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Conference location

Naples is the 3rd largest city in Italy, facing a beautiful bay surrounded by the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida,  and the Vesuvius vulcano.

The conference will be held in the Conference Center of the University of Naples, in Via Partenope 36, on the Naples seafront facing the Castle (Castel dell'Ovo).

You can find a map of the city center at this link where the conference hall is labeled Centro Congressi via Partenope (number 1 on map).

There are plenty of things to do, visit and eat in Naples and its surroundings, due to the millenary history of the city and its role as a rich greek colony first, an important roman port, and finally the capital of the largest Italian kingdom. To learn more about Naples and its attractions please visit:

Travel to Naples

By air:

The Naples airport is named Capodichino. It is connected to Rome, Milan, Paris, Munich, London and many other european hubs. From the Airport the city center is easily reached by cab or by bus (there is no Metro to/from the airport). The bus from the airport is named Alibus (web page is in Italian but the links to the timetables are in Italian and English). Please visit the links above to the Airport and Alibus websites for more information.

A viable alternative is to fly to Rome, and then take the high-speed train (Alta Velocità, see below) which will get you to Naples in about 1 hour 10 minutes. There is a train connecting the Roma airport and the train station every 30 min. and from there trains for Naples every hour. Remember you need to book your seat in advance.

By train:

The Naples Central station is well served by regular and high speed trains. To get schedules and fares please refer to the Trenitalia website, or to the Italo train.


May is the month of art and culture in Naples with special openings of museums and exhibits, and thus it is one of the best periods of the year to visit the city. However the Hotels are very busy, so we strongly advice you to book in advance (also consider that on May 23rd there is a Bruce Springsteen concert in the same area, see Social Events section).

The area around the Conference Hall provides many Hotels and B&B. The Chiaia neighbour (to the west of the Conference hall) is a nice and safe shopping area. A viable alternative is to get an Hotel in the City center to the East, and reach the Conference Hall by foot or bus.

A map with location and links to a selection of Hotels and B&B is available at this link. Many of these (see notes in the map) have accepted to apply special fares: be sure to mention that you are attending the Conference organized by the Federico II University. The most prestigious Hotels are located directly on the seafront near to the Conference hall, but all those listed in the map are of good quality and within a 30 min. walk.

Transportations to the Conference Hall

Please note that the seafront area is car-free so public transportations do not stop in front of the conference hall. The subway map of the city can be accessed here. The closest metro stops is Piazza Amedeo on Line 2, but requires a 20-25 minutes walk to the conference location. The bus map is available here. Many buses reach Piazza Vittoria to the west or Piazza Plebiscito / Piazza Trieste e Trento to the east of the conference hall, and from there it is just a 10 minutes walk to the University building.

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