General Information

We are looking forward to seeing you in Cetraro for the 15th Symposium on Biodegradable Metals Conference!

We invite you to visit this website regularly, as more information becomes available on our CommitteesSpeakers, and Sponsors.

In the meantime, here are some tips & tools to better prepare for your stay:


Grand Hôtel San Michele

Address: 30, Ctr. Bosco - 87022 Cetraro (CS)



The official language of the conference is English. All abstract submissions and presentations must be in English. Simultaneous translation will not be available.

Visa & Letter of Invitation

Some participants may require a visa to enter the European Union. For more information click here.

Letter for visa. They can only be sent by email (free of charge) or Priority Mail at the cost of 100 € each priority-mailed envelope. Fees for a group of letters can be paid only once if all letters are to be sent to the same address, at the same time). This is not refundable.


The Conference Secretariat and organizers cannot be held liable for personal accidents, loss of or damage to private property of the conference participants and accompanying persons, either during or directly arising from the Biometal 2022 Conference. Participants should make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.

Clothing & Weather

The dress code for the conference is informal for all occasions. For the dinner only, we ask you to wear long pants. No shorts allowed. 

The average temperatures in Cetraro during the month of August are generally 31 °C (day) and 21 °C (night).

Travel Information – Getting Here

Cetrari is accessible by flight to Rome Fiumicino (FCO), Naples (NAP), or Lamezia Terme (SUF) and then by train to Paola (direction Reggio Calabria). Landing in one of the three above-mentioned airports and renting a car (shared with other attendees, for example), might be a solution to envisage considering the 15th Biometal 2023 location.

More details and full plans for sharing/accessing/traveling to Cetraro will be available from May 2023 for the participants. 

Currency, Banking, ATM & Credit Cards

The currency is the Euro (€).

Cash is usually withdrawn from automatic teller machines at bank branches. In addition, in Spain, it is easy to find ATMs to withdraw cash in shopping centres and shopping areas, large urban centres, and historic centres in small towns.
If you need to change your money to €, you will be able to do so at bureaus de change, at various banks, and at the majority of hotels and travel agencies.


The voltage and frequency in Italy is 230 V, 50 Hz.

Time Zone

Cetraro, Italy is 6:00 hours later than New York, and Central European Time (same as Rome).