You should not miss the after-dinner get-together which is due at 9.30 p.m. on the arrival day at the Marsala Room in San Rocco. You should do your best to reach Erice before 5. p.m. in order to have enough time to get in touch with the environment and to have a quiet dinner. No problem, however, if you cannot reach Erice but late at night: somebody will be waiting for you at the arrival place anyway.
General information. After registration you should carefully read: (1) the material in the folder concerning the regulations of the EMFCSC, meals, the location of restaurants associated with EMFCSC, etc.; (2) the specific information about JdA-2019 posted in the entrance hall of San Rocco (location and starting time of lectures, program, social events, etc.).
Smoking is forbidden inside all the facilities of the EMFCSC (San Rocco, San Domenico, San Francesco), including rooms. Restaurants in Erice are all no-smoking.
Dress. Erice is at about 750 m above sea level, on top of a mountain next to the sea. Weather in Erice may be chill and, occasionally, foggy or/and windy. Do not forget to bring a good pull-over and a rain-coat. The streets paving is slippery and not suitable for stiletto heels or shoes with smooth sole.
EMFCSC Personnel. The EMFCSC relies on a local staff, reduced in number but very efficient, ready to solve all problems that may arise (travel ticket & reservation changes, PC facilities, visa, medical care, police, etc.).
Social programme. Half-a-day will be dedicated to the visit of one of the archaeological sites around Erice (Mothia, Segesta, Selinunte).
Accompanying persons can enjoy the cable car that links Erice to the city of Trapani, along a 3099-meters slant height (42 cabins for 8 people each and 12 minute drive). The plant is equipped with night lighting to be operated in the dark as well as with special cabins for people with disabilities and for bikes. Frequent passenger ferry and hydrofoils services connect Trapani to the Aegadian Islands, Favignana, Levanzo, and Marettimo (about 1 hour trip, each way).