Morning and afternoon refreshments will be served at the times indicated in the program in the ancient cloister, Faculty of Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome. The cloister was built between 1493 and 1503, perhaps by Giuliano da Sangallo, and now fully incorporated in the early twentieth century buildings that house the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rome. It is adjacent to the San Pietro In Vincoli Church, famous for the presence of the Moses by Michelangelo. It is also known as basilica Eudossiana, in memory of the event that took place under the Empress Eudoxia, in the fifth century. The two halves of the chains with which St.Peter was imprisoned in Rome, are placed in contact, and they are miraculously solded. The church was built in order to preserve chains, and for this reason it's name is "In Vincoli" (vincoli = ties).
The 16th-century cloister, Sapienza University of Rome
In order to provide opportunities for participants to relax and meet with each other, lunches will be arranged during the conference days at the Cafeteria of Faculty of Engineering, which is only 200 m far from the conference rooms. Participation is complimentary to all the delegates. Invitation cards will be included in the registration package. Additional tickets can be purchased on site.
A Welcome Cocktail is planned as part of the Social Program. The event will be held at Brancaccio Palace, viale del Monte Oppio 7, Rome, on Tuesday, September 18 at 6:00 pm.
Brancaccio Palace is the last Roman Patrician Palace built in 1880 in the heart of the eternal city, Rome. Located on Colle Oppio, near Emperor Nero's "Domus Aurea", between Colosseum and the famous Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, and at walking distance from the conference venue (about 350 m). Princess Mary Elisabeth Field, american wife of Salvatore Brancaccio, in 1879 relied on architect Gaetano Koch the construction of the palace situated in a beautiful natural old park between roman ruins, centuries old plants and fountains. Participation is complimentary to the registered participants with the exclusion of 1–day registrants. Additional tickets can be purchased. Invitation cards will be included in the registration package.
Brancaccio Palace Room, Rome
The Gala Dinner will be held at Hotel Westin Excelsior, via Veneto 125, Rome, on Wednesday, September 19 at 8.00 p.m. Since 1906, The Westin Excelsior Rome has hosted celebrities, statesmen and artists visiting the Eternal City. The hotel enjoys a prime location in the celebrated Via Veneto district where the “Dolce Vita” is still as sweet as ever. One ticket is included with Regular and Reduced registration. Additional tickets can be purchased. Transportation is not planned and participants must arrive to Hotel Westin Excelsior by themselves.
Westin Excelsior Hotel, Rome
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