Trieste Città della Scienza

Elettra Sincrotone

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. (TRIESTE SYNCHROTRON)

Multidisciplinary international research centre of excellence.

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is an international multidisciplinary research centre of excellence, specialised in the generation of synchrotron light and high-quality free electron laser radiation and their applications in materials and life sciences, at the service of science and industry.
Its mission is to promote cultural, social and economic growth through basic and applied research, technology and knowledge transfer, high-level technical, scientific and administrative training and the creation and coordination of national and international scientific networks. Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste thus contributes to improving the impact and relevance of science for society, providing solutions to global challenges in fields ranging from physics, chemistry, biology, pharmacology, medicine, engineering to nanotechnology and cultural heritage.


By bus (routes 51 and 39) from the railway station in Piazza della Libertà. The journey takes about 20-25 minutes.
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The group of visitors to the reception will see a film about the main resources the Research Centre has at its disposal: the Elettra accumulation ring and the FERMI free electron laser (FEL). Subsequently, a guide (researcher, technician, administrative staff) accompanies the group to visit the experimental room of the two light sources, illustrating the operation and applications.

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, respectively at 9.30 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.

Visitors gain access the centre in groups that must be made up of a minimum, reasonable number of people; excessively large groups are subdivided into smaller ones. Typically, visitors will be from:

  • Educational institutions (universities, schools of all levels from primary school up)
  • Other laboratories
  • Industry
  • Institutions
  • Associations/Club
  • Private
  • Other


DURATION: 1h 30’

COST: admission free

DISABLED ACCESS: via online form