International Symposium
Advances in Dark Matter and Particle Physics
Messina (Italy) - October 24-27, 2016



  • Notice
  • Please note we are currently updating this page, so at this time you may find some changes.
  • General Information
  • Location:
    The Symposium is going to be held at the main building of the University of Messina (Piazza Pugliatti 1).
  • Registration Fee:
    There is no fee to be paid!!

  • Accommodation:

    In agreement with the hotels, the LOC already booked and reserved some rooms for symposium participants
    at "Royal Palace Hotel"
    (via Tommaso Cannizzaro 3, Messina -> map)
    and at "Hotel Sant'Elia"
    (via I Settembre 67, Messina -> map).

    "Royal Palace Hotel" prices are:
    eur 82,00 per day for a double use single room (including breackfast),
    eur 92 per day double room for two persons (including breackfast),
    if you wish half board service you have to add eur 28 per person and per day.
    "Hotel Sant'Elia" prices are:
    eur 70,00 per day for a double use single room (including breackfast),
    eur 85 per day double room for two persons (including breackfast).

    Please refer to registration page where you will find a registration form to confirm the hotel choice.
  • How to reach Messina
  • From Catania Airport...
  • From Catania Airport to Messina Central Railway Station
    you can take "SAIS" company bus.
    Ticket price is eur 9,30 and here are Round-Trip Timetables:
    From Catania Airport to Messina Central Railway Station
    Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday/Holidays
    7:10 - -
    9:20 9:20 9:20
    10:20 10:20 -
    11:40 11:40 11:40
    12:40 - 12:40
    13:40 13:40 13:40
    14:40 14:40 14:40
    - - 15:40
    16:10 16:10 -
    17:10 17:10 17:10
    18:45 - 18:45
    19:45 - 19:45
    20:45 20:45 20:45
    22:45 22:45 22:45
    From Messina Central Railway Station to Catania Airport
    Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday/Holidays
    4:30 4:30 -
    5:15 - -
    6:20 6:20 6:20
    7:45 - -
    8:45 8:45 8:45
    9:45 9:45 9:45
    11:45 11:45 11:45
    13:15 13:15 13:00
    14:45 14:45 14:45
    15:45 - -
    16:45 16:45 16:45
    18:30 18:30 18:30
    19:30 - -

    You may also want to check timetables in timetable form SAIS page. Sorry, website Italian only, so "Aeroporto Catania" and "Messina" is what exactly you should select in the form.

    You can look at this route map clicking on the words "Messina - Catania - APT Fontanarossa" in this other SAIS timetable page.

    Here is a SAIS timetable pdf for these bus rides. Sorry, Italian only.
  • From Reggio Calabria Airport...
  • First of all please note that you can get to Reggio Calabria Airport only flying from Rome or Milan.
  • Anyway, once there you have two choices:
    you can travel via Seaport of Reggio Calabria or via Seaport of Villa San Giovanni.
  • - First option,
    From Reggio Calabria Airport via Seaport of Reggio Calabria
    to Seaport of Messina:
    - There is a "ATAM" company bus leading you from Reggio Calabria Airport to Seaport of Reggio Calabria.
    Take a look here.
    - Then you can go from Seaport of Reggio Calabria to Seaport of Messina by taking a "Ustica Lines" now "Liberty Lines" hydrofoil.
    Ticket price is eur 3,50 and here are Schedules and Fares.
    Here is a specific pocket schedule pdf.
  • - Second option,
    From Reggio Calabria Airport via Seaport of Villa San Giovanni
    to "Caronte & Tourist" Seaport of Messina:
    - You can go from Reggio Calabria Airport to Seaport of Villa San Giovanni by Taxi or by "Federico" company minibus.
    Take a look here.
    - Then you can take a "Caronte & Tourist" company boat travelling from Seaport of Villa San Giovanni to "Caronte & Tourist" Seaport of Messina.
    Remember that you will need to buy a ticket (eur 2,50) at the "Caronte & Tourist" company desk in Villa San Giovanni.
    If travelling with your own motor vehicle, you might be interested in on-line booking (sorry, form page Italian only).