The workshop will take place on the Italian island Marettimo at the Marettimo Residence that consists of a set of two-storey houses within a beautiful garden. On top of the garden of the residence there is a large lecture hall with wireless internet. Marettimo is the outermost of the Egadian Islands to the west of Sicily, and is easily reached from the airports of Palermo and Trapani. Marettimo offers the simple and relaxed life of southern Italy, unspoilt landscape, stupendous views, hiking, swimming, diving, boat trips, and excursions on donkeys. There are several restaurants and bars, and some shops. What the island does not offer: traffic - there are practically no roads - fancy shops and restaurants, night life, and sandy beaches.


Marettimo can be reached by sea and air, the main ports being as follows:


N.B. Transport from Palermo by coach can be organised at good rates via the Marettimo Residence

Trapani Sea Port

For further details see Marettimo Residence travel webpage


The Marettimo Residence offers one- and two-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens.


Michael Rosner (University of Malta)
Norbert E. Fuchs (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

[updated 02/07/2010]