The 4th International Symposium on Defect and Material Mechanics takes place at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Trento. The location is easily reachable from the city centre by bus (n.5, every 20 minutes) leaving from the Train Station.

To the Faculty of Engineering (see the Resources' box on your right)
From the Faculty of Engineering  (see the Resources' box on your right)

Please, note that on Sunday 5th, at 17.00, a Welcome Reception will take place at the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Law ("Facoltà di Giurisprudenza" in Italian), via Rosmini 27, in central Trento, not far from the Cathedral ("Duomo").

Please, see the file "ISDMM09 directions" in Resources' box for more information.

About Trento
Trento is situated at 190 metres above sea level on the intersection of important roads leading to Lake Garda, the Dolomites, Venice, Verona, Bolzano and Innsbruck. It is dominated by the nearby Bondone and Paganella Mountains, where the residents and tourists go skiing and hiking.
In spite of being a small city, Trento is still nowadays an important cross road between the Mediterranean and the Alpine areas and a place of cultural dialogue. Trento is a city of art, of history and represents a crossroads for the contrasting cultures of Italy and northern Europe. Originally a Roman city, Trento became famous for the Council (1545 -1563) which gave rise to the counter - Reformation.
Its rich artistic and historical heritage is to be found in its monuments, which embody the centuries of history written under the dual influences of northern and Italian cultures, still evident today in the variety of architectural styles.
Among the many faces of Trento, one of the most striking is that of the alpine Renaissance city, which has been restored to its original splendour by recent restorations. Places to visit include the Castello del Buonconsiglio (the castle which was home to the prince bishops of Trento for many centuries), the Duomo (Cathedral) and its splendid square, the houses decorated with frescoes, the churches of the Council, the museums and exhibitions which today make Trento a city of art, culture and traditions beyond those of the Alps.

More details
Population: 110.141 (31.12.2004)
Altitude on sea level: 194 m

Further Information
Trentino has many monuments, forts and castles scattered all around the territory.
Find out more about Trento:
Website of the Municipality
Website of the Tourist Office of Trento

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