Great hall (698 p.) + small rooms [aula magna + salette aula magna]
Representation hall [sala rappresentanza]
other places (i.e. porches) [spazi espositivi]
300 p. hall [aula da 300 p.]
100 p. hall [aula da 100 p.]
less than 100 p. halls [aule con meno di 100 p.]
Technical facilities (at least in the Great hall): air conditioning; video: DIA projector (carousel), videodisco, VTR 3/4" U-Matic, VTR 1/2" VHS multistandard, VTR 1/2"(for recording), videoprojector, cams and PC; sound: mixer, 3 radio microphones, facilities for simultaneous translation (Philips).
The whole university is wired.
Contacts: by phone, to be sure they're open and free in August.
Since we had a really interested reaction from the museum, but unfortunately there isn't enough space for us, we thought to organize the press conference (or another event) there, in a historical room with XVII century frescoes.
Accomodation would be off site indipendently from the location of the conference. In August (traditional holiday month in Italy) there won't be problem moving around with public means of transport, no rush hour, no traffic, no delays. Public transportation is inexpensive in Italy (1 euro for 75 minutes - 1 day ticket 3 euro - 2 day ticket 5,5 euro).
Location of main accomodation facilities:
Milano Youth Hostel: has 380 beds in rooms for 6 persons. Cost is 19€ pppn B&B. That would be off-site indipendently from the conference venue.
Ostellolinda: 15€ per night without breakfast, only 24 beds available
Postello: 15€ per night without breakfast but including free internet access, only 26 beds (4, 6, 8 beds per room)
contacts with accomodation partner: by phone or by mail (depending on which partner). Milano Youth Hostel needs to know in advance (at least one month before) how many persons (no problems to book the entire hostel).
Milan offers really many different accomodations solution (e.g. hotels).
Catering (one meal a day)
Catering on site - Some conference venues we are evaluating do not take care of catering so we are checking different options, we would prefer to give priority to non-profit organizations for the external catering but if it proves to be too difficult we will take some, "old and consolidated" catering company. In each case nothing exotic, only traditional italian food ;-)
Contacts for catering: many! By mail and phone, waiting for estimates.
Milan is quite well known in the world for the fashion business but the city also offers some interesting monuments and museums. We can provide for an interesting cultural-shopping-entertainment programme for all (bored to death) wikiwifes, wikihusbands, girl- and boyfriends.
Milan is really near to a lot of major touristical locations like Lake Maggiore, Lake Como (both less then an hour by train), Lake Garda (an hour and a half by train) or the Italian Riviera (less than two hours by train) so Wikimania could be combined with the "family holidays".