Getting to Erice

Flying to Erice

Erice is served by the airports of Palermo and Trapani. Participants must communicate their arrival/departure times and flight numbers in advance of their arrival. On the official arrival day, transportation from Palermo airport to Erice will be provided by the Ettore Majorana Centre. Participants arriving at Palermo airport should look for the Ettore Majorana meeting point within the arrivals terminal where the Ettore Majorana Centre driver will be awaiting. Participants should register upon arrival at the Centre Secretariat (I.I. Rabi Institute). There will be no lectures on either the arrival or departure days of the Course. On the official departure day transport to Palermo airport will be provided by the Centre.

Driving to Erice

Driving to Erice from the main Italian cities (Rome, Milan or Naples which is connected to other European cities) can be a long trip. It can be a chance to tour Italy and Sicily, but it needs careful planning. Distances (driving the Autostrade network) are

  • Milan - Rome: 560km
  • Rome - Naples: 210km
  • Naples - Villa San Giovanni (ferry to Messina/Sicily): ~500km
  • Messina - Erice: ~300km

Parking in Erice

Cars are not allowed to enter the historical centre. You therefore must find a parking space outside the ancient walls of Erice. Paying at the cash machine could be expensive. However, at the parking lot located at “Porta Trapani” you can buy a 7 day permit (12€/week, 1 week minimum) but you must have a document certifying that during the given period you are attending a Workshop at the Ettore Majorana Centre. If needed the organizers will provide you with such a document. Also a photocopy of the vehicle certificate is required.

Getting to Erice by Train

You must take a train to Trapani. Erice is situated on the moutain overlooking Trapani. From Trapani take a taxi to Erice. Confirm the price before taking the taxi. You can view the train schedule here (set Trapani as your destination).