car with the following motorway and road connections: A4 from Trieste and from Turin, A27 from Belluno, A13 from Bologna, and the state roads SS.309 Romea from the Adriatic Coast, SS.14 from Trieste, SS.13 from Treviso, SS.11 from Padua.

Once you have arrived near the lagoon, get on to the Ponte della Libertà - a long straight line with two lanes linking Venice to the mainland -follow the signs for Venice and you will arrive at Piazzale Roma. Here you have to leave your car and proceed by foot or by waterbus.

About Venice

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. It is located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture, and its artwork. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon.

For more information visit Venice's Tourism website:


Venice is well known for its many wonderful hotels. When selecting you hotel please remember that Telecom Italis'a Future Centre is near Rialto Bridge. To take a look at some of the many available options click here.

We do suggest that you book your hotel as soon as possible to get the best deals.