Location and travel information

Location

The workshop location is the building of I.I.A.S.S., in Vietri Sul Mare, Salerno, Italy.

 

How to reach Vietri sul mare

By train

Vietri sul mare can be reached by train from Salerno (10' ride) or from Naples (1h10' ride), both cities are connected to the fast train (Alta velocità) rails. Trains leave about every 30 minutes during working days from most of Naples city station, including Napoli piazza Garibaldi, the underground station under Naples main train station Napoli Centrale where fast trains and other main national trains arrive. Trains are less frequent on Sunday. The required ticket from Naples to Vietri is the Unico Campania ticket U5, at the cost of €4.10. From Salerno to Vietri the ticket is the Unico Salerno at the cost of €1.30. Consult the timetable at trenitalia.com for Italian train schedule.

 
By plane

The closest international airport is Capodichino Airport, Naples. From Capodichino a special bus (Alibus) at the cost of €4 will take you to the main train station Napoli Centrale. Follow the indication towards the underground station Napoli piazza Garibaldi - Metro line 2. Take the platform with direction: Napoli Gianturco - Salerno, and catch the next train to Salerno (look at the indications above about trains and timetable). From Capodichino airport there are also buses straight to Salerno operated by COSAT, but are not very frequent. If you land in Rome Fiumicino airport you can first take a train to the main station Roma Termini, and from there you can take a fast train straight to Salerno, then from Salerno to Vietri is a 10' ride. Consult the timetable at trenitalia.com for Italian train schedule.

 
By car

Take the motorway A3 Napoli-Pompei-Salerno, exit at Vietri sul mare.

 
Transportation to the Amalfi coast

A new fast boat service from Salerno to the Amalfi coast operated by Travelmar is available.

 

Climate

The typical weather over the course of an average May in Campania is characterized by temperatures ranging from 15°C to 24°C. Throughout May, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, thunderstorms, and light rain, observed during 30% of the days; the relative humidity typically ranges from 60% (mildly humid) to 92% (very humid) and wind speeds vary from 0 m/s to 7 m/s (calm to moderate breeze).

 

Currency

Since January 1st 2002, the official currency is the EURO (€).

 

Voltage

The voltage throughout Italy is 220 V, generated at 50Hz. The Italian earthed plug/socket standard, CEI 23-16/VII, includes two models rated at 10 A and 16 A that differ in contact diameter and spacing. Appliances with CEE 7/7 Schuko-French plugs are sold in Italy. An example is shown below.

 

Time

The entire May month is in daylight time (CET or GMT+1). During the period there will be about 14 hours of daylight, with the sun rising at about 6:00 and setting around 20:00.