Venice is considered among the most beautiful and best preserved cities in the world, unique in the fact that it is the only city in the world built on water. The city has earned the name of "La Serenissima" ("the most serene"), as throughout the city's remarkably stable history Venice favoured neutrality and peace when possible.

Today the city's peaceful atmosphere is due to the complete absence of cars; boats provide the only means of transport along a system of over one hundred and fifty canals. For those who prefer to explore the city on foot, more than 430 bridges connect the canals and streets or "calle" together.
Opportunities abound to experience the city's rich history and culture, with numerous museums and over 200 churches to explore. Central Venice is divided into six sestieri, or administrative districts, three on each side of the Grand Canal. There are over 100 islands in the lagoon, with an ever declining population of 120,000. Tourists swell this number to around 25 million each year.
Venice airport is one of the biggest in Italy, and it offers several direct connections with Italy, Europe and the rest of the world.

Other good ways to travel are by train and car. The conference will be hosted in the NH Laguna Palace hotel, which is located in the Mestre district of Venice, on the mainland, very close both to the airport and to the train station.

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