INAF, Catania, ITALY     &     IAP, Paris, FRANCE
Transfers from/to Catania Airport
In connection with the arrival of all the participants from IAP, a deal with the local taxy company "Radio Taxi 88.33" has been arranged. Two taxis will wait all the IAP participants at the meeting point of Catania airport, located in the arrival hall, near the "Parafarmacia" (located on the left side when you will have passed the sliding door, after the luggage belts).
A similar arrangement has been taken for the transfer from the Hotel to the Aiport, on Sunday, December 21st. As you leave with two different flights, two taxis from the same company will bring you at the airport. The first taxi will leave the Grand Hotel Baia Verde at 6:45am (for those of you who will fly back with flight Vueling VY09343), while the second will leave at 9:50am (for those of you flying with flight Easyjet VY03884 leaving at 11:20am).
The fare is € 36,00 all inclusive for each taxi (three passengers maximum in each taxi).
Trip to Mt. Etna
On Saturday, December 20th, a visit of Mt. Etna (3329 meters a.s.l., the tallest active volcano in continental Europe) has been organised. As of today (Tuesday, December 16th) there is not enough snow to allow skiing, thus the only possibility is that of having a 3-4 hours walking guided tour to see the impressive "Valle del Bove", a natural deep, desertic valley formed by the collapse of a dome about 8000 years ago.
The cost of this trip will be € 40,00 (with an eventual addition of € 5 for renting snowshoes, if needed), and includes the transfer in jeep from/to the Grand Hotel Baia Verde and the rent of the equipment.
Please, take with you warm clothes! The temperature up there is only few degrees above zero during daytime, and there can be cold winds occasionally. You can check in real time the weather values from the record of the meteorological station at Serra la Nave, our observational site on Mt. Etna.