Social events

 
 

Social events will include the conference dinner, an evening visit to the Naples historical center, and a guided tour to Pompeii (or Ercolano, read below).

Social dinner:

The social dinner will take place on Tuesday 21 evening, at Zi' Teresa Restaurant, in front of the Castel and within walking distance from the conference location. The dinner is included in the conference fee for registered participants. The cost for additional guests is 60€. We ask all guest to confirm by email that they will attend the Social Dinner

Touristic events:

Napoli by Night: a guided tour in the Naples center through history and legend. The tour will take place on the evening of Wednesday 22nd and consists in a 1.5 hours walk in the city center with a licensed tour guide describing the events and legends from the ancient history of the city. The cost of the event is 10€/person. The tour will take place if there is a minimum of 20 people. At the end of the tour it will be possible to eat in one of the historical Pizzerie of the old town (dinner cost not included). Interested participant must confirm by email.

Napoli by Night meeting point map

Visit to Pompeii: on Thursday 23rd afternoon, after the conference end, we will organize a guided tour to Pompeii. A bus will bring the participants to Pompeii where they can enjoy a guided tour of the ruins. The cost of the event will be around 35€/person (exact cost to be decided based on the number of participants), which includes bus transportation, cost of the guide and entrance ticket (11€). The tour will take place if there is a minimum of 20 people. Interested participant must confirm by email.

N.B. If most of the attending people have already visited Pompeii and wish to see Ercolano instead, we can modify the plan. This however requires that you explicitly ask for the change specifying if you will attend in any case or only if visiting Ercolano.

Visit to the Museum of the Capodimonte Observatory(alternative to the Pompeii tour): as an alternative to the Pompeii tour, on Thursday 23rd afternoon it will be possible to visit the Museum of the Capodimonte Observatory and its collection of astronomical instruments. The visitors can inspect and take a picture of a unique copy of Copernicus De Revoluzionibus with side notes by the Holy Inquisition.The Observatory, is located in front of the Capodimonte parc and Royal palace (hosting the art gallery), and offers a wonderful panoramic view of the city. The tour will take place if there is a minimum of 5 people. The cost is 5€/person plus transportation (most likely by taxi). Interested participant must confirm by email.

We also inform the participants that on May 23rd, there is a planned Bruce Springsteen concert in Piazza Plebiscito (near the conference Hall). If you are interested in attending you need to purchase tickets on your own.

Additional visits/activities for groups and accompanying persons can be discussed on with the organizers (astrofisica@na.infn.it).