International School of Nanophotonics and Photovoltaics, September 17-24, 2011 - Maratea (Italy)



School Site

The school will take place in the Hotel Villa del Mare , I-85041 Acquafredda di Maratea (PZ), (Basilicata - Italy).
Phone: +39 0973 878007
Fax: +39 0973 878102

The hotel is located in a beautiful position in front of the sea with a swimming pool, a lift to its private beach, cinema-club and many other facilities. The town of Maratea is 6 km away from the hotel. It is an ancient city on the Gulf of Policastro, founded about the Greek period. It is the only portion of Lucania on the Tyrrhenian sea, situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the Italian southern coast.

How to get there

Please, keep in mind that the school lectures will start on Saturday 17th September 2011 afternoon and finish Friday 23rd September 2011, afternoon. It is expected that you will arrive on Saturday 17th September 2011 morning and depart on Saturday 24th September 2011.


    By plane
    The most convenient airport to land at is the one of Napoli (Naples) . The airport is very close to the city, and from there you can take a bus to the train station of Napoli "Napoli Centrale". From Napoli to Sapri there are trains (almost) every hour and the trip will be 1:30 hour long. For the rest of the trip, refer to the section below.
    Alternatively, you can land at the Rome Fiumicino Airport. From there you can take a train ("Leonardo Express") to Termini Rail Way station and from then a train to Sapri ( almost 4:30 hours).

    By train
    You should get the train to Sapri. Train times and the prices can be found (in several languages) at . The hotel's minibus will be outside Sapri's railway station to meet all ("InterCity" and "EuroStar") trains on Thursday 17th September between 09:00 and 16:00.
    If you travel on some other kind of train (e.g., "Regional" or "InterRegional"), please call the hotel when you arrive: dial 0973 878007, telling them who you are. If come by train on any day other than the 17th, let us know.
    Your return transfer from the hotel to Sapri's railway station on the 24th of September will be arranged at the School.
    However, to better help you with transfer to and from the hotel please let us know your arrival/departure time by sending an Email to


    By car
    You should arrive from the highway (A3) connecting Salerno and Reggio Calabria. From the highway, you should take the exit of LAGONEGRO NORD-MARATEA . Follow the SS.585 "Fondo valle del Noce" for about KM. 5, until a clearly marked sign for Sapri.
    Take the road tp Sapri. At Sapri follow the SS.18 to Acquafredda. If you prefer you can reach Castrocucco di Maratea through the Noce SS.585 and then reach Acquafredda along the beautiful coast.

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