Accomodation

Katane Palace Hotel ****
Via Finocchiaro Aprile, 110 - 95129 Catania   http://www.katanepalace.it/en

Located in the historical center of Catania, the hotel is close to Via Umberto and Via Etnea.

A limited number of rooms are available at special rates (see below) at Katane Palace Hotel, which is also the venue of the summer school. We have blocked few rooms at the special rate and therefore participants are encouraged to stay at this hotel. The hotel booking must be done separately from the registration. Please download the reservation form (hotel_reservation_form.docx), choose the preferred accommodation option, and send the reservation form by email (booking@katanepalace.it) to Katane Palace Hotel. Please indicate in the body of the email that you will participate to CONTEST summer school in Catania. The deadline for hotel booking is 20th August 2013. Booking cancellation will be free of charge according to the cancellation policy reported in the reservation form. 

Early registration is strongly recommended as it allows us to organize the event better.

  • Katane Palace Hotel Reference Person: Selena Bino, tel. (+39) 095 7470702 - 095 9515107

Hotel Booking

The special group rate offered by Katane Palace Hotel for the summer school include:

  • Three nights accommodation in a double room for single use (Euro 180) with arrival on 11th September and departure on 14th September 2013 (3 nights); 20 € per day (only overnight) per second person (accompanying the registered participants) in double room
  • Three nightes accommodation in a double room shared by registered participants (Euro 192) with arrival on 11th September and departure on 14th September 2013 (3 nights).
  • Free buffet breakfast, wi-fi and mini bar (mineral water and analcoholic beverage daily furnished);
  • 35 single rooms pre-booked (additional 10 rooms could be pre-booked depending on hotel availability and in the case of high number of participants);
  • Possibility to extend the stay before of after the course at a discounted fare on request and subject to rooms availability.

The participation to the course is guaranteed for participants residing in the hotel: participants are therefore kindly requested to stay at this hotel!

Hotel Services

Continental breakfast, Free wi-fi connection, Transfer from/to Catania Airport (on request and with extra charge), Fax, 24h Reception, Hall, Internet Point, Laundry Service, Bar, Conference Room, Newspapers, Excursions and visit to monuments and exhibitions, Multilingual Staff, "Il Cuciniere" Restaurant, Banqueting, Free Parking (subject to availability).

How to Get to Katane Palace Hotel

Catania Fontanarossa Vincenzo Bellini Airport is about 10 km far.

By Taxi:

  • At your arrival to the airport, you can call either Taxi Caller Sicilia (+39 095 6188) or Radio Taxi Catania (+39 095330966) or reserve online using the web sites http://www.taxicallersicilia.it or http://www.radiotaxicatania.org/default.asp;
  • Price from the airport to the hotel: about 20 €;
  • Note: Not suggested to take other taxis available in front at the arrivals exit (More expensive!).

By Shuttle:

  • On request shuttle service available (contact the hotel direction when booking your room or before your arrival)

By Bus – Local Public Transport:

  • At the arrivals exit take the Bus Line 457 (Alibus-orange color)
  • You need to buy your ticket before travelling and validate it on the vehicle. Tickets are sold inside the airport (one way ticket 1 €) or directly on the bus (one way ticket 1.60 €).
  • ATTENTION: Between 12 pm and 5 am there is no transport.
  • Timetable at http://www.amt.ct.it/blank.php?linea=457;
  • Closest bus stops to Katane Palace Hotel is Piazza Giovanni Verga.
  • Note: Service not very efficient especially in summer. Bus timetable can be subject to unexpected changes so consider more than half an hour of delay on the estimated time of travel.

 For any question write to us at contest-events@fbk.eu