The Conference Euro-Par 2010 will take place at the Congress Center of the Hotel Continental Terme, in Ischia.
Ischia, also known as the "Green Island", is the largest island (about 46 square kilometres/17.9 sq mi) in the Gulf of Naples, to which it is connected with regular hydrofoils and ferries. Neighbouring islands are Capri, Procida and Vivara.
It is a volcanic island predominantly hilly; its peak is the Monte Epomeo (788 mt).
The geographical position endows the island with a mild climate: an average temperature of 17 degrees centigrade attracts hundreds of visitors annually.
The climatologist Christopher Mennella (1908 - 1976) described Ischia as " The climatic jewel of Italy".
The thermal waters of Ischia have really become the gold mine of the island and are therapeutic for several conditions. On Ischia one can find thermal gardens with pools at different temperatures, from 15 to 40 degrees centigrade, close to the sea.
Rocks dominate this island shoreline, but they have also helped create many beaches. Barano Maronti is the largest beach on the island - almost 2 kilometres long with pumice stone cliffs; the seawater here is thermal. Going to south, at Cape Sant'Angelo one can find steaming geysers (fumaroles). Hot springs can be also found in Nitrodi.
Ischia and Naples area are ideal sites for people having the curiosity to meet athmospheres, history and culture of an ancient multiethnic civilisation, unique in Europe.