Travel info



If you are arriving from Rome Airports (Fiumicino or Ciampino):
With Gasparibus: the coach bus service connecting directly Rome airports to L’Aquila (Hotel Amiternum). Buses look as pictured, though they can be either white, red, or gold.
Journey: approximately 2 hours
Tickets: one way € 16 / two-way € 28.8

Online ticket:

Bus terminal at Fiumicino airport: just outside the arrival terminal 3; get out the glass sliding door, go right, walk 200m on the sidewalk, and you’ll see it.
Bus terminal at Ciampino airport: just outside the main exit, on the left side.

Bus schedule:


With train + ARPA bus: you have to get a local train from Airport L. da Vinci Fiumicino (train direction Fara Sabina) that brings you to Stazione Tiburtina, where ARPA buses leave to L’Aquila. The trains leave from the Airport every 15 minutes from 5:57 to 23:27 (Monday-Saturday) and every 30 minutes from 5.57 to 23.27 (Sunday & Holidays). The train ticket cost is € 8,50 and the journey takes about 45 minutes. From Stazione Tiburtina (Rome) catch a coach of the bus company ARPA to downtown L’Aquila. The bus ticket from Rome to L’Aquila must be purchased before you get on the bus, at the “Autolinee ARPA” ticket office (map).

Journey: approximately 1 hour and 40min Tickets: € 9,5
Online ticket:

Note: Bus and train ticket fee could slightly vary.


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If you are arriving from Rome: get off the bus at Hotel Amiternum (first stop in L’Aquila for Gasparibus and ARPA) or to Bus Terminal (downtown, last stop for ARPA).
If you are arriving from Pescara: get off the bus at the Bus Terminal.
Take a look of your Hotel location to choose where to get off: from Hotel Amitenum to downtown it’s a 30min walk (you can take also local buses or a taxi).

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ISSAOS will be held at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, located very close to the city center. It can be easily reached from the Bus Terminal with a 10 minutes walk.,13.396572?map=42.34488,13.39674,16,normal&fb_locale=en_GB

Institute website:

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You are probably aware that in 2009 L’Aquila was hit by a destructive earthquake, the consequences of which are still evident. L’Aquila is very safe in terms of security, but walking around downtown may present barriers and the atmosphere can sometimes become creepy.
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will understand.

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113 General Emergency

115 Fire Fighters
118 Health Emergency
112 Carabinieri (local army)


The electric line in Italy supplies AC power at 230 V and 50 Hz.
Three types of power plugs are generally used: Type C, Type L, and Type F “Schuko”.


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