Conference Venue

The 15th European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis (ACD 2019) takes place at the prestigious "Salone d'Onore" of

Palazzo Grassi

Via Marsala 12

40126 Bologna, Italy


Located in the city centre, Palazzo Grassi is one of the few surviving example of noble dwellings built in the Middle Age. The palace originally belonged to the Canonici family. In 1466, it was acquired by the Grassi family and remained with their descendants until 1848. In 1478, the family was honored with the title of Conti Palatini del Sacro Romano Impero by Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor. In 1865, the palace was acquired by the Military. It underwent a number of renovations, with the latest in the 20th century. In 1935, it became the home of Circolo Ufficiali.

The palace still retains a wooden portico columns for part of the facade. The portals have a peaked entrance. Inside the courtyard are intaglio works by  Properzia de Rossi and a 16th-century terracotta depicting a Madonna with Child. The palace chapel, has stucco decoration by Giuseppe Maria Mazza and frescoed decoration (1704) is by Ercole Graziani.

The conference venue is a short walk from Piazza Maggiore (7 minutes, along Via Oberdan or Via Indipendenza).

It can also be reached in about 15' from the Central Railway Station (along Via Indipendenza).

Palazzo Grassi