MIFP March Meeting 2022
Athena Workshop

This year March Meeting hosts the first joint edition of Athena Workshop. One Registration for Two Events in the beautiful surrounding of Castelli Romani.


The Annual Meeting of the members of our Institute will take place in Castel Gandolfo - Rome (Italy), from 2th to 5th of March, 2022.

The March Meeting is the most important scientific and social event of MIFP of a year. During the Meeting each Participant is given 25+5 minutes to present his/her recent research results and scientific achievements.

The first joint meeting with Athena University Workshop.

The ATHENA European University aims to deliver inclusive, innovative, high quality international education permanently aligned with global market needs, addressing societal and environmental challenges as well as European research priorities, thus granting the highest employability standards, effective career transitions to our students and added value to our ecosystem.

Athena Chairman

Prof. Daniele Barettin
Università degli studi Niccolò Cusano - Rome

Scientific Secretary

Dr. Matteo Ginesi
Università degli studi Niccolò Cusano - Rome
Università degli studi La Sapienza - Rome

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Meeting & Workshop Venue

The Meeting will take place in a relaxing atmosphere of the famous Hotel Castel Vecchio in Castelli Romani, Castel Gandolfo (Rome)

Castelli Romani
Castelli Romani panorama

Italy means something different to every tourist. Pizza, ruins, great works of art, hot beaches, handsome youths, good wine... The country is an obliging one, and few visitors leave disappointed. If you're looking for one aspect of Italy, you'll find it served on plate, even richer than you expected. And if you are open and receptive, the chances are you'll find much more than you dreamed of.

The Roman Castles are located in the Colli Albani/Alban Hills just south of Roma. The area has been a refuge for wealthy Romans since the Middle Ages. Not much has changed, as today this is where wealthy Romans come to escape the city on weekends and holidays. The area is littered with castles, villas, palazzi and refreshing easy towns to tour.

There are 13 towns in the Castelli Romani or Roman Castles (Frascati, Grottaferrata, Castel Gandolfo, Marino, Rocca di Papa, Ariccia, Nemi, Monteporizio Catone, Colonna, Albano Laziale, Genzano, Montecompatri and Rocca Priora). This is a perfect area to have a good dinner or lunch, to start or end a trip (as they are relatively close to the Champino airport).
For the Roman emperor and the wealthy cardinals in the heyday of the Renaissance, the Castelli Romani exerted a powerful lure, and they still do.

Castel Gandolfo
Lago di Albano

Castel Gandolfo is a town located 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Rome in the Lazio region of Italy. Occupying a height on the Alban Hills overlooking Lake Albano, Castel Gandolfo and over the south side of Rome, has a population of approximately 8900 residents and is considered one of Italy's most scenic towns. The construction of Castel Gandolfo is based on the ancient and splendid Roman villa of Albanum Domitian which was the residence that the emperor Domitian built between the years 81 and 96. The town remained in oblivion until 1200 when the Genoese family of the Gandolfo built the castle on top of the hill overlooking the lake. Even when the papal footprint was engraved in the middle of the 16th century, the reconstruction of the Papal Residence was designed by Carlo Maderno for Pope Urban VIII in the17th century, however, Pius XI later added the Papal Palace and the adjoining villa Barbarini. The small square in front of the Residence was renamed in 1870 with the name of Liberty Square during the movement for Italian unity. The Papal Palace was uninhabited from 1870 to 1929 when Mussolini, with the signature of the Lateran Treaty, recognized the Holy See as its owner.

On the opposite side of the lake (of Castel Gandolfo) on which the town overlooks, lies the territory of the ancient pre-Roman city (actually Latin) of Alba Longa from which it is possible to derive the descendants at the origins of the Roman civilization. In fact, Alba Longa was the capital of the kingdom of the Latins gave birth to Romulus and Remus, giving way to the millenary history of Rome.


As it is told in the Aeneid, Aeneas, son of the goddess Venus, flees from Troy, now occupied by the Achaeans, with his father Anchises and his son Ascanius; while his wife Creusa, daughter of King Priam, perishes in the fire of the city. After various wanderings in the Mediterranean, including the landing in Carthage where he is welcomed by Dido, Aeneas arrives in Lazio in the territory of Laurento. Aeneas then decided to found a new city, giving it the name of Lavinium, in honor of his second wife, Lavinia. Subsequently, the son of Aeneas, Ascanio, founded a new city named Alba Longa over which his descendants reigned for numerous generations (from the 12th to the 8th century BC), until the reign of Amulius, who had usurped the throne to his brother Numitor.

Numitor, being older than Amulius, had inherited the ancient kingdom of the Silvia dynasty. But the brother usurped the throne, even committing crimes:

Romolo and Remo
"But the violence was more than the will of the father or the elder age of the eldest son. After ousting his brother, Amulius begins his reign. He committed one crime after another. His brother's sons he had them killed..."
(Titus Livy, Ab Urbe condita - book I, 3)

Finally, he forced his brother's only daughter, Rhea Silvia, to become a vestal and therefore to take a vow of chastity, depriving her of the hope of becoming her mother. However, the god Mars fell in love with the girl and after having possessed her by force in a sacred wood, where she had gone to draw water, she made her the mother of the twins Romulus and Remus. The second of these two babies was given the same name as the Rutulus leader decapitated in his sleep by Niso during the war between the Trojans and the Italics.

The Roman cusine is both simple and fantastic delicate. Nice pastas like "spaghetti alle vongole" (small scallops), roasted baby porc, thin stone-oven baked pizzas with real mozarella and local ham, roasted lam chops, grilled swordfish, artichoke and a pletora of ancient fired vegetables, and so on and so forth Castello's cultural heritage and typical cusine, came from the local Roman one, but here is the land of wine.


Rooms at Hotel Castel Vecchio were pre-reserved for participants

A few kilometers from the center of Rome, the Hotel stands on the shores of Lake Castel Gandolfo. Art Nouveau building surrounded by greenery, it is in a strategic position for visiting the Castelli Romani, rich in art and history. The property boasts a splendid Roof Garden with outdoor swimming pool and has restaurant rooms, meeting rooms, private parking. Most of the 50 rooms of the hotel enjoy a suggestive view of the lake.

The hotel rooms were pre-reserved for participants with the price set to:

Double, use single €84,00 per night
Double €98,00 per night

Including breakfast.

Only 3 rooms are available
To reserve a room, please proceed to the hotel website.

Viale Pio XI, 23
00073 Castel Gandolfo (Rome)
Tel. +39 06 9360308
Email info@hotelcastelvecchio.com
Website www.hotelcastelvecchio.com

Lake Albano from the pool at the roof
Castel Gandolfo from terrazza
Lake albano and old Alba Longa territory from terrazza


Full registration
€ 550,00
  • Access to Meeting & Workshop
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Gala Dinner
One day full Registration
€ 150,00
  • Access to Meeting & Workshop
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Lunch and Dinner
Half day Registration
€ 100,00
  • MIFP and Athena Workshop
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Lunch

Breakfasts and Lunches are included in the Hotel booking.

All fees included VAT 22%.

Method of Payments

Credit Card
To pay with credit card visit www.erglobal.it
It will apply a credit card fee of 4%
(Please attach a copy of the receipt for payment to the registration form)

Bank Transfer
BENEFICIARY: Er Global Communication Srl
BANK: Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Roma
IBAN: IT 80 N 08327 03245 000000001882
(Please attach a copy of the receipt for payment to the registration form)


Scientific Secretary

Dr. Matteo Ginesi