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CRS4 (Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia) is an interdisciplinary research center. CRS4 is part of the Polaris Science and Techonology Park (GPS coordinates: 38.991 N 8.937 E,, a focal point of attraction for high-tech industrial research, and aims at co-operating with Industry, the Academic world and European Scientific Laboratories. 


CRS4 Bioinformatica
c/o Parco Tecnologico della Sardegna, Building 1
Loc. Piscina Manna
09010 PULA (CA)
Tel: +39 070 9250 411
Fax: +39 070 9243 3200 

Visualizzazione ingrandita della mappa

Visiting us by air

Being on an island, the only reasonable way to reach the center is by air.
The closest airport is Cagliari-Elmas (CAG):

There are other international airports in Sardinia:

  • Alghero (AHO)
  • Olbia (OLB)

However, they are relatively distant from the center. We recommend you only consider these if you have significant difficulties connecting to the Cagliari airport.

Getting here from the Cagliari Airport

The Cagliari airport is about 45 Km from the CRS4.

By car

If you come by car, we are on the SS195, turn right at kilometer post 30.1 and follow the signs for "Sardegna Ricerche". Rental cars are available at the Cagliari airport.

By Public Transport

From Cagliari Airport to Cagliari (Piazza Matteotti):

  • A regular bus service (every 30 minutes, from 8.45 a.m. to 00.30 a.m) and trains connect the airport to Cagliari (Piazza Matteotti).
  • The trip takes 10 minutes
  • For more information visit the airport web site:

From Cagliari (Piazza Matteotti) to Pula:

  • A direct bus service runs 5 times a day between the CRS4 and Cagliari. Here is a page with the bus timetable in italian.
  • We recommend you search for directions using Google Maps' service
    • Search from “Piazza Matteotti, Cagliari” to “Pula, Province of Cagliari”
    • You can use this link to start:
    • Remember to reset the search time to your actual arrival time!
  • Here you'll find the detailed bus time tables:
    • Click “Pula” to see the routes that interest you.

From Pula to CRS4:

  • A direct bus runs between Pula and CRS4. Here is the page with the timetable in italian.


Of course, taxis are available at the airport. However, be careful if you choose to take a taxi from the airport to Pula. Taxi service in Italy is quite expensive. Expect to pay around €100 for a one-way trip.

Accommodation in Pula, CA

You will find several accommodations in hotels and Bed and Breakfast.
CRS4 made an agreement with the following structures in Pula (ask for CRS4's prices when booking):

Accommodation in Cagliari

CRS4 made an agreement with the followig hotels (ask for CRS4's prices when booking):

Popular alternatives are:

  • Villa Cao, which is optimally located in the commercial center of the city
  • Residenza Kastrum, located in the old medieval quarter of Cagliari (Castello), beautiful for sightseeing

You can also browse for bed-and-breakfast style accommodation through an interactive map of B&B's, or visit popular booking sites such as or to find and book a convenient place for your stay in Cagliari. A complete, official list of accomodation in Cagliari is provided by the Tourism Council.

Other travel info

More detailed information on how to get to Sardinia is available on the SardegnaTurismo website.

VISA information

Visitors from some countries will need a visa to enter Italy. Official information is provided by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Opening hours in Italy


  • SHOPS: Shops in Italy usually open at 9:00 a.m. and close for lunch at 1:00 p.m. Afternoon shop opening hours are usually from about 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Most shops open on Saturdays at least in the morning. Few shops are open on Sundays. Large supermarkets and department stores are open all the week from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • PHARMACIES: Pharmacies in Italy generally open at 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Most pharmacies are open on Saturday mornings while it is not usual for them to be open on Saturday afternoons and on Sundays. There is always at least one pharmacy in every area of the town that is open at any time (“Farmacia di turno” in Italian). A sign with the addresses of the nearest open pharmacies is always on the door of every closed pharmacy. An updated list of these pharmacies is published on the Ordine dei farmacisti di Cagliari website.


Email us

For general information and questions regarding the Bioinformatics Laboratory, please write to: