Venue

All the scientific sessions will be held at the MUSE-Science Museum of Trento, except one to be held at the Museum of Natural History of Verona.


MUSE- Museo delle Scienze/Science Museum,
Corso del Lavoro e della Scienza 3, I-38122 Trento, Italy



For the first time in its history the International Symposium on Chironomidae will be organized in Italy. The XX edition of the Symposium will be held in Trento, at the MUSE- Museo delle Scienze in July 2017.

Trento (historically known in English as Trent), home for a millennium to Prince Bishops who turned the Buonconsiglio castle into one of the best known castles in the whole of Europe, is the capital of the Trentino Province, a mountain region located in the heart of the Alps.



MUSE - Museo delle Scienze (previously Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali) is one of the main cultural centre of the city and it was built along the banks of the Adige (15 min on foot from the Railway Station and major Hotels), 10-15 min from the Cathedral (“Duomo”). MUSE, that traces back its origin in the mid XIX century, now is the first museum in Italy that harmoniously blends nature, science and technology, devoted to research, visitor interpretation and education. It is hosted since 2013 in a new building whose outline recalls the profile of the surrounding mountains, with a finely balanced contrast between empty and full spaces that adds charm and prestige to the entire exhibition venue. Built on eco-compatible criteria by Renzo Piano (Renzo Piano Building Workshop), MUSE combines characteristics from both traditional natural science museums and modern science centres in a very innovative way. Surrounded by green environment and river waters, MUSE tells the fascinating stories of the mountain environments - from the local Dolomites to the Tanzanian tropical mountain areas (where the MUSE has a branch) and offers a location of excellence to host the 20th ISC.







Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona/Natural History Museum of Verona,
Lungadige Porta Vittoria 9, I-37100 Verona, Italy


Verona is one of the seven provincial capitals of the Veneto region, on the Adige River. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans. Three of Shakespeare's plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.



The Museum of Natural History of Verona, located in the Pompei Palace in the historic centre of Verona. It is a monumental building designed by Michele Sanmicheli, a great Renaissance architect who actively worked in the whole area of the Venetian Republic. The building has undergone several restoration works, the most significant of which in the 1950s to repair war damages. The ashlar façade is an architectonic masterpiece; inside the building a few original elements are worth mentioning, such as the Baroque door of the family theatre, some paintings, the ceiling and the frescoes in the Conference Room.
The museum displays both naturalistic and historical collections, which are organized in four main sections: botany, geology, zoology and prehistory. Fossil finds, rocks and materials samples, vegetal and animal marks: every day are the object of study of schools, lovers and tourists.