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Jun 13 – 23, 2022
Europe/Rome timezone


Students will be staying at Romano Palace Hotel, in shared twin rooms or single rooms from Monday 13 June to the morning of Thursday 23 June 2022.



  • Viale Kennedy 28 - 95100 - Catania (CT)


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  • Tel.       :  +39 348 020 8633
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  • Fax       :   +39 095 5967333


The Hotel is in front of the sea located very close to the airport. As the Hotel is not very well connected to the airport by public transport, the preferred way to get there is by taxi; a ride to the hotel will be about 20 €, maybe less.

With public transport you can reach the hotel by taking two buses: the ALIBUS (4 € tickect) from the airport and then the D from piazza Borsellino (ex Alcala`) to the Lidi Plaia. The ALIBUS has its terminus just outside the airport: once boarded please speak to the driver and say that you need to go to piazza Borsellino so the driver knows that you have to get out at the “Archi” stop (the ALIBUS stops only at request). To reach piazza Borsellino you need to do a 9 minutes walk following the path indicated on the map:

In piazza Borsellino there is a big bus station that is also the terminus for the line D line, so you cannot mistake the direction to Lidi Plaia. While the ALIBUS will do a course every 20 minutes, the line D does a course every 45 minutes; therefore it may take up to 1 h to reach the Hotel by bus.

If public transport has to be used we suggest to install the Moovit app on your mobile phone because it contains detailed info about the lines and timetable as well as live info about the waiting time for the next bus. Another source of info about the Catania Public transport (unfortunately in Italian) is the AMTS web page:​​​​​​​

Taxi information:

A good company that does not keep cars stationed at the airport, but must be called by phone, guarantees a rate of € 18-22 depending on the time and destination in the city: RadioTaxi: www.radiotaxicatania.orgTel: +39-095-8833 or +39-095-330966 (they should be able to answer in english).


A few other hotel options:

Mercure Catania Excelsior  (4 stars):
Piazza Giovanni Verga 39 
(close to the ALIBUS stop and at 300 mt from Piazza Roma where you can take the bus BRT for the University)

Hotel HN Catania Centro (4 stars):
Piazza Trento 13
(close to the ALIBUS stop and at 200 mt from Piazza Roma where you can take the bus BRT for the University)

UNA Experience Palace Catania (4 stars):
Via Etnea 218
(very convenient location for taking the public transport and for ALIBUS)

Hotel Sofia (?):
Via Etnea 196
(Convenient location for the BRT BUS stop and the ALIBUS bus stop)

San Max Hotel  (3 stars):
via Etnea 329
(Convenient location for the BRT BUS stop and the ALIBUS bus stop)