How to visit the Observatory of Campo Imperatore

Each year the Observatory of Campo Imperatore is reached by many hundreds of visitors. To participate to our initiatives for public it is required no previous specific preparation and each one, from children to graduate students, could satisfy his curiosity.

The guided visits to the observatory are exclusively open to organized groups of up to 25 persons. The Observatory could not collect groups. The reservation is required and should be asked by phone or email at least two weeks in advance. After the confirmation and before the visit, an economic contribution is required to be paid exclusively by Bank Wire Transfer on the bank account of the National Institute for Astrophysics.

The program offers two different visit types in accordance with the scientific activities underway:

The access to the Observatory and the movements inside could be difficult or even impossible to handicapped due to stairs. The reserved and paid visits could be delayed to another day but never paid back. On extreme situations the Observatory could delay any visit in accordance with visitors.

The best period to visit the Observatory is around summer (from May to October).

In any case a proper dressing is required: keep in mind that low temperatures and strong wind could occur even in summer in Campo Imperatore.

Available dates at the moment are:

DateDaytime visit
(begins around 14)
Evening visit
(begins around 21)
July 7th 2017AvailableReserved
July 8th 2017AvailableAvailable
July 21st 2017AvailableAvailable
July 22nd 2017AvailableReserved

For reservations contact us by email at