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.
On Saturday, June 16th, and Sunday, June 17th, a coach service from the airport to the Conference venue will be arranged by us and will be free of charge. We plan two runs on Saturday and one on Sunday. To help us select the best times for these runs, participants are requested to indicate in the Registration Form whether they wish to use the service or not, how many passangers in their party, and their expected time of landing. Only after sufficient info has been gathered will we decide and publish on this site the exact departure time of the coach buses.
Likewise, we plan to arrange a similar free-of-charge service from the Conference venue to the Catania airport on Saturday, June 23rd; likewise, participants are kindly requested to indicate in the Registration Form whether or not they wish to use this service. For this return trip, the exact times of departure from the Conference venue will be determined by the earliest take-off time of groups of interested participants.