How to get Acquafredda di Maratea

Because of some unforeseen events it is necessary to change a little bit the trip plan to arrive to Acquafredda di Maratea.

The Conference will take place at Acquafredda di Maratea (in short, Acquafredda), which is located between Sapri (North) and Maratea (South) along a coastal road (see below or http://maps.google.it/maps?hl=it&ie=UTF-8&tab=wl).

Unfortunately, because of a fire which consumed a large part of the vegetation of an area which includes the road Sapri - Acquafredda, the Administrative Autorities blocked the access along this road. Therefore we cannot neither organize any more the promised shuttle service from Sapri to Acquafredda nor it is possible to take a taxi to come to Acquafredda from Sapri.

However, after this event, the Italian Ralways increased the railway connections between Sapri- Acquafredda - Maratea (see time table 1
and time table 2).

Because of these new connections many of you can reach Acquafredda without no additional problems. Unfortunately, for some other participants, precisely for those who planned to leave by train from Rome after 17:00, from Naples after 18:48 and from Lamezia Terme after 18:10, the problem is a little bit more complicated but equally solvable (see the details below).

After these preliminaries, the following suggestions to reach Acquafredda could be useful.

By car:
a) From the north of Acquafredda:
Take the speedway Salerno-Reggio Calabria (A1). Leave it at the exit Lagonegro Nord - Maratea. Then go to Rivello - Praja a Mare (SS 585) and leave it at the exit Maratea Coast - Castrocucco and then go to Acquafredda where you will find the hotels (Villa del Mare and Hotel San Diego) along the road.
(Another possibility consists in turning, after Rivello, to Trecchina and then to Maratea and, finally, to Acquafredda).

b) From the south of Acquafredda:
Take the speedway Reggio Calabria-Salerno (A1). Leave it at the exit Lauria Nord. Then go to Lauria, then go to Praja a Mare (SS 585) and leave it at the exit Maratea Coast - Castrocucco and then go to Acquafredda where you will find the hotels (Villa del Mare and Hotel san Diego) along the road.

By train:
a) From Rome and Naples:
Those who came from Rome and Naples have to get off at Sapri.

Those who arrive to Sapri before 21:22 (i.e. they leave Rome no later than 17:00 and Naples no later than 18:48) can take a train to Acquafredda according to the time-tables time table 1 and time table 2.
At the railway station of Acquafredda the guests of both Hotel Villa del Mare and Hotel San Diego will find a free shuttle service organized by the same Hotels.

Those who arrive to Sapri after 21:22 (actually, they can arrive at 22:30 or at 23:35) will find a bus service or a car service and will be transported to Acquafredda via Rivello - Trecchina - Maratea, after a trip of about 1 hour and half.

b) From Lamezia Terme
Those who came from Lamezia Terme have to get off at Maratea.

Those who arrive to Maratea before 20:10 (i.e. they leave Lamezia
Terme no later than 18:10) can take a train to Acquafredda according to the time-tables time table 1 and time table 2.
Again, at the railway station of Acquafredda the guests of both
Hotel Villa del Mare and Hotel San Diego will find a free shuttle service organized by
the same Hotels.

Those who arrive to Maratea after 20:10 (actually, they can arrive at 21:48 or at 23:03) will find a bus service or a car service and will be transported to Acquafredda after a trip of about 15 minutes.

Anyhow, if you need any assistance, on your arrival please contact
Hotel Villa del Mare (0973-878007).
Hotel San Diego (0973 - 878004)

In order to arrange all these transportation services I kindly ask to all of you to inform the colleague Mirella Cappelletti Montanto (e-mail:montano@dm.uniba.it) about

1) The date and the time of your arrival to Acquafredda or, in the above mentioned particular cases, to Sapri or to Maratea.
2) the number of accompanying persons, if the case.
3) the hotel where you will stay.

We kindly ask you to give these information as soon as possible.

Old information

By car: Take the speedway Salerno-Reggio Calabria (A1). Leave it at the exit Lagonegro Nord - Maratea. Then go to Sapri and then to Acquafredda di Maratea where you fill find the hotels along the road.

By plane: The closest airports to Acquafredda di Maratea are Rome Fiumicino (and Rome Ciampino), Naples and Lamezia Terme.

By train: The nearest railway station to Acquafredda di Maratea is Sapri, which can be easily reached from Rome (about 5 hours and 30 minutes), Naples (about 3 hours) or Lamezia Terme (about 1 hour and 30 minutes).

More detailed information as well as the time-table of railway connections between Rome-Naples-Sapri-Lamezia Terme can be found on the Web page

http://www.ferroviedellostato.it.

However the summer time-table will be consultable starting from June 2009.

Please, when searching the time-tables you have to write "Roma Termini" or "Napoli Centrale" or “Lamezia Terme Centrale” as the starting railway stations.

Moreover, the railway station Roma Termini can be reached from the Rome Airport "Leonardo da Vinci" (Fiumicino Airport) by a non-stop train (31 minutes). This train leaves every half hour (first train: 07:06, last train: 23:36). Conversely, from Roma Termini to Fiumicino Airport: first train: 05:52, last train 22:52.

At the railway station of Sapri the guests of Hotel Villa del Mare will find a free shuttle service organized by the same Hotel. Anyhow, if you need any assistance, on your arrival please contact the Hotel Villa del Mare (Phone no. 0973-878007).