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Important Dates

May 1, 2017
Submitted Talks Deadline
May 8, 2017
Submitted Talks decisions made
June 23, 2017
Scholarship Application Deadline
Upgraded Poster Submission Deadline
July 10, 2017
Hotel booking deadline (SMASH rate)
July 14, 2017
Scholarship and Upgraded Poster decisions made
July 31, 2017
Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
Late Registration Begins
($50.00 USD Late Fee)
September 15, 2017
Registration closes

Hotels and Transportation

SMASH 2017 will be in Baveno on Lago Maggiore (Lake Maggiore), Italy.

Baveno is situated on the most panoramic point of Lake Maggiore; on the hills, which slope gently to the banks and the blue expanse of water, with the beautiful view of the Borromeo Islands in front.

The climate is mild in both summer and winter, producing Mediterranean vegetation, with beautiful gardens growing rare and exotic plants. Well-known gardens include those of the Isola Madre, Isola Bella, Villa Taranto in Verbania and the Alpinia botanical garden above Stresa.

The Conference will be at the Grand Hotel Dino, where a certain number of rooms have been reserved. In addition, other rooms have been also pre-booked at the Hotel Simplon, which is connected directly to the Hotel Dino and the Conference area.

Dino

Hotels

To book your accommodation and to obtain the SMASH prices below, you must book using the SMASH 2017 Hotel Reservation Form (This is a PDF form and will not work correctly from inside the browser. To fill and file, right click on the link, save the PDF form to your computer and open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader).

  • Primary Hotel (meeting venue)

    • Grand Hotel Dino
      • €185, 00/night (double room for single use, per room, per night)*
      • €220, 00/night (double room for double use, per room, per night)*
  • Secondary Hotels

    • Hotel Simplon
      • €150, 00/night (double for single use, per room, per night)*
      • €185, 00/night (double room for double use, per room, per night)*

*including breakfast and taxes

SMASH is working with the HPT group (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) who can help provide additional accommodation options if you would like to contact them.

Transportation

You can drive, train or fly to Baveno (or even come to by boat down Lago Maggiore from Switzerland for something a little different!)

If you are flying in we strongly recommend that you fly into Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport. Malpensa is much closer to Baveno than any other Milan airport, and takes <1 hour on public transport. Milan Linate Airport or Milan Orio al Serio Airport are much further away and the travel connections may take you several hours to negotiate.

MILAN MALPENSA AIRPORT (MXP) is strongly recommended to you. It is about 35 km from Baveno, and has very wide connections within Europe and to the rest of the world flight connections can be found here please note this webpage has an error, so click on the 'Africa' tab in order to see connections from Europe!).

The regular SAF bus to Baveno (selection LAKE MAGGIORE option on webpage) is the cheapest option, and this service must be booked by telephone by 11.00 am the day before the departure

The service takes 1 hour to Baveno and will drop you within a few hundred yards of the Grand Hotel Dino.

Departs from: Terminal 1 Exit 4 stop 22
Daily: 07:30, 10:30, 14:30, 17:30, 20:30
Cost: From 6.00 to 12.00.

For more details, see this website or telephone SAF +39.0323.552172

Or you could go to Milan Central Station (about 1 hour) with the Malpensa Express and from there take a train to Stresa (about 1 hour, search here for the train timetable) and then a taxi to Baveno (around 5 minutes).

Alternatively, the HPT group could also arrange a private car (with driver) if you prefer, or organize a shuttle for group arrival (for quotation, please send an email with details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

MILAN LINATE AIRPORT (LIN) is about 110 km far away and it is in the centre of Milan and difficult to get direct to Baveno (maps here).

From here you can either:

  • travel to Malpensa airport by bus (>1 hour) and take the bus from there to Baveno (as above under MXP airport)
  • Or a taxi (10 minutes) or a bus to Milan Central train station (see here for details) and from there the best 2 options are the following: 1) take the Malpensa Express train to Malpensa airport (about 1 hour): timetable at Malpensa Express (you could buy the ticket online ahead of time) and take the bus from there to Baveno (as above for the MXP airport); or 2) take a train to Stresa (about 1 hour, search here for the train timetable, you could buy the ticket online ahead of time) and then a taxi to Baveno (around 5 minutes). 

MILAN ORIO AL SERIO/BERGAMO AIRPORT (BGY) is about 130 Km far away from Baveno but on the opposite side of Milan.

From there you could take directly a bus (you could buy the ticket directly on the buses and there are several options just outside of the Arrival, with RyanAir you could by the ticket also on the plane or at the starting airport) to Milan Central train station (> 1 hour) and from there the best 2 options are the following:

  • take the Malpensa Express (you can buy the ticket online ahead of time) to Malpensa Airport and take the bus to Baveno (see above under MXP airpot)
  • take a train to Stresa (about 1 hour, search here for the train timetable) and then a taxi to Baveno (around 5 minutes).