STABAT MATER LECTURE HALL
Archiginnasio Public Library
Piazza Galvani 1, Bologna
The Meeting Venue, place of extraordinary beauty and historical art value is located in the heart of the historic centre of Bologna.
The Archiginnasio Palace, the first permanent seat of the ancient Studium or University of Bologna, was built in 1563. The University was transferred to Palazzo Poggi in 1803 and this complex was used by the City Library from 1838. On the top floor the original ten scholastic classrooms are flanked by two large halls: for the “Artists” (those who studied the applied arts such as science), today reading room of the library, and one for the “Legisti” (the Law students), today called Stabat Mater Hall in memory of the first performance, held on March 18th, 1842 of the Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini, under the direction of Gaetano Donizzetti. This solemn environment is one of the most representative of the old University seat, because it is richly decorated by various inscriptions and commemorative monuments of the masters of the Studio together with the students’ coats of arms. A large fresco depicting the Vergine col Bambino (Virgin with child), dated to 1569, is situated at the center of the western partition, towering above the former location of the teacher’s desk.
How to reach Bologna
BY CAR The main motorway connection is the A1 (the "Autostrada del Sole"), which links Bologna directly to Milan, Florence and Rome and to three other main routes. The A1 can be entered from Turin, Genoa or Brescia, by the A21, at Piacenza; from Genoa and La Spezia, by the A15, at Parma; from Brenner Pass, Verona, Mantova, by the A22, at Modena. From Trieste, Tarvisio-Villach, Venice and Padua the A13 motorway is direct, as it is the A14 from Ancona, Rimini and Ravenna. All the motorways exits lead into the city by-pass (follow the signs "Tangenziale") from which branch off the roads for all directions. The by-pass exit n.7 (Centro - Via Stalingrado) is the more direct one: it leads you on a large road (Via Stalingrado) pointing to the centre.
BY TRAIN Bologna is the main italian railway junction and therefore all the most important national and international lines pass through it. High speed trains connect it to all the major italian cities. Many night trains link Bologna with Germany, France and Austria.
BY PLANE Guglielmo Marconi International Airport, 15 minutes by bus from Historic downtown, connecting Bologna to the main Italian and European airports.
PARKING The City Centre of Bologna is closed to private cars from 8 am to 8 pm from Monday to Friday and is closed all day Saturday and Sunday.
The official language of the Conference is English.
Only for Italian: Ecm - Educazione Continua in Medicina
Il Convegno è stato accreditato dal Provider Consorzio MED3 e ha ottenuto n° 7 crediti formativi per la seguente categoria: Medico Chirurgo
Discipline: ANESTESIA E RIANIMAZIONE, CARDIOCHIRURGIA, CARDIOLOGIA, CHIRURGIA GENERALE, CHIRURGIA VASCOLARE, GENETICA MEDICA, MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA DI ACCETTAZIONE E DI URGENZA, MEDICINA GENERALE (MEDICI DI FAMIGLIA), MEDICINA INTERNA, MEDICINA LEGALE, NEUROCHIRURGIA, NEUROLOGIA, ONCOLOGIA, RADIODIAGNOSTICA E RADIOTERAPIA
At the end of the Meeting, an attendance certificate will be issued to all registered Participants.