Arturo Falaschi Conference Series

General Information

 

Location

Trieste is located in the north-eastern corner of Italy, approximately 120 kms east of Venice. It has been a cultural crossroads for centuries and this is reflected in its people, its customs and its cuisine. It is a major port and is dramatically situated between the sea and the impressive Karst plateau.

Its past history can still be seen in the Roman ruins, San Giusto Castle and the Roman Theatre. Memories and images of the past live on in the streets, from the narrow alleys that wind through the old city centre with their picturesque houses and ruined walls to the wide central streets which cross the new part of town with its elegant neo-classical buildings.

Trieste is also the "coffee capital" of Europe, and this is reflected in its many elegant and historic cafes, often the venue for musical or poetry recitals. Cultural heterogeneity is also reflected in its bars selling both good beers and the famous local "Colli Orientali" and Carso wines.

On the outskirts of the town a promenade called Riviera di Barcola runs along the coast, below the lighthouse, to Miramare Castle. International regattas take place throughout the year and the seafront attracts swimmers in the summer. The Miramare Castle and Gardens was built between 1856 and 1860 for Maximilian of Hapsburg, briefly Emperor of Mexico.

 

Accompanying Persons and Tourism after the Meeting

Trieste offers a wide variety of tourist activities and excursions, either locally or at close distance. You may find here some suggestions provided by the local agency "Cividin Viaggi", who will be pleased to assist you for information, prices and bookings (E-mail: stefania.digallo@cividinviaggi.it; Tel.: +39-040-3789340).

 

Meeting Venue

The Meeting will be held in the Stazione Marittima Congress Centre which was built in the late 1920s as the terminal for transatlantic liners, and is thus surrounded on three sides by the sea. It is located in the centre of Trieste, a few paces from the main square and close to all transport and hotels.

For information about parking facilities, we recommend that you check with your hotel, as it may offer free parking or have discounted fares.
Alternatively, you may also visit http://www.triesteterminal.it/parking/ for further information.

 

Climate

In June temperatures can range from 18 to 30 degrees C; generally sunny and dry but occasionally interspersed with thunder storms and heavy showers (intense but usually brief).

 

 

ConfUnit 29/02/2016