VENUE

The Conference will be held in Santa Maria in Gradi (Via S. Maria in Gradi, 4). Built in 1244, it has been a Dominican convent for several centuries. Currently, it is the rectorate of the Università della Tuscia. 

It’s located only 5 minutes walk far from Porta Romana train station and 5-10 minutes walk from the city centre.


LOCATION

Viterbo is a small city (about 61’200 inhabitants) located in the northern part of Lazio, an administrative Region in central Italy, in a unique geographical location from which you can reach all the main cities in central Italy easily. Rome is about an hour’s drive and Florence two and a half. In the surrounding area there are numerous places with a wealth of history down through the ages (HERE).

Set at an elevation of 325 m asl, it stands at the foot of Cimini mountains in an area of volcanic origin. Of ancient Etruscan origin, Viterbo is called the "Popes' town" because it was the residence of the popes and the scene of the papal elections in the XIII century. It maintains its monumental order: aristocratic palaces, untouched medieval quarters, churches and cloisters of various ages, slender towers and original peperino fountains (HERE).

In the Viterbo province there are also two amazing beech forests, Monte Cimino in Soriano nel Cimino and Monte Raschio in Oriolo Romano, inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage for their biological and ecological value.