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YSF 2024 venue

The University of Pavia will provide a special setting as the host venue for the YSF 2024. It is one of the oldest Italian Universities, founded in 1361. Since 2020, Pavia has been one of seven historical European universities of the “EC2U European campus of city universities”, a multicultural and multilinguistic consortium aiming to transmit sustainable development values and bring them into the daily life of academics and citizens.

Pavia is the capital of the fertile province of Pavia, in Lombardy in the north of Italy, about 35 km south from Milano. It has approximately 70,000 inhabitants and 26,000 students! Founded in Roman times, from 568 to 774 Pavia became the capital of the Lombard Kingdom and its fascination remains intact with the center’s maze of narrow streets, ancient churches, and elegant buildings, bordered by the Ticino river.

It is a vibrant and culturally vivid city, with 19 museums and collections, 12 cultural centers, 4 cinemas and theatres, a music conservatory, and 2 civic schools of music and arts. Pavia enjoys the advantages and services of nearby Milano, but offers a calm, captivating and cooperative environment with a higher quality of life.

The photos above show the University of Pavia: (clockwise from top left) Courtyard of the Statues, Magnolia courtyard,  Drawing Hall, exterior of Hall of the 400 and Drawing Hall.


YSF participants will be accommodated in Pavia close to the YSF venue from 2629 June (3 nights). For the days of the 48th FEBS Congress (29 June – 3 July 2023; 4 nights), YSF participants will move to Milano Regency Hotel, close to the Congress Centre in Milano.

Accommodation will be in shared rooms. YSF participants do not need to book a room or pay accommodation fees. The YSF Organizing Committee will take care of this, in collaboration with the Congress Organizers and FEBS. Participants who would like extra night(s) need to arrange the accommodation by themselves.


Travel information on how to reach Milano can be found on the main Congress travel page here

The city of Pavia is accessible from the airports of Milano (Linate, Malpensa Terminal 1 and 2) and Bergamo (Orio al Serio).

Pavia is connected with non-direct bus service to Milano Linate

Public transportation:

-Option 1 - (49 min; 5-10€): Walk 260m – take bus 88 exit Rogoredo Mm – walk 3 min to Milano Rogoredo train station – take train RV3029 to Pavia

- Option 2 (1h20 min; 19-35€): walk 600m – take Metro 4 (Blue Line) stop Dateo, walk 2 min take train S13 to Pavia

- Option 3 (1h30 min; 4-52€): walk 260m – take bus 88 exit Rogoredo FS M3 – take metro 3 (Yellow line) to Centrale FS – take train IC641 to Pavia

TERMINAL 1 and TERMINAL 2 are not directly connected to Pavia, but there are numerous buses to / from Milan: coach train which can be found on the Trenord website.

Public transportation:

  • Option 1 - (2h 8 min; 7-50€): take bus from Milan Malpensa to Milan central station (every 30 min) – take train IC/RV/S13/R to Pavia.
  • Option 2 (1h 45min; 20-30€): Take train XP2 from Milan Malpensa T1/T2 to Milan Bovisa – take train S13 to Pavia

ORIO AL SERIO AIRPORTS (102 km) – NOT recommended
The airport is not directly connected to Pavia, but is close to Milan and Bergamo by bus (Highway or train (Trenitalia)

Public transportation:

  • (1h 41min) (7-50€): take the bus line “Terravision BGY-MIL” from Orio al Serio airport to Milano Centrale, Piazza Luigi Savoia – take the train IC/RV/S13/R to Pavia.


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