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The Conference will be held in Bergamo at the Congress Center Giovanni XXIII, viale Papa Giovanni XXIII, 106 (

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 Milan.
By plane
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
By train
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 departs
about every 10 minutes. Trenitalia ph. 89.20.21 (call center) -
By car
You can reach the town by motorway (A4)
By bus
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 traff conditions.
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.