1The fee of the Delegates includes: Attendance at the conference, Conference bag, Proceedings in cd, Coffee, Lunches. 2Day registration fee includes: Attendance at that day's Conference sessions, Conference bag, Coffee, Lunch.
3The Fee of the Accompanying persons includes: Conference bag, Lunches, Participation to the social Program of the conference.
Social Programme fees
Before 30 March
Before 30 April
After 1 May
Conference dinner (6 June)
Half–day excursion* (5 June)
Full day excursion** (8 June)
* HALF DAY TOUR WEDNESDAY (5.6.2013) TWO CHOICES:
1. Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel The Tour will be conducted by an official Vatican Tour Guide. The tour takes the visitor through the most significant cultural and religious areas of the Vatican Museums. The tour follows an itinerary which includes: the Pio Clementino Museum (classical antiquity), the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps (Renaissance Art), the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel. 2. Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) Exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale Tiziano Exhibition is hosted at the Scuderie del Quirinale, a very interesting building to visit which was built from 1722 to1732 and now it is an exhibition centre with a great 180° view from the highest of Rome’s Seven Hills. The building covers approximately 3000 square meters where a cafeteria, a bookstore and a gift shop are available. For more information, please visit: http://english.scuderiequirinale.it/static/documenti/SdQ_Brochure.pdf
** FULL DAY TOUR SATURDAY (8.6.2013) TO CASTELLI ROMANI Duration: 9.00 to 18:00
Grottaferrata (visit San Nilo Abbey), passing in bus through Marino, then Castel Gandolfo (stop - view of the lake) and Frascati (stop). Lunch at Ariccia
Visiting places: Castel Gandolfo (http://www.italyheaven.co.uk/lazio/castelgandolfo.htmli) is one of the Castelli Romani (http://www.italyheaven.co.uk/lazio/castelliromani.html), historic towns dotted around the wooded Alban Hills and dominated by grand villas. The summer residence of the Pope, Castel Gandolfo is little more than a pretty village clustered around the Papal Palace and the extensive gardens enjoyed by popes for centuries. It was a particular favourite of John Paul II, and one of the first acts of his successor, Benedict XVI was to thank the people of Castel Gandolfo and assure them that he, too, would be spending his summers in their "beautiful little town" above Lake Albano. Much of Castel Gandolfo is discreetly dedicated to the various Pontifical villas and religious foundations. The Papal Palace - with astronomical observatory attached - dominates Piazza della Libertà, but other locations, like the sprawling papal gardens, are tucked away out of sight. On the attractive main square, Piazza della Libertà, the church of San Tommaso di Villanova, designed by Bernini, sits opposite the palace gateway. As well as a couple of cafes, there are also a few shops selling local produce and tourist fripperies in the piazza, perhaps with an eye to the faithful who arrive on summer Sundays to see the Pope. Castel Gandolfo is a sleepy little place, but although there's not a great deal for tourists to see, it's a pleasant spot to spend a few relaxing hours. There are some good places to eat, including the panoramic terraces of the Ristorante Bucci (pictured). The area is renowned for its local produce, and several establishments offer you the chance to taste and buy wine, meat and other local specialities. The town is picturesque, offering good photo-opportunities and a chance to appreciate Italian small-town atmosphere. It's hard to believe you are just a few miles from Rome as you admire the peaceful lake views or wander the tiny lanes. There is a tourist information kiosk (limited opening) close to the piazza (under an arch and down a slope) on Via Massimo d'Azeglio. Some decent public toilets are located below the piazza, overlooking Lake Albano. To reach Castel Gandolfo station, descend the zig-zag footpath helpfully called Via della Stazione. Frascati (http://www.italyheaven.co.uk/frascati.html), in Lazio at a short distance from Rome, is a popular daytrip destination from the capital. Frascati is one of several attractive historic hill towns to the south-east of Rome known collectively as the Castelli Romani. Every weekend these towns, and Frascati in particular, fill up with Romans looking for a change of pace, clean air, good food and wine. Often groups of Romans will drive here just for the evening, dining at one of the many informal restaurants which serve rich regional specialities and the local white wine. The air is noticeably fresher than in the city, and in the sweltering summer months it has always been a popular resort. The wealthy built villas here, many of which are still standing although they're not open to the public. The most impressive is the Villa Aldobrandini, designed by Giacomo Della Porta for the nephew of a pope. This palace dominates the town, hovering above the central piazza in faded splendour. The gardens are open to the public and are free to visit - you just need to collect a permit from the tourist office first. On a weekday the grounds may be completely empty, and you can explore the terraces in solitary state. A gigantic water feature (no longer functioning), sculptures and architectural follies dominate the gardens behind the Villa, and you can climb up beside the crumbling cascade and imagine the estate in its glittering heyday. The Villa Torlonia, nearby, was destroyed in the war. Nowadays it is a public park, where office workers jog in their lunch hour. You can still admire the gardens, and an impressive fountain, the Teatro delle acque (water theatre), designed by Carlo Maderno. The cathedral is worth a look, as are some of Frascati's other churches. There's no tourist circuit of important sights in Frascati. The chief appeal of an excursion is the relaxing ambience, fine feasting, and wandering around the evocative medieval streets and the faded grandeur of the aristocratic past.