Location and Hotel information

Established in 1819, the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte is a research institution of the INAF (Italian National Institute for Astrophysics).

The meeting will be held at the Observatory of Capodimonte, in the renewed auditorium in the basement of the historical building founded in 1812. The auditorium can host up to 200 people, has free wi-fi Internet connection and it is equipped with video conferencing system.

How to reach it

The INAF - OAC is easy reachable from the Naples Capodichino Airport. You can take a taxi that will take you to Capodimonte in about 20 min (depending from traffic) with an average cost of about 15 euro.

From the Rail Station it is also suggested to use a taxi (20 to 30 minutes and ~15 euro).
If you want to use public trasportation: take the bus R2 (frequency ~8 minutes) in piazza Garibaldi and get off in Via Medina (close to the Hotel nh Ambassador) then get the R4 bus and get off at the bus stop in via Capodimonte (see map below), then walk to the Observatory (about 10 min).

Here below the way to the Auditorium from the gate of the INAF-OAC. Follow the road marked by the yellow line. If you come by car, there is a parking area reachable through the blue path.

Shuttle bus

A shuttle bus will connect the City center to the Capodimonte Observatory. Below you can find a map with the two bus stops in the downtown area.

Morning timetable
- Tuesday 25th: leaves at 8:00 am from Piazza Matteotti, 8:15 am from National Museum
- All other days:  leaves at 8:15 am from Piazza Matteotti, 8:30 from National Museum


Here below a list of suggested hotels.

Hotels Nearby the INAF - OAC

Hotel Villa Capodimonte
Via Moiariello n. 66, 80131 Napoli
(free transfer from/to the airport)

B&B La Torre di Ro
Salita Moiariello 53, 80131 Napoli

Grand Hotel Capodimonte
Via Capodimonte n. 3, 80136 Napoli

B&B  Il Portoncino
Via Bosco di Capodimonte n. 83, 80131 Napoli

Hotels Downtown

Hotel  Napoli t’amo
Via S. Tommaso D’Aquino n. 15, 80133 Napoli

B&B La Casa dell’Architetto
Calata di Trinita’ Maggiore n. 4, 80134 Napoli

Grand Hotel Oriente
Via Diaz n. 44, 80134 Napoli

Hotel Naples
c.so Umberto I n. 55, 80132 Napoli

B&B "Covo degli Angioini"
Via Melisurgo 44, 80133 Napoli