Porto Cesareo, the site of the Conference, is a tourist town in Apulia, in the province of Lecce (Italy). The small isles near the city have been called the "arcipelago cesarino". Porto Cesareo is located in the western part of the Salento Peninsula, a link in the heart of the Mediterranean between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.
The ancient fishing village was developed on the Ionian coast around the "Torre Cesarea", a fortification wanted by the emperor Carolus V, and it became more and more a seaside resort and a cultural centre.

The well-preserved natural environment of Porto Cesareo appeals about 90000 tourists per year, mainly a lot of divers because of the protected sea area, bathers and lovers of an exotic and fascinating sea; a paradise defined by white dunes, a crystalline sea and the warm sun of Apulia, bordering on some cities of art as Nardò, Leverano, Veglie, Copertino.
The main town of Salento Peninsula is Lecce (25 km far from Porto Cesareo), a beautiful place also known as the 'Florence of the South'.

If you arrive by car: Highway to Bari, Bari Nord exit, highway to Lecce. Follow the SS. 101 Lecce-Gallipoli, with deviation in Nardò. From here proceed to the SS. 174 in the direction of Porto Cesareo. The coast can also be reached from the coastal road  which connects Taranto to Gallipoli.

If you arrive by plane: the airport of Brindisi is the nearest airport to Porto Cesareo (about 45 km). Daily flights from Milan and Rome are available at different times.
There is a bus public connection from the airport to Brindisi central railway station (Brindisi Centrale) and to Lecce City Terminal. Then catch a local bus STP to Porto Cesareo from Capolinea via Carluccio.

If you arrive by train: you can find travel information to reach Lecce by visiting the website of Trenitalia. Then catch a local bus STP to Porto Cesareo from via Principe Ducas Orsini.

If you arrive by bus: there is a direct bus connection from Florence and Rome to Lecce (Autolinee Marozzi).Then catch a local bus STP to Porto Cesareo from Capolinea via Carluccio.

From Lecce: local bus to Porto Cesareo, available from Monday to Saturday (see STP Lecce). Then walking to the hotel for about 1 km (10 minutes):