Your stay in Erice

     Towering over the west of Sicily at 751m above sea level and often covered in its own personal cloud, Erice is a wonderfully preserved Mediaeval town offering the most breathtaking views and a palpable sense of history. Apart from the meeting rooms,  the EMFCSC organizes transfers between Erice and the airports, accommodation and meals for all its participants.


From the Airport to Erice:

Drivers will be waiting outside the baggage claim area of Palermo or Trapani Airport with signs that read EMFCSC (EMFCSC is the acronym for "Ettore Majorana” Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture), or Ettore Majorana Centre. You cannot miss them. In case of emergency such as missed driver, lost luggage, very last moment changes in your travel itinerary during transit (i.e. missed connecting flight, rerouting, etc.) please contact us at the phone numbers of the Ettore Majorana Centre given below. It is not possible to arrange transfers to different airports or to the city centre.

From Erice to the Airport:

Meeting point and time for the departure transfer will be displayed on a panel at the E. Majorana Centre in San Rocco hall.


Your accommodation will be in the living quarters of either of the three Institutes, which are located in renovated monasteries, (“Rabi” Institute-San Rocco, “Wigner” Institute-San Domenico and “Blackett” Institute-San Francesco). Please check in and register at the E. Majorana Center upon your arrival and you will be directed to the monastery.


Breakfast is provided daily at the “Rabi” Institute-San Rocco (from about 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.).
Coffee, tea and snacks are available during coffee breaks.
For lunch and dinner, a choice of meals is arranged at a few local restaurants selected by the
E. Majorana Centre. You sign for your meal, but pay for your own beverages. Service is included in the price of the meal. There will be a list of restaurants at the entrance of San Rocco (Secretariat of the Foudation) and in the folder which participants will receive upon arrival.
Marsala wine & Sicilian pastries will be available in San Rocco Cellar after dinner.


Science sessions are held in one of the lecture halls (details provided on site). The newest programme and/or abstract book is provided on site.
If speakers bring their own laptop, please bring power cords and adaptors. Or else, please bring USB pen drives to be downloaded to the main PC for the lectures.


Please check the weather forecast before traveling to the site.
Erice is at 750m above sea level. It can be reasonably warm during the day, but it may be chilly and foggy especially in the evening and at night. We suggest to bring a jumper.
Dress is casual through the events.