Practical Information
The conference will be held at the Grand Hotel de Rose in Scalea. All participants will be lodged in this hotel where we have prebooked 40 rooms with full-board (breakfeast, lunch and dinner): Check-in Sunday September 12, check-out Saturday September 18.
Scalea is a village located in Calabria, Southern Italy, on the Tyrrhenian coast. (See Google map.)

How to get to Scalea?

The most covenient way to arrive to Scalea from abroad is to fly to Napoli and then ride a train.

From Napoli Capodichino airport you can easily get to the Napoli Centrale station by taking a bus of the company Alibus. The bus stop is just at the exit of the airport near the taxi stand. The airport is quite small you will have no problem in finding the Alibus. Buses depart every 20 minutes from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm daily. The ride costs 3 euros and tickets can be bought on board. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the station.

A taxi from the airport to Napoli station should cost less than 20 euros.

The timetable for trains from Napoli to Scalea can be consulted on the web site of the Ferrovie dello Stato. Use preferably an IC train if possible, as they are faster and more confortable.

Note that the official name of Scalea station is Scalea - San Domenica Talao. The schedule for September 12 is:
Departure (Napoli)Arrival (Scalea)Train
11:4215:02R 22569
12:5816:14R 2429
13:5816:27IC 1573
16:4219:26IC 555
18:4221:16IC 561

From Scalea station to the hotel.

The hotel is about 2km from the station, see Google map. (On this map, pin A denotes Scalea station and pin B the hotel.) We are planning to organize transfer from the station to the hotel.

A few links on Scalea and the Riviera dei Cedri.

Welcome to Calabria
Riviera dei Cedri (In Italian)

Last updated: September 12, 2010