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The conference will take place in the Doge's Palace (Italian: Palazzo Ducale), a historical building in Genova.



Palazzo Ducale
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 76
16123 Genova, Italy


Palazzo Ducale


Throughout the centuries the Palazzo Ducale in Genova was regarded as the seat of power of the Republic and the Doge's residence. The construction of the Palazzo Ducale in Genova began during the flourishing period of the Republican history of the city (13th-14th centuries). The medieval structure however disappeared with the works carried out during the 16th century; the Palace acquired a new appearance which would represent more fittingly the new oligarchic Republic.


It is now a museum and a center for cultural events and arts exhibitions. It was restored in 1992, in occasion of the celebrations of Christopher Columbus and the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America and hosted the G8 Summit in 2001. It is situated in the heart of the city, with two different entrances and facades, the main one on PiazzaMatteotti, and the second one on Piazza De Ferrari. On the main floor, the so called Piano Nobile, are the frescoed halls of the Maggior and Minor Consiglio. On the basement floor is the picturesque space of the Munizioniere, the old munition depot. Situated in the city center, Palazzo Ducale is optimally connected through public transportation to the Genova Brignole (10 minutes by walking) and Genova Principe (15 minutes by walking) railway stations as well as to the Cristoforo Colombo airport (20minutes by bus from the airport to the Brignole Station).


Aerial view of Palazzo Ducale