UNGSC is located inside the Italian Air Force Airport Detachment “O. Pierozzi”
Piazza Del Vento 1, 72100 Brindisi (Italy)
UNGSC Emergency Number – Security Officer: +39 0831 056003
From the Papola Casale Airport (https://www.aeroportidipuglia.it/homepagebrindisi), only 6 km from the city centre, you can easily reach your hotel or the UNGSC by bus (public service timetable available at this link: http://www.stpbrindisi.it/index.php/en), or taxi service +39 0831 5979019; It is recommend to use regularly registered taxi companies (i.e. clearly marked as "taxi" and parked in their reserved parking area). The cost for the average fare should range between €20.00 and €25.00. For early morning pick-ups, it is advisable to book the service the evening before.
During conferences and events organized by the UNGSC, shuttle bus transportation to and from the Conference and Learning Centre is guaranteed only during the scheduled event days. Departure time is at 08:00 a.m. from the meeting point outside the Train Station, close to the Palazzo Virgilio Hotel and within a 5-minute walk from other the hotels downtown. Afternoon pick up outside UNGSC main gate is at 05:00 p.m. (except in case of special arrangements).
Entrance to the Base
Entry at UNGSC is allowed only to UN staff members, their dependents, and authorized visitors. To access the Base please contact your focal point or/and UN Security at +39 0831 056003. Kindly make sure you hold your passport with you.
Internet and Phone access
Internet access is available everywhere on base, and telephones for intermission calls are available in all buildings.
Lunch service is available at the UNGSC Canteen - Building 228, from 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm, the UNGSC Cafeteria - Building 228, and the Cafeteria - Building 94 (take away option, and drinks). A variety of food is available, including vegan and vegetarian options.
Vending machines with coffee, light snacks and beverages are also available in many buildings.
At the link below you find a list of hotels, offering special rates to UN staff: https://www.unlb.org/CLC/Home/Accommodation?mission=Brindisi. You can contact the Conference and Learning Centre team at firstname.lastname@example.org, should you need any assistance with hotel booking.
From November to March the average temperatures range between 6º C. and 16º C. From June to September the average temperature is around 30º C. Shopping Shops are open from 08:30 a.m. to 01:00 p.m. and from 05:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m. Large department stores, located at 3 and 10 km outside Brindisi, are open 7 days a week from 09:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m. and may be reached by public transport (public service timetable available at this link: http://www.stpbrindisi.it/index.php/en)
Banks in town are open from 08:30 a.m. to 01:00 p.m. and from 02:30 p.m. to 03:45 p.m. Bank teller machines, of course, are available around the clock. Money transfer agencies are open from 08:30 a.m. to 08:30 p.m.
Hospitals - The main health facilities in Brindisi are:
Ospedale Perrino (public general hospital):
Strada statale per Mesagne 7. This hospital has a fully equipped E.R. department and all specialists - Switchboard Tel.: +39 0831 537111
Ospedale A. Di Summa:
Piazza di Summa • Vaccination center • Night consultations for minor medical conditions, especially pediatrics. - Guardia medica Tel.: +39 0831 520089
If your medical condition requires immediate medical assistance, go to Hospital Perrino Pronto Soccorso (ER), Strada statale 7 per Mesagne, or, if it’s not possible, call 118 for an ambulance.
For minor emergencies in evenings (from 8 pm) and weekends (i.e. sick child) you can go to the Guardia Medica at Ospedale Di Summa, Piazza di Summa, or call +39 0831 520089 for a house visit.
Pediatricians are available for consultations at a dedicated pediatric office in Perrino Hospital, every Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 am to 20:00 (including weekday holidays). The service is called SCAP (Outpatient Pediatric Consultation Service) and its aim is to guarantee continuity of pediatric assistance during the weekend and weekday holidays. It is located close to the ER (emergency ward)
UNGSC Medical Unit:
Telephone: +39 0831 056201- 056205
Building: OSH Clinic, Bldg. 144 Hours: from 08:00 a.m. to 16:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)