The Conference will be held in two different locations:
Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri, Sala Magna (Grand Hall), University of Palermo, Piazza Marina 61, 90133 Palermo.
Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, Building 4, Viale delle Scienze, 90128 Palermo.
Centro Congressi San Paolo Palace , Via Messina Marine 91, 90123 Palermo. Dove siamo.
Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri is a prestigious monumental building located in the historical centre of Palermo hosting the Rectorate and Administrative Offices of the University.
The building was begun in the early 14th century, and was the residence of the powerful Sicilian lord Manfredi III Chiaramonte. He commissioned the decoration of the Sala Magna (“Grand Hall”), with a painted wooden ceiling by Cecco di Naro, Simone da Corleone and Pellegrino Darena. From the late 15th century to 1517 it housed the Aragonese-Spanish viceroys of Sicily; later it was home to the Royal Customs and, from 1600 to 1782, the tribunal of the Holy Inquisition.
The palace was restored in the 20th century, with numerous elements associated with its role as a jail of the Inquisition. During the works, the grooves left by iron cages in which had been hung the severed heads of the nobles who had rebelled against emperor Charles V were discovered in the façade. The palace is now a museum; among the artworks, it houses Renato Guttuso‘s Vucciria.