Conference Venue:

The meeting will be held in Bologna within the historical city center, in the prestigious lecture halls "G. Prodi" and "O. Capitani," located at the heart of the Monumental Complex of San Giovanni in Monte which hosts the Department of History and Cultures.

The local organization will be undertaken by the Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician" and by the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology "FABIT" of the University of Bologna.

How to reach us:

- From the railway station: Bus n. 11 and n. 30

- From the Guglielmo Marconi airport: shuttle service Aerobus BLQ or Marconi Express.

For further information on bus routes, visit the TPER website.

Accommodation - Hotels

Recently Bologna has become a touristic city with a large offer of Hotels and Bed and Breakfast. Nevertheless we invite you to book your accommodation as soon as possible.

In the city center the suggested hotels are


Bologna, the capital of the Emilia-Romagna, is a first-rank European cultural center famous for its towers and lengthy porticoes. Dating back to at least 1000 BC, it is a historical city with an extensive legacy of Etruscan, Celtic, and Roman cultural treasures. It was a free municipality in the Middle Ages and later on the part of the Papal States up to 1860. Nowadays, it is a modern metropolis with an infrastructure prepared to welcome more than a million visitors per year and home to world-renowned brands like Ducati, Lamborghini, Maserati, and other high-tech companies. Bologna is also home to other universities, such as the Bologna Centre of Johns Hopkins University.

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