The Lateran Apostolic Palace is one of the other marvelous locations of IASC. An exciting journey through the history of the Church, where art and faith are intertwined in a way that manages to transmit wonder, wisdom and beauty to the different generations. This itinerary was designed to correspond to the heartfelt desire of Pope Francis who, as Bishop of Rome, wishes to enhance this place as an expression of faith, culture and beauty.
The Palazzo della Cancelleria (Palace of the Chancellery, referring to the former Apostolic Chancery of the Pope) is a Renaissance palace in Rome, Italy, was the first palazzo in Rome to be erected from the ground up in the new Renaissance style. Its long facade engulfs the small Basilica di San Lorenzo in Damaso, the Cardinal’s titular church, that is to its right, with the palatial front continuing straight across it. In the Palazzo is a vast mural that Giorgio Vasari completed in a mere 100 days, therefore named the Sala dei Cento Giorni. He boasted of this accomplishment to Michelangelo, who responded “Si vede” (“It shows”). It is in this beautiful and esclusive “Sala dei Cento Giorni” that IASC thanks to the APSA (The Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic) is allowed to make one of it’s most well respected event.
The main Venue of IASC is The Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Latin: Pontificia Academia Scientiarum) is a scientific academy of the Vatican City, established in 1936 by Pope Pius XI, is headquartered in the Casina Pio IV in the heart of the Vatican Gardens. Its aim is to promote the progress of the mathematical, physical, and natural sciences and the study of related epistemological problems. The Accademia Pontificia dei Nuovi Lincei (“Pontifical Academy of the New Lynxes”) was founded in 1847 as a more closely supervised successor to the Accademia dei Lincei (“Academy of Lynxes”) established in Rome in 1603 by the learned Roman Prince, Federico Cesi (1585–1630), who was a young botanist and naturalist, and which claimed Galileo Galilei as its president.