Practical information

Conference Venue

The meeting will be held at the Grand Hotel de Rose in Scalea, Italy. Due to limited space, there may be restrictions on the number of participants.


Activities will start in the morning of Monday, September 16th, at 9.00 AM and will terminate on Friday, September 20, at 12.30 PM.

WARNING: It has come to our attention that some of our participants have been contacted by a travel agency about their stay in Scala. Please be aware that this is a scam.
You will NEVER be contacted from our hotel concerning the promotion of specific accommodations, and we are not relying on any travel agency. Moreover, we will NEVER ask for any payment in advance. If you receive emails or telephone calls from a travel agency regarding hotel accommodations, please disregard them and do not engage with the sender.

How to get to Scalea

The most convenient way to arrive to Scalea from abroad is to fly to Napoli or Roma and then ride a train. It is also possible to fly to Lamezia Terme (South of Scalea).

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 located about 200 meters from the exit of the airport: just follow the indications. 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 5 euros and tickets can be bought on board It takes about 20 minutes to reach the station.

If you take a taxi from the airport to Napoli station there is a flat rate of about 18 euros. You should tell the driver that you want the flat rate (“tariffa predeterminata” in Italian) before you enter the taxi and make sure the taxi driver is NOT using the taximeter. The fixed fare includes any extra: baggage, pets, etc., and does not depend on the number of passengers.

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 comfortable. It is also possible to take a fast train Frecciabianca to Sapri and then change for a local Regionale train. Notice that the official name of Scalea station is Scalea – Santa Domenica Talao.

From Scalea station to the hotel

The hotel is about 2km from the station, see Google Maps. There is a taxi stand right at the exit of the station. You can also walk if you have light luggage.