ICIAP 2017 will be held in Catania. Catania is Sicily’s second largest city, with a population of around 300,000. It lies on the Ionian Sea, under the shadow of Mount Etna. Further information can be found here.

How to Get to Catania

By Plane

Catania International Airport is widedly connected to many cities in Italy, Europe and in the world. The airport is located close to Catania city centre.From the airport, it is possible to reach Catania city centre by:

  • Bus: the name of the line is “AMT Alibus” and it runs every 20 minutes;
  • Taxi: for a fixed rate taxi service you can call Radio Taxi Catania on 095-330966 on arrival or before you leave to book it. The fixed rate is 20 euros from airport to city centre.

By Ferry

Catania is also connected to mainland Italy (Naples) by a daily ferry service, that runs between Naples and Catania every night. The Catania Port is very close to the city centre.

Other Sicilian Airports

  • Comiso Airport: 90 km far from Catania;
  • Palermo Airport: 239 km far from Catania;
  • Trapani Airport: 320 km far from Catania

Conference venue


Workshop venue



Conference attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation. There is a wide range of options in Catania, but we have listed some options which might be of interest to our guests. This is not an exhaustive list.

Agathae Hotel
Agorà Hostel
B&B 5 Balconi
B&B Alba Hotel
B&B BIanca
B&B L’Elefante
B&B Teatro Bellini
Catania Town Hotel
City Hotel
Gem de Lux
Rubens Hotel
Residence La Vetreria
Antica dimora Caruso
B&B Acqua dell’Arte
B&B La rosa di Gerico
B&B San Placido Inn
B&B VIlla Bellini
BAD B&B and Design
Domus Hotel
Hotel Bellini
Atrium Hostel
B&B Opera
B&B San Giuliano
B&B Soprano Home
Hotel Biscari
Angiolucci Residence
B&B Al centrocittà
B&B Da Nella
B&B De Curtis
B&B del Risorgimento
B&B Picone
B&B Rooms XX settembre
B&B Spadaccini
B&B Sul Molo
Casa Principe di Francalanza
Casa Tina Maugeri
Lumie di Sicilia
Conti B&B
Hotel Catania centro
Rosso Corallo
Amanda B&B
Martina B&B
All’Orto Bonatico
B&B Orlando
Villa dei Girasoli
Casa Carlotta
Four Rooms