Dipartimento di Fisica della
Materia e Ingegneria Elettronica
Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici
Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti
The conference venue is the
Hotel Imperiale - Taormina.
Taormina, located on the northeastern coast of
Sicily, shares importance
with other historical Sicilian cities like Syracuse, Messina and Catania. It
is perhaps the most popular of tourist destinations in Sicily, noted both
for its natural beauty and its art treasures.
Taormina offers so much to see and do. While touring ancient ruins, you
can also book a tour of the nearby Capo Sant'Andrea grottos or visit the
Isola Bella (beautiful island), known as
the “Pearl of the Ionian”. Isola Bella is protected by the World Wildlife
Federation, and is a designated Nature Preserve.
Taormina is close to
Europe's largest active volcano which makes it an unforgettable area to tour. As amazing as it is during the
day, it gets enchanting at night when it is an illuminated wonder.
Taormina can be
reached via highways (autostrade) from Messina and
By Train or Bus
There are regular trains
to and from
However the station (called Taormina-Giardini) is at the bottom
of the hill, on the seafront 2 km below the centre. There are some buses
down, but it's often more convenient to take a long-distance bus from
the centre straight to or from your destination.
closest airport is
Fontanarossa International Airport, located in Catania,
about 50 km (31 miles) south.
Catania airport taxis and
bus services are
available at any time.
Never shall I forget the sensation of our arrival in
Sicily. The sky was the bluest of blues; on one side of the train the
sea was sparkling, to the other were mountains, and orange and lemon
groves. The sun was dazzling. It was
Phelps, A House in Sicily
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