Sep 9 – 11, 2024
Europe/Rome timezone

Venue and travel Information

The scientific sessions of the conference will be organized at Ex Chiesa della Purità, via Santa Maddalena n. 39 Catania.  The former church Chiesa della Purità is located in the historical centre of Catania and is a walking distance from Piazza Stesicoro and Via Etnea. It takes about a 5-10 minute walk

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.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTS: Outside the "Fontanarossa" airport (arrival level) about 30 m on the right side (see this map) you will find an AMTS (the public transportation company of Catania) bus stop. The AMTS line ALIBUS (also called 457) runs every 20 minutes, from 5.30 am to midnight, from the Airport to the City Centre and the Central Station. It has several bus stops near the recommended hotels. Here are the ALIBUS route map and timetable. You can buy the bus ticket (5€) in the bus. Remember to validate your ticket at the automatic counter inside the bus once you get in.

BY TAXI: Taxis are available at any time outside the arrival terminal of the airport. The cost should range from € 20 to € 35 according to the place to reach. Taxis are also available outside the Central Train Station. A possibility is to use the Radio-taxi company service (tel. +39-095-330966 English speaking operator). Contacts and info for reservation can be found in the website. In order to get a Radio Taxi at the airport you have to phone, and you will be told the name of the cab which will pick you up (It usually arrives within 10 minutes). Pay attention: Radio-Taxi pick you up outside the airport at the departure level (first floor) not on the arrival level (ground floor) where you only find taxi of other companies.

BY CAR: It is not complicated to reach the city center coming from the airport. 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 you to ask in advance if a parking service is available at your hotel.



There are several hotels in the historical centre of Catania: or  provide a complete list.

A suggested list of Hotels located nearby the Workshop venue is:

Il Principe Hotel****

Dimora De Mauro***

Manganelli PalaceHotel***

Hotel Centrum***

Hotel Mediterraneo***

Hotel Sangiuliano***

Romano House****


Other suggested  Hotels are:

Una Hotel Catania****

La Collegiata Guest House***

B&B Acanthus***


Chiesa della Purità via Santa Maddalena, 39, Catania CT