Venue & Travel
Conference on Design & Archtectures for Signal & Image Processing
October 8-10, 2013
Cagliari is the most important city of Sardinia, with a metropolitan area of about half a million inhabitants. The capital of the island has a soul consisting of a millenary history, culture, nature, beach tourism and night life, an attractive mix that fascinates the visitor, charmed by the views of Castello, the ramparts and the Roman remains, the Sardinian sea, as well as by the dynamism of a surprisingly lively city.*
The Ghetto - Cultural Center
Via Santa Croce, 18
Phone: 070 6670190
DASIP 2013 will be held at the historical building improperly known as the "Jewish Ghetto", located on the bastion of Santa Croce, overlooking the walls of Castello district. It was founded in 1738 as a military facility, named after Savoy sovereign Carlo Emanuele III. The building designed by the Piedmontese military engineers, was built to house the department of "Dragons ", and had military functions until the nineteenth century. In 1863, the Ghetto, known as the San Carlo Barracks, contained more than 300 men and 40 horses, accommodation for veterans, Police stables, warehouses of military genius, etc. The incorrect designation of "Jewish Ghetto" comes from the fact that the actual neighborhood where Jewish lived was very near, between Santa Croce and Via Stretta. The presence of the Jews in Cagliari in fact lasted until 1492, the year of promulgation of an edict by which the kings of Castile and Aragon (Sardinia was part of that kingdom) drove the Jews out from all their territories. The building is located in the heart of the old Cagliari and offers a perfect view of the whole city landscape, including the ancient walls of the Castle, the port, the sea and the mountains surrounding the bay. Reaching the building is very easy from the whole city centre, after a short walk through the historic part of town, where every corner and wall tell stories from centuries gone by.
Poster Session and Banquet Information
Via dei Genovesi, 8-18
This year banquet will be held, together with a poster session, in the beautiful de Candia palace. Located in the medieval quarter of Castello and overlooking the city and its gulf, an historical residence built in 1850 by Mario De Candia, a great tenor acclaimed in European theatres and courts and in memorable matinees with Chopin. It has great ambience for hosting social events and dinners, providing different indoor and outdoor experiences to create a perfect atmosphere for any event. The DASIP 2013 Poster Session will be hosted in the panoramic terrace, before the Banquet.
Ground Transportation Information
The airport is 7 km (around 4.4 miles) away from the city centre. Mainly three possibility are available to reach the city centre: Shuttle-Bus, Train and Taxi.
This service connects the main bus station in the city centre to the airport. Rides are available every 30 min. during daytime. The trip takes 10 to 15 minutes and the ticket is 4 euros. The service is provided by ARST (Azienda Regionale Trasporti). For more information, please call +39 0704098324).
The airport is easily accessible by train from Cagliari and all major Sardinian cities thanks to the new ‘Elmas Aeroporto’ railway station. The rail service starts at about 5AM and ends after 9PM with 20 mins. average frequency. The journey to and from downtown takes 5-7 mins, single fare is 1.25 euro. Tickets are sold by Trenitalia at the vending machine located inside the station, online and by official ticket counters and authorized dealers. Here is the link to the timetable.
Taxies normally are available at the airport right in front of the Arrivals entrance. Here follows a list of companies providing this service that can bencontacted in advance to arrange your trip.
Cooperativa Radio Taxi “Rossoblù”
Tel. 070 – 6655
info [at] radiotaxirossoblu [dot] com
Call Center hours: From 5:30 am to 2:30 am (the next day)
Cooperativa Radio Taxi “Quattro Mori”
Tel. 070 – 400101
radiotaxi [at] email [dot] it
Call Center hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Below is a list of a few hotels nearby, however, you may find more options on booking websites.