Practical Information

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The workshop will take place in the Aula Magna Storica del Rettorato (Historical Hall), via dei Banchi di Sotto 55, in the very heart of the town, 50 mt from Piazza del Campo. (Link to map!)

Instructions for speakers:

The workshop will take place in the Historical Hall of the University. Please note that there are no xeroxing machines in the building: therefore, speakers who want to use a handout should bring 40-50 copies with them or, if this is impossible, send the file to: by Monday 9 July at the latest.

Speakers who will use slides are kindly asked to send the file, both in ppt and in pdf format, to, so that it can be uploaded on the local computer. In particular:

  • for the slots on the afternoon of July 11th and July 12th: please send the slides file by July 11th at noon at the latest;
  • for the slots on July 13th: please send us the file by the evening of July 12th.

To be on the safe side, it is better to also bring your file on a pen drive (in addition to sending it to us). Please let us know if your file contains video or audio contents which require the audio connection.

Here you can find instructions on how to reach Siena:

As for accommodation, we recommend that you book your room ***as soon as possible***, since Siena is quite crowded in July. Among the available three-star hotels/B&B, we recommend the following:

“Hotel porta romana siena”:
(Located just outside the southern door of the city walls (Porta Romana), 20 minutes walk from the conference site. The hotel is simple but extremely quiet, and it has a wonderful view on the countryside landscape; as well as a solarium and Jacuzzi).

“B&B Il Corso”:
(Located in the heart of the town, very close to the conference site (Banchi di Sopra), very comfortable.)

“Residenza d’epoca Il Casato”:
(In the city centre, 10-15 minutes walk from the conference site, it is located in a historical building with a nice athmosphere.)

For tourist visits and ticket reservations, the official website is