Travelling to Naples
Flying to Naples
Situated about 200 km south from Rome, Naples is the third most populated Italian city and the most important city in the South of Italy, with its almost 1 million of inhabitants.
The international Aeroporto di Capodichino, in Naples, is one of the most modern and efficient airports in the country. Naples is well connected via both direct and connecting flights to all the main European cities, USA, South America, Middle East, Africa and Asian countries.
Airport Transfers to the Conference Venue
Option ABus Shuttle
From the airport take the ANM Alibus busline and get off at Piazza Municipio. Continue on foot to via Acton and take bus 154; get off at the stop for Santa Lucia, and the hotel is just a few steps away. The cost of each ticket is € 5 one way (including VAT and luggage). No reservation is required, tickets purchased from bus driver or also at the Sun Store shop in the airport. For further information visit the ANM website.
Option BPrivate Taxi
From € 50 per taxi per way, booking via www.mydriver.com
Option CPublic Taxi
Direct Payment to taxi driver. Taxis are always available (24hrs) at airport for your transfer to the Conference Venue at € 25 one way. For further information see the schedule of the Taxi Services in Naples.
By Train from Rome and other Cities
Naples is connected by high-speed trains to Rome (1h 10min), Florence (2h 50min) and Milan (4h 20min). The main railway station of Naples is Napoli Centrale. The schedule of all high-speed trains is available on the websites of Tenitalia or Italo; tickets can be purchased online.
From Napoli Centrale railway station, take Metro Line 1 (Garibaldi, just outside the station), going in the direction Dante, and get off at Toledo. From there, you can take a taxi or enjoy a pleasant walk (10min) along Via Toledo and through Piazza del Plebiscito.
EU countries, Commonwealth countries and the USA do NOT need a visa.
Citizens of the European Union (EU) countries, as well as of Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway may enter in Italy with their national identity card, provided there is a photograph.
Schengen Visa holders are allowed to enter in Italy
The Schengen Visa has made traveling between 25 member countries (22 European Union states and 3 non-EU members) much easier and less bureaucratic. Traveling on a Schengen Visa means that the visa holder can travel to any (or all) member countries using one single visa, thus avoiding the hassle and expense of obtaining individual visas for each country. A Schengen visa allows the holder to travel freely within the Schengen countries for a maximum stay of up to 90 days in a 6 months period.
To visit the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Italy click here
Ministero degli Affari Esteri
e della Cooperazione Internazionale
Piazzale della Farnesina, 1
00135 Roma – Italy
Contact center: (+39) 06.36911
Certified MAECI email:
Letter of Invitation
All authors of accepted papers will have the option to request an invitation letter through the registration system. This letter can be used to obtain a travel visa if required. Please note that only conference registrants will be issued the standard confirmation letter. We regret that we are unable to provide customized letters.
Public Transportation – Getting to the City Center
Commuting to and from the City centre from the Hotel is easy, by using the public bus transportation. The one way ticket costs €1,10, the daily ticket costs €3.50. For further information on the public bus routes visit their official site please click here
Naples enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long summers from mid-May to mid-October and with mild winters from December to February, which are separated by short autumn and spring seasons. See Naples Weather for more details.
Italian is the official language. English is widely spoken. French, German and Spanish are also spoken within the tourism Industry.
Currency/Banking Hours/Credit Cards
The currency of Italy is the Euro (€). Banking hours for the public: Monday-Friday 08:00 – 13:30. There are many Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) outside most branches of banks in all towns and in the main tourist resorts. Hotels, large shops and restaurants normally accept credit cards and traveller’s cheques. Banknotes of major foreign currencies are also acceptable. Rates of exchange are published daily in the local press and are broadcasted via the media.
Because of the 10% service charge levied in hotels and restaurants, a tip is not obligatory, but small change is always welcome. Taxi-drivers, porters, hairdressers etc., always appreciate a small tip.
It is recommended that participants arrange insurance for medical expenses, loss and accidents occurring during the conference.
The supply in Italy 220-240 volt, con frequenza 50 Hz. Sockets are usually 13 amp, square pin in most buildings. Many hotels provide adaptors upon request from the reception.
General Shopping Hours
Shop opening times vary depending on their type and location, though shops normally open between 07:00 and 09:00. During the period November 1st – March 31st shops close at 20.00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 19:30 on Saturday. For the period April 1st – October 31st shops close at 20:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 19:30 on Saturday.
Chemist Pharmacies/Drug Stores
Pharmacists and drugstores stay open during shopping hours. Late night chemists are listed in the daily papers.