International Computer Vision Summer School 2007

Detection, Recognition and Segmentation in Context

Sicily   ~   9-14 July 2007

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Travel Information

Why we have chosen Sicily?

The school will be hosted by Hotel Village Baia Samuele in Punta Sampieri - Scicli (RG), Sicily from 9-14 July 2007. Sicily is one of the most beautiful island of the Mediterranean Area. The island is very rich in archeological sites from various Ancient Civilizations. The sea, weather, food and the wine are excellent.
In particular Punta Sampieri - Scicli (RG) is located in the South-eastern of Sicily in a late Baroque area called Val di Noto. The Val di Noto area is inserted in the Unesco World Heritage List including eight towns: Caltagirone, Militello Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa and Scicli.
The location of the school rises in the middle of an ample bay delimited on the west from Sampieri and on the east from a bluff, on which is founded an ancient furnace, rare example of industrial archaeology.
The Hotel Village “Baia Samuele” stretches in a sweet slant to the beach: 120 thousand square meters delimited from rows of secular cypresses. An ultramodern village with an original architecture, pleasant design and all comforts you can imagine. The frame of plants and flowers, typical of this angle of Sicily, in front of the island of Malta, completes this gilded dream of the Mediterranean.

ICVSS participants must make reservations for accommodation at Hotel Village Baia Samuele, no later than 15 March 2007, using the attached form (Accommodation Reservation Module) to be sent by fax (+39 0932939725) to Baia Samuele reception. After 15 March 2007 there is no guarantee for reservations in Hotel Village Baia Samuele.

The prices for ICVSS participants are the follows:

Accommodation in Hotel
Single Room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner 160 Euro - pax - per day
Double room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner 132 Euro - pax - per day
Accommodation in Village
Single Room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner 140 Euro - pax - per day
Double room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner 116 Euro - pax - per day
Triple room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner 112 Euro - pax - per day
Reductions for children sleeping in parents room are:  
Children from 0 to 3 years Free
Children from 3to 12 years 50% of reduction

The following accommodations are located near Sampieri city (1 Km far from School Location):

Hotel Le Dune
Via Cipro 31, Sampieri, 97018 Scicli (RG)
tel. 0932 939248, fax. 0932 939156
  Poggio Bella Vista
Contrada Trippatore, Sampieri, 97010 Scicli (RG)
tel./fax. 0932 939068
  Appartamenti Vacanze Unesco


The following bus service will be provided by the school (without charge):

FROM TO DEPARTURE - Sunday 8 July 2007
Catania Airport School Location - Baia Samuele 12.00 A.M.
Catania Airport School Location - Baia Samuele 18.00 P.M.

Saturday 14 July 2007 the social tour to Taormina (without charge) includes the possibility to have a bus stop to the Catania Airport by following the below schedule:

FROM TO DEPARTURE - Saturday 14 July 2007 ARRIVAL - Saturday 14 July 2007
Baia Samuele Catania Airport 8.30 A.M. 10.30 A.M.
Catania Airport Taormina 10.45 A.M. 11.30 A.M.
Taormina Catania Airport 16.30 P.M. 17.15 P.M.
Catania Airport Baia Samuele 17.15 P.M. 19.15 P.M.

Route 1 (From Catania to School Location through Ragusa):

Catania - Ragusa (SS 194), go on in direction Marina di Modica, go out at the exit for Sampieri-Marina di Modica. 2 Km after Marina di Modica you arrive to the village.
Get Detailed map on Route 1

Route 2 (From Catania to School Location through Siracusa):
Catania - Siracusa (SS 114), Siracusa-Gela (A18), go on in direction Pozzallo (SS 115), go on direction Sampieri-Marina di Modica. 2 Km after Marina di Modica you arrive to the village.
Get Detailed map on Route 2

Route 3 (From Palermo to School Location through Caltanissetta):
Palermo - Caltanissetta (A 19), Exit SS 626 Caltanissetta/Gela/Agrigento, go on in direction Modica by SS 115, go on direction Sampieri-Marina di Modica. 2 Km after Marina di Modica you arrive to the village.
Get Detailed map on Route 3

Red markers indicate Catania Airport and the School Location.

Pictures From Sicily

Sunset - Punta Sampieri

Taormina - Location chosen for the social guided tour


Scicli - St. Bartelemy

Volcano Etna - Panorama from Catania

A Traditional Sicilian Cart (Carretto Siciliano)

Sicilian Folklore:
Theater of the Sicilian puppets
(Teatro dei Pupi)

Cannoli Siciliani
The most magnificent Sicilian pastries