5-10 November 2017
Venice (Venezia), Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Social Events and Companions' programme

 

SOCIAL EVENTS:
 
WELCOME DINNER: it will be served on Sunday Nov. 5 (hr: 19:30) at the typical traditional and modern cuisine “San Trovaso - Restaurant”, close to the conference site.
All the registered participants to the Symposium are entitled to participate.

Accompanying persons and Exhibitors are invited to participate (free entrance).

The participation to the welcome dinner must be indicated in the Registration Form.

 
SOCIAL TOUR: a tour to the
SAN LAZZARO DEGLI ARMENI and MURANO ISLES, is scheduled on Wednesday Nov. 8 (for details, see “Companions' Programme” section, below).
The tour ticket costs 40,00 euros per person and must be booked in advance in the Registration Form and pre-paid  (n
ot included in the participants’ registration fee).

Departure time from the “Zattere loading dock” (just in front of the conference venue “Centro Cultural Don Orione - Artigianelli”): hr 14:00.


CONFERENCE DINNER:  it will be served on Thursday Nov. 9  (hr 20:00) in the fine dining Venetian restaurant “La Terrazza” (http://www.laterrazzavenezia.com/), located in a privileged  position a few minutes walking from the  Saint Mark’s Square and facing the picturesque “Orseolo canal” and “Orseolo” gondola docking area.

All the registered participants to the Symposium are entitled to participate.

The dinner ticket for accompanying persons and exhibitors costs 70,00 Euros
 
The participation to the conference dinner must be indicated in the Registration Form.
Please, report on the Registration form any dietary restrictions.

 
 
COMPANIONS' PROGRAMME:

The proposed companions’ programme includes some guided visits to interesting places in Venice and its lagoon and individual activities:
 
 
Monday, November 6, 2017 
(a multi-choice programme)
 
 
1 - Discover picturesque Venice and a “gondola” workshop (boatyard)
 
This is an unforgettable tour to discover an usually less tourist explored Venice area (Santa Maria della Salute; Punta della Dogana; Zattere  and  San Trovaso), walking through its narrow alleys called “calli”, and participating in a demonstration on how a Venetian gondola is made in the historical, oldest and most famous gondola boatyard in Venice, “Squero San Trovaso”.
 
Price per person: 22,00 Euros (minimum participants: 10 pax)
Including: entrance fee and guided visit
Duration: 2 hours
Departure time: 10:30 am
Meeting point: it will be specified at the Conference Desk

Note :
Tour will be performed with a minimum of 10  participants and must be booked in advance in the Registration Form.
The fees are due at the Conference desk.


 
 
2 - Venice Biennale Arte 2017
 
The 57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA curated by Christine Macel and including the exhibition of 86 Nations, will run in the historic pavilions at the “Giardini”, the “Arsenale”, and the city of Venice.
Details at the official web site: http://www.labiennale.org/en/art/exhibition/

It is open to the public from Saturday 13 May to Sunday 26 November 2017 at the Giardini and Arsenale venues.
The opening hours being : 10 am to 6 pm, closed on Mondays. (Arsenale venue 10 am to 8 pm on Saturdays and Sundays until 30 September).
 
Price per person:

  • Full 48h ticket: 30,00 Euros - valid for 48 hours since their first validation (closing days excluded) entitling to multiple visits to each exhibition venue (Giardini and Arsenale); they are strictly personal and a valid ID is required to buy and use them.
  • Full Regular ticket: 25,00 Euros -  valid for one admission to each exhibition venue (Giardini and Arsenale).  Different venues also can be visited on different days, including non-consecutive days.

 
To assist the Micros2017 Participants (and their Companions) the Travel Agency “Primarete Viaggi e Vacanze, Padova-Italy” can take care of ordering the tickets.

Note : Interest in purchasing tickets must be expressed in advance in the Registration Form.
The fees are due at the Conference desk.
 

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  (a multi-choice programme)


1 - TOUR of “BACARI”

.. a culinary walking in Venice city center looking for “bacari” (wine bars) and tasting “OMBRE E CICCHETTI”  (typical traditional Venetian snacks, “cicchetti”, combined with wine glasses, “ombre”)


Price per person:  35,00 Euros (minimum participants: 10 pax)
Including: Expert tour guide (who love good food and wine) and “cicchetti” and “ombre” guided tasting
Duration: about 2 hours
Departure time: 6:00 pm
Meeting point: St. Mark's Square (precise meeting point will specified at the Conference Desk)

Note : Tour will be performed with a minimum of 10  participants and must be booked in advance in the Registration Form.

Symposium registered Participants wishing to take part to the “Bacari tour” are invited to contact (by email) the Travel Agency “Primarete Viaggi e Vacanze, Padova-Italy” to pre-book the tour .
The tour fees (by the Companions , but in case also by the Symposium Participants) are due at the Conference desk.
 
 
2 - Venice Biennale Arte 2017

[see description on the “Monday” programme]



 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -  Social Tour
(for Delegates and Companions)
 
Excursion to “San Lazzaro degli Armeni and Murano Isles”
 
A private boat will lead the Participants through the fascinating Venice lagoon to “San Lazzaro degli Armeni” and then to “Murano” Isles.
“San Lazzaro degli Armeni” (Saint Lazarus of the Armenians) is currently entirely occupied by the “Mekhitarist monastery” of San Lazzaro, which is the headquarters of the Armenian Catholic Mekhitarist Congregation.
Settled in the 9th century, the small isle was a leper colony during the Middle Ages, and later abandoned. In 1717 San Lazzaro isle was donated by the Republic of Venice to Mkhitar Sebastatsi (Mechitar) and his followers who established an Armenian Catholic monastery.
It was recognized as an academy by Napoleon in 1810 when nearly all monasteries of Venice were abolished. Among the relevant visitors of the San Lazzaro isle should be mentioned Lord Byron (1816–1817).
The monastery currently contains a church with a “campanile” (bell tower), residential quarters, library, museums, picture gallery, manuscript repository, printing plant, research facilities, gardens, a bronze statue of Mekhitar and a 14th-century basalt khachkar (cross stone).
After the San Lazzaro isle visit, the boat navigation will continue towards the Isle of Murano.  Murano is the isle of the glassblowing art tradition, often just called the “glass island”.
Indeed, Murano isle is  a collection of seven islands linked each other by bridges. In 1295 all Venetian glass factories were moved to the isle of Murano to preserve the city center from fires that often were caused by factories themselves, but also to protect the glass making art from unwanted eyes and ears. Moreover, over the years, the glass masters were forced to live on the island and could not leave it unless they had a special pass. The Art of blowing glass was an inestimable richness for the “Republic of Venice” (“Serenissima”).
Murano is still a global exporter of traditional products like mirrors and glassware, and its factories produce modern items, too.
The Murano isle visit includes a walking tour along its canals and through its bridges and narrow alleys and the visit to the laboratory of a glass artisan to admire their artworks.
 
While reaching the “San Lazzaro” isle from the “Zattere”, a “welcome coffee” will be served on board.
Leaving “Murano” isle, in returning to “Zattere”, a cocktail will be served on board.
The excursion will end at the “Zattere” at 7 pm.
 
Price per person:  40,00 Euros
Including: boat and entrance fee; guided tour; coffee and cocktail served on board
Duration: a half day (2:00 - 7:00 pm)
Departure time: 2:00 pm
Meeting point: "Micros2017 meeting point" at the "Zattere loading dock" (more precise details at the Conference Desk)
 
Note: Tour must be booked in advance in the Registration Form and pre-paid (by interested Symposium Attendees and Companions).
 
 
Thursday, November 9, 2017
(a multi-choice programme)


 
1 - Doge's Palace and  St. Mark's Basilica

The proposed tour includes entry to the Doge's Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica.
Meet your guide at St. Mark’s Square and head for Doge's Palace, the extraordinary palace that served as the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Enter the splendid rooms, hung with hundreds of painted masterpieces .
Explore where the Doge and his Council controlled the fate of a 1,000-year republic (“Republic of Venice”, “La Serenissima”). Travel back to the Middle Ages as you discover the rich details of the magnificent gold staircase, and relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the famous “Ponte dei Sospiri” (Bridge of Sighs). Enter the notorious Venetian prison (“I Piombi”), famous for hosting Giacomo Casanova and many others.
Next, tour one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals, with entrance to St. Mark’s Basilica. Enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of this masterpiece of Byzantine art, and savor beautiful gold mosaics and marble floor inlays.
Admire the “Pala d'Oro”, an exquisite example of Byzantine art with thousands of gems and precious stones, and enjoy the art in the “Treasure of St. Mark”, collected over many centuries.
 
Price per person:  55,00 Euros
Including: guided tour and entrance fees
Duration: 2.0 hours, walking tour and visits
Departure time: 10:45 am
Meeting point: St. Mark’s Square (more precise details at the Conference Desk)
 
Note: Tour must be booked in advance in the Registration Form.
The fees are due at the Conference desk .


2 - Venice Biennale Arte 2017

[see description on the “Monday” programme]



 
Friday, November 10, 2017
 


Venice Biennale Arte 2017

[see description on the “Monday” programme]