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We apologize for being silent about LibreOffice Conference 2022, but we have had significant but unforeseeable logistic issues in Bolzano when we have looked for available hotel rooms.

Even the local tourism authority has not been able to find more than a handful of rooms available for the last week of September, definitely not enough for the number of attendees we are expecting.

Luckily, there are other beautiful cities in Italy. To avoid similar issues, we have decided to explore Milan, as the number of conference venues and hotel rooms is so large that chances of finding somethig suitable was definitely higher.

In fact, we have found a beautiful conference space right behind Piazza del Duomo at Fondazione Culturale San Fedele, right in the center of the city, and rooms in hotels close to the metro (which reaches Piazza del Duomo). The conference will represent an opportunity to visit Milan, which is one of Italy's most beautiful cities.

We will share all logistic details before July 15. Together with the logistic details, we will share infos about places to see, and food & drinks to enjoy.

The dates of the conference have not changed: we will start on September 28 with community meetings, while the conference will be on September 29 and 30 (full day), and will close in the morning of October 1st.

People who want to attend the event can start looking at flights to one of Milan's three airports: Milan Linate (LIN), Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY). Milan can be reached by high-speed train from Paris, and with long-distance trains from most of Europe.

As soon as we share logistic details, we also suggest people to look for hotel rooms based on the list of affordable hotels close to the metro we are putting together. Most of the hotels will be rather small, as large hotels are usually quite expensive.

Milan has a rather large metro network, and public transport which get almost everywhere. To get around the city with public transport, we use the Moovit smartphone app, which is quite helpful. Taxis are extremely expensive, and should be used only for emergencies (NEVER from and to airports, as there are cheap bus services).

Looking forward to meeting the community in Milan, nine years after 2013 LibOCon hosted by the University of Milan.

Best regards, Italo

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