The conference will be hosted in the historical building of the Chamber of Commerce of Salerno located in the heart of Salerno city at Via Roma n.29

ABOUT SALERNO

The conference will be held in Salerno, a historical city located in the heart of the Mediterranean sea. Salerno is a wonderful City to visit, discover, to see, to “eat”, to surprise.

Salerno is the principal town of the province with the same name, and today numbers around 145,000 inhabitants. For a brief period (February to August 1944) Salerno was the capital city of Italy, during the liberation after the allied landings before the fall of Monte Cassino to the allies and the subsequent liberation of Rome. Today it is a lively port town, that is rapidly re-acquiring a relaxing and open Mediterranean atmosphere. The Lungomare Trieste, a promenade 2 km long offers a breathtaking view over the Gulf of Salerno. The cliff, the small wharf for boats docking, dining, artistic lighting are the characteristic features of the promenade of Salerno. Worth a visit also is the Historical Old Town, which has in recent years recovered from being a virtual no-go area to being one of the best preserved historical town centers, full of tiny little passageways and hidden corners.

Every November since 2006, in celebration of Christmas season, the city of Salerno, offers a spectacular artistic exhibition called “Luci d’Artista” (Artistic Lights). This event is a charming show of lights and colours that envelopes in its evocative and fantastic and magic atmosphere. The event is definitely something more than the usual Christmas lights. We are dealing in fact with proper works of art ideated by contemporary artists that stand out for their high stenographic nature and their deeply conceptual and symbolic values.

The city is divided into three distinct zones: the medieval sector, the 19th century sector and the more densely populated post-war area, with its several apartment blocks. In November, you will find Mediterranean winter days, with temperatures around 10-15 Celsius degree. For a comprehensive weather information go here.

Salerno is surrounded by cultural attractions and heritage sites, among the most famous places, you can find:

You should visit the tourism of Salerno website for touristic information.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

How to reach Salerno

By Airplane

People will probably arrive by airplane either at Rome, Fiumicino Airport (FCO), or at Naples, Capodichino Airport (NAP).

In both case you will find hereafter the instructions [A or B, respectively] to reach by train the Salerno Railway Station (Salerno), unless you arrive in Capodichino and can profit from the direct bus Capodichino-Salerno [see B* below]. If you arrive by bus in Naples, you can directly read instruction B2.

There is also a Salerno Airport in Pontecagnano (distance from Salerno km 10). It is a small one, with just a few connections. More information are available on the web-site. 

 

From Rome Airport (Leonardo da Vinci) to Salerno

You have the following two steps.

A1. From Rome Airport (FCO) to Rome Railway Station (Roma Termini)

You may reach Rome Railway Station (Roma Termini) from the Rome Airport (FCO) by train; a taxi is not recommended because of the distance. Once at the Arrival Exit go to the Railway Station inside the Airport (FCO) and take the train to Rome Railway Station (Roma Termini): the ticket must be bought at the FS office and stamped at the yellow machines before getting on the train. At the same office you can also buy the ticket from Rome Railway Station (Roma Termini) to Salerno Railway Station (Salerno).

A2. From Rome Railway Station (Roma Termini) to Salerno Railway Station (Salerno)

Once in Rome Railway Station (Roma Termini) get a train to Salerno Railway Station (Salerno). There is an on-line official timetable of the Italian Railways (FS) and you can use the name of the railway stations we quoted above in rounded parentheses (Fiumicino Aeroporto, Roma Termini, Salerno) as departure or arrival railway stations.

 

From Naples Airport (NAP) to Salerno Railway Station (Salerno)

You have the following two steps, unless you can profit from the direct bus Capodichino-Salerno [see B* below].

B1. From Naples Airport (NAP) to Napoli Railway Station (Napoli Centrale)

At Naples Airport (Capodichino) you may take the bus 3S (orange bus) just in front of the Airport entrance (every 15 minutes): the tickets are sold inside the Airport at the newsagents and should be stamped on the bus. You have to get down at “Piazza Garibaldi” (Garibaldi Square) and walk a little bit through the square towards the Napoli Railway Station (Napoli Centrale). There’s also a direct bus departing from the parking lot just on the right of the Airport Arrival gate (“Alibus” – ticket on board about € 3). Another possibility is to take a taxi (about € 20).

B2. From Napoli Railway Station (Napoli Centrale) to Salerno Railway Station (Salerno)

Once in Napoli Railway Station (Napoli Centrale) get a train to Salerno Railway Station (Salerno). There is an on-line official timetable of the Italian Railways (FS) and you can use the name of the railway stations we quoted above in rounded parentheses (Napoli Centrale, Salerno) as departure or arrival railway stations

For the sake of completeness, you should consider also the departures from “Napoli Piazza Garibaldi”, which is another railway station, exactly under Napoli Centrale (there a direct stairway).

Remember to stamp the ticket at the yellow machines before getting on the train.

B*. From Naples Airport (NAP) to Salerno

At Naples Airport (Capodichino) you may take the SITA bus running directly to Salerno. This bus runs only 4 times on weekdays, from airport, and arrives at the centre of Salerno (about in 60 minutes). On Sunday, races are reduced, then check carefully the timetable.

Timetable on: www.sitasudtrasporti.it/public/tpl/campania/5002.pdf

 

Alternative ways are:

by rented car with driver with at fixed cost of 75 euros (about 40 – 50 minutes) booking at nr. (in case you can contact info@waterenergynexus.org).

by taxi (about in 40-50 minute) cost 80/100 euros;

by car, taking the Highway A3 Naples – Salerno: exit Vietri sul Mare and then right to Salerno center

 

Moreover, Salerno can be reached: 

By train

Trenitalia and Italo provides train-links from all over Italy to Salerno main station.

By bus

SITA buses link Salerno to many Italian cities

By car

The main motorway links are:

  • from North
    the A3 (from Naples, exit Vietri Sul Mare – Salerno Nord oppure Salerno) or the A1 up to Caserta and then the A30;
  • from South
    the A3 (Salerno-Reggio Calabria) and the A16 (exit Avellino and, then, Avellino-Salerno highway).

You can calculate your route using Google Maps or ViaMichelin.

By sea

Daily connections from the port of Salerno to Naples, Messina, Catania, Palermo, Olbia, Tunisi, Malta and Valencia.