The Technical Sessions of CoopIS will be held in the Conference Room of the Faculty of Economics , University of Trento (the building in red on the map). It's about 2 min. walk from the Duomo along Via Verdi (Verdi Street).
Trento (100.000 inhabitants), the capital of the Region of Trentino and Alto Adige (Südtirol) and of the Province of Trento. Trento is situated 190 m. above the sea level on the flat ground of the Adige river Valley on the Verona-Brennero-Innsbruck-Munich motorway and railway.
The town is surrounded by beautiful mountains (the southern part of the Alps and the Dolomites) and lakes (in particular lake Garda, known for its mild climate); it is dominated by the nearby Mounts Bondone (2,170 m.) and Paganella (2,125 m.). The high craggy limestone buttresses and spires of the Dolomites soar above the conifer forests and plains surrounding their foothills, and at dawn and dusk their pinkish rock becomes tinted pastel pink, red, and violet, a spectacular sight. The valleys, woodland, grassland, and small lakes between the peaks are magnificent, and are the reason why the Dolomite mountains are famous throughout the world: almost vertical walls, hundreds of meters high, such as the Sella, the south side of the Marmolada (3,342 m.), high sharp peaks like the Madonna Peak in the Pale di San Martino, and the needles and towering rock of the very famous Torri del Vaiolet and the equally renowned Campanile Basso di Brenta, the Catinaccio, all examples of the variety of forms and appearance of these mountains. The best-known and best-equipped resorts include Cortina d'Ampezzo, San Martino di Castrozza, Ortisei, Selva di Val Gardena, Canazei, Moena, and at the foot of the Brenta group of mountains, Madonna di Campiglio.
Trento was a Roman town of some importance
(Tridentum) and after Goth, Lombard and Carolingian rule it passed in year
1027 from Emperor Conrad the Salic to the Bishop Princes. Though established
as a satellite state of the Germanic Empire, it always had a certain independence.
The Council of Trento was held here from the year 1545 to year 1563 by
the Catholic Church in an attempt to curb the rapid progress of Martin
Luther's Reformation. The Bishop Princes rule lasted until year 1801. Monuments
include the Duomo, built in 12th-13th Century and seat of the Council of
Trento, and the Castello del Buon Consiglio, an imposing building dating
to various periods (original nucleus 9th Century) seat of the Bishop Princes.
Plane There is no airport in Trento, so if you are planning to travel by plane, you should try to arrive either in Verona (90 km), Venice (153 km), or Milan (213 km); in order of importance, Milan, Venice, Verona. Verona is appreciably closer to Trento than Milan but there are many more flights into Milan. Overseas travelers should consider the opportunity of flying to Verona via London.
Bus Transportation in Trento Trento has a good public transportation network with 17 bus lines. All the buses stop in front of the centrally located railway station and leave every 15-30 minutes. The service starts between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m., and finishes between 7.30 p.m. and 10.30 p.m. Timetables and itineraries are listed at the bus-stops. Tickets must be purchased at a tobacconist or a newspaper shop before boarding the bus (single ticket Lit. 1,500; a booklet of ten tickets Lit. 12,000).
For any further information please refer
to your Travel Agent or to CoopIS'01 secretariat.