International Symposium on Mobile Learning for Visually Impaired People

ISML-VIP 2012

The events venue - The city

The city

Palermo is the regional capital of Sicily, which is the largest and most heavily populated island in the Mediterranean.

Palermo is situated in the North-West of Sicily, it is washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea and offers a wide range of landscapes and environments. The town extends in the Conca d’Oro plain, in front of the wide and wonderful gulf, which she has taken the name from. Palermo has got a privileged position and a mild climate, that favors the presence of a luxuriant vegetation.

So now we are glad to give you some instructions about how to reach Palermo.

By car: we suggest you two ways to reach Palermo. After having crossed the Straits of Messina, you can take the motorway A20, that connects Messina with Palermo. Otherwise, you can arrive in Catania and, from there, you can take the A19 Catania-Palermo, always driving on the motorway.

By plane: the International Airport Falcone-Borsellino- Punta Raisi is 30 Km away from the town and it is connected to Palermo by the motorway A29 (Palermo-Trapani), by a railway and bus network.

By train: the Palermo Centrale Station is connected with the principal Italian towns.

By bus: reaching Palermo by bus is easy and more and more practical. There are also some buses from and to Germany, France, and Switzerland, besides the lines from and to Rome, Catania-Messina, Trapani, Agrigento and Ragusa.

By boat: if you leave from the Palermo port, it is possible for you to reach the most important Italian ports (Napoli, Salerno, Genova, Livorno, Cagliari, Catania), the little isles that surround Sicily (Eolie, Egadi, Pantelleria, Ustica, Linosa and Lampedusa) and the ports in Malta and Tunisia.

Institute for Education Technologies

Italian National Research Council

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