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ICVSS Pictures: by Zdenka Uhrikova , from Flickr 2007, 2008

The school will be hosted by Hotel Village Baia Samuele in Punta Sampieri - Scicli (RG), Sicily from 6-11 July 2009. 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 may choose either to stay at Hotel Village Baia Samuele (school location) at very special rates. ICVSS participants must make reservations for accommodation at Hotel Village Baia Samuele, no later than 10th April 2009, using the attached form (Accommodation Reservation Module) to be sent by fax (+39 0932848603) to Baia Samuele reception. After 10th April 2009 there is no guarantee for reservations in Hotel Village Baia Samuele. For any further information please send an email to Baia Samuele Staff (To the attention of Dr. Tania Tricoli).

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
Residence Marsa Siclà

Appartamenti Vacanze Unesco

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

FROM TO DEPARTURE - Sunday 5 July 2009 ARRIVAL - Sunday 5 July 2009
Catania Airport School Location - Baia Samuele 12.00 14.00
Catania Airport School Location - Baia Samuele 18.30 20.30

FROM TO DEPARTURE - Saturday 11 July 2009 ARRIVAL - Saturday 11 July 2009
School Location - Baia Samuele Siracusa 8.30 9.30
School Location - Baia Samuele Catania Airport 8.30 10.30
School Location - Baia Samuele Catania 8.30 10.45
School Location - Baia Samuele Taormina 8.30 11.30

FROM TO DEPARTURE - Saturday 12 July 2009 ARRIVAL - Saturday 12 July 2009
Baia Samuele Catania Airport 8.30 10.30

A shuttle service is available provided by Eraclea Travels Staff:

  • Taxi max 4 passengers - about 165 Euro
  • Mini Bus max 8 passengers - about 198 Euro

Reservation can be done directly on site during the school or by email to: (To the attention of Dr. Barbara Iurato)

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

Useful informations on Flights and Car Rental can be found here.

Red markers indicate Catania Airport and the School Location.

For more information, send an email to: