Location – Perugia, Italy


Perugia is a city of arts, one of the most beautiful and important of Italy. Mighty Etruscan center and important mediaeval city after that, Perugia guards lovingly precious traces of its luminous historical periods. The city is today the administrative and cultural capital of the Umbria Region, a major tourist and cultural destination, site of the University for over 700 years. The historical Academy of Fine Arts, the Music Conservatorium, and its University for Foreigners, with students coming from all over the world, define furthermore the marked international vocation. Please note that the city is situated atop a hill, which means that movements often involve uphill journeys, potentially posing challenges for individuals with mobility issues. However, there are transportation services available to alleviate these concerns. Options such as buses and the mini-metro provide accessible means of travel to and from the city center. These services offer convenient routes that cater to various locations within the city, making it easier for conference attendees to access the venue and explore the surrounding areas.

EnerHarv 2024 will be hosted by the University of Perugia and located at the Perugia Congress Centre at Hotel Giò.

The Università degli Studi di Perugia (UNIPG), founded in 1308, is one of the oldest universities in Italy and one of the most accredited, offering a wide variety of courses in all fields of education. It is part of the National Interuniversity Consortium for Nanoelectronics (IU.NET) which is active in the field of Electronic Technologies and, in particular, physics, modeling, characterization, design and reliability of micro- and nano-electronic components for digital and analog applications, optoelectronic and power devices, sensors and biosensors, renewable energy production facilities, energy harvesting and energy storage.

The Noise in Physical Systems research group (NiPS Lab) at Department of Physics and Geology of University of Perugia is one of the most internationally recognized research groups in the field of Stochastic Physics, Energy Harvesting, Physics of Information Technology and 2D materials for ultra-low power applications. In 2009, the director of the NiPS group prof. Gammaitoni with Cottone and Vocca proposed for the first time the exploitation of nonlinear dynamical systems for highly efficient vibration energy harvesting with a publication (http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.080601) that achieved more than 1300 citations.

Umbria Jazz Festival

The Umbria Jazz Festival is a renowned annual music event held in Perugia. Established in 1973, it has evolved into one of the premier jazz festivals in Europe, attracting both seasoned jazz enthusiasts and casual music lovers alike. The festival offers a diverse lineup of performances spanning various jazz sub-genres, including traditional, contemporary, fusion, and experimental. Alongside internationally acclaimed jazz artists, the festival often features performances by world-class musicians from other genres, enriching the cultural experience. With its enchanting venues, vibrant atmosphere, and exceptional musical offerings, the Umbria Jazz Festival continues to captivate audiences and celebrate the rich heritage of jazz music.

This year the festival will take place close to the conference dates on July 12-21, 2024. For more information visit the Umbra Jazz official web site.

Useful information

Transportation in Perugia and beyond:

By Bus: Full route maps and schedules can be found at Piazza Italia or online here. Bus stops are abundant throughout the city, with services running approximately every 20-30 minutes. Ensure you purchase a ticket from a nearby Tabacchi to avoid fines for traveling without one.

By Mini Metro: Similar to a mini monorail, details on operation, schedule, and fares can be found here.

By Car: Renting a car allows for convenient travel to nearby cities, though parking in the city center can be challenging due to restricted access for vehicles.

By Taxi: Radio Taxi Perugia allows you to organize your transfer in the city, whether it’s for work or pleasure, and to airports or stations. You can call a Taxi by calling the phone nr.: +39 075 500 48 88.

By Train: This is a popular mode of transportation for traveling between Italian cities. The Train Line websites (Trenitalia and FSBusItalia) provides information on availability from various companies connecting to major cities in Italy.

Emergency Numbers

The emergency number is always 112. Call the single European emergency number if you require urgent assistance from:

  • the police
  • the fire brigade
  • medical services.

The 112 operator will forward the call to the relevant service depending on the type of emergency.

Calls to the single European emergency number, 112, are free of charge from landlines and mobile networks, even if the phone does not have a SIM card, is blocked or is out of credit.

Medical Assistance in Perugia:

Ospedale Santa Maria della Misericordia di Perugia is the closest hospital, approximately 18 minutes by car or 30 minutes by bus. For less urgent matters, such as colds or allergies, pharmacies (farmacia) can be found in the city center, where pharmacists will gladly assist you. We strongly recommend obtaining traveler’s insurance before your trip.

ATM Locations in Perugia:

For the nearest ATM, please click here: ATMs in Perugia to access an interactive map displaying all ATMs in the city.