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Salerno / Vietri (Italy), October 1-3, 2014

Salerno and Vietri sul Mare

Salerno, a city of 150,000 inhabitants, in the Region of Campania, is located just South of the Amalfi Cast and North of a coastline of over 200 chilometers, protected by UNESCO, and including the Cilento Coast and the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park.


The city was famous in the Middle Ages for its Medical School, a center of excellence for medicine, where women not only studied, but taught. The school was later moved to Bologna, making its University one of the most famous medical schools in Europe. Later, under the domination of the Longobards and the Normans, the city acquired a wealth of historical monuments, still maintained in its Historic Center, one of the most interesting in Southern Italy for its artistic, architectural and cultural treasures. Among them are the Duomo, dedicated to the Apostle Matthew and holding his remains, the Provincial Museum, the Diocesan Museum, the Museum of the Medical School, and the Church of the Annunziata (Annunciacion).

The Castello di Arechi, built by the Normans, sits atop Mount Bonadies and affords a commanding view of the city and the gulf. It has recently been partially restored to house a Museum, and is also used for gatherings, weddings and many other social functions.

The Lungomare (Along the Seashore) is the place where the Salernitans go for an evening stroll and to frequent the various restaurants and clubs. It is near the Port from which ferries leave for Capri, Ischia and other stops along the Amalfi Coast.

Just about 3 miles North is the town of Vietri sul Mare (protected by UNESCO), amous for its artistic artisanal ceramic products, which are sold by various shops in the town, located a very short walk from the Conference hotel.

How to reach Salerno and Vietri sul Mare

The recommended airport is Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO).
From the airport, take the Leonardo Express train (14 Euro each way) to the Roma Termini train station, where you can connect with the Freccia Rossa high speed train that reaches Salerno in 2 hours.
We recommend that you make reservations for a train that leaves about 3 hours after you land using the web site www.trenitalia.com. The train ticket is valid for other trains if you miss the one selected. Please do not forget to validate your train tickets at the machines by the track to avoid a possible fine.
Once in Salerno you can reach the Conference site (Lloyd’ s Baia Hotel) by taxi at a cost of about Euro 10,00 .

If you intend to stay longer and rent a car, several rental agencies are available right at the Salerno Station.
We recommend Sixt: ask for Maurizio, phone +39 089 254170, fax +39 089 233617, email salernosixt@gmail.com

Excursions

Many excursions are available. We recommend that you talk to the hotel concierge for advice and to make the appropriate arrangements.

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