Citta' del Vasto
Vasto is a small (approx 40,000 inhabitants) town located in the region of Abruzzo in Italy. Overlooking the Adriatic sea, it is composed of the main town up on a hill and a seaside area referred to as "Vasto Marina". There are plenty of activities to enjoy both in the city as well as in the neighbouring Abruzzo region. Follow the links below for more information on its history, beaches, culture, and more. Most of the information below will also give suggestions on things to do during spare time, and most of the information can be found in english.
- Golfo d'Oro - Information on Vasto compiled by local tourism operators. Available in English.
- Regione Abruzzo - Information on the surrounding Abruzzo region. Available in English.
- The Vasto Unknown - Article published in The Guardian newspaper describing the city and surroundings.
How to get to Vasto
The closest airport to Vasto is the Aereoporto Internazionale d'Abruzzo located in Pescara PSR (approx 1 hr drive north of Vasto). Airline companies that regularly fly to Pescara Airport are Ryanair, Alitalia, and Volotea. Direct flight to Pescara Airport are available from national italian airports (Bergamo BGY, Milano LIN, Cagliari CAG, Catania CTA, Olbia OLB, Palermo PMO), and some international airports (London STN, Bruxelles CRL, Bucarest OTP, Krakow KRK, Dusseldorf Weeze NRN, Frankfurt Hahn HNH, Malta MLA, Prague PRG, Warsaw Modlin WMI). Please regularly check the Pescara Airport webpage for updates and changes to flight destinations.
The closest large international airport is that of Rome Fiumicino FCO, which serves a large number of national and international destinations/airlines. Please vist their website for more information. Alternativley Rome also operates the smaller Rome Ciampino CIA airport.
Shuttle busses operate between Rome Fiumicino FCO and Vasto every few hours. More details can be found from the shuttle operator Clikbus. Alternativley rental cars are also available from all airports if that is a preffered mode of transport. Designated conference shuttle busses from both Pescara Airport PSR and Rome Fiumicino FCO will also be organised if there is enough demand for them from participants.
Alternativley, travel to Vasto can also be arranged by train. The most connected station is that of Vasto-San Salvo. Note however, that the best mode of arriving to Vasto from Rome is either by rental car or shuttle bus.
There are limited hotels and B&Bs close to the conference venue in Vasto city centre. Many more options are available in Vasto Marina, close to the beaches. Shuttle busses will be made available every day at the start and end of the conference to transport participants from their accomodations to the conference venue and viceversa. A list of accomodation options will be added closer to the conference date.