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Venice: San Giobbe Campus
The San Giobbe Campus is a modern and fully-equipped congress venue, deeply rooted in its historic setting. Sprung from the careful recovery of the local urban fabric, it covers a surface of over 19,000 square meters. Its 2,000-square-meter garden will provide a pleasant place to take a break.
The San Giobbe Campus is conveniently located in the picturesque “sestiere” (district) of Cannaregio, very close to the Santa Lucia Railway Station and to Piazzale Roma (the parking area in Venice). The closest waterbus stop is “Crea”. The Congress venue is a 10-minute walk away from the Venice Santa Lucia railway station.
Venice: La Fenice Theatre
La Fenice Opera House was inaugurated on May 16, 1792 on the occasion of the Ascension Day Feast (“Festa della Sensa”). It has risen twice from its ashes. Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Britten, Nono, and Maderna – and in more recent times Kagel, Guarnieri, Mosca, Ambrosini, and Perocco – composed numerous works that were performed here for the first time. Read La Fenice Opera House history in brief.
The La Fenice Theatre will host the Opening Session of the International Congress of Byzantine Studies with the inaugural addresses and an inaugural lecture, followed by the first Plenary Session, on Monday 22, 2022. Click here for more details on the programme of the Congress.
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Complesso Beato Pellegrino
The Congress will be hosted in the buildings known as “Complesso Beato Pellegrino”, an ancient monastery that was completely renovated in 2019. There is a lot of outdoor space in the old cloisters and inside in the main building. “Complesso Beato Pellegrino” is a 12-minute walk away from the Padua railway station.
The historic Palazzo Liviano overlooks Piazza Capitaniato, an ancient square in the city centre that in the Middle Ages served as a courtyard for the palace of the Carraresi, the lords of Padua. The old walls of this palace are still visible in the recently refurbished library. The Palazzo includes rooms with original 1930s furnishings, an exhibition featuring photographs and documents related to the history of Byzantine art in Italy, and a refreshment area with coffee and biscuits for the participants.