MOD 2015 will be hosted in Taormina (Google Map) at the venue “Hotel Villa Diodoro” that offers 1 main conference rooms, 5 meeting rooms and an open terrace for coffee breaks. The plenary room can to accommodate more than 250 people. All the rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi connection.
The Secretarial and conference facilities: Direct-dial telephone, Fax-PC, WI-FI/ADSL lines, Production room, Photocopier, Conference speaker system, Portable microphones, Light dimming, Overhead projector, Flip chart, Slide projector, Movie projector, Laser pointer, Podium, Stage-Catwalk, Post congress, Transfer to/from Catania International Airport – CTA.
Plenary talks and introductions to the poster sessions will be held in one of the main conference rooms while the actual poster sessions will be held in the other main room.

Hotel Villa Diodoro Congress Center
Via Bagnoli Croci 75
98039 Taormina, Messina, Italy
T: +39 0942 2 33 12
F: +39 0942 2 33 91

Online Room Reservation Web Site


Travel to Taormina

Catania Fontanarossa “Vincenzo Bellini” International (CTA) is the nearest and most convenient airport at some 66km (41mi) from Taormina. It features several flights from the major Italian cities such as Milan Malpensa, Rome, Naples, Venice, etc and many international direct flights from important European cities such as Bruxelles, Munich, Barcelona, Athens, Malta and many more. Lots of charter flights from all over the world land to Catania too.
From Catania International Airport (CTA) you can reach Taormina in one-hour drive by very convenient direct highway A18 (direction Messina, exit TAORMINA). Direct bus to Taormina centre are available at 08.30 – 11.30 – 13.30 – 16.30 – 18.30 – 20.30 every day. By Taxi about 1 hour.

Taormina’s railway station is considered one of Italy’s most beautiful for its elegant charming Sicilian Liberty style decor; every train arriving from Northern Italy to Sicily stops here.
One has a large choice of trains, from de-luxe Eurostar down to simple but very efficient “Espresso train” normally departing from Milan, Turin and Rome through Naples and the Amalfi & Capri area.


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