UNICAL (University of Calabria)


The University of Calabria is one of the few residential university campuses in Italy and quite a large one. The Centro Residenziale provides management and service, including accommodation and leisure facilities to students. In the residential area there are facilities such as the Sports Centre, the Health Centre, and the Centre for Fine Arts, Music and Performing Arts. In addition, there are a Radio and Television Centre, the University Press, the Language Centre and several other interdepartmental centers. The University Library is one of the biggest libraries in Southern Italy. It offers a wide range of volumes for consultation in three different sectors: the scientific, the humanistic and the social-economic ones. University of Calabria’s fourteen academic departments strongly focus their attention to research, which is carried out at national and international level.

This innovative academic environment is proving to be a successful and ever growing reality in Southern Italy and the Mediterranean area as a recent CENSIS survey stated. Indeed, the University of Calabria has been ranked among the first places for the medium-sized universities (20000-40000 students).





The university is easily reachable by different means of transport.


If you come by train.

Castiglione Cosentino is the nearest Train Station (3 Km from University and 1-2 Km from most of the suggested hotels), for timetable and tickets information visit: www.trenitalia.com. There are numerous railway lines that connect Rome and Naples with the station of Castiglione Cosentino.


If you come by plane

Lamezia Terme (SUF) Airport is the nearest airport (73 Km from University), for timetable and tickets information visit: https://lameziaairport.it/. It is well connected to many European cities such as Brussels, Dusseldorf, London, Frankfurt, Rotterdam, Malta, Zurich, Warsaw, Lisboa, but also with important Italian ones such as Bologna, Milan Linate, Bergamo Orio al Serio, Pisa, Rome and Treviso. We suggest you to consult the summer schedules, in force from March 2019 to October 2019.

The airport is very well connected to the university, which is about 50 minutes away, thanks to many shuttle services ( The main companies that provide shuttle services are:

-      Autolinee Romano


-      Lirosi Autoservizi


-      Ferrovie della Calabria


Detailed updates on shuttle schedules will be given in September.

The organization of the conference will require at least two private free shuttles a day exclusive for the congressmen. Further information will be available at the beginning of September.

The airport of Lamezia Terme is also equipped with numerous car rental services (https://lameziaairport.it/autonoleggi/), and this is a suggested option for those who want to have the opportunity or a tour around Calabria.







The university has a guesthouse that can accommodate up to about 70 people at reasonable prices (20-30 € per night). To reserve a room write to residenza.socrates@lacascina.it

In the surroundings of the University it is easy to find other accommodations with bed and breakfast service conditions. The organization of the conference has also activated a series of conventions for stays at the structures listed below. The rates and conditions shown are exclusive for EEA2019 conference attendees: indicate in the subject of the email “EEA meeting 2019” when you contact the hotels.


(legend: S = single room; T = twin room; D = double room; R = triple room; F = family room; # breakfast included; § shuttle to/from University included)


1.   BV President Hotel****

(S 55 €; T 65 €; D 65 €; R 75 €; F 85 €; #; §) info/book

2.   Hotel San Francesco****

(S 55 €; T 65 €; D 65 €; R 75 €; F 85 €; #; §) info/book

3.   Hotel Marconi****

(S 55 €; T 65 €; D 65 €; R 75 €; #;) info/book

4.   Hotel Europa****

(S 55 €; T 65 €; D 65 €; R 75 €; F 85 €; #; §) info/book

5.   Domus Grand Hotel****

(S 50 €; T 65 €; D 65 €; R 80 €; F 90 €; #) info/book

6.   Hotel San Diego***

(S 36 €; T 48 €; D 48 €; #; §) info/book

7.   Ariha Hotel****

(S 50 €; T 65 €; D 65 €; R 75 €; #) info/book

8.   Hotel Majorana***

(S 45 €; T 60 €; D 60 €; #) info/book

9.   Garnμ Majorana – Suites Apartments***

(S 45 €; T 60 €; D 60 €; R 75 €; F 90 €; #) info/book

10.   Hotel Fattoria Stocchi****

(S 50 €; T 55 €; D 55 €; #) info/book

11. BW Premier Villa Fabiano Palace Hotel****

(S 80 €; T 89 €; D 89 €; #) info/book


For the hotels n. 3, 5, 7, 8 and 9 a shuttle service will be guarantee by the Organizing Committee. Further information will be available soon.





The buses of the Consorzio Autolinee (http://www.consorzioautolineetpl.it/) connects the university to the cities of Rende and Cosenza. The bus runs (departs) from the University bus stop every hour and, at peak times, every half hour.