The workshop will take place in Viterbo, one of the most famous medieval towns of Italy. Still enclosed within its walls, Viterbo has preserved a medieval appearance surprisingly unaltered and is even more colourful due to the survival of the ancient artisan traditions. Churches, edifices, towers, fountains, and the quarter of Saint Pellegrino, are all immersed together with its ancient construction of rock in an extraordinary captivating atmosphere. Viterbo was once the chief town of Tuscia, an area once possessed by the Etruscans, and boasts of archeological findings of this ancient and mysterious civilization found within its vicinity.

Viterbo is 80 Km at North of Rome (with its airport, Fiumicino FCO), 150 Km at South of Florence, 90 Km at South of Siena, and 40 Km at West of Orvieto. The city is easily reachable from Rome and Florence by train or by bus. Every hour there is a train from/to the Rome airport Fiumicino (via Roma Trastevere); the journey lasts 2:15 hours. Every hour there is a train to/from the main Rome train station Termini; the journey takes 1:45 hours. At the Viterbo online tourist site you can find all the information about travelling to/from Viterbo and the city maps.

The workshop venue is the Mini Palace Hotel, situated at walking distance from the historical center of Viterbo, near Porta Romana. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, bathroom, telephone, mini-bar, TV and radio.
Mini Palace Hotel (****)
Via S. Maria della Grotticella, 2
01100 Viterbo - Italy.
Tel. +39-0761-309742/3/4
Fax. +39-0761-344715
E-mail: [email protected]

The special FMII-2001 bus to the Mini Palace Hotel in Viterbo on Saturday the 15th of September will leave at 18:30 from the Pontificia Universita' Urbaniana, the location of the VLDB-2001 conference and its associated workshops. The meeting is at 18:00 at the Aula Raffaello of the Pontificia Universita' Urbaniana, the location of the KRDB-2001 workshop.

Enquiries about the workshop can be made by mailing to the FMII-2001 workshop chair.

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