The Conference will be held in Bergamo at the Congress Center
Giovanni XXIII, viale Papa Giovanni XXIII, 106 (http://www.congresscenter.bg.it).
Bergamo greets visitors with its Venetian Walls. Surrounded by
rivers and lush, verdant valleys, crossed by paths that widen to
Parco dei Colli, the area’s largest park, the city looks like a
lounge filed with art, culture and nature, with a fascinating
and complex history just waiting to be shared with others. Also
known as the “Città dei Mille”, or City of the Thousand, in
honour of those 180 Bergamo young men who departed from here in
1860 to participate in the expedition “of the thousand” led by
Garibaldi that resulted in the unifiation of Italy, Bergamo’s
streets bear signs of its ancient history, a story that’s still
in the making.
Among museums, works of art and splendid natural surroundings,
cobbled streets and buildings with beautiful facades, religious
and contemporary artistic treasures and masterpieces of taste
and wine, events that are held throughout the year: the “upper
and lower” city reveals a mixture of pleasant surprises and
unexpected encounters, such as those with Gaetano Donizetti, the
great composer of international renown, Bartolomeo Colleoni, the
Bergamo leader who served under the Republic of Venice and
Lorenzo Lotto, among the most famous Italian Renaissance artists
who lived and worked in Bergamo for over a decade.
how to reach
the conference venue
Bergamo is in the centre of Lombardy, more or less 50 km from
The International Airport of Orio al Serio (www.orioaeroporto.
it) is just 5 km from Bergamo and 45 km from Milan. It is
connected to many Italian and European destinations, and is
known for its large number of low-cost airlines.
The Airport Bus service runs daily to and from the airport every
30 minutes and the journey takes about 20 minutes; for further
info visit www.atb.bergamo.it.
Bergamo railway station is directly connected to Milan, Lecco
and Brescia (with connections for Lake Garda, Verona, and Venice).
The journey times for Milan-Bergamo and Brescia-Bergamo are
approximately one hour. The station is located in Lower Bergamo
and is connected to Città Alta (Upper Bergamo) by bus, which
about every 10 minutes. Trenitalia ph. 89.20.21 (call center) -
You can reach the town by motorway (A4)
The journey from Milan Lampugnano, Cadorna and Piazza Castello
to Bergamo Bus Station with the Trasporti NET Nord Est company
takes about one hour with smooth flwing traff conditions.
The connection from Milan Cadorna, Central Station and
Lampugnano to the Orio al Serio Bergamo airport is run by
Autostradale and the journey time is about one hour with flwing
For both companies, buses depart approximately every 30 minutes.
The bus station and ticket offi is located in Piazzale Marconi
next to the train station.