Access to Catania

Catania is an Italian city on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea, between Messina and Syracuse.

It is the capital of the Province of Catania, and is the second-largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy.

Arriving by air

The Vincenzo Bellini International Airport Catania-Sicily


The conference will be hosted at the Università di Catania Monastero dei Benedettini, located in the heart of Catania, in Piazza Dante, 9.



Public transport The bus called Alibus(line 457) connects with regular runs (approximately 20 minutes) with city.

Tickets can be purchased at the airoport.

From Airoport you can stop to Borsellino Square Porto, Archi della Marina and continue taking the bus line 503 and stop to Dante Square.

Arriving by train

The main railway station is conveniently situated in the very center of the city.

From Central station you can taking the bus 902 and stop to Rue Vittorio Emanuele after the Roman Thether, walk to Dante Square.

For more information about Public transport in Catania click

Here's the website (with map) for the AMT Alibus 457 – Click on "457 Alibus":

Taxis: tel:095.330966


Il Principe Hotel Catania **** / 0,6 Km distance

Una Hotel Palace **** / 1 Km distance

Hotel NH Bellini ****/ 1,8 Km distance

Hotel Excelsior **** / 2,1 Km distance

Liberty hotel **** / 0,5 Km distance

Hotel Royal Catania **** / 0,5 Km distance

Best Western Hotel Mediterraneo *** / 0,9 Km distance

Hotel Etnea 316 ***/ 1,2 Km distance

Manganelli Palace *** / 0,8 Km distance

Hotel Villa Romeo ***/ 1,7 Km distance

Regina Margherita Hotel *** / 1,4 Km distance

Hotel Novecento ***/ 1,6 Km distance

Domus Hotel***/ 1,1 Km distance

Hotel Catania Town *** / 1,0 Km distance

Hotel Agathae *** / 1,2 Km distance

Hotel Gresi ***/ 1,0 Km distance

Hotel Sangiuliano*** / 1,0 Km distance

B&B Stesicoro *** / 0,8 Km distance

Hotel Biscari **/ 1,1 Km distance

Stesicorea Palace ** / 0,9 Km distance

Hotel i Vespri **/ 0,8 Km distance

Hotel La Collegiata */ 0,7 Km distance

Here a list of hotels affiliated to the University of Catania; ask for special prices when booking.


Half day tour to Etna, Taormina and Alcantara, Syracuse and Ortigia. Pick up in Catania.

Etna Experience

Etna Sicily Touring

Etna Tribe

Etna Excursion

Etna Moving