Parma Workshop on Numerical Relativity and Gravitational Waves 2011

S. Elisabetta Conference Center

The workshop will be held at the S. Elisabetta Conference Center located in the Scientific Campus of the University of Parma.

The S. Elisabetta Conference Center

The University Campus, where the S. Elisabetta conference center is located, also host the Faculty of Sciences and the department of Physics. In the whole area is available the WiFi network UNIPR, a Caffeteria and a Bar (Look for Baia Blue). The Campus is easily reachable by means of public transportation (bus n. 7 or 14 or 21, direction "Università Sud") from downtown and the train station. The most direct and easy connection is using Bus line 21 just hooping off at the final stop (``Università Sud''). The lane is operated every 15 minutes from 6:30am to 8:00pm [Timetable: Rialways Station (at 9'-24'-39'-54') -- Ghiaia/Downtown (at 12'-27'-42'-57') -- Università SUD (at 28'-43'-58'-13')]. See here for a map of the city.

Campus Map

Travel Information

Parma is centrally located in the north of Italy half way between Milano (Milan) and Bologna. The best way to reach Parma is arriving by plane in one of the Milano area airports (Malpensa (MXP), Linate (LIN) or Bergamo (Orio al Serio) or Bologna airport (BLQ). Transfer time between Malpensa and Bergamo airport to Parma is around three hours and from Bologna and Linate two hours. A low-cost connection London (STD)-Parma (PMF) is provided by ryanair.

About Parma

Parma is a medium size city with a rich history, founded as a Roman colony in 183 BC (see wikipedia). Parma University, founded in the 11th century, is one of Italy's oldest universities. It currently has about 30,000 students. Perhaps Parma is most famous for its food: the renowned "Parmigiano Reggiano" cheese and the "Prosciutto di Parma" (Parma ham).

A must see in Parma are: the Cathedral, The Baptistery, The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, the " Palazzo della Pilotta" and last but not least the "Camera di San Paolo". For tourist information about Parma and its surrounding you may consult the web pages of the visitor center.

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Hotels in Parma

We have contacted a selected list of local Hotels that agreed on special rates for the participants of the Workshop. Please refer to the code "NR11" and say that you are participating to the "workshop presso il Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Università". Here you find a map, and below the complete list.

Viale Toscanini, 4
Special rates per night: Single room: 89 EUR - Double room: 155EUR.

Strada Garibaldi, 69
+39 0521 281101
Special rates per night: Single room: 79 EUR - Double room: 119EUR

Borgo della Salina, 7
Special rates per night: Single room: 70 EUR - Double room: 100EUR

Via GB Borghesi, 12
Special rates per night: Single room: 50EUR - Double room: 75EUR

B.go Angelo Mazza, 7
Special rates per night: Single room: 78EUR - Double room: 118EUR

A complete list of available accomodations and booking service can be also found at that also offer a WEB reservation service or in the turism web page of Parma municipality.

Last updated:26/10/2011 10:13 AM © 2011 Parma University