The venue of the Conference is the National University Library of Torino, holdings of the italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture. It has been founded in 1723 as Royal University Library, merging collections from the University Library, from the Torino city stock and from the Savoy's ducal collection. The collection increased its richness along the years and in 1876 it gained the status of National Library "to represent, in its continuity and generality, the progress and status of Italian and foreign culture".

It currently owns about 1 million books, including thousands of ancient manuscripts, incunabula and cinquecentina.

The Library is located in the historical center of the city, in the beautiful Carlo Alberto Square and in a walking distance from some of the major cultural and scenic places of Torino, like the Royal Palace, the Academy of Sciences, the Egiptian Museum, Palazzo Carignano, Piazza San Carlo considered as the elegant lounge of the city, via Po with the famous and scenic porches ending in the wide Piazza Vittorio facing the river and the hill, the University historical building of the 1700s and the modern Museum of Cinema located in Mole Antonelliana, one of the symbolic buildings of the city.


The address is:
Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria di Torino
piazza Carlo Alberto, 3
10123 Torino (TO)


A printable map can be downloaded from here. Additional informations about Torino, including practical travel informations and turistic opportunities, can be found at the following addresses: Comune Torino, Turismotorino, Piemonteitalia

Travel informations

Torino is easily reached either by plane, train, bus or car. All the details and updated informations on the transportation system, timetables and fares can be found at: Comune Torino (How to arrive), Comune Torino (GTT).

For those arriving by plane: the local airport is the Torino Caselle International Airport, located 16 km from the center of the city and connected to major european hubs. If you are arriving from overseas, you may consider Milano Malpensa Airport, from which Torino can be reached by bus or train. Informations can be obtained though the links above.