Dates and information to remember
Day of the congress : 21st June to 24TH June, 2011
Abstracts submission deadline: March 15th 2011
Welcome Cocktail: Tuesday June 21, 2011 at 18 :30
Gala Dinner: Thursday June 23th
Welcome to Venice !
Venice is one of Italy's top travel cities and a beautiful, romantic destination. Situated on the northeast coast of Italy, its lagoon is protected from the Adriatic Sea by a strip of land called the Lido. Founded more than 1,500 years ago on 117 different islands. Venice is linked by a series of over 150 canals, 400 bridges and many ancient pavements. With its magnificent buildings, monuments, churches and palaces along the water canals and the small traffic-free streets and lanes it is simply unique.
The historic city centre is divided into six quarters (sestieri):
Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, San Marco, San Polo and Santa Croce. The Grand Canal is like a main street, cutting through the city centre.
Venice is with no doubt one of the most fascinating and popular cities in the world, and is always admired by thousands of tourists in every season of the year, who can enjoy the taste of excellent Venetian food, the magic atmosphere of the city through the visit of the most important and popular attractions and museums, the lively squares and interesting shops, a gondola trip, or simply wandering along the small streets of the main tourist tracks.
Venue: Venice - Island of San Servolo
Today San Servolo is the only island in the lagoon to be restored and rehabilitated by a public company, the Province of Venice.
Likewise the island is the property of the Province of Venice.
The transformation of the island of San Servolo, once a place of isolation, into a space for dialogue between culture and experience: an island open to the city, a space intended to welcome cultural events, study conferences and training courses, is unique in the city of Venice where the majority of conference centres are tied to private enterprise, business and tourism.
Venue : Address: Isola di San Servolo - 30124 Venice Italy
How to reach San Servolo
From Venice city centre
The island is easily reached with the public transport system of ACTV using line 20 from San Zaccaria, monument stop (it may takes 10 minutes).
From Marco Polo Airport
The city centre is easily reached from the airport using public transport either on land or using the navigation system.
Alilaguna is the boat system which connects the airport with San Marco; from San Marco you then make your way to the San Zaccaria boat stop to take line 20 to San Servolo.
ATVO is the bus which runs from 9am to midnight and which connects the airport (from outside the arrivals area) to Piazzale Roma in about 20 minutes.
ACTV - line 5 bus 5
This public bus service connects the airport with Piazzale Roma in about 25 minutes.
Should you arrive by car there is ample parking in Piazzale Roma, Garage Comunale or Garage San Marco or at Tronchetto Park; from Tronchetto a vaporetto water bus service is available to San Marco.
From Piazzale Roma to San Servolo
Public water bus no.1, no. 51, no. 41, or no. 61 in Lido direction "Lido", getting off at San Zaccaria. From here make your way to the S.Zaccaria - Monument stop to take line 20 for San Servolo (it may takes 10 minutes).
From the Train Station to San Servolo
Public water bus no1, no51 and no82, in lido direction, getting off at San Zaccaria. From here make your way to the S.Zaccaria - Monument stop to take line 20 for San Servolo (it may takes 10 minutes).
You can have a look on the map by clicking on the following link: