"INTEGRAL's journey through the high energy sky"
15-18 October 2013
The next INTEGRAL Workshop will be hosted at the Hotel
Donna Camilla Savelli
in the noble room "Gran Sala Borromini". It was once a dining room dating back 700 years. It has managed
to retain many of it’s original features, including the magnificent walnut wall and ceiling panelling and the
beautiful fountain designed by Borromini.
The Hotel is located in
one of Rome's most characteristic neighborhoods:
The hotel takes its name from the founder of the religious institute. It was during the year 1642, when Donna Camilla, noble lady of the Farnese family, commissioned Francesco Borromini to design the convent of the “Santa Maria dei Sette Dolori” and the adjoining namesake church.
Following an immaculate restoration, respecting both the architectural criteria typical of the Baroque period and the original project of Borromini, the convent has been transformed into a four star hotel.
The cells, which in past times hosted the nuns of the order “Oblate Agostiniane”, have been developed into the rooms of the hotel; presented in their ancient splendour, with exposed beams of wood and antique furniture.
The Augustinian monastery of the Oblates was one of the main places of refuge for the Jews in Rome during the Nazi occupation. The nuns have welcomed 103 Jews.