ICIAP 2007 - Venue

The 14th edition of ICIAP will be held in Modena (Italy) from Sept. 10 to Sept. 14, 2007, in the stunning setting of Palazzo Ducale (dated 1634 DC), a masterpiece of Baroque architecture and current headquarter of the Military Academy.

Modena is a prosperous city ideally in the middle of a triangle with Milan, Venice and Florence as vertexes. As historical city, Modena, as former capital of the Ducato Estense, hosts marvellous pieces of architecture, such as the magnificent 12th-century Cathedral, supreme example of Romanesque art, declared as UNESCO World's Heritage Site in 1997.

Map by Google
of the location

(with indications on hotels,
resturants, and transportation)

Duomo Palazzo Ducale
Palazzo Ducale
Palazzo Ducale
Ferrari Piazza Grande

Tourist Information

Welcome to Modena province a shrine of treasures to discover! Art food and cars will make out of your visit a unique experience.

Modena, city of Art, hosts in its ancient heart of capital city of Duchy of Este, architectural jewels appreciated all over the world: the Cathedral, the Ghirlandina tower and Piazza Grande declared Heritage of Humanity by Unesco in 1997, chef d’oeuvre of Italian Romanesque, the XVII century Ducal Palace, now site of the Military Academy , the Estense Gallery and the Estense Library, hosting art works of undiscussed value.

In the province of Modena you'll find treasures to discover: Carpi, jewel of Renaissance, Nonantola and its Benedictine San Silvestro Abbey, Sassuolo and its Ducal Palace summer residence of the Este Dukes, Maranello and the Ferrari Gallery, Castelnuovo Rangone with an archaeological park and open air museum of Terramare di Montale (medium Bronze age), Spilamberto and the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Museum, Vignola and its cherries and the Contrari castle, Mirandola, Finale Emilia and San Cesario sul Panaro and the route of fortresses and castles of Este family

Modena province is worldwide synonymous of good food. Restaurants provide traditional menus based on typical and organic products for the pleasure of any taste. In the whole province it is possible to visit Farms, cheese factories and acetaie producing the traditional products from Modena: Parmigiano Reggiano cheese DOP, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena DOP, Modena Ham DOP, Modena lambrusco wines DOC... Farmers, shaping the architecture of this landscape and keeping the bio-diversity, welcome families, groups or inquisitive individual tourists, in search for genuine taste and quality.
Food and historic festivals spread all over the area offer opportunities to taste traditional products and live the atmosphere of the past.

Modena, hometown of Enzo Ferrari, is a land of motors. There has always been a deep feeling between Modena province and the engines world. Within a range of only a few kilometres you’ll find factories, museums and private collections dedicated to motor vehicles. The Ferrari Factory and the Ferrari Gallery in Maranello, the Maserati Factory, the Pagani Factory, the Museo dell’Auto Storica Stanguellini, the Museo dell’Auto e Moto d’Epoca Panini, the Righini collection and in Bologna the Lamborghini Museum and the Ducati Museum.

In this area, where “good living” has always been a life style, the opportunity to meet nature and relax are not lacking: the Parco Regionale dell’Alto Appennino modenese, the natural park of Salse di Nirano, the park of Sassi di Rocca Malatina, oasis, opportunity of trekking and mountain-bike, cycle lanes, river parks, the mountain area of Modena Apennines. Modena Golf & Country Club is located just 10 km outside the town. Salvarola Spa and its wellness center offer along with traditional spa therapies, treatments using the properties of must and Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes.

Throughout the year, Modena has a rich, intensive cultural life, of which we mention only a few examples here; Serate Estensi, the International Military Bands Festival, Festivalfilosofia, Grandezze e Meraviglie music festival, the opera, ballet and drama season in the province theatres as well as numerous trade fairs, markets and antiques exhibitions. For lover of good food in 2007 Carpi Balsamica in May and the Festival del Gusto in October to celebrate the typical food & wine products of Modena. Every year numerous motor related events are organized, Modena Terra di Motori, Modena “100 ore classic”, la Mille Miglia.

One simple contact and Modenatur booking center will be able to meet all your requirements for a pleasant stay in Modena province, Link to Tourist informations about Modena. For information:

How to reach Modena

By Plane
The nearest airport is the Airport of Bologna Guglielmo Marconi (34Km far).
The airport of Bologna has very frequent direct connections to all major European Hubs (Milan, Rome, Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris, London, Amsterdam).
From the airport, a shuttle is availableevery two hours (More Information and time table )
The trip lasts about 1 hour and costs about 10 Euro. There is a discount of 10% if you buy also the return ticket.
The Ticket can be purchased aboard of the shuttle.

Other closest airports: See Tranitalia for train connections to Modena.

By Train
Modena has direct connection by train to/from Milan, Zurich, Frankfurt, Paris.
You can go to www.raileurope.com to discover how to reach Modena by Train.

By Car
If you travel by car, you can reach Modena by A1 Motorway. Exit at "Modena Sud" coming from Bologna or "Modena Nord" coming from Milano. Otherwise, the Brennero Motorway (A22) from Innsbruck ends in Modena.

Take direction for "centro" (i.e., the downtown).

Conference Location - Palazzo ducale

The venue of the Conference is "Palazzo Ducale" which hosts the Military Academy. The main entrance is in Piazza Roma in the center of Modena, close to most of the hotels.
By walking, it is 5-10 minutes far from the railway station.
Map by Google of the location.