The conference will be held at the Aran
Mantegna Hotel in Rome, Italy.
How to reach Aran Mantegna Hotel
Population of Rome: 2.8 million inhabitants
Area: 1,285 km2 (580 sq mi)
Country: Italy, Region: Lazio
Time: GMT/UTC + 1 hour (+ 2 hours in summer)
Telephone area code: +39(06)
Currency: The euro: 100 cents = 1 euro
Rome, the capital of Italy, is one of the most visited
cities in Europe. Rome is abundant in monumentality, culture
history. All over, we find ancient rocks and ruins, wonderful
statues, beautiful facades, impressive squares and fountains,
rich museums and palaces. We feel like we are sent to a Roman
The main symbol of Rome is the Colosseum, where once
gladiators fought in mortal combats and against fierce
lions. The construction of this amphitheatre begun by
Vespasian in A.D. 72 and was finished by his son Titus in
A.D. 80. In this place, Romans played the games Ludi
Circenses, to develop the war-like spirit that
characterized this people.
Next to the Colosseum, there are the unmissable Roman
Imperial Forums, a vast archaeological area where the
Roman civilisation began and grew throughout the
The Trevi Fountain is another wonderful place to visit in
Rome. Hidden in the middle of buildings, it is part of the
impressive facade of a large palace, decorated with statues
and bas-reliefs on heaps of rocks, from which water gushes.
Built in 1735 by the architect Salvi, this fountain is known
as a source of pure water, and therefore called Virgin Water.
The legend says that if you drink the water of the fountain or
if you throw a coin in there, you will one day return to Rome.
If you go to Rome, you have the opportunity to see the Pope
during the Sunday Mass, outside the Basilica of Saint Peter.
You can also climb the spiral staircase at Vaticano to the
dome and appreciate from there the panoramic view of the city
and the beauty of the Vatican Gardens. The Vatican Museums
are, in addition, one of the most visited places by
tourists, mostly due to their curiosity about the magnificence
of the wall paintings of the Sistine Chapel. This Chapel was
built between 1475 and 1483, in the time of Pope Sixtus IV
della Rovere and has paintings performed namely by
Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio,
Cosimo Rosselli and Luca Signorelli.
It’s interesting, as well, to travel to the suburbs of Rome,
and visit some Villas – like Villa Giulia or Villa Borghese -
that preserve the traces of the Roman cultural habits and the
Regarding the gastronomy, the famous pasta prepared in many
ways, the fish and seafood from the Adriatic Sea and
the extraordinary pizza, must be highlighted. Moreover, good
wines, traditional ice creams and desserts seduce any tourist.