TIGEM – TELETHON INSTITUTE OF GENETICS AND MEDICINE
The Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM) was founded in 1994 as a leading Italian research center.
The meeting venue is located in Pozzuoli, a town close to Naples, in the former “Comprensorio Olivetti” factory, built in 1954 by Adriano Olivetti who combined the needs of industrial society with the values of a traditional society.
In 2015 TIGEM relocated to this complex carrying on the legacy of this factory, inserting modern technology into a space surrounded by great natural beauty. The institute is complete with a cafeteria, recreational space and gym, paths, and most importantly, the scientific equipment and labs needed to conduct our research.
From the Airport to our Facility by car: Follow Via Ruffo Fulco di Calabria (accessible from the Arrivals terminal). Take A56 (Tangenziale) from Via Ruffo Fulco Di Calabria. Follow A56 (Tangenziale) towards Via Fascione to Pozzuoli. Take exit 12 (Pozzuoli) from A56. Merge onto Via Fascione and take Variante Solfatara towards Via Campi Flegrei.
From the Airport to our Facility by public transportation: You can buy an Alibus ticket either on the bus or at the Sun Shop, located in the airport. Walk to the Arrivals terminal of the airport to get to the bus stop, which is on Via Ruffo Fulco di Calabria. Take Alibus towards Acton-Beverello, and get off at Piazza Garibaldi. Walk east on Piazza Garibaldi and turn right on Corso Novara. Naples Central Station will be directly in front.
Take line 2 towards Pozzuoli-Solfatara, from Naples Central Station. The entrance of the Comprensorio Olivetti is about 3 km from the Solfatara station About 100 m on the right, you will find the bus stop (line M1 or the company's line, SEPSA). The metro ticket is also valid for the bus. Take the bus to Via Campi Flegrei.
From the Station to our Facility: Take line 2 towards Pozzuoli-Solfatara, from Naples Central Station. The entrance of the Comprensorio Olivetti is about 3 km from the Solfatara station About 100 m on the right, you will find the bus stop (line M1 or the company's line, SEPSA). The metro ticket is also valid for the bus. Take the bus to Via Campi Flegrei.
The easiest way to reach us is of course by taxi, although it is the most expensive.
About the Area
Pozzuoli is a unique territory in the world, characterized by a volcanic system in full activity, subject to bradisismic phenomena and marine erosion. An ancient and "dynamic" land whose landscape is designed by five lakes alternating between coves and tufa rock ranges. The land where Cuma Eubea, the first city of Magna Grecia, was built, followed by Baia, Puteoli (Pozzuoli), Bauli (Bacoli) and Neapolis (Naples).
The Archaeological Park of Liternum is located in the area known as ‘Campi Flegrei’, whose Greek name means "Burning Fields" and is indicative of its volcanic origin. In these lands nature has given the best of itself, alongside the beauty of the sea to the disturbing charm of the volcanoes. Even man seems to have been enticed to make Campi Flegrei a unique and superb land. The Romans have built aqueducts, amphitheatres and villas of a perceptible beauty still today, without forgetting the myth of Eneide, set by Virgil in the Phlegrean Fields. Cuma with the Archaeological Park where you can admire the Antro of Sibilla, the Temple of Jupiter and that of Apollo; Pozzuoli with the Flavian Amphitheater, the Temple of Serapis and those of Augustus and Neptune; the Bay with the Marine Archaeological Park, the Archaeological Museum, the Monumental Park, the Castle Aragonese and the Tomb of Agrippina; The whole area of Campi Flegrei Fields is characterized by the presence of volcanic lakes such as Lake Patria, Lake Averno, Lake Lucerne and Lake Fusaro. The only one in the world is the Solfatara volcano, whose crater is still active and characterized by fumaroles emitting sulfur and vapor fumes.