The conferences will be held at the Sanpaolo Palace Hotel.
Palermo is the regional capital of Sicily, which is the largest and most heavily populated (about 5,000,000) island in the Mediterranean.
The area has been under numerous dominators over the centuries, including Roman, Carthaginian, Byzantine, Greek, Arab, Norman, Swabian and Spanish masters. Due to this past, to the cultural exchange that for millennia has taken place in the area, the city is still an exotic mixture of many cultures. Many of the monuments still exist giving the city somewhat unique appearance.
The city of Palermo, including the province of Palermo, has around 1,300,000 inhabitants and has about 200 Km of coastline. The old town of Palermo is one of the largest in Europe, full of references to the past.
Palermo reﬂects the diverse history of the region in that the city contains many masterpieces from different periods, including romanesque, gothic, renaissance and baroque architecture as well as examples of modern art.
The city also hosts it’s rich vegetation of palm trees, prickly pears, bananas, lemon trees and so on. The abundance of exotic species was also noticed by the world-famous German writer Goethe who in April 1787 visited the newly opened botanical gardens, describing them as “the most beautiful place on earth”.
Minitour of the city and its immediate surroundings will be available for reservation at the main registration desk.
InformAmuse, a spin-off of the University of Palermo, is pleased to offers to CISIS/IMIS participants a selection of multimedia guides to tour the city. Participants owning an Apple device may download, free of charge, from June 30 til July 6, all apps from InformAmuse available on the Apple Store.
The full listing is available at: http://www.informamuse.com/en/prodotti/mobile/