WELCOME RECEPTION (Monday 8 July, evening)
The welcome reception will be hosted in the Steri Complex (Complesso Steri), the historical building where is located the Rectorship of the University of Palermo, at the third floor roof "Sala delle Capriate". The Steri Palace is one of the symbols of Palermo; it represents seven centuries of Sicilian art and history. After it was built in 1306 by the Chiaramontes, it became the seat of the Sicilian viceroys and also of the terrible Spanish Inquisition. Today it can be considered one of the most representative medieval buildings in Palermo.
The building is located at piazza Marina in the historical center of Palermo; piazza Marina is famous because of some huge Ficus Magnolia trees.
CONFERENCE TRIP (Wednesday 10 July, afternoon)
There are two options:
Both options end up with a visit to a Wine Cell in Marsala.
CONFERENCE DINNER (Thursday 11 July, evening)
For conference dinner will be hosted in the Botanical Garden (opened in 1779). It is managed by the Department of Botany of the University of Palermo, and the gardens are currently home to at least 12,000 different species.
The Botanic Garden offers an exclusive place for the dinner as usually it is not open to the public. Catering service is available on request and we have positive experiences.