Depending on your citizenship, you may need to obtain a VISA before coming to Italy. For detailed information, visit the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en.
It is the delegate's responsibility to investigate the VISA requirements for Italy and to apply for a VISA, if necessary.
The conference organizers and/or the Organising Secretariat will not directly contact embassies and consulates on behalf of VISA applicants.
Visas should be requested at least 2 months before departure, you can apply also later but it is not sure it will be released on time, as the application process can take several weeks.
The Visa invitation letter can be printed online on your webpage of congress after the registration is paid and accepted. Special information and questions for VISA can be requested to the Organising Secretariat at the e-mail address: VISA@aimgroup.eu .
HOW TO REACH MILAN
RAILWAY STATION – stazione centrale
It is the second largest and second busiest station in Italy, located 3 km away from the Duomo and is connected by 2 metro lines (M3 yellow and M2 green). The imposing and majestic railway station is a crucial hub for the city's services and shopping district and the main departure point for the High-Speed train and rail connections with the rest of Europe.
The most important intercontinental hub in Southern Europe, located just at about 50 km from Milan city center and quickly reachable by car, train (high-speed Malpensa Express train), bus or taxi.
Malpensa airport is in a strategic position in the financial and productive heart of Europe. It is located just over 50 kilometres from Milan and is quickly reachable by car, train, bus or taxi. It is one of the most important airports in Europe, offering more than 2,500 direct flights each week and numerous intercontinental and long-haul destinations. It is also the leading Italian airport in terms of freight transport.
FROM/TO MALPENSA AIRPORT
Malpensa Express Train: the airport can be easily reached from the center of Milan with the Malpensa Express train from Milan Cadorna, Milan Centrale, and Milan Porta Garibaldi stations. Malpensa Express train stops at Malpensa Terminals 1 and 2. Trains scheduled every 30 minutes. Travel Time: Cadorna (43 minutes) – Central Station (53 min) – Porta Garibaldi (41 minutes)
By Coach: bus connections between Milan Central Station and the two terminals of Malpensa Airport are operated by three bus lines: Terravision, Malpensa Bus Express (Autostradale) and Malpensa Shuttle (Air Pullman). Average travel time: 45 minutes
By car: Milan Malpensa airport is easily reachable by car using the A8 / A9 motorway if you are coming from Milan or located to the North and East of the airport, the A4 motorway if you are coming from the West or the South.
By taxi: various radiotaxi services are available at both Milan Malpensa Airport Terminals. The taxi ranks are located at the ARRIVALS, at the ground floor, at gate 6 of Terminal 1 and at gate 4 at Terminal 2. Fixed taxi fare from/to Malpensa to/from Milan: 110 €
the city airport is located 7 km from downtown and quickly reachable by car, bus or taxi. The M4 Blue Metro line will connect, starting from 2022, Linate airport to the city center.
Milan Linate Airport is the second-largest airport serving the city and is an inner-city airport, located just 7 km from central Milan.
FROM/TO LINATE AIRPORT
By Train: it is possible to reach Milan Linate airport by train arriving at the Milan Forlanini station, directly connected to the airport through the urban bus line 73 (7 stops for a journey of about 10 minutes).
By Coach: the bus connections between the city of Milan and the neighboring municipalities and Linate Airport are operated by various bus lines: ATM, Airbus, Starfly, Autoguidovie, and Air Pullman. Travel time: to/from Milan City Centre (Duomo): 60 minutes – to/from Milan Central Station: 25 minutes
By Car: Milan Linate airport can be easily reached by car from the North (A4/A51), from the West (Viale Forlanini) and from the East (A35-Brebemi) via the Rivoltana provicial road.
By Taxi: several radiotaxi services are available at Milan Linate. The taxi ranks are located at the ARRIVALS, at the ground floor, at gate 5.
MILAN BERGAMO AIRPORT (ORIO AL SERIO)
Low-cost companies' airport located at 45 km north-east of Milan and easy reachable by car (A4), by bus or taxi.
Milan Bergamo Airport is the third busiest international airport in Italy. The airport is 45 km north-east of Milan and is mainly operated by low cost companies.
FROM/TO MILAN BERGAMO AIRPORT
By Train: you can arrive by train to Bergamo train station and use the convenient bus service ATB which in just 10 minutes will bring you to Milan Bergamo airport (departures every 15 minutes).
By Coach: the bus connections to the centre of Milan are operated by different bus companies: Terravision, Autostradale, Orio Shuttle, Flixibus. Travel time to Milan Central Station: 50 minutes.
By car: for those coming on the A4 from Milan it is recommended to exit at Bergamo and follow for Milan Bergamo Airport. For those coming on the A4 from Brescia, the recommended exit is Seriate.
Taxi: at the arrivals exit you will find the taxi zone (110/130 €).
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