The nearest airport is Catania's (airport code CTA), situated about 110 km north of the Conference venue. Here is the web site of the Catania airport.
Scheduled public transportation by bus from the Catania airport to Portopalo di Capo Passero and viceversa, with a stop very close to the Hotel Vittorio which is the Conference venue, is provided by the company Interbus. Timetable and cost of the runs are available from the Interbus web site by selecting a date and then "AEROPORTO CATANIA" and "PORTOPALO DI CAPO PASSERO" or viceversa, in the "Departure" and "Arrival" fields and then "directs" in the "Type" field.
Please note that at the time of writing there seems to be a bug in the code running behind the Interbus site, so that if you use the "Select language" function in the top right corner of the page, the script breaks and you are no longer able to enter dates nor Departure/Arrival places. If this bug is fixed, than please note that the exact names of Departure and Arrival points and of Type may slightly change with the language you select on the site.
The buses departing from the Catania airport leave from just outside the terminal building, at its right end as you exit the Baggage Claim area. Tickets are to be bought at a small booth installed on the sidewalk outside the terminal building, just meters aways from the exit door of the terminal located at your right as you exit the Baggage Claim area. The appropriate booth is marked by a blue sign "Interbus - Etna Trasporti" on top. The buses depart from the curbside in front of the boot.
In case you wish to take a taxi, it may cost you well more than 100 € each way.
Based on the information provided by participants on the Registration Form, we have organized a free-of-charge shuttle service by minivans from the airport to the Conference venue with several runs on Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th. The detailed timetable has been emailed to all registered participants on June 14th and 15th. On Sunday, June 17th, a representative of the company providing the shuttle service will permanently patrol the Terminal at the exit of the Baggage Claim area throughout the day, bearing a "CRIS 2018" sign, in order to address arriving participants to the minivans waiting for them. This person will have the latest version of the timetable which has been emailed to all participants.
A similar free-of-charge service from the Conference venue to the Catania airport on Friday June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd has been organized. The detailed timetable will be setup during the Conference, exploiting also direct communication between participants and Conference Secretariat.