To ease into European time, get over jet lag, and take the pressure off any possible delays or European airport connections, the program offers the option of spending a night at the 4-star Hotel Romano House, on the night of Friday, June 24, for an additional cost. Participants choosing to arrive early must leave the US by Thursday, June 23, and land in the Catania Fontanarossa (CTA) airport any time on Friday, June 24, the day before our program's first official day. Taxis are easily available from the airport to this centrally located hotel, at the participant's expense. Program staff will be staying at this hotel ready to receive you and coordinate any issues. The following morning participants will be able to take our program's bus transfer to Noto, leaving directly from this very hotel.
This charming hotel is set in an 18-th century noble building in the center of Baroque Catania, skillfully restored by a master architect. Rooms offer luxury furnishings, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. A roof garden with gym is available. Part of the Romano Collection, the Romano House is within walking distance of central Via Etnea and the Cathedral. Il Riccio Restaurant serves Sicilian specialities and Mediterranean classics.