Hotel: The Workshop will take place
in the hotel "Pullman
Ama Sardegna Ex Sofitel." Please note that the hotel, formerly
known as Sofitel Thalassa Timi Ama, has changed its name but is still located on the southern tip of
Sardinia near the small town of Villasimius. One of the FTM mafiosi (AZ)
examined the hotel thoroughly and was duly impressed. Below are his observations:
HOTEL: nice rooms, reasonably large and
well-furnished, excellent air conditioning, fantastic views from some but
even garden views are fine (greenery, bushes). Large, well-maintained
grounds, with a little golf cart train going down to the beach every few
minutes. The beach is a long and perfect stretch of sand, with umbrellas
and lounge chairs belonging to the Sofitel, but it's possible to take a few
steps to the deserted public beach. The water is absolutely pristine
and marvellous. Water sports available. Good tennis courts, as
well as a small soccer field, archery, etc. - all free for the guests to
use. Overall a luxurious place.
CONFERENCE FACILITIES: large conference room on the top floor giving out onto a terrace with a marvelous view of the lagoon and the sea.
Arrival Day: Sunday, June 14: see bus schedule from Cagliari airport for the arrival day
Departure Day: Friday, June 19.
Air: The closest airport is Cagliari (CAG) which is 55 km away from the hotel (shuttle service will be arranged for arrival and departure days, June 14 and 19, rental cars available). The Cagliari airport is served by British Airways (from London), Lufthansa (from Munchen), Alitalia/AirOne (frequent service from Milan and Rome), Easyjet (from Geneva, London, and Milan), Meridiana Eurofly (from multiple cities), and Ryanair (from Madrid, Milan, and Pisa). Booking in advance is recommended for reasonable fares (which climb quickly as summer approaches).Auto/Ferry: There are ferries to Sardinia from a number of Italian ports including Genova, Piombino, and Civitavecchia, for those who want to travel by car (keep in mind that Sardinia is a large island, e.g. the drive from Olbia or Puerto Torres in the North to Cagliari is roughly 3 hours).
Map: For a nice collection of Sardinia maps click here
Contact during the Workshop
the FTM Home page