The research seminar will be held in the medieval hilltop town of Bertinoro, in the Centro Residenziale Universitario (CRU) located at Via Frangipane 6, 47032 Bertinoro (telephone: +39-0543-446500, fax: +39-0543-446599).

This place is in Emilia Romagna, about 70 km south-east of Bologna, at an elevation of about 230 m. It can be reached in a couple of hours from the international airport “G. Marconi” of Bologna by shuttle (from the airport to the railway station) + train (from Bologna to Forlì) + buses 92+121 or 134 or taxi (from Forlì FS or Forlì Punto Bus via Forlimpopoli to Bertinoro).

Bertinoro is close to many splendid locations such as Urbino, Gradara, San Leo, and the Republic of San Marino, as well as some less well-known locations like the thermal springs of Fratta Terme. Bertinoro can also be a base for visiting some of the better-known Italian locations such as Bologna, Parma, Rimini, Ravenna, Ferrara, Padova, Venezia, Verona, Firenze, Pisa, Lucca, and Siena.

Bertinoro itself is picturesque, with its narrow streets and walkways winding around the central peak. The research seminar location is an ex-episcopal fortress that has been converted into a modern conference center. From the fortress, it is possible to enjoy a beautiful vista stretching from the Apennines to the Adriatic Coast and the Alps over the Po Valley.