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ATSI2014 will be held in Bari at the former Palazzo delle Poste, currently a multifunctional Center of the University of Bari located in Piazza Cesare Battisti, 1 (behind the Rectoral Building). This area is in close proximity to the Central Station, as such supplied by terminals and cab-stand of all means of transport (train, buses and taxi) from/to the Airport (8 km away).
Bari, capital city of the Apulia Region (South Italy), rises on the Adriatic sea as a prominent economic and cultural center. With special reference to mechatronics and wind/photovoltaic energy, Apulia represents nowadays one of the most developed industrial built-up regional areas.
The medieval town, placed between two modern harbors, includes the Swabian Castle, the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and the Cathedral. In architectural terms, this pair of churches may be regarded as examples of Apulian Romanesque of reference value. The Murattiano section, the heart of the modern city where the major shopping and bank districts are embedded, is laid out on a rectangular grid-plan with a prolongation shaped seaside by the promenade.
The tomb of St. Nicholas, positioned in the crypt of the Basilica, is largely visited by Roman Catholics as it is by Orthodox Christians. For this reason, Bari accommodates an aggregate (Russian Church) owned by the Moscow Patriarchate.
Apulia is a land of sea, sun and wind, as which a beautiful holyday destination. The countryside is spangled with medieval castles (most notably, Castel del Monte), typical rural buildings termed "trulli" (Alberobello) and fortress-like old farms termed "masserie" (Terra di Bari and Salento). Also karstic caves (Castellana) and wonderful beaches disseminated throughout the 800 km coastline contribute to create a unique mixture of culture, fun and refined cuisine.
September in Bari is a typically sunny month with an average temperature of 24 °C (76 °F).