How to reach Siracusa

By train:

  • You can depart from Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Roma Termini and Napoli Centrale Stations and take a train directly to Siracusa. We suggest looking up for different solutions on

To plan your trip by train, you can also visit these websites (please note that these are external websites and they are not managed by the Organizing Secretariat, nor ICEP 2021 has a partership with them):

We also suggest this article for the rail routs to visit the most beautiful cities in Italy: The Best of Italy by Rail (

By ferry-boat:

  • The main ports are the ones of Catania and Palermo. We suggest looking up on or in for timings and ferry companies.

At this article you can find a list of the ferries that operate through Europe. You can search specifically for those that reach Italy: Ferries in Europe (

From the Fontanarossa International Airport in Catania:

By Car:

  • via SS114 and E45 highway, Siracusa exit

By Public Transportation:

  • Take the bus ALIBUS at the end of line. After 20 minutes get off at Stazione Centrale corsia esterna Palina 1 stop;
  • Take the train at Stazione Catania Centrale to the Siracusa Station.

> For more information, visit the airport website.


Due to the long distance between the Fontanarossa Airport and Siracusa, shuttles will be available on Monday October 4th and Tuesday, October 5th to reach the city and on Saturday, October 9th to reach the airport from Siracusa.
During the registration to the Conference, you will be able to book a seat on the shuttle according to your flight schedule.

Please note that:

  • if you want to participate to the Pre-Tour you will need to arrive on Monday, October 4th;
  • if you are willing to participate to the Post-Tours, you will not need to book a seat on the shuttle to go to the airport Saturday, October 9th, since you will be driven to the airport directly after the ending of the tour.

For more information on the tours, please see the Social Program.

Time schedule of the shuttles*:

October 4th – Catania Airport > Siracusa

  • 13:30
  • 16:30
  • 19:00
  • 22:00

October 5th – Catania Airport > Siracusa

  • 11:00
  • 13:30
  • 16:00

October 9th – Siracusa > Catania Airport

  • 09:30
  • 13:00

*please, note that these shuttles are free of charge. If you choose one of the Post conference Tours on October 9th, the shuttles to go to the airport at the end of the tours are included in the price of the tours.

How to reach the Fontanarossa Airport at Catania

Look at the seasonal timetable of the airport to find the airplanes that best suit you.
At this page you will find a list of cities directly connected to the airport.

Participants who will need to travel via airplane will receive discounts for buying flying tickets with Alitalia airplanes after the registration to the Conference.

Please, find information on the discounts on this page on the Alitalia website.

Coupons are for one person only. If participants need two or more coupons (for themselves and their  accompanying persons) they will need to buy the Alitalia tickets separetely.

As an international airline, Alitalia’s commitment to the environment is a central element of their Sustainability corporate policy. Any information may be found at this page of their website. To see more information on the CSR of Alitalia, please visit:

For support on using the discount codes and issues with the Alitalia website, please call Alitalia’s support:


Teatro Comunale of Siracusa
Via del Teatro, Ortigia – 96100 Siracusa

Walking distance to:

  • Palazzo Vermexio: 3 mins.
  • “Ferruzza – Romano” conference hall: 7 mins.



Conference Hall Borsellino @Palazzo Vermexio – Siracusa Townhall
Piazza Duomo 4, Ortigia – 96100 Siracusa

Walking distance to:

  • “Ferruzza – Romano” conference hall: 7 mins.



“Ferruzza – Romano” Conference hall @Plemmirio Consortium
Comprensorio Castello Maniace – Via Abela n. 6, Ortigia – 96100 Siracusa