Vespid Task Force COLOSS meeting 2023, Pisa, Italy

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Day 1: Monday, October 23 / 2pm-7pm CET
Day 2: Tuesday, October 24 / 9am-7pm CET
Day 3: Wednesday, October 25 / 9am-1:30pm CET


Three days to discuss Vespid species that pose a threat to honeybees, including updates on European countries, the latest research findings and roundtables on monitoring and management.


University of Pisa
Centro Congressi Le Benedettine,
Aula A,
Piazza S. Paolo a Ripa D’Arno, 16,
56125, Italy



Pisa is very easy to reach, you have several options!

By plane

The closest airport is Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa, which offers routes to the major Italian, European and international airports. It is approximately 20/25 minutes away from the meeting center by public transport.

Another option is Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence, which offer routes throughout Italy and Europe. You can use trains from Florence to reach Pisa Railway station.

By train

Pisa is well connected to the major Italian cities by railway lines.
There are two railway stations (Centrale and S. Rossore). The first one is usually preferrable due to more frequent departures and arrivals.

To plan your trips and buy your tickets, visit the following websites:

By car

Pisa is easy to be reached by car via highways that connect Tuscany with the rest of Italy and Europe. Once in Pisa pay attention to parking rules. Parking places near the meeting center are usually available but upon payment, while free parking is possible with a short walk.

Local transportation

Pisa is a rather small town, and you can easily reach most places on foot! Alternatively, you can use public transportation. For more information, visit:

For your reference, the meeting location is here.


Pisa offers a variety of accommodation options, from traditional hotels to privately rented rooms. We recommend looking for an accommodation in the town center.

You can use the Google Maps link above to explore areas of interest close to the meeting venue.


Registration is for free.

Deadline: October 2 (for abstract submission and registration)

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COLOSS members only!

COLOSS is open to any scientific professional (e.g. researchers, veterinarians, extension agents) interested in the well-being of bees.

To request COLOSS membership, please go HERE; please note that the approval process may take several days, so request membership well in advanced of the conference registration deadline.


If you have questions concerning the workshop, please reach out:

Alessandro Cini;

Organizing committee mail: