Participants will be accommodated in the Certosa di Pontignano, which is also the venue of the Conference, where rooms and apartments are available. Rooms will be assigned as availability permits: the most charming rooms tend to be booked fast and it is recommended that prospective participants enroll early to help ensure the best accommodation!

The Certosa di Pontignano is located about 8 km (5 mi) outside of the walls of the old town Siena. A city bus runs regularly and stops at the Certosa di Pontignano: local taxis are also available.

Meals for the participants will be served in the fascinating rooms of the Certosa di Pontignano. Please contact us in advance if you have specific requests or special dietary requirements: we can place a request but it cannot be guaranteed that all special needs can be met. All facilities are fully handicapped-accessible.


Guests are not permitted to attend the sessions or discussion groups but they may participate at the meals at their own expenses. Details will be sent to confirmed participants. Guest participation is in any case dependent upon availability of accommodation and there will be extras charges for double or multiple occupancy and meals. If it is necessary for young children to accompany a participant, it is expected that they will not be disruptive to the scientific event. Please contact the ICAS to ensure that adequate accommodation is available.

Accommodation: from September 9 (check-in) to September 14 (check-out) at Certosa di Pontignano (the conference venue)

Meals: from the dinner of September 9 to the breakfast of September 14

  • From Pisa International Airport To Course Location (Certosa di Pontignano):
    departure: 18:00 September 9, 2019
    arrival:  20:00 September 9, 2019
  • From Course Location (Certosa di Pontignano) To Pisa International Airport:
    departure:  9:00am September 14, 2019
    arrival: 11:00am September 14, 2019
Accommodation, Meals at the Certosa di Pontignano and Transfer (Pisa Airport – Certosa di Pontignano)*
Single occupancy € 530
Double room single use € 575
Double occupancy** € 490
Accommodation in apartment (the ancient cells) of 4 places** € 525
Accommodation in apartment (the ancient cells) of 6 places** € 490
** Rooms will be shared with one participant of the same sex assigned by the Certosa di Pontignano. Two participants wishing to share the same room may place their request at the time of Application and Payment.

Important: before paying the accommodation contact the Certosa di Pontignano.

Remember: you need to book your accommodation at the Conference venue and pay the amount for accommodation, meals and transfer (Pisa Airport – Certosa di Pontignano) directly to the Certosa di Pontignano. Here the

For 4/5 intense days (9-14 September 2019) you will stay in the same venue  and you will work alongside faculty that are undisputed leaders in their own field: the result is a profound experience that fosters professional and personal development.

In a proven, unique format you will be exposed to a high-impact learning experience, taking you outside the comfort zone of your own technical expertise, that will empower you with new analytical and strategic skills across areas of Machine Learning, Big Data, Deep Learning, Large-Scale Optimization and Artificial Intelligence.

The Certosa di Pontignano provides the perfect setting to a relaxed yet intense learning atmosphere, with the stunning backdrop of the Tuscan landscapes, world-class wines and traditional foods will make the LOD Conference the experience of a lifetime!

Contact at Certosa di Pontignano