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Venue | 7th Italian-Japanese Workshop on Liquid Crystals and 11th National SICL Meeting
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Venue

The Workshop and the SICL Meeting will be held at the Biblioteca Classense in Ravenna. Ravenna is an old city which was the last capital of the western Roman Empire.

Offcial badge of Ravenna city
Offcial badge of Ravenna city

It is very famous for the Byzantine mosaics and its monuments which were declared by UNESCO “Heritage of Humanity”.

Ravenna is now candidate as European Capital of Culture for the year 2019.

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For more information about Ravenna please visit the city website: http://www.turismo.ra.it

Sant'Appollinare Nuovo Basilica in Ravenna.
Sant’Appollinare Nuovo Basilica in Ravenna.

 

Sant’Apollinare in Classe Basilica (this image is courtesy of the Photographic Archive of the Ravenna Town Hall).
Sant’Apollinare in Classe Basilica (courtesy of the Photographic Archive of the Ravenna Town Hall).

The Biblioteca Classense (http://www.classense.ra.it/), website only in Italian ) is part of the large Abbey of the monastic order of Camaldolesi monks. The Abbey is an old Renaissance complex founded in 1512, with some Baroque architectural elements, like the library itself , rich of several paintings and frescoes, and the wonderful cloister (see figures below) .

Classense library made by the abbey  Pietro Canneti (1659-1730).
Classense library made by the abbey Pietro Canneti (1659-1730).

 

The well designed by Domenico Barbiani (1714-1777).
The well designed by Domenico Barbiani (1714-1777).

Ravenna, Italy, July 7-10 2014