Dear participant, 

We look forward very much to meeting you in Siracusa, Sicily, and we will do our best to offer you a high-level scientific congress but also to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

Sicily is the biggest Italian island and Siracusa is one of its main cities. The historical center of Siracusa is an island too (an island within an island) called Ortigia and is quite small, easy to walk around (only 3 km) and has many ancient buildings.
Our congress will be held at the Hotel Villa Politi (, 20 minutes walking distance from Ortigia, close to the seaside of the city.
The rooms at the Hotel Villa Politi are SOLD OUT! If you look for a room you should check for availability on touristic websites (i.e. Also, Siracusa offers a great number of nice apartments you can book through bed&breakfast booking websites.

May is considered high season in Siracusa: It is in fact the month for re-enactment of the Greek tragedies performed at the ancient Greek theatre. This is a world-renowned annual event and people travel from all over the world to experience the wonder of sitting where the ancients from 2000 years ago sat to watch the actors. 

We suggest that you look into flights and accommodation as soon as possible.