Hotel and venue

The 2009 Computing Frontiers conference will be held at the Hotel Continental Terme in Ischia.

Special rates for rooms are available for conference participants. Please note, in case more convenient rates are advertised on the hotel web site when you make your reservation, you are entitled to be charged for the best available rate for the room you choose. So before booking, check the hotel web site and ask for the best offer when you book your room.

Room reservation should be done directly through the hotel by sending a reservation form to the hotel by fax or email (pdf)|(doc).

Transfer service from Naples to the hotel can also be arranged directly with the hotel by sending a transfer form to the hotel by fax or email (pdf)|(doc).

Getting to Ischia

The Hotel Continental Terme is 1km from the Ischia Porto (also referred as just Ischia) that is the closest harbour. The other harbours in Ischia are: Casamicciola and Forio. There is a shuttle service connecting Ischia Porto to the hotel (you need to book it with the hotel using the transfer form). At Ischia Porto, taxis and picturesque microtaxis are also available (Please, ask for the price before you get in. There is a fix tarif they should charge for that is around € 12).

Ischia island is connected to Naples through frequent ferry and hydrofoil service departing from three harbours: molo (wharf) Beverello (both hydrofoils and ferries), Mergellina porto (hydrofoils), and Napoli Porta di Massa (only ferries). Be aware that transportation services are not available in the evening.

Hydrofoils take approximately 50 minutes from Naples to Ischia; price is around € 17 (one-way). Ferries take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes from Naples to Ischia; ferry price is € 8.50 (one-way). For timetables, you can click here, or here. Be aware that timetables vary during the year and also you need to check with the maritime company for up-to-date and reliable information, and you can contact the Local Arrangement Chair if you need any additional information (c DOT dinapoli AT cib DOT na DOT cnr DOT it).

More details may be found at web pages (only in italian) of the main maritime companies: Alilauro, Caremar, Snav, Medmar.

Daily flights connect London, Frankfurt, Munich and Paris to Naples and frequent flights connect Milan and Rome to Naples (Capodichino Airport). From Capodichino airport it is possible to reach molo Beverello by means of regional buses leaving every 60 minutes or by taxi. To check for taxi tarifs please refer to the Transportation section of the Capodichino Airport web site.

Naples is also reachable by train. There are two railway stations: Central Railway Station (Stazione Centrale F.S.) Piazza Garibaldi, close to Molo Beverello (but not at walking distance), and Mergellina Station (Stazione Mergellina), located at walking distance (around 15 minutes walking) from Mergellina porto.

last modified: 2009/02/26

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