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Interdepartmental Centre for Research in Education (CIRD)
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Scientific programme

2. A seminar, not a conference
3. The programme
4. Participants
5. A working definition of the seminar
6. Outcomes
7. Application and contributions
8. Logistics
  Table 1 - Abstracts and papers
  Table 2 - Hotels
9. Travel
10. Conference fees
11. Payments
12. Deadlines
13. General information
14. Abstracts of the contributions
15. Contribute for the round tables
16. Forum
17. Arrivo a Udine - Welcome, registration, opening session
18. Proceedings
 

8. LOGISTICS

8.1 Friuli and the city of Udine

Udine is a clean, green and peaceful city of about 150,000 inhabitants, with many monuments and typical sites.
It is the capital city of the Friuli region, positioned in a valley between the Julian Alps and the Adriatic Sea, 90 km from Austria, 40 km from Slovenia, 70 km from Trieste and 125 km from Venice: a veritable bridge between southern and northern Europe.
Friuli has much to offer from the point of view of historical and artistic sightseeing as well as scenictourism. Many towns, like Cividale and Aquileia, conserve ancient memories dating from Roman times. In many other towns the visitor can retrace the march of history through the monuments of different periods. The region has two nature reserves of national importance. One is in the hilly region dominated by ancient castles, the other is in a lagoon close to Grado. Many rivers cross it, with abundant fish. While the mountains of Carnia are known for their wild beauty, the countryside is famous for its wines (merlot, tocai, pinot, refosco), for its grappas, for its cheese (montasio) and for the simple and tasty food (brovada, musetto, frico) that can be eaten in old taverns or in the frequently encountered "frasche".

8.2 Public transport in Udine

CITY BUSES: from the railway station, every 7 minutes towards the center of the town and the scientific University campus.

How to reach Palazzo Antonini (piazza Antonini) from your hotel

  • HOTEL AMBASSADOR, via Carducci, 46
    When you leave the hotel you have to reach Piazzale della Repubblica, then turn left into via Roma. At the end of via Roma you will see in front of you the railway station where you have to catch bus nr. 1 (towards Ospedale Civile), you have to stop at Piazza San Cristoforo (near Palazzo Antonini). The journey lasts 10 minutes. The bus leaves from the railway station every 10 minutes.
  • HOTEL CRISTALLO, piazzale D’Annunzio, 43
    You have to reach Via Aquileia 103 (which is very close to the hotel) and from there you can catch bus nr. 1 (towards Ospedale Civile), you have to stop at Piazza San Cristoforo (near Palazzo Antonini). The journey lasts 10 minutes. The bus leaves from the railway station every 10 minutes.
  • HOTEL EUROPA, viale Europa Unita, 47
    The hotel is in front of the railway station from where you can catch bus nr. 1 (towards Ospedale Civile), you have to stop at Piazza San Cristoforo (near Palazzo Antonini). The journey lasts 10 minutes. The bus leaves from the railway station every 10 minutes.
  • HOTEL FRIULI, viale Ledra, 24
    The bus stop is located near the hotel. You have to catch bus nr. 10 (one bus every 20/30 minutes) until the railway station. The journey lsts 8 minutes. From the railway station you can catch bus nr. 1 (towards Ospedale Civile), you have to stop at Piazza San Cristoforo (near Palazzo Antonini). The journey lasts 10 minutes. The bus leaves from the railway station every 10 minutes.
  • HOTEL DUE PALME, viale Leonardo da Vinci, 5
    In front of the hotel you can either catch bus nr. 5 (one bus every 30/40 minutes) or bus nr. 11 (one bus every 30 minutes). The bus will reach the railway station in 10 minutes. From the railway station you can catch bus nr. 1 (towards Ospedale Civile), you have to stop at Piazza San Cristoforo (near Palazzo Antonini). The journey lasts 10 minutes. The bus leaves from the railway station every 10 minutes.
  • COLLEGIO RENATI, via Tomadini, 3/5
    You can catch bus nr. 8 (one bus every 30/40 minutes) in Via Treppo,22 and you have to get off, after two stops, in Via Manin, 18. From Via Manin you continue on foot towards Via Mercatovecchio. Palazzo Antonini is very close to the end of this street.
    Another solution is to take bus nr. 2 in Via Treppo, 22 and to go off in Viale della Vittoria (first stop of this street). From there you can reach Palazzo Antonini on foot: turn into Via G. da Udine, turn left in via San Cristoforo and then turn right in Via Antonini.
  • COLLEGIO PAULINI, viale delle Ferriere, 19
    The hotel is very close to the railway station from where you can catch bus nr. 1 (towards Ospedale Civile), you have to stop at Piazza San Cristoforo (near Palazzo Antonini). The journey lasts 10 minutes. The bus leaves from the railway station every 10 minutes.
  • ERDISU, viale Ungheria, 43
    When you leave the hotel turn left and then turn in Via Stabernao. At the end of this street you will find Via Aquileia. On the right side of Via Aquileia you can catch bus nr. 1 (towards Ospedale Civile), you have to stop at Piazza San Cristoforo (near Palazzo Antonini). The journey lasts 10 minutes. The bus leaves from the railway station every 10 minutes.

The ticket for the bus costs 0,85 euros and it lasts for 60 minutes. You can buy the tickets at the railway station or in every newspaper kiosk.

8.3 The climate

Although Udine is positioned at the foot of the Alps, the temperature can be quite warm in summer (mean September temperature = 25 °C). Do not forget a woollen sweater, however, because at the end of August the weather can suddenly change to breezy and cool.

8.4 Accomodation in Udine

Seminar site

Hotels and Hostels

Two types of accommodation are available:
HOTELS. The hotels that offer special rates through an agreement with the University of Udine are listed in Table 2. Interested paticipants s are invited to make reservations themselves specifying their right to the special rate in the frame of the agreement with the University.
STUDENT DORMITORY: Map Erdisu - Maximum 100 beds are available c/o the Student Dormitories in single rooms with bathroom at the cost of 21 Euros per person per night.
To have a choice in the rooms available, the reservation for accommodation can be made c/o CIRD dell' Udine, e-mail <michelini@fisica.uniud.it>, before 1st April 2003. Reservations can be made not later than 1st June 2003. The reservation is not guaranteed if the rooms are reserved and paid later than this date.

8.5 Meals

At the Seminar site, bar service will be available at convenient prices for breakfast and lunch.
The Seminar participants can take their lunches at the University canteen at the special price of 7 Euros per meal, pre-paid to the Secretariat of the Seminar.
In the evening a number of restaurants will serve meals at special prices.