The airport of Catania (www.aeroporto.catania.it), named Vincenzo Bellini airport (or with the old name Fontanarossa airport http://www.aeroporto.catania.it/?lang=eng), is well connected by several daily flights from the airports of Roma or Milano and other many Italian airports. There are also direct flights from/to some major European cities (London, Paris, Bruxelles, Munich, Madrid, Barcelona, Zurich, etc.).
Arriving at the airport of Catania you can take the city bus Alibus-457 (there is one every 20 minutes) to reach the conference venue (Corso Italia stop) or the other suggested hotels (piazza Trento and piazza Verga stop)(http://www.aeroporto.catania.it/page.php?cPath=0_12_18&id_page=62&lang=eng) , or you can take a taxi (http://www.radiotaxicatania.org/Default.asp).
Conference participants can also land to Trapani airport (http://www.aeroportotrapani.com/eng/) and Palermo airport (http://www.gesap.it/index.php?sezione=1&lang=en). If you land to Trapani airport, first you have to go to Palermo by bus (http://www.terravision.eu/trapani_palermo.html, http://www.airportbusexpress.it/init.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1) and then to reach Catania you can take a bus (http://www.saisautolinee.it/ricerca/index.asp ). Arriving at the railway station you need to take the tube or the bus to reach conference venue or the hotels (Palazzo delle Scienze).
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