Current Covid-19 regulations

As of late March 2022, there are no Covid-19 restrictions for attending a conference in Switzerland and to enter the country from abrod. Access to the conference venue hotel and restaurant and to the lecture room is not restricted; a Covid-certificate is not required; use of a protective mask is not required while attending the conference. However, wearing a mask is still required on public transport.

Updates will be posted here.

Travel directions

You can find detailed travel information on the Congressi Stefano Franscini webpage starting from here. Directions are sorted by arrival airport. The two closest and better connected international airports are Zurich (Switzerland) and Milano Malpensa (Italy).

Be advised that the trip from Zurich and Milano airports to Monte Verità will take about 2.5 to 3 hours (waiting time not included).

A 9 seats shuttle bus will run from Locarno railway station to Monte Verità on Sunday 18. September approximately between 2pm and 6pm (exact schedule and more details will be poster later). The bus will work on first-come-first serves basis and cannot be reserved in advance.


As of March 2022, the conference is planned to be in-presence only. Online attendance will not be possible.

Participants will be responsible for booking their accommodation at the Monte Verità hotel (the conference venue) or in other hotels in Ascona. Rooms at Monte Verità will be offered at a special rate and will be available for booking for our participants upon opening of registration. Lodging at Monte Verità can be booked only in combination with the full board package. We strongly recommend to book the full board package also in case of lodging outside Monte Verità.

The registration and board and lodging procedure will be published on this site as soon at it will be open (in June 2022). Booking before we open the procedure will not be possible.

The rooms at Monte Verità will be available on first comes-first serves basis and the special rates will apply only for the days of the conference (earliest possible arrival on Sunday 18. September, latest possible departure on Friday, 23. September). Pre- and/or post-conference nights must be booked separately by contacting the hotel directly and are not eligible for the lower rates.

Board and lodging for the invited speakers will be booked directly by the organizers.

Scam alert: in recent years conference participants and invited speakers have been contacted by individuals claiming to work for a conference's organizing committee and offered assistance for hotel booking, leading to credit card frauds. Please refer only to information that you will receive from our committee by email from Paolo Demaria.