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The closest international airport are Milan Malpensa (180 Km), Bologna (90 km), Bergamo (120 km), Brescia (70 km) and Verona (100 km). However, due to its central position in the Po valley, the town can be easily reached from all airports in northern Italy, including Venice (250 km), Genoa (210 km), and Florence (190 km). Parma has its own airport, connected with the main Italian airports. The town can be easily reached also by fast train or highway: the "Parma" exit is on the A1 Milan-Naples motorway, connecting to France (via Turin), Switzerland (via Chiasso-Como), and Austria (Autobrennero, via Verona-Modena).


The CAMPUS area

The Conference will be held in the Campus of the University of Parma. The seat can be easily reached from the town centre in approx 20 minutes by bus N.7 (terminus in front of the conference site)


Hotel & Travel

You can download a map of Parma Hotels clicking here Parma Hotels

General information about Parma

Parma is a well known city throughout the world for its history, culture, economy and technical and scientific facilities. The historical centre of the city has monuments of particular importance, from the romansque to the liberty style. In fact, Parma was the capital of an independent state, the Duchy of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla. In addition, Parma is close to several cities famous for their arts, humanities and music, such as Venice, Florence and Rome.

The climate is mild with no unpleasant extremes, both in winter and in summer time. Parma has a rich and well-established food industry for the production and processing of food, such as the famous Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Parma ham. Parma has been selected as the permanent location of the European Food Safety Authority.

More info: http://www.parmaitaly.it or http://www.inparma.it

About our Region



Parma airport: http://www.aeroportoparma.it
Train infomations: http://www.trenitalia.com


The average midday temperature in late summer is about 28°C, but may vary between 24 and 32 °C.

Credit cards

All major hotels and most restaurants accept credit cards. It is advisable to carry photo identification, such as a passport. The conference registration desk (probably) accepts the following cards: Eurocard, Mastercard, Access, Visa, American Express, Diners Club.

Currency exchange

Currency can be exchanged at banks. Banks are generally open on working days from 08:30 to 13:20 h. You can also draw money from automatic cash dispensers which are abundant in all cities. These usually take credit cards, giro cards, bank cards, etc.


In Italy, electricity is supplied at 220V (50 Hz). Adapters may be required for computers, shavers, hair dryers, etc. Click for a source of voltage transformers and other traveller's utilities.


The official language of the conference will be English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Letter of Invitation

The Conference Secretariat will be pleased to send official letters of invitation to assist potential attendees to secure visas and/or funding for conference-related expenses. It is understood that such letters do not commit the Conference Organization to financial support.

Liability and Insurance

The conference fees do not include provisions for the insurance of participants against personal injuries, sickness, theft or property damage incurred during the conference. It is recommended that participants and accompanying persons make prior arrangements for health, accident and other insurance they deem necessary. Neither the Conference Organization nor its sponsors will assume responsibility for any loss, injury or damage - however caused - to persons or belongings.

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