ICTCS 2023 will be held in the Sala Lanza of the University of Palermo’s Botanical Garden. Address: Via Lincoln 2, Palermo.

The University of Palermo’s Botanical Garden is one of the most important Italian academic institutions. This enormous outdoor museum can boast over 230 years of activity and is responsible for the study  and diffusion of innumerable plant species in Sicily, in Europe and throughout the Mediterranean basin, many of which come from tropical and subtropical regions. Today, the Garden is particularly noteworthy for the large variety of species and the expressivity of the many floras it hosts.

How to get in Palermo

The easiest way to reach Palermo is by flight. The international airport Falcone-Borsellino (Palermo, Punta Raisi) is 30 Km away from the town and is connected to Palermo by the motorway A29. The airport website indicates flight schedules and connections.

For the airport-city connections, there are many options:

A shuttle bus (every 30 minutes, from 5 am to midnight), run by the company Prestia e Comandè. The bus itinerary follows the following stops: Airport, via Belgio, Piazza De Gasperi, via Croce Rossa, via Libertà (3 stops), Politeama, Palermo Central Station. Buses run every 30 minutes. The ticket costs 6,30 euros (single way) and can be bought at the dedicated kiosk inside the arrivals area of the airport, or onboard at the other stops. For more information please refer here.

A taxi service, run by the companies Coop. Trinacria (+39 091 225455 or +39 091 6878) and Coop. Autoradio taxi (+39 091 513311 or +39 091 8481). Fares from the airport to the city are about €40/€45.

Taxi Sharing service is also available from the airport to Palermo city center. Two platforms are located at the arrivals area for the taxi sharing cars. The price is 8 euros per passenger and will be applied only with a minimum of 4 users. The service is provided by the Coop Radio Taxi Trinacria and by the Coop Autoradio Taxi. The shared taxi follows the same itinerary and stops as the shuttle bus. Specific stops within Palermo center can be arranged with the driver with an additional cost of 2 euros.

Subway line, divided into three different lines, from the airport it is possible to reach various strategic points in the city center.