Travel Information

Travel Information

Catania is connected to many Italian and international airports by frequent flights operated by several airlines. Many hotels are located in the heart of baroque Catania, very close to places of unique artistic and cultural interest and easily connected to the airport.

How to reach the city Centre 

By public transports: Outside the airport (arrival level) about 30 m on th right side you will find an AMT bus stop. The AMT line ALIBUS  runs every 25 minutes, from 5.00 to midnight, from airport to city centre and Central Station (see route map). You can by the ticket on the bus (4€).

By Taxi: Taxis are available at any time outside the airport. The cost ranges from € 35 to € 50 according to the place to reach. Radio Taxi service (+ 39 095 330966) provides better fares, and can be called directly from airport. Taxis are also available outside the Central Station.

By car: It is not complicated to reach the city center coming from Airports. However, in this case we suggest you to use a good map or a GPS navigation system. Moreover, it could be difficult to find a parking spot. If you are planning to come by car we suggest that you ask if a parking service is available at the hotel.

Workshop locations

Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia
Università degli Studi di Catania
Sezione di Catania
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

Via S. Sofia 64,
I-95123 Catania, Italy
Phone: + 39 095 378 5111+ 39 095 378 5111 (operator)
Fax: + 39 095 378 5231

Laboratori Nazionali del Sud - LNS
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

Via S. Sofia 62,
I-95123 Catania, Italy
Phone: + 39 095 542 111+ 39 095 542 111 (operator)

The workshop will take place in the "Aula Magna" seminar room of the Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia and in the Main Conference Room of the Guest House of INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (see program).
Both the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud and the Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia are located inside the Scientific Campus "Città Universitaria" or "Cittadella" (see campus map).
Shuttle Buses will be organized from city center (see map) to conference site. The bus will leave from “Piazza Stesicoro” (Stesicoro Square) each morning at 8:15 am and It will come back from conference site to Piazza Stesicoro at the end of day.
On Friday 25th bus will leave at 14:30 from conference site for a stop in Piazza Stesicoro and a stop at Catania airport, expected arrival time around 16:00.

It is also possible to get to campus via public transport:
- the BRT bus line: from city center take the bus at the "Stesicoro" bus stop and get off at the "Cittadella Ovest" bus stop, just 20 meters after campus entrance. Buses run every 7-12 minutes, ticket must be bought in advance in a “Tabacchi” shop or in newspaper kiosk in city centre.
- the Underground FCE line; from city centre take the train at the “Stesicoro” station and get off at “Milo” one. Once outside the station a free bus shuttle will bring you at the "Cittadella Ovest" bus stop, just 20 meters after campus entrance. Trains run every 10 minutes, shuttle buses are in connection; ticket can be bought in the automatic machines inside the metro stations.

Social events

A welcome cocktail will be given on Tuesday 22th evening at 18:30, followed by a music concert, both in the "Aula Magna" Seminar Room of the Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia.

The Social Dinner will take place on Thursday 24th evening at 20:30 in the Museo Diocesiano, in Piazza Duomo close to the Cathedral. Before social dinner, a visit to the Terme Achilleane is organized, with meeting point at the entrance of Museo Diocesiano at 19:30. The dinner and the visit are included in the fee for the participants, while a contribution of 35 is requested for accompanying person.

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