CIRP Intl. Seminar on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering


 

Location and Travel Arrangements

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Naples can be reached by plane arriving at Napoli Capodichino Airport. For visitors arriving at Roma Leonardo da Vinci Airport and wishing to proceed to Naples by train, there is a shuttle train service from Roma Leonardo da Vinci Airport to Roma Termini Railways Station (trains leave every 30 minutes and the trip lasts 30 minutes). From Roma Termini Railways Station, there are trains leaving approximately every hour for the two main Railways Stations in Naples: Napoli Centrale and Napoli Mergellina; the trip by train from Rome to Naples lasts about 2 hours.

The island of Ischia can be easily reached from Naples. The islands in the bay of Naples are served by ferries and hydrofoils from Molo Beverello (next to the main harbor) and by hydrofoils (but not by ferries) from Mergellina tourist harbor. The reference location on the island of Ischia for the ICME 2002 Seminar is ISCHIA PORTO, which is the main harbour of the island. The trip to Ischia Porto lasts about 40 minutes by hydrofoil and 80 minutes by ferry. The last trip to Ischia Porto during the Seminar period is at 9.50 p. m.: if you plan to arrive in Naples late in the evening, you might need to stay overnight and proceed for Ischia Porto the next morning (the first hydrofoil leaves at 7 a.m.).

Molo Beverello can be reached from Napoli Capodichino Airport by taxi (approx. fare 19-21 euro) or bus (orange bus n. 3S, fare 0.77 euro) in about 30 minutes under normal traffic conditions. Mergellina tourist harbor can be reached from Napoli Capodichino Airport by taxi (approx. fare 22-24 euro) in about 40 minutes under normal traffic conditions.

For people arriving at Napoli Centrale Railways Station, Molo Beverello is the nearest pier. It can be reached by city bus or tram to Piazza Municipio (bus n. 3S or tram n. 1; fare 0.77 euro) or by taxi in about 15 minutes under normal traffic conditions (approx. fare 12-14 euro). Mergellina pier is at walking distance (400 meters) from Mergellina Railways Station where both fast trains and subway trains stop. Subway trains link Napoli Centrale Railways Station to Mergellina Railways Station every 10-20 minutes and the trip lasts about 20 minutes (fare 0.77 euro). Tickets valid for bus and subway can be bought at newspaper kiosks, tobacconist shops and at subway stations. Mergellina pier can be reached from Napoli Centrale Railways Station by taxi and the trip lasts about 25 minutes under normal traffic conditions (fare 15-17 euro).

Once arrived at Ischia Porto harbour, you can reach the ICME 2002 venue, Hotel Continental Terme, Via Michele Mazzella 74, by bus (bus n. 7 or CD, fare 0.93 euro, frequency every 20 minutes) or microtaxi (fare 6 euro, trip duration 5 minutes) or on foot (20 - 25 minutes walk).

The registration desk will be open daily during the Seminar.




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