The course will be held in Pavia (Italy) a charming medium sized town situated 40 km south of Milan renown also internationally for one of the world oldest academic institutions. In fact, the University of Pavia was founded in 1361 and until the 20th century was the only university in the region of Lombardy. Today it hosts more than 23,000 students including several from foreign countries.

The course venue is Collegio Ghislieri, a historical university residence of excellence located in downtown Pavia founded in 1567 by Pope Pio V. The lectures of the course will be held in the Goldonian auditorium. Coffee breaks will be organized in the Saint Pio lounge.