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How to arrive in Taormina

Taormina can be easily reached by any means of transport from all over the world fitting any traveller budget.

For assistance with all flight arrangements contact SunMeetings Agency. Be sure to mention that you are travelling to attend FPSAC'05 conference in Taormina.

PLANE: Catania Fontanarossa International Airport, the nearest and most convenient airport, is km 55 far from Taormina. From Catania Airport Taormina can be reached in 45 minutes drive by highway A18 direction Messina, exit at TAORMINA. Ground transportation between Catania's Fontanarossa International Airport and Taormina is available via shuttle bus or taxi. To know the approximate rates for ground transportation please click here or contact the Congress Secretariat. For public transportation service please visit

CAR: Sicily and Taormina can be reached by car through highways (green road signs) from every main Italian city. From Northern Italy, you can drive along the highway A1 through Naples and Salerno; then from Salerno (Amalfi coast ) take the free of charge highway A3 direction Reggio Calabria. Take exit "Villa San Giovanni - Sicilia", and get to the harbour where very frequent ferries (every 20 minutes) connect the mainland to Sicily 24 hours a day ( city of Messina ). Once in Messina, take highway A18 direction Catania, drive for about 30 minutes (45 km) and take exit "Taormina". If you come from Palermo take highway A20 to Messina, (about 2 hours drive) then highway A18 direction Catania and exit Taormina

TRAIN: For its charming Sicilian liberty decorative style Taormina's railway station is considered one of the most beautiful in Italy. It offers a large variety of trains, from the deluxe Eurostar to the simple but very efficient "Espresso Train" normally departing from Milan, Turin and Rome, passing through Naples. The railway station is only 4 km from Taormina downtown. The taxi area and the bus terminal are just opposite the railway station main entrance.

SHIP: From Northern Europe & Italy, it is possible to take a confortable ship from Genoa port (company Tirrenia) and reach Palermo in about 17/18 hours. Daily ferries from Salerno to Messina and from Naples to Catania (Cartour Company).

BUS: Taormina's modern Bus terminal is situated right in the town centre. Frequent buses run from Palermo, Catania (airport included) and Messina (Interbus company). Moreover there are easy connections from Rome (Sais company).

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