Catania Fontanarossa “Vincenzo Bellini” International airport is the nearest and most convenient airport at about 60km from Taormina. It features several flights from the major Italian cities such as Milan, Rome, Naples and Venice (Alitalia, Meridiana,…) and many international direct flights from important European cities such as London (British Airways), Paris (EasyJet), Berlin, Stuttgart, Zurich (Air Berlin), Munich (Lufthansa), Malta (Air Malta) and many more. Lots of charter flights from all over the world land to Catania too.
From Catania airport you can reach Taormina in one hour drive by very convenient direct highway A18 (direction Messina, exit TAORMINA). Rental companies are available at the airport.
Direct buses from the airport to Taormina town centre are available every day. Check the timetable on It takes about one hour and a half. The Bus Terminal of Taormina is located at about 400m from the symposium venue, Hotel Villa Diodoro. At the same distance, it is possible to reach the historical center through Porta Messina.
Taxis cost approximately 80/90Eur one way and it takes about one hour. For more information, please contact us at hmm2013(at) or your hotel in Taormina.

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