Facilities in Italy

The INFN carries out research activities at two complementary types of facilities: divisions and national laboratories. The four national laboratories, based in Catania, Frascati, Legnaro and Gran Sasso, house large equipment and infrastructures available for use by the national and international scientific community. Each of the 20 divisions and the 6 groups linked to the divisions or laboratories are based at different university physics departments and guarantee close collaboration between the INFN and the academic world.   Go to map of INFN facilities

The following currently also form part of the overall structure:

• The National Centre for Research and Development in Information Technology (CNAF), based in Bologna.
• The GGI, Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Firenze.
• TIFPA Trento Institute for Fundamental Physics and Applications.
• The Head Office, in Rome.

The INFN is a member of the following consortia:

The European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), in Cascina (Pisa)





qpresidenza infn Head Office
piazza dei Caprettari, 70
Roma 00186
  qlnf infn LNF Frascati National Laboratories
Via Enrico Fermi, 40
00044 Frascati - Roma

Communications Office
piazza dei Caprettari, 70
Roma 00186

  qLNGS infn LNGS Gran Sasso National Laboratories
S.S. 17 BIS km. 18.910
67010 Assergi L'Aquila

Administrative HQ
Sede legale: via Enrico Fermi, 54
00044 Frascati - Roma

  qLNL infn

LNL Legnaro National Laboratories
Viale dell'Università, 2
35020 Legnaro (PD)


Divisions and associated groups

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  qlns infn

LNS Southern National Laboratories
via S.Sofia 62, 95125 Catania

qcnaf infn

CNAF National Center of INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics) for Research and Development into the field of Information Technologies

  qego infn

EGO European Gravitational Observatory
Via E. Amaldi 56021
S. Stefano a Macerata Cascina (PI)