Accommodations are available at the meeting venue, Congressi Stefano Franscini, as well as in the surrounding Ascona city centre a hilly 1km (~20 min) walk away. GA4GH will have shuttle buses running between the venue and Hotel La Perla. Please note that in-person registration for the meeting is now closed.

It's going to be rainy season. Bring umbrella, rain jackets, and comfortable walking shoes.


  • Breakfast: you may eat breakfast at the Monte Verità conference centre or your hotel if you are staying elsewhere.
  • Lunch and coffee breaks: Monte Verità will provide lunch, coffee, and snacks for all attendees between 14:30 and 15:00 CEST every day. 
  • Dinner: if you pre-registered for dinner at Monte Verità, please be at Sala Luce by 19:00 CEST. Walk-in dinners are not available at Monte Verità. Additional dining options can be found in town (view recommendations).






7:00–10:00 AM CEST

All participants

Sala Luce


12:00–13:00 PM CEST

All participants

Sala Luce
Balint Hall terrace

Coffee break

14:30–15:00 PM CEST

All participants

Spazio Roccia
Balint Hall terrace


19:00 PM CEST

Pre-registered participants

Sala Luce

*In order to guarantee quality food and service, the Monte Verità staff kindly ask all participants to arrive for lunch and dinner on time. Lunch and dinner will begin once the majority of participants are seated. For logistical purposes, all attendees must exit Sala Luce once lunch and dinner services have concluded. If people need more time to eat, they may take their food to the Balint Hall terrace.

Certificate of Attendance

Need help with obtaining a Certificate of Attendance? The Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF) Office is available Monday to Wednesday from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM CEST to assist.

Monte Verità (at venue)

CHF 45.40 - CHF 277.60 per person per night, includes breakfast. Dinner is an additional CHF 51 per night.

Check-in is available starting at 15:00 CEST on your arrival day.

Check-out is at 10:00 CEST on your departure day.

Hotel reception at Monte Verità is open 24 hours daily. They may assist with travel timetables, plug converters, lost luggage, taxi reservations, wifi access, and more.

If you have any questions, please email or call +41 91 785 40 40. You may also reach GA4GH staff at

Hotel La Perla (1.2km from venue)

CHF 100 - CHF 145 per person per night, includes breakfast

Have questions or need assistance? Email

Hotel Luna (1.4km from venue)

CHF 120 - CHF 150 per person per night, includes breakfast

Have questions or need assistance? Email