will be held in the beautiful city of Bologna, Italy.
Bologna, a historical capital of culture, was founded by the Etruscans
in the VI century B.C. Bologna sits in the southern part of the
historically and gastronomically famous Po River plain, a natural
crossroads in northern Italy. Bologna's location was important
not only for the trading of goods but also for the exchanging
of ideas and the disseminating of culture. The UniversitÓ di Bologna,
founded in 1088 is the oldest university in the western world.
Bologna is famous for its porticoes. Dating back to the 12th century
the porticoes were used to enlarge houses to support the growing
University community. Today 350,000 people call Bologna home,
of which 100,000 are students. Bologna, Italy's culinary capital,
is also famous for its food. Furthermore, Bologna is surrounded
by the famous food/wine regions of Parma, Modena, and Tuscany.
Bologna is very accessible, being served by an international airport
and one of the main hubs of the Italian railway system. Within
easy access is Florence (1 hour), Milan (1.5 hours), Venice (1.5
hours), Rome (2.4 hours) and the ubiquitous Italian countryside
of Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany.
main conferences will be located at the "Aula Absidale di Santa
de' Chiari, 25/A) and at "San Giovanni in Monte" (Piazza
S. Giovanni in Monte, 2) in the historical center of Bologna.
The Sensoria Plenary Meeting and the satellite workshops will
be located at the "San Giovanni in Monte" (Piazza
S. Giovanni in Monte, 2) [click on the addresses to see the
conference places located on the ViaMichelin maps].
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