5th International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School   |   Certosa di Pontignano - Siena - Tuscany - Italy   |  July 25-29, 2018


Participants will be accommodated in the Certosa di Pontignano, which is also the venue of the School, where rooms and apartments 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 enroll early to help ensure the best accommodation.

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.

All facilities are fully handicapped-accessible.


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 ICAS to ensure that adequate accommodation is available.

Accommodation: from July 24 (check-in) to July 30 (check-out) at Certosa di Pontignano (the school venue)

Meals: from the dinner of July 24 to the breakfast of July 30


  • From Pisa Int. Airport To Course Location (Certosa di Pontignano):
    departure: July 24  2017, 18.00
    arrival: July 24 2017, 19.50
  • From School Location (Certosa di Pontignano) To Pisa Int. Airport:
    departure:  July 30, 8.00am
    arrival: July 30, 10:00am


Accommodation, Meals at the Certosa di Pontignano and Transfer (Pisa Airport – Certosa di Pontignano)*
Single occupancy € 610
Double room single use € 670
Double occupancy** € 577
Accommodation in apartment (the ancient cells) of 4 places** € 615
Accommodation in apartment (the ancient cells) of 6 places** € 577

** Rooms will be shared with one participant of the same sex assigned by the Certosa di Pontignano. Two participants wishing to share the same room may place their request at the time of Application and Payment.

Remember: you need to book your accommodation at the venue and pay the amount for accommodation, meals and transfer (Pisa Airport – Certosa di Pontignano) directly to the Certosa di Pontignano. Here the accommodation form .

Contact at Certosa di Pontignano