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Coming to Catania by plane
Catania is connected to many Italian and international airports by frequent flights operated by several airlines. Once you get out of the Baggage Claim area of Catania's Airport Fontanarossa you have two possibilities to reach the Department of Physics and Astronomy:
  1. Take a taxi and tell the driver to bring you to the "Dipartimento di Fisica, dentro la cittadella universitaria, via S. Sofia, 64". The cost of the ride is in the range 25-35 euro, depending on the traffic in the different hours of the day.
  2. Take bus no. 457 to the Central Railway Station and, from there, one of the buses no. 432, or 449, or 628 to the "Città Universitaria". Bus tickets must be bought before entering the bus, at newstands or tobacconists, or at the AMT ticket counter located just outside the Arrivals Terminal. (A newstand is located on the first floor of the Departures Terminal). Ticktes cost about 0.80 euro each. Remember to stamp the ticket upon entering the bus. Enter the University Campus through the main gate, turn to the left, and "climb" the hill to the first crossing (after about 100 meters). At this crossing, turn to the left and walk for about 80 meters. The Department building is on your left.
Coming to Catania by train
Once you get out of the Central Railway Station you have two possibilities to reach the Department of Physics and Astronomy:
  1. Take a taxi and tell the driver to bring you to the "Dipartimento di Fisica, dentro la cittadella universitaria, via S. Sofia, 64". The cost of the ride is in the range 20-30 euro, depending on the traffic in the different hours of the day.
  2. Take one of the buses no. 432, or 449, or 628 to the "Città Universitaria". Bus tickets must be bought before entering the bus, at newstands or tobacconists. (Two newstands are located inside the Station). Ticktes cost about 0.80 euro each. Remember to stamp the ticket upon entering the bus. Enter the University Campus through the main gate, turn to the left, and "climb" the hill to the first crossing (after about 100 meters). At this crossing, turn to the left and walk for about 80 meters. The Department building is on your left.
Coming to Catania by car
  1. If you arrive to Catania from highway A18 (i.e., from the north), pass the toll gate and drive towards downtown. Inside the second tunnel you encounter on your way, take the first exit to "Catania Ovest". Drive for about 1 km, go beyond the main gate of the University Campus and take the first right (see conference site). Enter the Campus through the third gate on your right and park your car. The Department building is on your right.
  2. If you arrive to Catania from highway A19 (i.e., from the west) or coming from Siracusa (i.e., from the south), take the exit to the freeway "Tangenziale Ovest". Drive for about 15 km and then take the exit "Circonvallazione". Drive for about 5-6 km. You will find the University Campus on your left, on the other side of the road. Invert your direction as soon as you can, go beyond the main gate of the University Campus and take the first right (see conference site). Enter the Campus through the third gate on your right and park your car. The Department building is on your right.