26-30 June 2011
Centro Culturale Altinate, Padova, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Social events

Social events

A welcome cocktail will be served on the evening of Sunday 26th June.

The social dinner will take place on Wednesday 29th June.

Two alternative social events are organized on Wednesday 29th June in the afternoon. To participate you are kindly asked to select the one you prefer in the registration form.

1) Guided walking tour to discover the Padova of Galileo: Galileo Galilei defined the 18 years (1592-1610) that he lived in Padova as: “The best years of my life”. It was during this period, under the protection of the Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia, that he made his most important discovery, the moons of Jupiter, that will bring a new scientific world view. During the guided tour some of the most relevant places related with the memory of Galieo at Padova will be visited in the city of Padova. A typical aperitif in Padova, the Spritz, will be offered to the participants.  The visit lasts about 2 hours. Please, see the meeting point in the map below.

2) Boat trip along the Piovego Canal in Padova: On board of a typical wooden venetian boat (named “peota”) you will have the possibility to admire the monuments and the buildings that marked the history of the city between the 15th and the 20th centuries in a very suggestive way. We will see the flight of steps “Il Portello”. This was the river harbour of the city in the past and it was connected with Venice through the waterway created by the Piovego Canal and the Brenta River. We will have the possibility of seeing two of the main ancient gates of Padova: Porta Portello, dating back to the Renaissance, and Porta Molino, from the Middle Ages, as well as the old bridges: Ponte delle Grate del Carmine, Ponte Molino, Ponte San Leonardo. This excursion gives the possibility to admire the city wall, the ramparts, the palaces, the churches and the monuments that reveal all their beauty from the waters of the Piovego Canal, excavated by the inhabitants of the city during the early 13th century. The excursion lasts about 2 hours. Please note that we can guarantee the boat trip only to the first 70 participants that choose this activity. Please, see the meeting point in the map below.

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