Villa Mondragone (16th century), lies among the villas in the ancient town ofTusculum,on a hill 416 meters above sea-level, between Frascati and Monte Porzio Catone .This area, called Castelli Romani (Alban Hills), is about 20 km south-east of Rome.

 VILLA MONDRAGONE, Via di Frascati 51, 00040 Monte Porzio Catone, Rome, Italy



It is the largest and one of the most beautiful villas of Tusculanum. The monumental complex has been acquired in 1981 by the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Villa Mondragone over the course of its long history hosted imporant events. It was the residence of Popes and famous families of the ancient nobility.

The restructured section of the monumental complex is currently the seat for important national and international conferences and other important cultural events. According to the institutional policy that offers to the territory a series of dates for cultural diffusion, Villa Mondragone, opens to the pubblic its large rooms and its wonderful gardens, organizing in these periods guided tours especially for schools.

The conference has a plenary oral  session in the beautiful "Salone degli Svizzeri" and a  poster session in  the ancient gallery of the villa.

Salone degli Svizzeri The Gallery

Lunches  and coffee breaks (offered by the organization) will be served in the enchanting atmosphere of the portico where you will see one of the most beautiful examples of Italian gardens

Portico del Vasanzio The italian garden in front of the Portico


A limited number of rooms has been reserved for the HPLS&A2018 delegates in Frascati; a shuttle bus service will be provided for the registrants to pick them up in Frascati and bring them to the conference location.