Conference Location

The Hotel Cetus commands a striking view on the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Set on a promontory that overlooks an enchanting bay, it’s located only 300 meters from Cetara, a historic fishing village. The elegant décor and refined atmosphere inspired by the tradition of Vietri ceramics. The unique location and quality service make the Hotel Cetus a point of reference for those seeking a holiday in comfort and relaxation. Indeed, it is located at the center of the world’s most important tourist destinations: Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Sorrento, Pompei, Capri.

Tourist and Local Information

Cetara is in the Amalfi Coast, a few minutes from Salerno. This beautiful village is magically suspended between the blue sky and the iridescent colored sea, and it seems to be born from the palette of a painter who wanted to use the warmer color gradients to create a landscape that enchants at first sight the visitor.

The beautiful location and the relaxing atmosphere will be the perfect ingredients for a successful international event, providing a unique opportunity for both researchers and technologists to present, share, and discuss leading research topics, developments, and future directions in their area of interest.

Amalfi Coast is probably best known place in the south of Italy. With its beautiful panoramas, beaches and of course crystal clear sea waters, this coast a Mecca for many international tourists.

Being   a place of highly developed touristic and hospitality, Amalfi coast is not only perfect place where to spend holidays. It is also wonderful location for meetings and conferences, thanks to large number of venues specialized in such events. Considerable touristic and cultural attractions will permit meeting or conference to be unique and unforgettable event, where work will combine with leisure and fun. Amalfi Coast give many possibilities for those who desire to strengthen proper workers collaboration through team building activities of different kinds: the beautiful pathways overlooking the gulf are just the place where to organize post conference event, picturesque cities are perfect settings for photo safaris, whereas sea and local gardens will provide biological food for cooking competitions.

Reaching Cetara

Reaching Cetara in the Amalfi Coast is quite easy, since the coast is in all the most famous touristic itineraries in the south of Italy, and hence there are many lines connecting daily, usually starting from Salerno.

The nearest airport is the Salerno-Pontecagnano Airport. However the most used airport to reach the Amalfi coast is Naples Airport (Napoli-Capodichino).

The main transportation hubs for the Amalfi Coast are Naples, Sorrento, and Salerno. The principal forms of public transport serving the Amalfi Coast are Sita coaches and, in the summer, ferries.

The nearest train station is in Salerno, which is connected to all major cities, being on the main line connecting the north and south of Italy.

Cetara can be easily reached by car (5 km from the Vietri sul Mare tollbooth on the A3 Naples-Salerno highway) and is only 40 minutes from the Naples airport.

Also, a quick and easy private transfer, direct from the airport to Cetara, is a particularly attractive option. Even more so considering that, if there are four or more persons traveling together, the cost of a private car transfer will be only slightly higher than that of traveling by public transport.

Suggested Accomodation

Lloyd’s Baia Hotel
via Benedetto Croce, snc
I-84100 Salerno – Italy
Phone: +39 0897633111
Fax: +39 0897633633
Email: info@lloydsbaiahotel.it
Maps and directions: Google Map

Grand Hotel Salerno
Via Lungomare Clemente Tafuri, 1
I-84127 Salerno – Italy
Phone: +39 0897041111
Fax: +39 0897042030
Email: info@grandhotelsalerno.it
Maps and directions: Google Map

Hotel Montestella
Hotel Montestella on Booking
Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 156
I-84122 Salerno – Italy
Phone: +39 089225122
Fax: +39 089225122
Email: reception@hotelmontestella.it
Maps and directions: Google Map

Hotel Plaza
Piazza Vittorio Veneto (Piazza Ferrovia), 42
I-84123 Salerno – Italy
Phone: +39 089224477
Fax: +39 089237311
Email: info@plazasalerno.it
Maps and directions: Google Map

Residenza Eleonora – Guest House
http://www.residenzaeleonora.it/ (Italian Only)
Residenza Eleonora on Booking.com
Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 140
I-84122 Salerno – Italy
Phone: +39 3274151181
Fax: N.D.
Email: residenzaeleonora@gmail.com
Maps and directions: Google Map

Hotel Voce del Mare
Via Costiera Amalfitana, 21
I-84019 Vietri sul Mare (SA) – Italy
Phone: +39 089 210080
Fax: N.D.
Email: info@vocedelmare.it
Maps and directions: Google Map

There are no special deals for GPC and you are required to make your own arrangement for the hotel.

The international dialing code for Italy is 39. To call a number like 089 8xx xxx, dial +39-089 8xx xxx.

We suggest to book in one of those accommodations since we plan to run some shuttle busses from/to the conference venue (the Hotel Cetus) along the suggested accommodations. If some of the participants will book a different accommodation each participant should reach the Hotel Cetus by themselves.

The information about the eventual shuttle busses we be announce as soon as we will have the complete list of accommodations/participants.

About Salerno and its surroundings

Salerno is an enjoyable town of about 150.000, with its sea view, historical centre and night “movida”. Salerno is a fascinating synthesis of what the Mediterranean sea can offer to those who want to know it better. The city is continuously improving to better host tourists and visitors from all over the world. Its province is the largest of the Campania region and one of the biggest in the entire Italy. The Campania region have five amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites. Most of them are located in the Salerno surroundings, both in the Salerno province and Naples province: Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological Sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula, the Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata, the Historic Centre of Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and the 18th-century Royal Palace at Caserta.

Salerno is located at the geographical center of a triangle nicknamed Tourist Triangle of the 3 P (namely a triangle with the corners in Pompei, Paestum and Positano). This central position, nestled in the curve of the bay of the same name, makes the city a focal point for leisure tourism and seaside holidays. For a brief overview on history, art, culture in Salerno, click here.

The beautiful Amalfi coast is nearby, with its overhanging cliffs and rocks, cut by a winding road making its way above the sea for about 40 kilometres, from Vietri through Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Amalfi, up to Positano and Punta Campanella, where the Bay of Salerno meets the Sorrentine Peninsula and the Bay of Naples facing the islands of Capri and Ischia.

You can appreciate the archaeological sites of Pompei and Ercolano, in the province of Naples, 30 km north from Salerno, on the slopes of Vesuvius. They where buried in the eruption of the Vesuvio, on 79 AD. The ruins can be now easily reached. The sections of the ancient city open to the public are extensive and tourists may spend many days exploring the whole site. 30 Km south from Salerno remain the Temples of Paestum. The three Doric temples are said to be the best preserved Greek temples.

Maps and additional information

Map of the entire Campania region (here).
Map of the Sorrentine Peninsula and Amalfi Coast (here).
Map of Naples area (here).
Local travel companies that serve Amalfi Coast and Salerno (here, here, here, here)