Palermo is Sicily's cultural, economic and tourism capital. It is a city rich in history, culture, art, music and food. Numerous tourists are attracted to the city for its good weather, its renowned gastronomy and restaurants, its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and buildings, and its nightlife and music.
PerDis 2019 will take place at the Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri, "Sala delle Capriate" (trusses hall).
Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri, which is the seat of the University rectorate. This is one of the Palermo’s remarkable landmarks, and hosts a museum and three beautiful halls. Take the virtual tour here.Palazzo Chiaramonte
The easiest, fastest and cheapest way to reach Palermo is by plane. The Palermo International
Airport (PMO), known as Falcone-Borsellino Airport (formerly "Punta Raisi" Airport), is located 32 km (20 mi) west of Palermo. It is
dedicated to Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, two anti-mafia judges killed by the mafia in the early 1990s.
There is a lot of direct flights connecting Palermo with a great number of European cities, operated both by
low-cost and ordinary carriers. Using the Fiumicino International Airport of Rome (FCO) as a node, there is plenty
of choices of 1-stop flights connecting Palermo with the whole world, since there are more than 10 daily flights
connecting PMO and FCO.
Further opportunities to get to Sicily by plane: Catania-Fontanarossa airport (CTA) and Trapani-Birgi airport (TPS). both airports offer direct (and often cheap) flights from/to several destinations.
The airport (PMO) is connected to the city centre with a comfortable and cheap bus shuttle service
with rides every half hour, and a shuttle train to the Central Rail Station with
two rides per hour at minutes :27 and :42 (the airport station name is "Punta Raisi"). The train stops
at "Palermo Palazzo Reale – Orleans", which is just beside the entrance to the main university campus, where the
first day of the conference will be held.
From CTA to Palermo there are hourly buses at minutes :10, journey time 2h30m, bus operator SAIS Autolinee (website Italian only). The starting station is "Aeroporto Catania", the arrival station is "Palermo" (corresponds to the bus terminal next to the central rail station). Tickets can be bought onboard or in advance both on the SAIS website or here (available in English).
From TPS to Palermo there are different bus rides, average journey time 2h30m, bus operator Autoservizi Salemi. Tickets can be bought onboard or in advance both on the SALEMI website (only in Italian) or here (available in English).
In addition to the official taxi service, Palermo relies on different public transport systems:
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Salvatore Sorce, Ph.D.
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica
Ubiquitous Systems and Interfaces (USI) group
Tel.: +39 091 238 62609
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Mohamed Khamis, Ph.D.
University of Glasgow
School of Computing Science
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