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Splendid Hotel La Torre
Via Piano di Gallo, 11
90151 Palermo


Mondello is a small seaside resort with a wonderful beach just a short bus ride from the centre of the Sicilian capital Palermo, Southern Italy. Its beach lies between two cliffs called Mount Gallo and Mount Pellegrino. The town was originally a small fishing village situated on marshland, but at the end of the 19th century it grew into a favourite tourist destination.


Getting to Mondello (Palermo)

The best way to get to/from Mondello from/to Palermo Airport is by taxi.

Group transportation may be organised. Further information will be communicated along with the confirmation of participation.

Information about local transportation can be found here.

Hotel recommendations and special rates will be communicated along with the confirmation of participation.

About the venue About the venue

Splendid Hotel La Torre is located on the seaside area of Mondello, 7 km away from Palermo city center. It is located on a rocky promontory on the sea and it is dominated by a Saracen tower called "Torre del fico d'india" (indian fig tower) from which there is a breathtaking view of both Mondello Bay and Capogallo Natural reserve.

We have blocked rooms for all participants from 16 - 22 September 2018 at the meeting hotel and a B&B in the center of Mondello. Further information will be provided after the acceptance of your application.

The rooms are blocked until 31 July 2018 only. After that date, you have to arrange accommodation yourself.


Practical information Practical information

1. What if I need medical care on site?

We strongly recommend that you invest in travel insurance and inform yourself about treatment and reimbursement conditions before travelling to Mondello, Italy. If you are a European citizen, you should bring your European Health Insurance Card, which is accepted in combination with an ID.

As health care and social security systems vary between EU countries, please check the details on unforeseen medical treatment abroad

Please note that you might have to contact your health insurer for authorisation before being treated at the hospital. 


2. What is the typical climate in Mondello?

The climate in Mondello is Mediterranean with very mild and quite rainy winters, and hot and sunny summers. The temperature in September is 20-28 °C (68-82°F).


3. Is there free Internet available on site?

Free wifi connection is available on site.


4. What else do I have to know?

  • Language: The official language in Italy is Italian. Foreign languages, particularly English, are widely understood and spoken.
  • Time zone: Mondello is in the Central European Time Zone (CET = GMT / UCT + 1).
  • Electric current: Electricity is supplied at 220 volts (alternating current). Type C and L, plugs (CEE 7/16) are used.



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Please note that the information provided on this site has been obtained from several different sources and therefore the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for errors therein.