IISSC2017 will be hosted at the "Ex Convento di Santa Chiara" in Brindisi.
The venue is a former convent located in the middle of the old town, close to the central Piazza Duomo, where the magnificent XII century Cathedral can be admired.
Originally built as a cloistered convent in the XVII Century along with a church, it then became a girl's school and an orphanage managed by the local episcopate until the end of the XIX century, when it was left to the municipality of Brindisi. Until the Second World War, the former convent was still used as an orphanage, then it became the accomodation of military officials during the war. After the war, the convent has been used as a soup kitchen for charity and as a shelter for homeless. At the beginning of XXI century, the site has been deeply renovated by the local municipality and nowadays it is used for hosting educational activities and cultural events.
The venue site also benefits from its peculiar location: starting from Piazza Duomo, you can reach the convent by entering "via Santa Chiara", a picturesque lane which is just few meters far from the Cathedral and which goes down straight to the seafront of Brindisi. Along the short route, you can also admire the so-called Templar's Porch, which is a medieval building exhibiting two beautiful Gothic pointed arches.
- Address: via Santa Chiara, 72100 Brindisi (Italy)
- GPS coordinates: 40.64105 N, 17.94497 E
How to reach the Conference Venue
Once arrived at Brindisi Airport, take a taxi for "Piazza Duomo" and from there you can reach the conference venue in 1 minute by foot by walking along "Via Santa Chiara". Alternatively, you can take the bus from the route "AP" which connects Brindisi Airport with "Piazza Capitanerie di Porto" and proceed by foot westward for a 10-minute walk until you reach "Piazza Duomo" and "Via Santa Chiara".
Once arrived at Brindisi Stazione Centrale (central railway station), take a taxi for "Piazza Duomo" and from there you can reach the conference venue in 1 minute by foot by walking along "Via Santa Chiara".
From highway SS16, take the exit towards “Brindisi – via Porta Lecce”, then turn right into "Via del Mare" and go ahead until you reach "Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi". You can choose to park your car there and proceed by foot westward for a 10-minute walk or proceed by car along "Via Filomeno Consiglio". THen, turn right into "Via Duomo" and from there you can reach the conference venue in 2 minutes by foot along "Via Santa Chiara".
- Address: Piazzale Lenio Flacco, 32 - 72100 Brindisi (Italy)
- GPS coordinates: 40.641081 N, 17.942402 E
- Website: http://www.iaccato.it
HOW TO REACH THE SOCIAL DINNER LOCATION FROM THE CONFERENCE VENUE (5 minutes by foot):