Conference venue

The conference will be held at Hotel Villa Diodoro in Taormina, Sicily. Click here to access the hotel website.


Gala dinner

Gala dinner will be held at Esperia Palace Hotel in Zafferana Etnea, where the Tuesday 25th technical sessions will be held in the afternoon. For accompanying persons, SPA and Wellness Centre of the hotel will be available at a special fee of 20 € per person.


Bus transfer

For guests at Caparena hotel, bus transfers to Diodoro will be available, according to the following schedule.


Sunday 23rd
17:30 Caparena > Diodoro
21:00 Diodoro > Caparena


Monday 24th
08:30 Caparena > Diodoro
20:30 Diodoro > Caparena


Tuesday 25th
08:30 Caparena > Diodoro
23:30 Diodoro > Caparena


Wednesday 26th
08:30 Caparena > Diodoro
18:00 Diodoro > Caparena




By car: take the Motorway A18 Catania-Messina, exit Taormina and follow the signs to Taormina Centro. City is approximately 55 km far from Catania airport and 40 km from Messina.


By bus from Catania airport: bus connections are available every day, by the company Interbus (information and time schedule here). The bus stop and ticket counters are just outside the airport (see map below). 


Once arrived at the terminal of Interbus company in Taormina, both hotel Diodoro and Isabella are approx. 10 minutes walking distance (see maps below).


To get to Caparena Hotel, we suggest taking a taxi (about 10 minutes, approx. 15€) directly at Interbus terminal or at Diodoro Hotel.