Venue & Hotel


The 2015 CINI annual Workshop on ICT for Smart Cities will be held at the University of Palermo, Scuola Politecnica, Viale delle Scienze Ed 7, 90128 Palermo - Italy.


Palermo offers a wide choice for accommodation, with varying costs.
Some hotels close to the conference location are:

  • Hotel d'Orleans
  • Palazzo Brunaccini
  • Hotel Centrale (for reserved rates for attendees please refer to "CONVENZIONE UNIPA CORPORATE")
  • Hotel Quinto Canto
  • Palazzo Sitano
  • Hotel Porta Felice
  • Hotel Politeama
  • Hotel Jolie
  • Hotel Posta

Additional hotel information is available through web sites including Tripadvisor, and

How to reach Palermo by air

How to reach Palermo City center  from "Falcone and Borsellino" Airport

  • By bus
  • The bus service between Airport and Palermo is excellent and runs up to every 30 minutes:
    - from Arrivals terminal from 5.00 to 24.00
    - from Palermo Centrale railway station to Airport Departures terminal from 4.00 to 22.30
    Tickets can be bought aboard from the driver.
    Price: € 6,10 (one-way)
    For timetable and information:
  • By train
  • Every day the Trinacria Express connects Palermo Centrale station with Punta Raisi airport. The first departure from Palermo Centrale station is at 4.55 and the last is at 20.09. From Falcone-Borsellino airport, the first departure is at 5.54 and the last is at 22.05 . The journey times vary depending on the departure time and the number of stops, and can take between 45 and 70 minutes. The cost of the ticket is 5.80 euro. You can buy tickets on this site, at the ticket desks, at the self-service machines, in travel agencies and at authorised sales points.
    For planning your journey search you can look timetable and purches tickets here.
  • By taxi
  • The airport's taxi service is in operation from 06.00 to 24.00 and the taxi rank is to be found outside the Arrivals Area. Fares from Palermo Centrale railway station to the Airport is about 45 euros.
    For timetable and information: Coop. Trinacria: +39 091-6878 and Coop. Autoradio taxi tel: +39 091-513311
  • By car
  • Palermo Airport is about 35km for Palermo.
    From Palermo: take the A29 motorway in the direction of Trapani and exit at "Puntaraisi - Aeroporto Falcone e Borsellino"

How to reach Palermo City center  from Trapani International Airport

Terravision bus:
The journey time is approximately 120 minutes.

How to reach Palermo City center  from Catania International Airport

SAIS Autolinee:
The journey time is approximately 150 minutes.