Summer Camp location and how to get there

How to get there

By car

From up here, you can see the Alps
From up here, you can see the Alps

 

Via Predarezzo 3

43030 Calestano, Italy

GPS: 44.611772, 10.178006

(see map)

 

 

The last four kilometres are serpentines on a small mountain road, which may look scary if you are not used to those. But trust me, two cars can pass without problems. The last two kilometres are on a gravel road which can be a little tough for low cars. If you decide for a rental car, consider getting a SUV, but standard cars get there without problems, too. If you worry about driving up the hill, then park the car down in the valley and we will pick you up. 

By plane

  • Bologna is the most convenient airport. There is an airport bus which takes you to Bologna central station in 20 minutes. https://aerobus.bo.it/enFrom there continue to Parma by direct train (see info below) which takes 1 hour or get a rental car.
  • Milan Malpensa is further away but has most connections by far. There is a direct train connection between Milan Malpensa airport and central station which is very convenient. It takes one hour. https://www.trainline.eu/train-times/milan-airport-to-milano-centrale Then you continue to Parma by direct train, which takes roughly 1.5h, depending on the type of train you choose (see info below). There is also a bus service that connects the airport to Milan central station. The bus takes 45 minutes. There are different bus companies which you’ll see immediately as you exit the baggage claim, for example http://www.malpensashuttle.it/en/index.html
  • Milan Linate is a bit closer than Malpensa. A bus service connects the airport to Milan central station. The bus takes 45 minutes. Then you continue to Parma by direct train, which takes roughly 1.5h, depending on the type of train you choose (see info below) or get a rental car. There are different bus companies which you’ll see immediately as you exit the baggage claim, for example http://www.malpensashuttle.it/en/index.html

By train

There are convenient and frequent direct trains to Parma from both Milan central station and Bologna. The train station in Parma is located in the city centre, so if you get an accommodation in Parma, you can most probably walk there.

 

Check connections here: Trenitalia

From the airport or from Parma train station to the Summer Camp by private shuttle service

We can arrange a shuttle service from/to Parma train station or directly from/to the airports Milan or Bologna. Let us know if you are interested and we can arrange it for you maybe together with other participants.

Where to stay

Camping on site

The idea of a summer camp is to stay all together during the whole five days. All participants will be provided with a tent (one per person), air mattress, sleeping bag, bed sheet, cushion (pillow), towel and a torch (flash) light. On site are new bathrooms and showers.

 

In case you bring your own tent, remember to indicate that during the registration process. The registration fee will then be reduced. Just use the coupon code no_tent_for_me



Bed & Breakfast

However, if you prefer a less adventurous, more luxurious accommodation and come by car, then check these B&Bs at your own expense:

 

B&B Ca' Del Ghiro

Via Battilocchi 3, 43030 Calestano, Italy

http://www.booking.com/Share-jlU1WB

 

La locanda nel vento

4 Via Canesano, Calestano. Italy

http://www.lalocandanelvento.it/en/ 

www.booking.com/s/17_6/b740b00e

 

Albergo Ristorante Fontana

Via Mazzini 7, 43030 Calestano, Italy

http://www.albergoristorantefontana.com/index.php

http://www.booking.com/Share-ntYono

 

Parma

Parma city centre with duomo and battistero
Parma city centre with duomo and battistero

Staying in Parma is convenient if you arrive late or before heading back to the airport and lends itself to visit the beautiful city, duomo and famous battistero. There are plenty of hotels, guest houses and B&Bs.Try to get something in the historical city centre to enjoy the Italian atmosphere on a warm summer evening.