ESARS™ 2012 International Conference will be held on Bologna, at San Giovanni in Monte palace. Bologna, the city of porticoes and Italy’s culinary capital, is considered second only to Venice in beauty by many Italians and certainly has one of the largest and best preserved historic centres among Italian cities.
Bolognese character is expressed in the red color of its buildings and the long porticoes which are everywhere (almost 40 km). The center of Bologna is around the magnificent twin piazzas - Maggiore and Nettuno. The main tourist attractions and historical monuments, including the two famous leaning towers, are within walking distance from them
It was once the center of political and religious power, but is now one of the main gathering places of the city, used for meetings, concerts or simple evening strolling. The square was built in the 13th century to create a complex of buildings for public events. Around the square are the Gothic Basilica of San Petronio, the Palazzo dei Notai, and the Archeological Museum.
The fountain of Neptune , symbol of Bologna, stands at the centre of the adjacent Piazza Nettuno. Designed by the architect Tommaso Laureti, the statue was commissioned by the Cardinal Carlo Borromeo and executed by Giambologna, a flamish artist who completed the work about in 1565.
The bronze statue of the marine God is high 3,20 meters and weights 22 quintals.
Address of the Conference site:
Piazza San Giovanni in Monte 2
40124 - Bologna
Tel. 051 2097600
Fax: 051 2097620