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Travel Instruction

SPECIAL NOTE FOR THE 60° COURSE: January 2022

This year the pandemic has introduced special travel restrictions in many countries. In Italy citizens of the EU need a Green Pass for boarding long-distance trains and entering to many public facilities like hotels and many others.
For citizens or residents of other countries, the conditions are different from one country to the other.
Even if you do not need a visa or you already have one, you should contact the nearest Italian Consulate to find out what documentation you need to come and travel in Italy and, if you need a vaccination certificate, which vaccines are accepted.

HOTEL ADDRESS
Hotel Gruppo Brenta
Via Strigole 1, 38010 Andalo (Trento), Italy
Phone: (+39) 0461-585813; Email: info@gruppobrenta.it
Web: http://www.gruppobrenta.it

Andalo is a mountain ski resort at about 1100m above sea level and very warm clothes are needed outside the hotel. Casual clothing in the hotel and during meetings. It will be possible to ski or go cross-country. Skiing equipment can be rented in town.
Additional Information: https://www.paganella.net/skimap

Andalo is located on the Paganella mountain west of the Adige valley a little north of Trento. The nearest railway station is Mezzocorona on the Munich-Brenner-Verona 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.
There are two railway lines between Trento and Mezzocorona and two railway stations at Mezzocorona. The line FTM (Ferrovia Trento Malè) is NOT the correct one. If you arrive at Trento by train from the North or the South you should board the train to Mezzocorona at the same station where you arrived.
Participants arriving by train at Mezzocorona railway station on Friday, January 7 can use the Isodarco shuttle service from the station to the hotel. A minibus or a car with an Isodarco sign will be waiting outside the railway station. In case you will not find anyone, call the hotel (Tel.(+39) 0461 585813).
To better coordinate this shuttle transportation please let us know your traveling plans and your arrival time at Mezzocorona as soon as possible.
A similar shuttle service will operate on Friday the 14th.

The closest airports to Andalo are Bolzano, Verona, Bergamo (BGY, Orio al Serio), Milan (Linate and Malpensa), Venice, Bologna, and Rome. From these airports, one must reach Mezzocorona (Trento) by train.
On Friday, January 7, a complimentary bus for Isodarco participants will leave (Milan) Malpensa airport at 3 p.m. sharp and Linate airport around 4:30 p.m. and arrive at Andalo around 8 p.m. in time for dinner.
Those interested should write to us ASAP to reserve a seat and obtain information on where to meet the bus.

On Friday, January 14, our complimentary bus will leave Andalo at 6 a.m. and arrive at Malpensa airport around 10 a.m. and at Linate airport around 11 a.m. depending on the traffic conditions. This schedule is NOT compatible with most transatlantic flights leaving in the morning.
Participants unable to use the complimentary bus or shuttle must organize their transportation to and from the Hotel Gruppo Brenta.

TRAIN TIMETABLES WEBSITES:
http://www.trenitalia.it
https://reiseauskunft.bahn.de//bin/query.exe/en


TRENTO-ANDALO BUS TIMETABLE
https://www.trentinotrasporti.it/en/

ANDALO – AIRPORTS SHUTTLE
FlySki Shuttle provides transportation between Andalo and the most convenient international airports. A new service with which we have little experience. Usually, it operates only on weekends.