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The official language of the symposium is English.




The symposium will take place at the conference room of Ersu.

Via Coppino 18 - 07100 Sassari


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How to arrive to Sassari


The best way to the Cadmium Symposium will be through Sassari's Airport ALGHERO - FERTILIA (about 30 km from Sassari). Low cost flights are available from all over Europe.

The ALGHERO - SASSARI stretch is served by taxi and frequent bus service.

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Touristic info



Sardinia is the second island in the Mediterranean sea for extension. Because of its geographic position in the middle of the Mediterranean sea and its resources, especially the mining resources, Sardinia has always represented the colonizers' destination. Sardinia is a very ancient island rich in history and legends and everywhere there are traces of human settlements dated from the Neolithic Age.

Sardinia has three international airports (Alghero Airport, Olbia - Costa Smeralda Airport, and Cagliari-Elmas Airport) There are regular International and National flights which arrive daily at Olbia on the northeast of the island, Alghero on the northwest coast and Cagliari on the south of the island, connected with the principal Italian cities and many European destinations, mainly in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Spain, and Germany. These flights are supplemented with many additional charter flights during the summer season and several low-cost air companies operate on the island. Ferry boat connections are available with different seasonal timetables and availabilities to the following Sardinian ports: Olbia and Golfo Aranci on the east coast and Porto Torres on the west coast, Ferries sail from many Italian ports including Genoa, Livorno, Naples and Palermo, as well as from France and the nearby island of Corsica.

Sardinia enjoys for the most part a Mediterranean climate; the climate allows to have a very long summer season, from April to November. Also, with its 1,850 km of coastline constitutes one fourth of the total Italian coast.



Sassari is an Italian city and the second-largest of Sardinia in terms of population with over 130,000 inhabitants, or about 275,000 including the metropolitan area. Being one of the oldest cities on the island, it contains a considerable collection of art.

From his birth at the turn of the 12th century, Sassari has been ruled by the decaying Giudicato of Torres, the Pisans, the Sassaresi themselves in alliance with Genoa, the Catalan-Aragonese and the Spanish, all of whom have contributed to Sassari's historical and artistic heritage. Sassari is a city rich in art, culture and history, and is well known for its beautiful buildings, the Fountain of the Rosello, and its elegant neoclassical architecture, such as Piazza d'Italia (Italy Square) and the Teatro Civico (Civic Theatre).

The Alghero airport is about 20 km from the city of Sassari and is connected with the city by bus and taxi.



Barceloneta, the small Barcelona: so is named Alghero, about 25 km from Sassari, main touristic centre in the north-western Sardinian coast. Alghero takes part to the Coral Coast, a coastal area well-known for the presence of the prestigious red coral, already used by the Romans to create fine ornaments and refined jewels. Le Bombarde beach is one of the most popular beaches of Alghero. Less than 1 km long and about ten meters wide, clear water and fine white sand.


A small fishing village on the North-Western tip of Sardinia which boasts one of the finest beaches in the whole of Sardinia - La Pelosa beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Sardinia, and characterized by the transparency of its waters and the whiteness of its sand, which makes it look like a tropic sea.


The Maddalena Archipelago

It is a group of islands in the Straits of Bonifacio between Corsica and north-eastern Sardinia. It consists of seven main islands and numerous other small islets.

One of the best beaches, Cala Corsara, on the south of Spargi Island and reachable only by sea, is definetely one of the most spectacular.

Sardinia is dotted with remnants of "nuraghi" (stone dwellings centered on a main tower or fortress) and "tombs of the giants" (monolithic burial chambers). These are what remind us of the so-called "Nuraghi Culture", the bronze-age people from the second millennium b.c. on the island.
Nuraghe Santu Antine (St. Constantine) it's one of the biggest and best preserved Nuraghe of the island. Important evidence of proto-sardinian architecture, it is surrounded by a hut village, used at later dates.


Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju

It is one of the largest necropolis in Sardinia. Dating back to the thirteenth century BC, consists of 38 domus de Janas. It's about 10 km from Alghero.




Abstract submissions

10 May 2012


Registrations and


10 May 2012


Late online


31 May 2012


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