Italian Crystal Growth 2017 



Practical Information

Calling to and from Italy
The international dialing code for Italy is 39, and the code for Milano city is 02. National calls: city code + telephone number. International calls: 00 + country code + city code + telephone number.

Milano's climate is influenced by its location between the Po Valley plain and the Apennine mountain range. Consequently, the city is fortunate in avoiding extremely high temperatures and humidity during the summer, when it is visited by many tourists. Milano is sheltered to a certain extent from severe winter weather found in some regions in the north of Italy. Whatever the time of year, though, visitors to Milano should come prepared for showers and fog. This is particularly the case in the autumn, when the climate can be particularly changeable.

GPS Coordinates of  Conference site
45.513757, 9.211246

The currency unit is the Euro (€). The Euro is convertible with all foreign currencies. You may exchange your money at the airport and banks at the daily announced current exchange rates. Traveler’s checks can be cashed in banks.

Credit Cards
Major credit cards (Mastercard, Visa and American Express) are widely used in almost all the hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and every kind of stores.

The electric current in Italy is 220V AC. You have the chance to find and buy different types of current and plug converters at the airport and in the electronic stores.

Health Care
In Milano, there are public hospitals or university hospitals. Emergency ambulances of the hospitals operate 24 hours and 7 days. In most of the hospitals major health insurances are accepted.

The registration or accommodation fees do not include any kind of insurance. The meeting organizers can not accept liability for personal injuries sustained or for loss of or damage to property belonging to the meeting participants (or their accompanying persons) either during or as a result of the meeting. All participants are invited to arrange for their own insurance. Health and accident insurance or travel insurance is recommended and has to be purchased in your country of origin.

Official language of the meeting is English.

Time Zone
Time is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1) in Italy.









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