Parma is located in northern Italy, in Emilia-Romagna, halfway between Bologna and Milan.
Parma is an elegant city with a refined atmosphere, inherited from its 18th century legacy with the French royal family (the central Parco Ducale reproduces the design of the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris), that can only be breathed in a “petite capitale”. With its center rich of art, parks and treasures from different ages, Parma is a very welcoming place.
Parma is known for its gastronomic heritage, has been selected as “food creativity town” by UNESCO, and is world-famous for products like Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Parma ham.
Detailed tourist information can be found at http://turismo.comune.parma.it/en The conference site is the historical central building of the Univeristy in via Università 1, right in the city center and at walking distance from most central hotels.Information about getting to parma is available here.