VI Technical Session on
Graphics and Geometric Modeling
University of Perugia, Perugia (Italy), 30
The city of Perugia
is the capital of the region of Umbria in central Italy, near the Tiber
river. Perugia is an ancient hill-top city of 170,000 people, midway
between Florence and Rome. It was originally settled by
the Etruscans; conquered by Augustus around the time of Christ; became
an important political power and cultural center in the middle ages;
was subdued by Pope Paul IV in the Guelf-Ghibiline wars; and is now a
major University city. See also here
information about the city.
Perugia main attractions
- The Cathedral of S. Lorenzo.
- Palazzo dei Priori (Town Hall, encompassing
the Collegio del Cambio, Collegio della Mercanzia, and Galleria
Nazionale). The Collegio del Cambio has frescoes by Pietro Perugino,
while the Collegio della Mercanzia has a fine later 14th century wooden
- Church and abbey of San Pietro (late 16th
- Basilica of San Domenico (begun in 1394
and finished in 1458). It is located in the place where, in Middle Ages
times, the market and the horse fair were held, and where the
Dominicans settled in 1234. According to Vasari, the church was
designed by Giovanni Pisano. The interior decorations were redesigned
by Carlo Maderno, while the massive belfry was partially cut around
mid-16th century. It houses examples of Umbrian art, including the
precious tomb of Pope Benedict XI and a Renaissance wooden choir.
- Church of Sant'Angelo (6th century).
- Church of San Bernardino (with
façade by Agostino di Duccio).
- Fontana Maggiore, a medieval fountain
designed by Fra Bevignate and sculpted by Nicolò and Giovanni
- Church of San Severo, here's retained a
fresco painted by Raffaello and Perugino.
- Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, the National
Gallery of Umbrian art in Middle Ages and Renaissance (it includes
works by Duccio, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Perugino)
- Ipogeo dei Volumni (Hypogeum of the
Volumnus family), an Etruscan chamber tomb.
- National Museum of Umbrian Archaeology.
- Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo.
- Porta Augusta, a Roman gate with Etruscan
- the Rocca Paolina, a Renaissance fortress
(1540-1543) of which only a bastion today is remaining. The original
design was by Antonio and Aristotile da Sangallo, and included the
Porta Marzia (3rd century BC), the tower of Gentile Baglioni's
house and a mediaeval pit.
- The Etruscan arch.
- The directional centre, Piazza del Bacio by Aldo
Rossi the famous architect
Perugia is not only an interesting city in itself, but it
is located conveniently close to many major cultural sites, including:
Assisi- the home of St.
Francis and the location
of the major medieval art masterpieces by Giotto and Simone Martini
Cortona- made recently famous
by the book and movie "Under the Tuscan
Florence - the birthplace of
Siena - at one time the
major enemy of Florence, today a very exciting historical city.
Below, you can find a map of the city.
The workshop will be held at the University
of Perugia, Perugia (Italy). One of the leading universities in
Italy, the University of Perugia has a long history since its
foundation as early as in 1308, under a Bull by pope Clement V.
Currently, its research programs are conducted by 29 departments with a
1,200 full-time staff. The University’s activities also include 25
service organizations and research centers as well as 11 libraries with
rich collections and equipment. It had a total enrolment of over 31,000
students for the 2004-2005 academic year.
More detailed information about the conference venue will be given