31st ISODARCO Winter Course on:

7 - 14 January 2018

Director of the School: Carlo Schaerf (Isodarco, Rome, Italy)
 Directors of the Course: Francesca Giovannini (Committee on International Security Studies, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA)
 Steven Miller (Belfer Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA)

With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Andalo 2018 Principal Lecturers Program General Information Travelling Instructions Poster


Hotel Gruppo Brenta
Via Strigole 1
38010 Andalo (Trento), Italy
Phone:   (+39)  0461-585813
Fax:       (+39)  0461-585269
Web:   http://www.gruppobrenta.it

Andalo is a mountain ski resort at about 1100m on the sea level and you will need very warm clothes outside. Casual clothing in the hotel and during Isodarco meetings. It will be possible to ski or go cross-country should you wish to do so. Skiing equipment can be rented in town.
More Information: http://www.andalovacanze.com

Andalo is located on the Paganella mountain west of the Adige valley a little north of Trento. The nearest railway station in S. Michele all'Adige-Mezzocorona on the Brenner railway line. The Mezzocorona train station is about 15 km north of Trento. 10-15 minutes by train. Fast trains do not stop there. All trains stop in Trento.

A shuttle service will be organized by the school on Sunday January 7th, for those arriving by train, from Mezzocorona railway station to the hotel. A minibus or a car with an Isodarco sign on it will be waiting outside the railway station. In case you will not find anyone, please wait inside and check outside from time to time or simply call us at the hotel. In order to better coordinate this shuttle transportation please let us know your traveling plans and your arrival time as soon as possible.
A similar shuttle service will operate on the departure day Sunday January 14.

The most convenient airports to reach Andalo, in order of convenience, are: Bolzano, Verona, Milan, Venice, Bologna and Rome. From these places one must reach Mezzocorona (Trento) by train.


Just outside the Valerio Catullo airport in Verona you will find a shuttle bus on which it is written AEROPORTO-STAZIONE (Airport-Station). It departs every 20 minutes (from 06.35 till 23.35). It costs about Euro 6.00, which you can pay on the bus, and will take you to the main railway station in Verona. The run lasts about 20 minutes.


In Milan there are 2 main airports. Here are the indications in order to go from both of them to the Central Railway Station

    Shuttle bus every 30 minutes (from 06.05 till 23.45). The fare is about Euro 5.00 which you can pay on the bus. The run lasts about 30 minutes.
  1. MALPENSA AIRPORT - Terminal 1
    Shuttle bus every 20 minutes (from 05.30 till 00.15). The fare is about Euro 10.00. The run lasts about 50 minutes.

The train from Malpensa airport to Milano Central Station leaves about every half hour and takes about 50 minutes. The cost is about Euro 13.00 (www.malpensaexpress.it).

The train fare Milano-Mezzocorona will be Euro 30.00 and up, depending on the type of train (more or less fast, more or less comfortable).

On the arrival Sunday January 7 a complimentary bus for Isodarco participants will leave Malpensa airport at 3 p.m. and Linate airport at about 4:30 p.m. and arrive at Andalo around 8 p.m. in time for dinner.

Those interested should contact our secretariat ASAP to reserve a seat and obtain information on where to meet the bus.
On the departure Sunday January 14 our complimentary bus will leave Andalo at 6 a.m. and arrive Malpensa airport around 10 a.m. and Linate airport around 11 a.m. depending on the traffic conditions. This schedule is not convenient for most transatlantic flights leaving in the morning.

Participants unable to use the complimentary bus or shuttle must organize their own transportation to and from the Hotel Gruppo Brenta.


You can obtain the timetable for the desired connection from the following websites:


Transportation between Andalo and the most convenient international airports is also provided by FlySkiShuttle: https://www.flyskishuttle.com/en/