The Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) is an international PhD school and a center for research and higher education in the areas of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Social Sciences.As a project supported by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the GSSI has been instituted as a new Italian graduate school of advanced studies in 2016, after a three-years succesful experimental period.

Located in central Italy, the school welcomes professors, researchers and students selected internationally following the best graduate schools standards worldwide. The PhD program is organized in the scientific areas of Astroparticle Physics, Mathematics, Computer science, Regional Sciences and Economic Geography. Every year we offer Post doctoral grants and research opportunities thus facilitating the attraction of high-level resources in the fields of natural and social sciences.

Through a day-to-day collaboration and interaction, researchers and students have the opportunity to build a sound knowledge of the research methods and to experiment contamination of interests, innovative approaches and multicultural exchanges in all the GSSI activities. In addressing the complexity of today’s world, we are committed to removing all barriers between the GSSI areas of study and research, where interdisciplinarity and cross-fertilization underlie everything we do. Among our goals are the dissemination of scientific results towards society and the promotion of cultural events for generic public, citizens and schools.

Our main goal is to strengthen the scientific excellence in L’Aquila area, where many skills and highly specialized structures, such as the Gran Sasso National Laboratories of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and the University of L’Aquila, are already present. Further, our Institute intends to promote collaborations with many national and international institutions and to interact with public and private realities in order to stimulate innovation and knowledge based communities.

Viale Francesco Crispi, 7
L’Aquila, AQ 67100

How to reach L’Aquila

L’Aquila is a city in the centre of Italy, at about 110 Km to the east of Rome. The closest international airports are Fiumicino Airport (∼150 km) and Ciampino Airport (∼120 km).

The train service to L’Aquila is NOT RECOMMENDED since it takes a very long time and you have to change trains several times.

From Rome Fiumicino or Ciampino airport

From Rome Fiumicino or Ciampino airport, the best way is to get a bus to L’Aquila (just outside Arrivals of Terminal 3). Please check the timetables below:

Bus CompanyBus stop in L’AquilaLink for tickets and timetable
Gaspari BusHotel Amiternum
FlixbusHotel Amiternum

From Rome Tiburtina railway station From Rome Tiburtina railway station, the best way is to get a bus to L’Aquila from Tiburtina bus parking lot. It is about 300 m far from Tiburtina railway station. Please check the bus timetables below:

Bus CompanyBus stop in L’AquilaLink for tickets and timetable
TUACollemaggio Terminal Bus
Gaspari BusHotel Amiternum
FlixbusHotel Amiternum
BaltourHotel Amiternum

How to reach GSSI

From the Hotel Amiternum in L’Aquila The best way to reach GSSI from the Hotel Amiternum, is to get a taxi cab. Taxi cabs are normally available at the Hotel Amiternum. You can also call Radio-Taxi company (+39)086225165 (other info at This service is available every day from 07:00 to 00:30, How to reach GSSIadditionally you can book a run after 00:30 if you call before 19:00. You can also reach GSSI from Hotel Amiternum, by taking any city bus to the city centre and geting off at Collemaggio Terminal Bus “Lorenzo Natali” (see below).

From Collemaggio Terminal Bus in L’Aquila Terminal Bus “Lorenzo Natali- Collemaggio” is 5 minutes walking distance from GSSI (see the map at


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