Torino is an ancient city, which was Italy’s first capital, and is now a great industrial district. Each moment in history has left its mark on the city, creating a legacy of culture, architecture and monuments.
The conference will be held in the Politecnico di Torino Lingotto halls. The Lingotto building, designed by the engineer Mattè-Trucco for FIAT, was at the time of its opening the largest car factory, with its avant-garde structure with five floors of concrete and a world-famous test track on the roof (popularized by the movie The Italian Job). In the eighties, the structure was retrofitted following an international architectural competition, won by Renzo Piano, to host a modern complex with concert halls, a theatre, a convention centre, shopping arcades and a hotel. The eastern portion of the building hosts a part of the Politecnico di Torino facilities, with state of the art lecture rooms and a main hall designed again by Renzo Piano.
Arriving to the city
New Torino Caselle Airport
The new airport building is a high-tech structure that offers passengers and customer airlines forefront technologies and innovative facilities, providing more than five million passengers a year with maximum comfort and top quality assistance.
This modern airport has a covered area of more than 57 thousand sqm distributed on three service levels and is characterized by the new 3,500 sqm glass window that embraces the new, spacious boarding lounge.
Torino is one of the major focus of the Italian railway network. Excellent long-distance trains links Torino to major town in Europe. Torino’s main station, Porta Nuova, is conveniently located in the centre of the city and provides Eurostar service to and from all major Italian cities.
Through many motorways, Torino has a direct access to the rest of Europe. Thanks to its favourable geographical position, Torino is the starting point of a technologically updated network connecting up the whole country and several tourist resorts.
Traveling inside the city
From Caselle the centre of the city can be easily reached by public transportation and/or taxi. The Caselle train shuttle leaves from the airport every 30 minutes and arrives at Dora train station in 19 minutes.
There is an underground railway line which connects different parts of the city. All the parts of the town are fully linked by tram and busses lines. Visit the GTT website for journey planning, maps, and timetables.
White taxis can be found in the city ranks or through radio taxi service (PRONTO TAXI: +39 011 5737 RADIO TAXI: +39 011 5730 - +39 011 3399). Prices shown on the meter, extra charges for luggage and night service. The trip from the airport to the city centre costs approximately 30 €.