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Historical Congress "The Military Veterinary Services of the Fighting Nations in World War One"


Turin, Italy

18-20 June 2018


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Hotel Diplomatic
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Hotel Dock Milano



More than 100 years have passed since the beginning of the bloody conflict known as World War One or Great War, which involved many Nations, engaged in a “Great War for Civilisation”, the “War to end all Wars”.
All those who survived are no longer alive.
Over time the scars have disappeared, emotions have calmed and memories have become clearer.
The aim of this Historical Congress is to remind the new generations of Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians and Students of how their predecessors lived, worked and fought for their Countries, often sacrificing their lives.
Participating in this Conference means to know something more about the different Military Veterinary Services of the fighting Nations involved in World War One, sparing a thought for the men who lay behind this Military façade.
Men with different uniforms, from different Countries, who shared the same fears, anguish and doubts day in and day out.
Regardless of their nationalities, faith or political beliefs, may this Congress pay a due and sincere homage to these men.

The Italian Army Veterinary Service, in cooperation with the Italian Society of the Veterinary Sciences, the Italian Association of the History of the Veterinary Medicine and Farriery, and the Veterinary Sciences Museum of the University in Turin has organized this Historical Congress.
The Congress activities will be held at the University of Turin and at the local Military Hotel in order to highlight the interactions between the Academic World and the Italian Army.

For Military Personnel: attire during the Congress will be Class B uniform (open collar) for participants, Class A uniform (military jacket and tie) for speakers, Dress Blue/Mess Dress uniform for the banquet and formal resses and suits for the icebreaker.
For Civilians: attire during the Congress will be formal dresses and suits for speakers, business casual for participants, formal dresses and suits for the icebreaker and banquet.

International Military: please follow your local policy to determine your travel requirements.
International Civilians: please check with your local Foreign Ministry for International Travel Information.

The attendees will be responsible for making their own transportation and lodging reservations.

By train
Torino is a nationally and internationally important railway junction and high-speed trains connect it to Europe and to the rest of Italy. The main railway stations are:
- Porta Nuova (from/to Roma, Milano, Genova, Firenze, Bologna, Venezia, France), Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 53;
- Porta Susa (from/to Roma, Milano, Firenze, Bologna, Venezia, Spain and TGV from/to France), Piazza XXVII Dicembre, 8;
- Lingotto (intermediate stop from/to Roma, Genova, Firenze), Via Pannunzio, 1;
- Stazione Dora (from/to Torino's International Airport "Sandro Pertini", timetables in italian), Piazza Baldissera.

By plane
Torino has its own international airport, both known as “Torino Caselle” or “Torino Sandro Pertini” (TRN), located 16 kilometers northwest of the city centre.

How to get from Turin Airport to City Centre
- TAXI: The public taxi rank is located on the left at the exit of the Arrivals level.
Fare: a fixed fare of about 30-35 EUR to reach Turin’s city centre. Prices vary on number of passengers and number of bags. Journey time: approximately 25-30 minutes.
For Taxi Info: Pronto Taxi: ph. +39.011.5737
Radio Taxi: ph. +39.011.5730 – 011.3399
The SADEM bus service between the city centre and Turin Airport has several stops enroute including Porta Nuova railway station, Porta Susa railway station, via Stradella 242/245, Borgaro and Caselle city centre.
- One-way fare: Euro 6.50 (+0.50 € aboard). Euro 5.00 with TORINO+PIEMONTE CARD
- Journey time: 45-50 minutes.
- Passengers are asked to buy their ticket before getting on the bus.
For info & timetables visit the SADEM website: or call
ph. +39 011.3000611
By coach
Bus lines to national and international territory take place at the bus terminal in Corso Inghilterra and at the Porta Nuova and Porta Susa railway stations. A bus service, which links the city center with the Turin International Airport "Sandro Pertini", starts at the Porta Nuova and Porta Susa railway stations. Buses to the Milano Malpensa Airport get going and arrive at the bus Terminal in Vittorio Emanuele II, 131 and stop also at Torino Porta Susa railway station.
- Autostazione Torino
By car
Six different motorways connect Torino to other major Italian and European cities. The main access roads to the motorway are placed at each cardinal direction of the city.

Turin Travel Information and Turin Travel Tips
Tickets: tickets for the bus, tram and metro can be purchased at news-stands or at a local Tabaccherie (tobacco shop). You can also buy tickets for the metro at the metro station.
Urban ticket - € 1.50: Valid for 90 minutes from the first validation (only punch the ticket once, on the first boarded vehicle) on urban lines and on city lines of GTT suburban lines. It is also valid for a metro trip within the 90 minutes validity. It can only be used by one person.
Urban + suburban ticket - € 1.70: Valid for 90 minutes from the first validation (only punch the ticket once, on the first boarded vehicle) both on urban and suburban lines. It is also valid for a metro trip within the 90 minutes validity. It can only be used by one person.
Urban and suburban carnet of tickets: A carnet of 5 and 15 tickets provide a considerable saving on purchasing one single ticket.
- 5- carnet - € 6.50
- 15-carnet - € 17.50

Note: When boarding public transportation you should punch your ticket immediately or at least before the first stop to avoid potential fines. If you have individual tickets, you should punch the ticket at the appropriate achine – usually grey or orange in colour. With cards, you can swipe the card against the blue machine provided. If you find yourself without a ticket, some trams (for example number 4 tram) provide a separate red machine from which to buy tickets at a cost of € 2.50. But it is best to avoid this option if possible and always carry a spare ticket in your wallet.

Further information can be obtained from the following web site: