Accompanying Person Social Programme

The accompanying person fee (ITL 170,000) includes the welcome cocktail, the Conference banquet and a visit of the third generation synchrotron radiation source ELETTRA. See the enclosed Registration Form for the methods of payment.

An attractive accompanying person social programme has also been organised, including tours and cultural activities.
Important: no Credit Cards will be accepted for the payment of the accompanying person social programme event tickets.

Monday 4 October 1999

> Tour of Trieste - 9:00 - 13:00
Meeting point: main entrance of the "Stazione Marittima"

A crossroads between the Central-European and the Mediterranean cultures, Trieste has always been a pole of attraction. Trieste's setting is particularly beautiful with the combination of the shining whiteness of its rocks, the blue sea and the green hills that surround it. Approaching the town along its wonderful coast road, Trieste appears perfectly inserted in the surrounding territory.
Its past history can still be seen in the Roman ruins on Capitol Hill, San Giusto Castle and the Roman Theatre.
Memories and images of the past can be seen in all streets, from the little alleys that wind through the ancient suburbs with their old houses and ruined walls to the wide central streets that cross the new part of the town with its elegant neo-classical buildings.
The part of the coast called Riviera di Barcola runs below the lighthouse. It is a splendid promenade by the sea where international regattas take place every year and a favourite swimming spot in the summer months. Miramare Castle stands out at the end of the Riviera; the Castle was built between 1856 and 1860 for Maximilian of Hapsburg.

> Art lessons - 16:00 - 18:00
Meeting point: Museo Revoltella, museum of modern art

Visit of the Museum art collection and introduction to Romanic and Roman art: the museum’s art collection offers a review of Triestine 19th and 20th century painters. An art expert will introduce the paintings housed in the beautiful building owned by barone P. Revoltella. The apartment with original forniture will also be visited.
Moreover, some aspects of Roman and Romanic art will be presented to introduce the visit of Aquileia and Grado.

Tuesday 5 October

> Visit of Aquileia and Grado - 9:00 - 18:00 (lunch included)
Meeting point: main entrance of the "Stazione Marittima"

Just 50 km away from Trieste, we find the charming old coastal town of Grado with its beautiful white sand shores. This is a bewitchingly fantastic world of land and water. The hub of life in Grado in every season is the busy harbour canal, embraced by the picturesque houses of the old town.
Near Grado, the ancient roman town of Aquileia is worth a visit: the Basilica of early Christian origin and the archaeological remains as well as the Roman Museum are fascinating historical landmarks. Actually the Byzantine Emperor Justinian described the town: "Aquileia, the greatest of all the towns in the West", certainly thinking of the exceptional importance reached by the capital of "Venetia et Histria" on an economic, military and political scale at the height of its splendor.

Wednesday 6 October

> Excursion to the surrounding countryside - 9:00 - 13:00
Meeting point: main entrance of the "Stazione Marittima"

Visit of the Carsic hills surrounding Trieste and the "Grotta Gigante", one of Europe's largest caves.

> Art lessons - 15:00 - 17:00
Meeting point: Museo Revoltella, museum of modern art

Introduction to Italian Renaissance art: the most important museums and art works hosted in Tuscany will be described. The paintings and painters of Museo degli Uffizi will be specially dealt with.

Thursday 7 October

> Tour of Venice - 8:00 - 19:30
Meeting points will be given during registration

A one-day guided tour to Venice will be organised for registered participants. Should the accompanying person wish to join the tour, a fee of ITL 100,000 should be paid. Please use the Registration Form to do this. The visit will include Piazza S. Marco, the Cathedral, Palazzo Ducale and a walk along the picturesque canals. A packed lunch will be provided. To facilitate the organisation of the tour, participants are kindly asked to register before the 3rd September.

Friday 8 October

> Italian cuisine lessons and tasting of local wines - 18:00 - 23:00
Meeting point: main entrance of the "Stazione Marittima"

The lessons will be held in one of the most famous restaurants of the town of Trieste.

Photo by Ugo Borsatti, Archivio Storico "Foto Omnia"