Travel Information


Catania Fontanarossa Airport is the best way to reach Acireale. This is served by direct international flights, or by connecting flights from other airports, such as Rome or Milan.

How to reach Acireale from the airport

By Shuttle Service (free)

Esee organisation provides a free shuttle service from Catania Fontanarossa Airport to Acireale and return, according to the following timetable.

Mon 17 June
Tue 18 June
Depart from Catania Fontanarossa Airport
Fri 21 June
Depart from Conference Venue

By rental service and taxi

The rental service with driver (NCC) and TAXI are the fastest and most comfortable routes.
The transfer service can be booked on the Bravodriver portal
The taxi "Servizio TAXI Sebastiano Scalia", mobile phone +39.347.3750962, offers a transport service from/to Catania Fontanarossa Airport, at the following special rates:
-        1 to 3 people € 40,00 each way
-        4 to 8 people € 70,00 each way

By train and by bus

The Alibus ATM shuttle bus service connects Catania Fontanarossa Airport to the Catania center.
The Alibus ATM shuttle bus service runs every 20 minutes, from 5.00 to 24.00 towards Catania center. You must get off at Catania Central Train Station and take a train or an AST bus line towards Acireale.

The travel by train from Catania central train station to Acireale takes approximately 17 minutes. The ticket can be purchased online or at the train station.
Time schedules and fares are available on the Trenitalia website.

AST offers a direct connection from Catania central bus station (close to the train station) to Acireale.
To view the timetable of the AST bus line, click the following link: Ast timetable


By car

The municipality of Acireale runs along the A18 motorway and is easily accessible from the city of Catania (just 20 km) or from Messina (70 km).
Greater is the distance with the cities of Palermo (about 208 km) and Agrigento (about 180 km).

To reach Acireale from:

- Catania: take the highway A18 (with toll), towards Messina, Acireale exit
- Messina: take the highway A18 (with toll), towards Catania, Acireale exit
- Palermo (the longest way): take the A19 motorway (Palermo-Catania), exit at the motorway junction for the A18 (Messina direction) and go on until the town of Acireale


Conference location

Corso Savoia, 190
95024 Acireale (Catania)
Tel. +39 095 7653111


Francesco Ambrosini
Tel. +39 06 478 56416   

Maria Giglio

Important Website Links and Phone Numbers

+39 095 346138

+39 095 7239111

Trenitalia information 
+39 892021

Tourist information
+39 095 7306266 / 77 / 88

First aid and medical service
(from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.)
+39 095 346075 

Radiotaxi (h. 24)
+39 095 330966
+39 3476070950 

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