Oct 15 – 16, 2019
Museo Diocesano, Via Etnea, 8, Catania, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Venue & Accomodation

The workshop venue is the Museo Diocesano (see Google Maps) which is housed in the Palazzo del Seminario dei Chierici, adjacent to the Cathedral, right in the hearth of the city , facing the baroque-sile square of the “Elephant”.
From the museum you can access the terrace of the Palazzo del Seminario dei Chierici and Porta Uzeda, where you can admire two wonderful views. On one side the Duomo square, with the Elephant Fountain (which is the symbol of the city), Via Etnea with Mount Etna in the background. On the other side: the walls of Charles V, the port of  Catania with the “Archi della Marina” and lastly the medieval “Castello Ursino”.

Also from the museum you can access the beautiful complex of the underground “Terme Achelliane” – a former Roman thermal bath – and make a journey into the bowels of the city, where the river Amenano flows on the surface in the nearby Amenano Fountain.
The location will permit an easy access to the major attractions of the city, a real baroque gem, between the two ancient cities of Syracuse and Taormina. Most of the old city of Catania is included by UNESCO in the World Cultural Heritage list.

How to reach Catania:

Catania Airport (IATA: CTA) is served by many airflight companies with direct flights from different cities in Europe. Anyhow there are several flights with a good frequency from the Italian natinal Hub in Rome (Fiumicino airport)

To get to downtown from the airport:

A regular public bus service called “ALIBUS” operated by AMT connects with the Catania downtown at 4 € (one way). The bus stop “STESICORO” is the one closer to Diocesan Museum (600 m) and to the hotels. A TAXI service is also available from the airport to the city. The fare to the city center 25 €.

Suggested accomodations close to the MA-XRF workshop venue:

The following hotels are close to the venue of the workhop. Due to the high request of rooms in the period of the workshop we kindly suggest to the participants to book their hotel asap.


Romano House ****

Il Principe ****

San Giuliano ***

Centrum Catania ***

Duomo Suite Catania***

Albergo Centrale Europa**

La Collegiata **

Gorizia **


Sicily House


Palazzo Bruca

Palazzo Tornabebe

San Placido Inn

Terrazza Santa Chiara

Teatro Bellini


To get more details or a more specific reservation please contact directly the Shougun Travel agent.
Hotel and Travel information
Mr. Alfio Romeo
Tel. + 39 095 7212361

E-mail: a.romeo@shougun.it