Participants will be accommodated in the Certosa di Pontignano, which is also the venue of the Advanced Course, where rooms and apartments (the ancient cells) are available. Rooms will be assigned as availability permits: the most charming rooms tend to be booked fast and it is recommended that prospective participants enrol early to help ensure the best accommodation.

To book your accommodation please complete the booking form and return it by email by July 10.

The Certosa di Pontignano is located about 8 km (5 mi) outside of the walls of the old town Siena. A city bus runs regularly and stops at the Certosa di Pontignano: local taxis are also available.

Meals for the participants will be served in the fascinating rooms of the Certosa di Pontignano. Please contact us in advance if you have specific requests or special dietary requirements: we can place a request but it cannot be guaranteed that all special needs can be met. 


Guests are not permitted to attend the sessions or discussion groups but they may participate at the meals at their own expenses. Details will be sent to confirmed participants. Guest participation is in any case dependent upon availability of accommodation and there will be extras charges for double or multiple occupancy and meals. If it is necessary for young children to accompany a participant, it is expected that they will not be disruptive to the scientific event. Please contact the Certosa di Pontignano ( to ensure that adequate accommodation is available.

Accommodation: from July 12 (check-in) to July 18 (check-out) at Certosa di Pontignano (the course venue)

Meals: from the dinner of July 12 to the breakfast of July 18

Accommodation (Full Board) at the Certosa di Pontignano
Single Room rate, Full Board* € 620
Double room for single use rate, Full Board* € 680
Spot in Double room rate**, Full Board* € 595
Other Accommodation Options Please ask to Certosa di Pontignano Staff.

* The price in Full board includes the meals from the dinner of July 12 to breakfast of July 18.

** It is possible to book a spot in Double Room only when the occupants are kinship-related ( e.g. married, families, partners).

Remember: you need to book your accommodation (in Full Board) at the course venue and pay the amount  directly to the Certosa di Pontignano. Here the

Contact at Certosa di Pontignano