The congress venue: Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine

Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine
Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine

Fondazione Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine
via Trento 4 - 33100 Udine

Plenary, parallel session

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Other venues

Scuola Pacifico Valussi

Scuola Valussi

Via Francesco Petrarca, 19, 33100 Udine UD


University of Udine

University of Udine

Via Tomadini 30, Udine


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Congress Information



Plenary Sessions 

 Plenary Sessions are scheduled on July 4, 5, 6 (morning and afternoon) and 7 (morning only). Every registered participant is invited to attend. 

 Parallel Sessions 

 Parallel Sessions are scheduled on July 4, 5 and 6 (morning and afternoon). Registered participants shall book the preferred session to attend. 


 Workshops are scheduled on July 4, 5 and 6 (morning and afternoon). Registered participants shall book the preferred workshop to attend. Please note workshops may be held in other venues than the Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine; in any case it will be at walking distance. Some workshops may require to pay a fee, as a contribution for materials that will be delivered and left to the participants.

General Assembly (I – II) 

General Assembly I is scheduled on July 3 afternoon. General Assembly II is scheduled on July 6 (lunchtime). Only delegates of IFOTES member Organisations can attend the General Assembly I and II.Please remember to switch off or silence your mobile phone during all sessions! 


Congress languages are English, French, German and Italian.Simultaneous translation from/to all official languages will be provided during the Plenary Sessions and the General Assembly.Parallel Sessions will be held in one or two languages with translation. Please refer to the Program for information on languages and translations available in each session.Workshops are held only in one language. Some workshops do not require a particular knowledge of languages and are open to everybody. 


 KEY CONGRESSI srlPiazza della Borsa, 7 - 34121 Trieste (Italy) 

 Phone: +39 040 660352

 Fax: +39 040 660353 


The Congress Secretariat is in charge of processing registrations, hotel reservations, bookings for Parallel sessions/Workshops/Welcome Reception and other Congress activities (Farewell Evening, Cultural Activities).Key Congressi staff is also available for assistance on customized services (e.g. private transfer services from/to the airport).


Each registered attendee will receive a name badge at the registrations desk. Please remember to wear your badge visibly all the time. Wearing this badge is required in order to enter the session rooms/venues.  

Hotels and other Accomodations

Three options are available to make a reservation:

1) Booking through the congress secretariat 

2) Booking through PromoTurismoFVG (in Italian, English and German only)

3) Direct booking


Please refer to the list of selected hotels below for description and rates. Prices are in Euro, per room, per night, and include Italian statutory VAT and breakfast. 

Hotel reservation should be submitted by March 31, 2019.After that date, the Congress Secretariat will make every effort to meet requests received but cannot guarantee any room availability. 

Rooms are made available with arrival July 3 and departure July 7.Additional nights must be requested and will be confirmed upon availability. 

Early check in or late check out must also be asked for in advance and is to be confirmed by the hotel (extra charges may apply). 

Please also inform on any other specific requirement (e.g. smoking/non-smoking room, etc) when submitting your reservation.

For any queries, changes, additional nights or cancellations please send an email to (please do not contact the hotel directly).  

Individual booking

Individuals submit their hotel reservation by sending an email to

Credit card details are requested in order to secure room reservation and will be transmitted to the hotel. Payment is to be made to the hotel directly, upon arrival. The hotel reserves the right to process a pre-authorization for validity and funds check purposes.In case of cancellation, a penalty will be charged on the credit card.Making online hotel reservation implies thatcancellation policies are fully accepted.

Group booking

Please note group reservation are subject to specific reservation conditions and cancellation policies and and must be paid by bank transfer.The organisation/association in charge of the payment shall contact the Congress Secretariat by email with a detailed request.  

Cancellation policy 

Cancellations for hotels that were booked through the congress secretariat will be possible till 1 month before the congress at no cost (31st May 2019). For cancellation made up to June 14th, the 50% of the cost will be charged. No refunds for cancellations made from 15th June 2019. Cancellations must be notified by email to the PCO. 


SGL = Single room

DUS = Double room single use 

DBL = Double room 

TPL = Triple room


Best Western Plus Hotel La' Di Moret ****

SGL/DUS: 115/130 € - DBL: 130/145 €

5 minutes from the Udine Nord motorway exit and 15 minutes by bus line 2 (same line for the train station).
This is one of the points of reference of the hotel hospitality in the Udine region.
Over the decades it constantly renewed to carefully meet all the needs of its customers. Guests have access to two dining options: the Fogolar restaurant, to enjoy special moments dedicated to the food and wine culture of the area, and the American Bar & Restaurant Unusual Moret to taste refined cocktails and delicious finger-food.
Free access to the swimming pool (covered, overlooking the internal garden) and the gym (on the 5th floor, with a panoramic window). The offer is completed by a very recent SPA with a wide range of beauty & wellness treatments (available with a charge). 

Large private parking under video surveillance (free, not bookable)

 Free Wi-Fi
Check-in from 14:00
Check-out by 11:00
24h reception


Best Western Hotel Continental****

SGL/DUS: 109/114 € - DBL: 119/124 €

Just four kilometers from the Udine Nord motorway exit, it is about 15 minutes from the congress venue by bus line 2 and 3 (which are also the buses for the train station and line 3 stops a few minutes walk far from the hotel).
Featuring elegant furnishings that combine design and comfort, it also offers a "pillow menu" (exclusive service for SMART rooms). Laundry service available (from 8:00 to 18:00) and an American bar.
A fine breakfast buffet which also offers organic and gluten-free products for celiacs. 

Private parking above (free, not bookable) or covered garage (€ 9.00 per day - bookable).
Free Wi-Fi
Check-in from 14:00
Check-out by 11:00
24h reception


Bertoni Institute

The Bertoni Institute is a Catholic Hostel dedicated to university students and managed by the Congregation of the Stimmatini Fathers. Part of the accommodation is also available for non-university guests. Since it is not a hotel, hospitality is essential: single room with bathroom and shower, hairdryer not available. No air conditioning. Lift present.
Linen (sheets, blankets and towels) provided.
Weekly cleaning.
Breakfast from 07:00 to 09:00
Possibility of lunch and dinner only by reservation at the internal refectory
Coin-operated laundry service.
Wi-Fi service only upon express request.
Recommended return time: midnight.
Free unattended car parking space.
It is requested to sign a form with a commitment to comply with the Community regulation.

Connection with the Udine railway station: bus n. 5 (stop in viale L. da Vinci), bus n. 10 (stop in via della Fàula), bus n. 11 (stop in via Cadore).

For those who are interested please contact



The Regional Agency for Tourism offers a wide choice of non-hotel accommodation (BED&BREAKFAST / APARTMENTS / FARMHOUSES) both in Udine and the surroundings. Booking managed through this tool are processed with the accommodation facilities directly. 

Congress participants wishing to book their accommodation taking advantage of this tool of course must not submit any hotel reservation through the online form. 

The Congress Secretariat cannot provide any assistance for such reservations. 

Please note that the tool is not suitable for group reservation. 

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Congress participants are free to make their own accommodation reservation independently and by themselves, and of course must not submit any hotel reservation through the online form. 

The Congress Secretariat cannot provide any assistance for such reservations.

Resorts and country houses

If you are travelling by car and wish to make your stay longer to enjoy some holidays, why not to consider unique accommodations such as historic villas, castles and resorts? Contact us for further information on some of the enchanting venues of our region where peaceful atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes and food and wine excellence can be enjoyed at their best.

Tourist offer pre and post congress

The incoming department at Punto di Fuga Viaggi has prepared for the participants of the IFOTES Congress some itineraries to discover our small and unique region. Each package has the aim of creating a special experience beyond the usual tourist itineraries.

Further itineraries and personalized offers are available on request. The Agency can also handle, upon request, the organization of your air or rail travel to the Congress.

Enjoy Friuli -
CONTACT: Daniela Bessega, - Tel. 0432 931457 or 0434 1680218 



Grado, a delightful seaside resort in the Friulan lagoon: discover the charming old town with churches decorated with beautiful mosaics and the square with Roman remains, relax on the always sunny beaches, regenerate with the beneficial properties of its thermal waters. 

Aquileia, ancient capital of the Roman Empire. Under the emperor Augustus Aquileia became one of the strategic centers of the Empire. It was later the main center of the Romanic church to spread the Word of Christianity in north and east Europe. Aquileia is an UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the vastness of its archaeological area and the artistic value of its early Christian mosaics.

Dates and detailed itinerary 



The Alpe Adria cycle route is a 415 km cycle path that links Grado to Salzburg. It is a cross-border cooperation project for the development of sustainable mobility to create a direct link between the Central European cycle network and the Adriatic Sea. From Grado, a delightful seaside resort in the Friulan lagoon, we reach Aquileia, the ancient capital of the Roman Empire and a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the vastness of its archaeological area and the artistic value of its early Christian mosaics. We then continue towards Palmanova, the star city, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, crossing the Friuli plain; from here the route goes to Udine, meeting some suggestive places like the splendid Villa Declani in Selvuzzis. 

The route from Grado toUdine is 59 km and is suitable for the average cyclist, reported and with somesections in promiscuity with motorized traffic, but at low intensity. The tourincludes bike rental and baggage transportation service from Grado to Udine.

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Ideal tour for participants planning to fly in Venice Airport. Visit this magnificent city of Venice, later discover Grado, a delightful seaside resort in the lagoon with its charming historic center, and Aquileia, the ancient capital of the Roman Empire and today UNESCO heritage for the vastness of its archaeological area and the artistic value of its early Christian mosaics.

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The Tour includes a stay in a prestigious Resort with SPA, a visit to San Daniele with tasting of PDO prosciutto (one of the many gastronomic excellences of the region) and the possibility of an excursion by mountain bike along a route of 80 km (3.5 hours, passing through the towns of Avasinis, San Daniele, Pinzano and Majano) dedicated to the great cyclist Ottavio Bottecchia, the first Italian cyclist to win the Tour de France in 1924, or alternatively to try his hand at a game of golf or football golf. The Tour includes bike rental or green fees.

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The Tour offers a visit to some charming locations in Western Friuli, starting from Spilimbergo, home of the prestigious School of Mosaicists of Friuli, unique institution, founded in 1922, where the ancient Roman and Byzantine mosaic techniques are combined with modern ones in a path of experimentation and aesthetic and functional research. Spilimbergo is also worthy of note the historic center with the castle and the spectacular Palazzo Dipinto. On the same day we also visit the village of Pofabbro, with its peculiar urban development and buildings characterized by wooden balconies, and the Museum of the Manufacture of Art and Cutlery of Maniago, known precisely for the production of fine artisan cutlery. We will then visit the charming village of Valvasone, with its castle, the old mill of the fifteenth century and the historic center full of medieval and Renaissance echoes, the medieval village of Cordovado with the church of Sant'Andrea, the Sanctuary of the Madonna and the Convent of the Dominicans, Sesto al Reghena with the Benedictine Abbey dating back to the seventh century. The tour ends with a visit to the historic center of Pordenone, where you can admire the characteristic arcades and numerous buildings of fine architecture, such as the Cathedral with the Bell Tower, the Town Hall and Palazzo Riccheri.

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Trieste is the most international city in the region, suspended between a glorious past of "little Vienna on the sea" and a cosmopolitan vide today. From Piazza Unità, that overlooks the sea, you can enjoy the white profile of Miramare, the romantic castle of Massimiliano and Carlotta d'Asburgo. The elegance of the city shines through its buildings that are a mix of neoclassical, liberty, eclectic and baroque styles, and that coexist with the ancient Roman ruins,the eighteenth-century buildings in Hapsburg style. 

Cividale del Friuli was founded by Giulio Cesare with the name of Forum Iulii, from which comes the name Friuli. In 568 AD it became the seat of the first Longobard duchy in Italy and later, for some centuries, the residence of the Patriarchs of Aquileia. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, it enchants the eyes with its charming historic center and the daring Ponte del Diavolo and the palate with local food and wine specialties.

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Trieste is the most international city in the region, suspended between a glorious past of "little Vienna on the sea" and a present from a cosmopolitan city. From the Piazza Unità overlooking the sea you can see the white profile of Miramare, the romantic castle of Massimiliano and Carlotta d'Asburgo. The elegance of the city shines through its buildings that speak with the neoclassical, liberty, eclectic and baroque language and harmoniously coexist with Roman ruins, eighteenth-century buildings and Hapsburg style.

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Excursions to Grado, Aquileia, Cividale, Trieste, Venice with departure and arrival from Udine (the overnight stay must be booked in the hotel chosen for the stay during the Congress). 

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How to reach Udine

Udine is located in north-eastern Italy. It can be reached by car (motorways A4/E70 and A23/E55), by train or by plane.

Coming by car
If you come by car, take the highway A23 and then take the exit "Udine Nord" or "Udine Sud" (depending on the direction you're coming). Once out the highway, follow the indications to Udine along a free highway called "tangenziale ovest". Then take the exit to the stadium or to the hospital; these are the easiest ways to reach the city center. 

Coming by train
Udine is connected by train to Venice and Wien.
To check timetables and train categories, visit the Web site of the Italian Railways. The Website of the German railways is also useful. Remember to stamp your ticket before taking the train. 

Coming by plane

There are three main airports close to Udine: Trieste (Ronchi dei Legionari airport), Venezia (Marco Polo airport) and Treviso (Antonio Canova airport). 

The Trieste airport

The nearest airport to Udine is the Trieste airport (IATA code TRS).
It is served by some international airlines and has direct connections with the hubs of Milan, Munich, Rome.
From Trieste airport you can reach Udine by train. The train station is directly connected to the airport. Trains to Udine run every day from 6.49 to 19.19. The journey takes approssimately 33 minutes.
There are also direct bus links from the airport to Udine: a bus operated by the APT (bus no. 51) will take you to Udine bus station. You can get timetables here ('Orari'=timetables; they are marked: f=feriale, workdays; Fe=festivo, on sundays and public holidays; G= giornaliero, every day)
You can check bus and airplanes schedules at the airport Web site.

The Venice airport

The Venice "Marco Polo" airport (IATA code VCE) is served by all major airlines. From Venice airport you can reach Udine by train. First, you have to go the rail station nearby (called MESTRE).There are convenient bus services to the MESTRE railway station (be careful to take the bus to MESTRE, not to Venice).
Two companies provide the service:
ATVO (blu buses), at variable intervals (every 20-50 minutes). Tickets: ATVO box in the arrivals hall. Journey time: 20 minutes approx.
ACTV (orange buses): line No. 15, every 30 minutes (every 60 min on Sundays). Tickets: inside the arrivals hall. Journey time: 35 minutes approx.
From Mestre railway station, trains run to Udine almost every hour.
The journey takes about 90-100 minutes, depending on the train.

The price of the ticket varies slightly depending on the category of the train (trains in the ES-Eurostar and EC/IC-Intercity category cost more than trains in the IR and R categories, but the latter are slower). In cheaper trains, a second class ticket costs 12,05 euro; in ES trains, about 25 euro including reservation (reservation in ES trains is compulsory).

To check timetables and train categories, visit the Web site of the Italian Railways.
Remember to stamp your ticket in the machines at the station before taking the train!
For more information on Venice airport:

The Treviso airport

 The Treviso airport is served by low cost airlines (Ryanair, Wizz Air, Pobeda Air, Blue Panorama and Albawings), with both domestic and international flights to several Europena countries. It is also connected by bus/train to Venice (see 

To reach Udine from the Treviso airport take the bus no. 6 to  Treviso railway station, and from there take the train to Udine (railway line Venice-Udine). The journey tales approssimately 1 h. and 20'. For more info about the schedule of busses from the Treviso airport visit mobilit

One more option: The Ljubljana Airport 

The Ljubljana Airport is located in Slovenia, about180 km from Udine. As the airport of Slovenia’s Capital City, it offers a widerange of international connections, especially with Central and EasternEuropean countries. Although it does not offer convenient public transportationconnections to Udine, car rental and shared shuttle services are available ( for more information).

General info


In the historic centre of Udine traffic is limited to taxis, buses and residents, which makes walking quite easy and pleasant. Taxis are white with a “Taxi” sign on the roof. There are several taxi ranks in the city, including near the Duomo and at the train station. You can ask your hotel reception to call a taxi for you or use the following phone number: +39 0432 505858. Taxi service via App, Whatsapp, Web or SMS are also available: more information on the website 

Udine also has several bus lines operated by the local public transport company SAF. Each bus is marked with the company’s logo. Bus stops are indicated by yellow boards and display the route of the bus line. Bus tickets have to be bought before you get on the bus and stamped with the stamping machine on the bus. Tickets can be bought from newsstands and bars displaying the SAF sign. 

Participants are advised to arrange health and accident insurance before travelling to the Congress. The Congress Organisers and the Congress Secretariat shall be exempted from all liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person, his/her luggage or any other property for any reason whatsoever.

Italy is a signatory to the 1995 Schengen Agreement. Visitors from EU countries can enter Italy with a valid national ID card. Visitors from other countries must have a valid passport. For some countries a visa is required.For more information please contact the nearest Italian Embassy, Consulate or Travel agent in advance. Information about visas are available on the website

Official invitation letters may be issued to help overcome administrative requirements of some Countries and will be sent upon request. Please note that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of IFOTES or the Congress Organisers or the Congress Secretariat to provide financial assistance.

Italy’s national monetary unit is the Euro (€). Currency exchange is provided by banks and exchange agencies. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 8 / 8.30 to 13 / 13.30. They are also open in the afternoon, usually from 14.30 / 15 to 16 / 16.30. 

ATM (Automatic Teller Machine)
ATMs are located all around the city. They can also be used for cash advances on major credit cards such as MasterCard or VISA.

Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, stores and restaurants.

The electrical current in Italy is 220 volts 50 Hz.


In July, the average temperature ranges between 28 - 32ºC (82-90ºF).

Smoking is not allowed in any indoor public or open to the public venue.


For any emergency, dial 112