Getting to Mantua

By train

The conference centre is a three-minute walk from the railway station.

You can travel by train from Milan and Venice. Note that the high-speed trains do not stop in Mantua: you have to change to a local train at Verona or Monselice.

You can also travel easily from Modena (direct) and Bologna (one change).

Tickets are available in advance from Trenitalia.

By coach

  • Apam (from Brescia and Peschiera del Garda)
  • MarinoBus (various departure points)
  • FlixBus (the Munich-to-Naples route stops in Mantua)

By car

There are two exits on the A22 Modena-Brennero motorway:

  • Mantova nord (northern exit)
  • Mantova sud (southern exit)

Mantua operates a limited-traffic zone. Some hotels provide guests with entry passes.

By air



  • GoOpti runs transfers from all airports, as do many local taxi firms (see FAQ).
  • From Verona and Treviso, Trenitalia offers a combined bus/train ticket.
  • From Bologna, take a taxi or the monorail from the airport to Bologna station.
  • From Bergamo, take the airport bus to Bergamo station.
  • From Milan Linate, catch the bus (direct) or metro (two changes) to Milano Centrale station.
  • From Venice, take a bus to Venezia Mestre train station.
  • From Milan Malpensa, take the train to Mantua (Malpensa Aeroporto–Mantova, changing at Milano Centrale).

Travel buddies

Our private METM23 Facebook group is the perfect place to find a travel companion. You can join the group once you have registered for METM23. If you have any questions in the meantime, write to Elizabeth Garrison and Laurence Fogarty, in charge of transport advice.