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Enometrics XVII
Palermo Sicily - Italy  June 09 - 12, 2010

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The conference will be held in Palermo - Sicily - Italy
(and also in Marsalla Saturday)

Università degli Studi di Palermo
Orange Point = University (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Orange framed area is the "Orto Botanico" (location official dinner)

Università degli Studi di Palermo Facoltà di Agraria
Department of Economics and Agro-forestry Systems


orange Working areas: Aula Magna "G. Ballatore" & Conference Rooms

Entry into the University for conference , from side of "Orleans" subway


Check-in for the participants and registrations will begin on Wednesday 9th June from 5 pm at the Faculty on the groundfloor.


Wednesday evening

 5 pm Welcome Drink and Registration


 6 pm


 12:30 Lunch - Faculty - Olive Oil Tasting

 8:45 pm Official Dinner - Orto Botanico



 12:30 Lunch - Faculty

  6:30 pm Palermo' Eis Cream Tasting

  7:30 pm Reception and VDQS Awards

Saturday in Marsala
(bus departs at 8 am and is scheduled to return at 6:30 pm)

8 am Depart for Marsala

 11 am Visit Pellegrino' Azienda (in two groups)

  1 pm Lunch

  2:30 pm Visit Distillery Bianchi

  3: pm Visit Mozia Site

  6:30 pm Back in Palermo

Very Important Saturday from the end of the morning (10 am) to 5 pm, it will be possible from Marsala to drive those interested to Trapani airport (Ryanair).
Return to Palermo is via the airport Palermo-Punta Raïsi (we will be there at
approximately 6 pm).



This page is updated regularly, so please check it regularly.
The schedule depends on you.
So do not hesitate to
tell us your suggestions.

You will gradually find numerous pieces of information to help plan your visit.

VDQS apologizes for not being able to organize participants’ transfers.
They are kindly requested to make the necessary bookings by themselves
(transport and lodging).

Be aware that there are many links on this page that can be clicked on,
and thereby making it possible to access additional information.

Where is Palermo ?

Not in USA but in Sicily (Italy) !!! It's the Capital of Sicily.

A little general knowledge can be found on Wikipédia , of course
You can view it on
Google-Plan ... or even better on Google Earth
You can see all Palermo with a Sreet-View using Mobilita
For a few pictures conduct a
 Google image search

Where the wine territories are in Sicily?

For more information, you you can view (but only in French (!!)), this very extra-ordinary website Italien-Pasta
In English you can consult
Best of Sicily.

See also

This article: Sicily's Wine Renaissance by Roberta Gangi
A complete initiation (regions, grapes, ... and Wine glossary)
A list of all Sicilian wineries
6000 sicilian wines (grape, price)
A Wine Tour in Sicily; one other
Some articles on Italy's Sicily Wine Region


And where can you find the famous Olive Oil from Sicily ?

First read on Wikipedia about Olive Oil , and about Sicilian Olive Oil

Some produceurs


Azienda Agrobiologica Rosso Ragusa (Sud of Sicily)
Azienda agricola biologica Titone Trapani (West of Sicily)
Frantoio Torre di Mezzo Trapani (West of Sicily)
Feudotto (La Goccia d'Oro) Menfi near Agrigente (sud west of Sicily)



Arrival at Palermo

The sooner you book, the cheaper your stay will be

Arrival by plane:

There are 2 airports :

Palermo Punta Raïsi or Falcone-Borsellino Airport [code: PMO] is the closest, all companies included "low-cost" airlines, but not Ryanair

You can find all "low cost" airlines operating from Palermo (2 airports) on .

To reach Palermo at 35 km east, you can rent a car or take a taxi (cost being 40 €) or use shuttle bus A (5,80 €) or
take the train (5,50€). [train timetable]


Trapani-Birgi [code: TPS] It's a Ryannair Airport

This is the national airport three operate from many locations.

To reach Palermo at 100 km west, you can rent a car or take a bus Terravision to Palermo for 12 €.

Arrival by train

You will arrive at Palermo Centrale Stazione.

Please visit the best user-friendly website, DBahn, or the one of Italian Railways Trenitalia.


Arrival by boot

To discover a island, it is better to come by sea!!

Tunis-Palermo by Grimaldi Ferries or Grandi Navi Veloci [or from Sousse par Uscita Lines]
Naples-Palerme by SNAV (daily pour 36€) or Tirrenia
Direct connexions also with Genova or Civitavecchia

For all those reservations, you can use the website of aFerri



Accomodation at Palermo

The sooner you book, the wider the choice. Be aware that in May, the high season has already started!

To facilitate your accomodation, we suggest three possibilities for reservation

Informations from our colleagues from Palermo University

are on this GoogleMap or in the 'E.S.A.F. website


Reservation trough internet spécialists. Best price, but always same price

56 hotels
104 proposals
117 hotels
For late reservation only 27 accomodations
but selectif  

The best way - to find a good, an excellent accommodation in Palermo is staying in a B&B; on mutualised or privat website you find many explanations and pictures. You have also a very competitive tarrif for a luxury accommodation (depending of your choice). What else?

Is possible to find other B&B with your browser (searching with : Bed Palermo) .

Choice (200!!)
40 proposals
nice Google application
very cheap price
local organization
25 proposals
national organization
30 proposals
Plus de 200 hébergements dont 100 hôtels


Free time in Palermo

Some documentation about Sicily:
First, the Regional Tourist Office [Palerme]

Sicily fur tourist

Many 'informations: Palerme , Sicilian Food & Wine , Restaurants, For Students

The essensials An other portal you have also , Lonely Planet ed.2008

and about Sicilian Ice Cream

If you are searching for a restaurant (before or after our conference) please consult this first restaurants list .

and to know what you are eating, please see this excellent website on local recipes

Circuler dans Palerme

Subway, is easy, but you have to wait very long time and it never go where you want (excepted for Airport, University and Station)

There are many buses, but these are confusing.
Only one is very easy to use: the touristic bus. Your can discover the city for only 20€..
[valid 24h, 2 lignes, each 30', duration 60': infos, depliant, interactiv MAP]
Now it exist a bus plan, (but please, print it before coming in Palermo, here it is only down town, (I don't no where we can find it in Palermo!) . For other information you have to consult AMAT
You have also bus devoted to tourists plan special-tourists bus ticket: 0,52€ for a full day .
The University is near the place
"Independenzia" (green line terminus).

To buy some "gastronomics" souvenirs : Arco Antico near from University but other side: corso Catalafimi 774: Enoteca, bar, food ...

To find all "enoteca" from Palermo

Enlarge the plan


Weather in Palermo


First, observe the real weather in Palermo (2 web cams)

If you trust in weather forecast ...



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