Travel information

AIR

The Fontanarossa International Airport in Catania is the nearest and most convenient airport to Giardini-Naxos. It is located at about 55 km from Giardini Naxos and it  is connected by direct flights with the main Italian cities and with many European cities such as Muenich (by Lufthansa), Berlin (Air Berlin), London (British Airways).

If you wish you may ask Lisciotto agency to help you to buy the flight ticket and arrange your travelling plans

BUS

From the airport there is a direct bus to Taormina (INTERBUS), which stops in Giardini-Naxos. The "Recanati" bus stop is the your destination, 5 min walk from Atahotel Naxos Beach and Conference Venue. Tickets can be purchased at the  airport and cost 8,20 €. The journey takes about 1h. Buses typically leave every hour. The bus stop is about a hundred meters to the right when exiting the airport.

September 15, 2018 

Departure time from Catania Airport 

Arrival time at Recanati stop -  Viale Dionisio,  (Giardini Naxos) 500 m from SOFT 2018 location

6:45 7:45
7:15 8:15
7:30 8:30
7:45 8:45
8:00 9:00
8:15 9.15
8:45 9:45
9:15 10:15
9:45 10:45
10:00 11:00
10:15 11:15
10:45 11:45
11:15 12:15
11:45 12:45
12:45 13:45
13:45 14:45
14:45 15:45
15:45 16:45
16:15 17:15
16:45 17:45
17:15 18:15
17:45 18:45
18:15 19:15
18:45 19:45
19:45 20:45
20:45 21:45

September 16, 2018

Departure time from Catania Airport 

Arrival time at Recanati stop -  Viale Dionisio,  (Giardini Naxos) 500 m from SOFT 2018 location

7:15 8.15
7:30 8:30
7:45 8:45
8:00 9:00
8:15 9:15
8:45 9:45
9:15 10:15
10:15 11:15
10:45 10:45
11:45 12:45
13:45 14:45
14:45 15:45

Alert!

Be aware that  the last shuttle bus from Ata Hotel (Symposium Venue)  to Taormina for the SOFT 2018 Opening Ceremony at the Ancient Theatre leaves at 16:00
15:45 16:45
16:15 17:15
16:45 17:45
17:15 18:15
17:45 18:45
18:15 19:15
18:45 19:45
19:45 20:45
20:45 21:45

TAXI

There are several Taxi companies operating inside the airport, applying different rates. The journey takes about one hour. We recommend you to call upon your arrival. The company "Social Taxi"is on the first Floor (at the departures)  telephone number: 0039 095 8833 o 0039 095 330966. They offer the following fare rates only if you indicate the code SOFT2018 when calling:       1 van for maximum 5 person with 5 luggage  € 80,00 tax included, 1 mbus maximum 8 person with 8 luggage   € 100,00 tax included (Payment by cash, bancomat and Visa - they give back a receipt).

Please call at your arrival, in ten minutes they will be at the meeting point (on your arrival take the stairs to the upper level “ departure terminal”)

 Other taxi companies can be found on the ground floor (at the arrivals).

CAR

It is possible to rent a car at the parking lot in front of the airport. All major rental companies are present (Avis, Hertz, Maggiore, Auto Europe). Giardini Naxos can be reached in about one hour along the A18 motorway towards Messina and exit at Giardini-Naxos.

SHUTTLE BUS

ONLY for the guest of the Conference Hotel it is possible to reserve a shuttle bus (from and to Catania airport) during the Hotel Reservation procedure. The price of the shuttle bus is not included in the Conference fee and it is visible in the registration form. Do not forget to indicate the arrival/departure time and the flight numbers directly to the Agency Lisciotto by e-mail : soft2018@lisciotto.it