VENUE



Sorrento is a famous tourist destination for the entire world and is known for the well-known resorts. The weather at the end of April is sunny, with pleasantly warm temperatures without being too hot.
The following table gives an idea of the temperature ranges:

Month

Average High

Average Low

Average Rain

April

64°F / 18°C

46°F / 8°C

3.00 in. / 76.2 mm

May

72°F / 22°C

53°F / 12°C

2.00 in. / 50.8 mm

 

Italy is a country-member of the European Union and one of the Euro-Zone countries (local currency is the Euro). The host city is a famous tourist attraction. The city is well connected with the international airport of Naples (www.gesac.it), many new facilities for sports, and free-time or leisure areas. At the same time Sorrento is offering the well known archaeological and historic sites (Pompei, Ercolano, Vesuvio), busy streets and squares for walking safely all day and night, window shopping, hundreds of inexpensive taverns for lunch or dinner, open-air restaurants by the sea for dining under the stars, etc, etc.

 


VISA

Citizens of some Countries need to ask for the VISA to enter in Italy. VISA can be obtained at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the Country of residence.

Attendes can find here the Italian Embassy or Consulate nearest to their residence.

To obtain a VISA to enter in Italy, an invitation letter from the General Chair, prof. Pasquale Daponte, is needed. Ask for this letter by email at daponte@unisannio.it.

VISA Offices may need several weeks to process your request. Please, apply for the VISA as earlier as possible so as to allow sufficient time for VISA processing and for getting possible assistance from the General Chair directly with the VISA Office in the case of difficulties.

In some cases the Italian Embassy or Consulate needs also that the General Chair faxes the invitation letter directly to the VISA Office. Please contact the VISA Office at the Italian Embassy or Consulate near your residence to verify which is the current procedure in your Country. Do not hesitate to contact the General Chair for assistance with the VISA Office in caso of any problem.


CONFERENCE SITE AND HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

The organizing committee identified a luxurious hotel “Hilton Sorrento Palace” as place for the IMTC/2006. The Hilton Sorrento Palace, with its modern yet inviting facilities, stands on a hill overlooking the town of Sorrento and offering to its guests a unique and spectacular view, beautifully framed by the jagged outline of the Gulf of Naples on the horizon, the unmistakable silhouette of Mount Vesuvius, while just round the corner unfolds the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. The same encounter of sky, land and sea that has inspired so many poets and writers since the old Roman times. The area from Naples to Salerno, including towns like Pompeii, Sorrento and Amalfi is itself a melting pot of mythology, history and culture. But it is also its convenient location in the heart of Sorrento, a short away from the main urban and extra-urban lines of communication (1 km from the railway station and the harbour, 25 km from the highway exit, 50 km from the international airport of Naples) to make the Hilton Sorrento Palace the ideal setting for the IMTC/2006 site.

Hilton Sorrento Palace
Via S. Antonio n. 13, 
Sorrento, Italy 80067
Phone:+39-081-8784141
Fax: +39-081-8783933


The Spa at this hotel has been recently refurbished and access is included in the room rate.

See Pictures Gallery
For more pictures download the Interactive presentation of Hilton Sorrento Palace (17 MB)

 


TRANSPORTATION

Sorrento is easily reachable from all over the world.
 
Sorrento is connected by speed rail way (Circumvesuviana) to Naples (45 minutes), Pompei (20 minutes) and Ercolano (25 minutes) and by comfortable bus line to Salerno (40 minutes), where ship lines are available to Sicilia (Palermo and Catania). Fast ship line connects Sorrento to Capri (30 minutes).
Important Notice: except when explicitly noted, information (in particular, schedule and fares) provided below or in the linked web sites are defined and maintained by the companies providing such services. These owners are the ONLY responsible for the correctness of the posted information.
The organizers, the sponsors, and the technical cooperating bodies of IMTC 2006 cannot be considered responsible in any way and at any extent both for such information and any problem or inconvenience that may occur you as a consequence of their use.


By Plane from Naples Airport Naples’s international Aeroporto Capodichino (NAP) is approximately 8 km far from the city centre and serves the Campania region. It handles domestic and international flights, including several daily flights between Naples and Rome (flight time 45 minutes). Airport Infoline: (Phone: 848.888.777). There’s a Naples shuttle bus service to and from the airport. Daily buses to Sorrento (Curreri Lines - journey around 1h20mn) depart just outside the arrival area. Check Curreri Lines website for timetables: http://www.curreriviaggi.it or the airport web site http://www.gesac.it for other details. 

By Train from NaplesFrom Naples Central Railway Station in Piazza Garibaldi, take the Circumvesuviana (local metro service) to Sorrento and get off at the Sorrento Sant’Agnello station. The Circumvesuviana direct trains depart every 45 minutes till 11.00 pm and stop also at Pompei and Ercolano. Check http://www.vesuviana.it 

By Boat from NaplesFrom the port in Naples, at the pier “Beverello”, take the hydrofoil to Sorrento. In about 35 minutes you’ll arrive to the pier in Sorrento from where, every 30 minutes, there are mini-buses to Sant’Agnello. 

By Car from NaplesFrom Naples, follow the indications for the highway A3 in the direction of Salerno. After 25 km take the exit at “Castellammare di Stabia”. Then, driving along the road towards Sorrento, you arrive in Sant’Agnello square.

MAPS OF THE REGION


To have more readable view, click on the above maps. Then, you may want to save them on your computer and print them out.




. . . BUT I WOULD LIKE ALSO TO VISIT SOME OTHER PLACES, NOT ONLY THE CONFERENCE ROOMS!



Well, you are right! Visiting another country, sightseeing the towns and the countryside, visiting the local museums, eating the local food and drinking the local wine are important at least as the conference. The cultural stimuli for a better and wider knowledge as well as for a better understanding of other people and cultures pass also through the above fundamental aspects of our life.
Therefore, if you like to visit Sorrento or some other places, you may find many information in the Tourist Information page of this site, a section dedicated to stimulate our natural senses and neurons in a more pleasant way.