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Workshop venue

The workshop will be held at the Grand Hotel San Michele, a charming Hotel on the Tyrrhenian coast of Southern Italy with surrounding green park, golf facilities and private beach.
The Hotel is very close to a seaside fisherman village named Cetraro, near Cosenza, a city of Southern Italy. Information as well as accommodation, local transportation and other local arrangements will be handled by the workshop organizers.

Foto von Cetraro StrandCopyright: M. Menzel

Grand Hotel San Michele
Contrada Bosco 8,
87022 Bosco-arvara CS

Grand Hotel San Michele

Internet connection
Wireless internet connection is available in the Conference Hall area (first and second level), and in some areas of the Hotel. For internet service in the rooms without wifi, a cable connection can be requested at the hotel reception.


The Tyrrenian coast of Calabria has many beautiful sea-beaches. They can be reached very easily by car from Cetraro (in a time typically ranging from a few minutes to 2 hours, one way). 
In addition, there are villages on the coast with preserved, interesting ancient urban centre. Some examples:

  • Cetraro, 4 km
  • Scalea, 10 km
  • Diamante, 27 km
  • Fiumefreddo, 35 km
  • Maratea, 68 km
  • Tropea, 130 km

 (one day)

  • Sila Mountains (2 hours by car)
  • Amalfi, Ravello and Positano (3 hours by car)
  • Pompei: the Roman II Century B.C. "buried city (2h 30' by car)
  • Regiio Calabria: the National Archeological museum has IV centrury B.C. ancient Greek sculptures (2 hours by train from Paola)
  • Paestum: very well preserved "doric" style ancient temples of IV and V B.C: (about 2h 30' by car)

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