RIUNIONE ANNUALE 2014 - Palermo, 18-20 Giugno 2014
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- La città di Palermo
How to reach Palermo
By airplane. The easiest way to reach Palermo is by flight.
The international airport Falcone-Borsellino (Palermo, Punta Raisi,
PMO) is 30 Km away from the town and it is connected to
Palermo by the motorway A29 (Palermo-Trapani), by a railway and an
efficient bus network. The airport is well connected to Rome (on
average, there is a flight per-hour that lasts about 50 minutes).
There are also direct flights (at least with weekly frequency) to
other important capitals and European cities, which may vary during
the seasons. In September, direct flights are available to/from:
Hamburg, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brussels, Cologne, Dublin, Dusseldorf,
Frankfurt, Hannover, Lyon, London, Luxemburg, Madrid, Moscow,
Nantes, New York Munich, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm, Tunis, Zurich. The
airlines companies that land/depart from the Palermo Airport are
Alitalia , Thomas Cook, Jetaifly, Brussels Airlines Liège, Windjet,
Ryanair, Meridiana, Easyjet, Airberlin, Air Italy, Vueling,
Norwegian, Helvetic, Airberlin. The airport web site http://www.gesap.it has flight
schedules and connections.
For the airport-city railway connections, please refer to the railway
schedules. The railway ticket is €5,80. Further information
about the connections from the airport to the Palermo main station
can be found by calling the call center: 892-021, the airport ticket
office +39 091 7044007, or by visiting the railway company web-site
For the airport-city bus connections, please refer to http://www.prestiaecomande.it.
The bus company can also be contacted by phone 091586351 or by fax
091581241. The bus itinerary follows the following stops: Airport,
via Belgio, Piazza A. De Gasperi, via Croce Rossa, via Libertà (3
stops), Politeama, via Emerico Amari, Palermo Central Station.
Buses run every 30 minutes, from 5AM to midnight. The ticket is
€6,30 and can be bought on the bus or booked via the website.
The airport's taxi service is in operation from 06.00 to 24.00 and
the taxi rank is to be found outside the Arrivals Area. Fares from
the airport to the city are about €40. Useful numbers are (as a
rule, agree on the price before boarding):
Another possibility is to flight to the international airport
Vincenzo Florio (Trapani, Birgi, TPS) Airport, connected to
many European cities by low-cost Ryan-air flights. The site of the
airport is http://www.airgest.it.
The airport is 115 km far from Palermo downtown. Bus connections are
available. Since current time schedules are valid until the end of
June, we recommend to check the time tables on the airport website (http://www.airgest.it/da-per-aeroporto-bus-navetta-trapani.asp)
or on the sites of the two available bus companies (http://www.autoservizisalemi.it,
- Coop. Trinacria: 0916878
- Coop. Autoradiotaxi tel: 091513311
Palermo Central Railway Station is connected to the principal
Italian cities. However, due to its peripheral geographical
location, the train travel takes several hours (about 10 hours from
Rome, and 17-20 hours from Milan) and is not recommended.
For people not bored by the extreme slowness of the Italian railway
connections, getting to Sicily by train (and by ferry from Reggio
Calabria to Messina) can be an interesting experience. For timetable
information, destinations and prices consult: http://www.trenitalia.it
Reaching Palermo by bus is easy from Rome or from Catania (where
another international airport is available, CTA). There are
also some buses from and to Germany, France, and Switzerland, but
they suffer of the same slowness problem mentioned for the train
trips. Information can be found at the following links:
Sais Trasporti - Daily connections from various towns in Sicily to
Autolinee Segesta - National connections from Sicily to Puglia,
Rome, Milan, Bologne, Urbino and Mestre and international
connections to Belgium, France, Switzerland and Germany. http://www.segesta.it
From Palermo, it is possible for you to reach the most important
Italian seaports (Napoli, Salerno, Genova, Livorno, Cagliari,
Catania), the little isles that surround Sicily (Eolie, Egadi,
Pantelleria, Ustica, Linosa and Lampedusa) and Malta and Tunisia. If
you like the sea, have time at hand or are travelling by car or
campervan the following companies offer connections to Sicily:
- Tirrenia: http://www.tirrenia.it, from Cagliari to Palermo and
Trapani, and from Napoli to Palermo
- Siremar: http://www.siremar.it, from Napoli to Milazzo and the
Eolie Islands (Messina).
- Grandi Navi Veloci: http://www.gnv.it, from Genova and
Civitavecchia to Palermo
- Ustica Lines: http://www.usticalines.it, from Napoli to
Milazzo and all of the minor Islands
- Snav: http://www.snav.it, From Civitavecchia and Napoli to
- Grimaldi: http://www.grimaldi-ferries.com, From Salerno
How to reach Palazzo Steri from the Central Station
The conference will take place in the main conference room (Sala
Magna) of Palazzo Steri-Chiaramonte, in Palermo. Palazzo Steri is
home to the offices of the Dean and, of equal importance, to Renato
Guttuso’s world-famous painting of the Vucciria market.
Piazza Marina it is at a walking distance from the central station
(about 1.5 km). It can be easily reached from the Central Station
also by bus (line 101 from the station to via Vittorio Emanuele and
line 105 down to Piazza Marina) or by taxi.
Main Bus Lines for seeing the most interesting attractions of the
- 101 Main City Streets: Central Station, via Roma,
piazza Politeama, via Libertà, piazza De Gasperi, via Libertà,
Politeama, Ruggero Settimo, Massimo, Quattro Canti (105), via
Maqueda. Runs every 4 MIN.
- 105 Historical Center: Corso Calatafimi, Cuba, Piazza
Indipendenza (109)(389), Porta Nuova, corso Vittorio Emanuele,
Palazzo Reale, Cattedrale, i Quattro Canti (107) e piazza
Marina. Crosses the route of bus 101 in via Roma. Runs every 15
- 107 Modern Central Area: Via Roma, Politeama, via
Libertà, piazza De Gasperi, via Libertà, Politeama, via Amari,
via Roma, Mercato Storico Vucciria, Central Station. Crosses the
route of bus 105 in corso Vittorio Emanuele. Runs: every 10 MIN.
- 109 Arabic-Norman Area: Corso Tukory, Hystorical Market
Ballarò, Porta S. Agata, San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Royal
Palace, Parco D'Orleans, piazza Indipendenza (105)(389) Runs:
every 10 MIN.
- 389 Monreale (to see the Duomo): Corso Calatafimi
(105). Runs: every 20 MIN.
- 603 Palermo-Mondello: along the seaside: Statua, piazza
Leoni, Imperatore Federico (METRO), Fiera, via Ammiraglio Rizzo,
Acquasanta, Arenella, Vergine Maria, Addaura, Mondello,
Partanna. Runs: every 20 MIN.
- 806 Palermo-Mondello: across the Favorita Park: piazza
Sturzo (101)(107)(812), Statua, viale Diana, Parco della
Favorita, Valdesi, Mondello, Piano Gallo. Runs: every 20 MIN.
- 812 Santuario di Santa Rosalia: piazza Sturzo
(101)(107)(806), via Duca della Verdura, piazza Giachery
(METRO), via Monte Pellegrino, Fiera, via Bonanno, Santuario.
Runs: every 20 MIN.