IUPAC General Information

IUPAC General Information

-Venue
The Lingotto Conference Centre is a modern structure designed especially for conventions, located near downtown.

A former Fiat factory, it was restructured by the architect Renzo Piano.
The name Lingotto comes from the area of the city in which the factory was established in 1923.
The Conference Centre provides users logistical and technological support from electronic and audiovisual aids, a complete information system for visitor monitoring and services, and a Wi-Fi system.
The auditorium seats 2,000, and a number of conference and meeting halls and rooms can host audiences of various sizes. Three hotels and a number of restaurants of different classes are on the premises.

The Congress venue address is: Lingotto Conference Centre, Via Nizza 280 -Torino – Italy (see the web site for details).
The Congress Centre is visible in the downloadable map named “Map of the city center and Olympic venues” at the table no. 143 and 144 slot gacor

-The Town
Torino is a Roman built city, and was Italy’s first capital after Italy unification. It is now a great industrial district. Each moment in history has left its mark on the city, creating a legacy of culture, architecture and monuments. Torino is the reference point for development of new technologies and production sectors. It hosted the 2006 20th Winter Olympics Games.
Torino has a Baroque and an Art Nouveau face. It has its Royal Residences, its bridges and 18km of arcades lining the city centre. Please see the Congress web site for more information. Torino is thronged with private art galleries, foundations and permanent exhibitions, and a suite of museums that ranges from the Castello di Rivoli (museum of contemporary art), to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (modern art), Egyptian Museum (the 2nd in the world), Museo del Cinema (movie museum), Museo dell’Automobile (car museum from the beginning of 1900), and museum of the Holy Shroud. University of Torino is one of the oldest Universities in Italy, established in 1404, and attended by 65,000 students. Erasmus of Rotterdam (1506), and two Nobel Laureates, Renato Dulbecco and Rita Levi Montalcini, graduated there. oxplay

-MAP of Center Town and Conference Centre with Hotels
-Climate and Clothing

The temperature of Torino during the conference period usually ranges from 25 to 35°C. The conference halls are all air-conditioned.

Average temperature year
JAN :4°C
FEB :9°C
MAR :12°C
AVR :15°C
MAI :20°C
JUIN :24°C
JUIL :25°C
AOU :24°C
SEP :19°C
OCT :14°C
NOV :7°C
DEC :4°C

Torino is wonderful all year long, however, most of the rain is falling between October and April. If you look at the climate, the best time to go would be between May and October when the temperatures are around 22°C.

Piedmont is mainly characterised by a continental kind of climate with a considerable range of temperature both daily and annually, since the region is protected from marine influence.
The winters are cold and dry, the summers are cool in the hills and quite hot in the plains. During the winter and autumn months banks of fog, which are sometimes very thick, form in the plains.

Within these limits the climate can be divided into three types: the alpine climate, the Padano climate and the peripheral Piedmontese climate.

As regards the average temperatures recorded in the area, the climate is not directly related to the altitude, given that the wider alpine basins often have average winter temperatures more or less the same as those of the plains and summer averages that are not very different . It is increasingly common for absolute minimum temperatures to be recorded in the plains, in residential areas.

-Currency and Banking
The currency is Euro. Foreigners can make currency exchange at all banks with cash and traveler’s checks. The exchange can also be made by credit card using special ATM machines.

Travel Information
1.Passports and Visas
Participants are strongly advised to determine which requirements apply to them with respect to entering Italy.
IUPAC sponsorship implies that entry visas will be granted to all bona fide chemists, provided application is made not less than three months in advance. If a visa is not granted one month before the meeting, the IUPAC Secretariat has to be notified without delay by the applicant.
You will receive a formal invitation, in English, to be attached to the visa application form available at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country. Please note, the Invitation Letter Request sent to the Congress Secretariat is not an application for a visa. The invitation letter you will receive from the Congress Secretariat must be submitted along with the visa application form obtained from the Embassy or Consulate and any other required documentation, as indicated in the visa application form.
2.Arrival in Torino
The LingottoConferenceCenter is not far from Porta Nuova, Torino’s main rail station, where the airport bus terminal is also located. A 15 minute connection is guaranteed by direct bus and tram lines. Motorists turning off motorways and ring roads are advised to leave exits at: – MONCALIERI coming from Piacenza, Pavia, Genoa and Savona,- STUPINIGI coming from Milan, Aosta, Fréjus and Pinerolo.Lingotto is served by underground parking areas for 3,500 cars.Access and security services are computer-monitored. In addition to the access roads to the car parks, direct backstage access is also available for heavy vehicles transporting special exhibition fittings, instruments and equipment.
By Plane
The airport of Torino Caselleis only 16 km from the town centre: 35 minutes by coach, or 25 minutes by car. It can be reached through a main road or Torino’s ring road that, thanks to its junction with the motorway network, connects it quickly to the major cities of northern Italy and southern France. TorinoInternationalAirport links are from Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Brussels, Casablanca, Clermont Ferrand, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Krakow, Lisbon, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Stuttgart, Timisoara, Tirana, Vienna, Zurich. From the airport to the city there is the possibility to use: 1) Bus. A public bus service connects the airport with the centre of Torino from early morning until midnight and it takes about 40 minutes. Airport/city: terminal at the Arrivals level in front of domestic/EU flight gate; City/airport: terminal near the Porta Nuova railway station on the corner with via Sacchi. 2) Taxi. The airport taxi rank is on the Arrivals level in front of domestic/EU flights gate. It costs about 30 EUR. 3) Train. From the railway station at 140 metres from the airport, trains connect the airport of Caselle to Dora Station in Torino every half an hour from about 5 a.m. to about 10 p.m. The trip time is about 20 minutes. From there take a taxi or bus. For more information

By Train
Torino is a nationally and internationally important railway junction. The main stations in Torino are: Porta Nuova: corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 53; Porta Susa: piazza XXVIII Dicembre, 8; Lingotto: via Pannunzio, 1; Stazione Dora: piazza Baldissera. Links to principal Europeans cities are provided, particularly to Paris and Lyon. Torino is also well connected to all main Italian cities: Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples.

By Car
An excellent highway network connects Torino to the main Italian and European cities. Torino can be reached not only through motorways but also through the main tunnels and passes connecting Italy, France and Switzerland

3.Urban Transportation
Buses and trams cover the whole of the city and its surroundings from morning (almost all lines start operating at 5 am) until about midnight. The tickets can be purchased at tobacconists’, newsagents and public places displaying the GTT sign. There are various ticket possibilities: the ordinary urban ticket with 70-minute validity, the 15–ticket block, and so on. Information on the best public transport to reach a site can be obtained from Torino In every district you will find taxi ranks with call phone. You may call or reserve a taxi through the switchboards of consortia and companies. Calls for taxi transport service must be addressed directly to the taxi headquarter.Torino downtown has a limited private car circulation and non-accessible streets i.e. a “Limited Traffic Zone” (ZTL) closed to traffic on defined days, hours and special occasions. Street cameras monitor all access roads.

-Tours
On Wednesday there is a free afternoon for Congress participants. Local visit to Torino’s historical and best sites will be organized free of charge for regular participants. Among the most popular Torino attractions there is a suite of museums that ranges from the Castello di Rivoli (museum of contemporary art), to the Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea(modern art), EgyptianMuseum (the 2nd in the world), Museo del Cinema (Movie museum), Museo dell’Automobile (car museum from the beginning of 1900), and museum of the Holy Shroud.

A few post- and pre-conference tours, as well as accompanying person tours, have been arranged, as an opportunity to appreciate traditional Piemontese culture and heritage.

-Magic Torino :Come and discover the first capital of Italy in a very unusual way! For two and-a-half hours you will be led through the “mysterious” side of the city
-Story Tram :An unusual way to savor a drink while moving along on historical tram as it winds its way through the city centre. You will be served a traditional Piedmontese aperitif (or lunch or dinner), accompanied by a tour guide and a live saxophone in the background.
-Choco Tasting :Duration1 hr, Min 20 Max 30 pax, Price includes: Bus, tour guide, entrance fee, chocolate tasting
-Cruising Aperitif :A marvelous lunch/dinner on the Valentina cruiser sailing along the river Po, while enchanting the natural beauty and the architecture along the river banks, accompanied by a tour guide and a live saxophone in the background.
-Medieval Abbeys :A full day tour to discover the beauty of the two most attractive Abbeys around Torino: the Sacra di San Michele and the Sant’Antonio di Ranverso, both masterpieces of the Romanesque architecture, founded along the ancient route of France.
-Discovery of the wine region :Full day tour to the famous Barolo and truffle region, visiting exclusive wine cellar with wine tasting and gourmet lunch
-Discovery of the city of Alba :Half day Guided tour to Alba, the city of wine and white truffle. Stop at “Tartufi and Co” for a tasting of cheese, salami and wine and guided tour to a wine cellar
-Lake Maggiore :Full day enjoy of the beauty of the Maggiore lake discovering Stresa, Arona and the BorromeanIsland. Lunch at Isola dei Pescatori
-Aosta and its valley :Full day trip to enjoy the beauty of Aosta, the land of Mont-Blanc, visit Cogne, have lunch in a typical farm-house and visit the MedievalIssogneCastle

-Exhibition
An exhibition-featuring scientific instruments and equipment from leading manufacturers as well as books and journals—will be held during the Congress. Companies wishing to exhibit should contact by e-mail the Local Organizing Committee for the details IUPAC A booklet with all details will be sent to all enquirers.