Conference venue

The ARENA 2018 conference venue will be the "main conference room" of the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (INFN-LNS) of Catania. The INFN-LNS are located in Via S. Sofia 62, near the University Campus. The conference site is well served by the public transportation and can be reached in about 15-20 minutes from downtown. Directions to the LNS-INFN are listed below.

How to Reach


INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud

Via S. Sofia 62 - 95123 Catania

By plane:

The nearest airport to LNS is the Catania Fontanarossa airport

  • Take the bus “ALIBUS  (route); ticket cost € 4,00. Get off at the Central Railway Station ("Stazione Centrale") and  take the metro up to the station "Milo" (see below). Alternatively, get off at Piazza Stesicoro and take the BRT bus to Cittadella Universitaria.
  • Take a taxi from the airport to LNS - via S. Sofia 62; From Catania Aiport the distance is about 22 km and the taxi fare amounts to approximately 35-40 euro.

By bus:

BRT timetable (best city bus solution to LNS)

By metro:

Get off at the metro station "Milo". Just outside the station, take the free shuttle bus to reach the Cittadella Universitaria. The ticket cost is 1.00 euro. Info and schedule (italian only)

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The Guesthouse of the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS) is provided with 24 rooms , including 4 double rooms, all equipped with heating and air conditioning, clean linen set, private bathroom with shower and hair dryer, wi-fi and large window with garden view.

In common for the guests are: stove, microwave, refrigerator, sink, washer and dryer.
A locker with a set of dishes is available for each guest.
Vending machines for drinks and snacks and a telephone, for internal use only, are located in a separate room.
Dining room and TV room are also available.
The rooms are cleaned every working day.