General Information

Assisi is a small Umbrian town in central Italy, located 19 km east of Perugia at an elevation of 400 meters. Assisi, best known as the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. The nearest international airports are Perugia (Sant’Egidio), Ancona (Raffaello Sanzio) and Rome (Fiumicino and Ciampino). The Assisi railway station forms part of the Foligno-Terontola railway, which links Florence, Rome and Ancona. By car there are highways from Rome, Florence and Bologna (E45). The Symposium will be held at the Convention Center at the Domus Pacis Hotel (

About the meeting

Following the tradition of previous events, the Symposium will cover a broad range of topics related to the breeding and keeping of South American domestic and wild Camelids, wool sheep, Cashmere and Angora goats, Angora rabbit and all other fibre mammals in Europe and in the World. The invitation to participants interested in all fibre producing animals is expected to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and thus enabling their expertise to be implemented on a more general scale.