Università di Siena, Presidio Mattioli, Via P.A. Mattioli 10  - 53100 Siena

Mattioli Complex

The conference venue is located in the south-western part of Siena old city, inside the city walls, close to Porta Tufi. This area used to be occupied by a paediatric hospital. Nowadays, the Mattioli Complex, designed by the Florentine Studio Natalini Architetti, is part of an age-old environment striking balance between conservation and innovation. It was inaugurated in 2001 and hosts the Departments of Law and the Department of Political and International Sciences of the University of Siena. The University of Siena, founded in 1240, is one of the oldest universities in Italy, with a great knowledge-related tradition, as well a strong commitment to both research and innovation It has today 15 departments, all integrated into the urban fabric.

The Mattioli Complex includes a big auditorium for plenary talks and a number of other big rooms for parallel sessions, indoor spaces for poster sessions and outdoor spaces for catering (weather permitting). High speed internet access is available in all the meeting rooms and common areas.

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About Siena

Siena is located in central Italy - between Florence and Rome - in the heart of Tuscany’s rolling hills and breathtaking landscapes. Tuscany is the cradle of Italian art and language: a famous land of great culture and civilisation, with an extraordinary natural environment and an outstanding gastronomic tradition.

Staying in Tuscany is an opportunity to gain a great cultural experience, since the region has preserved most of its architectural beauty unspoiled for centuries. Six Tuscan locations – among them the historic centre of Siena - have been nominated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Siena is a small medieval city renowned for its beauty, art and safe and tranquil environment. Siena's history pervades and stimulates the city, with its Gothic architecture, narrow, winding streets, and beautifully frescoed churches. Siena is steeped in tradition, yet it is very much an active participant in contemporary culture, through numerous museums, galleries, and active communities of artists, musicians, and craftspeople.

The town is filled with beautiful and interesting places to visit; among them Piazza del Campo (one of the biggest medieval squares in the world, with an unmistakable peculiar shell-shape; every year on July 2 and August 16 the famous Palio Horse Race takes place there) with the Torre del Mangia, the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Complex of Santa Maria della Scala, just to name a few.

Siena region has always enchanted visitors from around the world also with its great food and wine, a marriage of taste and tradition, of heirloom recipes and excellent local produce. The countryside around Siena offers you plenty of opportunities for tasting some of the world’s most famous wines, such as Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the red wines of Chianti.

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