The ESA/RN27 Mid-term Conference 2018 will be held at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Catania downtown in the city of Catania (Italy), Co-organized by the Department of Social and Political Sciences (University of Catania), LaPoss – University Research Centre (University of Catania) and ISVI – Istituto di formazione e ricerca sui problemi sociali dello sviluppo.
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.
Here are some useful info.
HOW TO REACH THE CITY CENTRE FROM 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 AMT (the public transportation company of Catania) bus stop. The AMT line ALIBUS (http://www.amt.ct.it/pdf-linee/alibus.pdf) runs every 25 minutes, from 5.30 am to midnight, from the Airport to the City Centre and the Central Station (http://www.amt.ct.it/pdf/orarioalibus.pdf). It has several bus stops in city centre. Here is the ALIBUS web page. Ticket cost: 4 €
BY TAXI: Taxis are available at any time outside the arrival terminal of the airport. Here you can find official fares. The cost should range from € 25 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 (http://www.radiotaxicatania.org/it/). 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.