VIII International Congress on Cactus Pear and Cochineal

October 28-31, 2013 - Palermo (Italy)



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Symposium Venue

University of Palermo, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Science
Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo

How to reach Palermo

Palermo airport ‘Falcone e Borsellino, is located approximately 20 kilometres away from downtown.  Many national and international airlines, including “low cost” companies, fly to Palermo and to the closest ‘Birgi’ airport in Trapani 60 km away from Palermo.
If you are planning to arrive at Palermo Airport, please communicate the details of your arrival (

The Central station in Palermo is located at 10 min walking from downtown and the Congress venue and 45 km from the Airport to which is regularly connected (every 30 minutes). The metro connects the central Station to the Congress Venue (Orleans Station).

The land transport service connects the airport of Palermo to downtown and the central Station (every 30 minutes).

Here some phone numbers for taxi service:
Autoradiotaxi +39091513311
Radio Taxi Trinacria +390916878

  Car Rental
At the Palermo airport there are several companies operating for car rental.