Social Program


June, 27 2019

19:00-20:30 - Welcome cocktail and entertainment

The welcome cocktail and entertainment will be held at the Santa Maria delle Grazie Cloister, Via Fossato di Mortara 15, part of the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church and Monastery, where the Chemical and Biological Library is now located.

The Cloister is connected with the Conference Venue.

Flag wavers (Sbandieratori) from one of the eight Contrade (Quarters) which compete in the Palio of St. George and figurants in the original costumes will  be with us as in the Ferrara traditional Palio, one of the oldest in the world, being established in 1259. The music, colour and acrobacy of the Palio celebrations have the effect of carrying the public back in time to the golden days of when the Este family ruled the city.



June, 28 2019

20:00-23:00 - Conference Dinner and entertainment

The Conference Dinner will be held at Palazzo Sacrati Muzzarelli Crema, Via Cairoli 13, a historical XV century building in the center of the town, at a walking distance from most hotels and B&B.

For those who can stay a little more or use their time to visit the town and its surroundings, Ferrara offers a series of other possibilities. A walking or bicycle  tour of Ferrara is possible. Ferrara's historical centre is small and thus perfect for exploring on foot or bicycle! There may be opportunities to explore the  Centro Storico, the historical streets around the Cathedral and the Jewish area, the Medieval part of the town and the beautiful palaces,  buildings, gardens and parks in the Renaissance part.

For those interested, please contact the Organizing Secretariat for information or visit the Ferrara Touristic Information and Ferrara website.