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SPI2017 venue has been finalized: SPI delegates will meet in the charming Italian Northern Lakes Region, in the picturesque small town of Baveno, on the coast of Lake Maggiore.

Hotel reservation: Make sure you book your accomodation well in advance! Click here to access online reservation.


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C.so Garibaldi, 20
28831 Baveno (VB) Italia

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Style, tradition and professionalism are found in this Grand Hotel Dino in Baveno, overlooking the Lake Maggiore. The Grand Hotel Dino skillfully combines the benefits of a large hotel with the elegance and tranquility of life on the shores of the lake. It is an eclectic and versatile structure, offering areas for the well-being and relax, top-class conference facilities, and rooms and suites which are distinguished for their elegance and richness of details.


The Lake Maggiore is one of the largest lakes of Northern Italy. With its clean blue waters, and sorrounded by green hills, the Lake offers spectacular views of its Swiss, Piedmontese, and Lombard shores. The little towns of Baveno (the SPI2017 venue) and Stresa are given an atmosphere of luxury and elegance by the many aristocratic mansions in their territory. Romantic and sophisticated, every year these gems of the lake attract thousands of tourists from all over the world. The three Borromean Islands in the heart of the Gulf opposite Stresa are uniquely picturesque and eternally fascinating.

Take a look at this page, where you will find wonderful pictures of the main attractions in the Northern Lakes Region, and a complete tourist guide. You will discover that, besides the amazing landscape, this region offers a rich variety of cultural and historical attractions, as well as exceptional food and wine tasting opportunities!


By train

The SPI2017 venue is within walking distance (7 minutes, 450m) from Baveno train station (see directions).

  • Arriving from Milan: regional trains are running every hour from Milan Porta Garibaldi train station, total trip duration is 1h 31min. Milan Porta Garibaldi station is conveniently served by the Milan transit system (metro lines M2 and M5 and suburban railway), which also connects it to other train stations within the city including Milan Centrale. More information on www.trenitalia.com.

By plane

  • Milan "Malpensa" Airport (MXP): this is the closest intercontinental airport to the venue (about 57km).
  • There are several bus services from Malpensa to the Northern Lakes region. A convenient service that stops right in front of the SPI2017 venue is the Alibus service, with 6 runs per day (online booking required).
  • Regional trains connect the Malpensa airport to the Baveno train station. Total trip duration is 1h 30min (with 1 change). For the detailed schedule, see www.trenitalia.com.
  • More detailed instructions on MXP airport connections to the SPI2017 venue will be added as the conference date approaches.

By car

  • Most convenient route to SPI2017 is through the motorway A26/E62. Exit at Baveno/Stresa and head downtown Baveno. Grand Hotel Dino will be at your left after passing two roundabouts.


The Organizing Secretariat SELENE Srl has reserved some rooms in the Conference Venue GRAND HOTEL DINO (4 stars) and in other downtown hotels of different price categories, including shared apartments. An online hotel booking service for SPI2017 is available for your convenience. Click here to access online reservation.