Venue

The 17th Ka and Broadband Communications, Navigation and Earth Observation Conference will take place at the Villa Igiea Hilton Hotel, Salita Belmonte 43, 90142 Palermo, Italy.

Villa Igiea Hilton Hotel, a wonderful facility facing the sea of Palermo, offers its guests the best of comforts and services.

The hotel, built in a prestigious villa belonging to the Florio family, and restyled by Ernesto Basile at the end of the 19th century, offers an exclusive combination of precious interiors and state-of-the-art facilities.

Ignazio Florio bought this private villa from Sir Domville to create an exclusive health center, later converted into a luxurious hotel.

In the summer of 1898 the Florios met the famous painter Giovanni Boldini, who, while staying in Villa Igiea, painted the portrait of "The Unique", the name given to Donna Franca Florio by the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio. This masterpiece is now on display in the hotel's exclusive restaurant.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS

Palermo is served by the International Airport Falcone Borsellino, located in Punta Raisi, 35 kilometers away.

Transportation to Palermo

Bus (Euro 7,00) and rail (Euro 9,00) services are available to reach the Palermo Central Rail Station. Travel time is about 45 minutes. It is recommended that a taxi be taken from the Station to the hotel (less than 10,00 Euro).

Taxi service to the hotel is available from the airport for about Euro 45,00.

Driving Directions to the Hotel

The Villa Igiea Hilton Hotel is located in the Acquasanta quarter on the western coast of Palermo, not far from the commercial port and just below Mount Pellegrino.
From the International Airport Falcone Borsellino, take Highway A29 Trapani-Palermo, exit at 'Via Belgio', follow the directions to the Port and the seaboard promenade to the west, then follow hotel indications.

If arriving to town from Messina/Catania-Palermo Highway A19, exit at 'Porto', and follow the seaboard promenade to the west, then follow hotel indications.
Technical contact:

Frank Gargione
Satellite Systems Consultant
Phone: +1 609 883 4778
E-mail: frankgargione3@msn.com
Organization contact:

Clotilde Canepa Fertini
FGM EVENTS LLC, USA
Mobile: +39 3387001650
E-mail: clotilde.fertini@kaconf.org
The conference is organized by:
FGM EVENTS LLC - 239 Glenn Avenue - Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 - USA - fgmevents@verizon.net
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