May 19 – 24, 2013
Europe/Rome timezone

Social Events

Welcome Drink

The Welcome Drink will take place at the Caffè Pedrocchi on Monday May 20 at 19:00.

The Caffè Pedrocchi is a café founded in 1772. It has architectural prominence because its rooms were decorated in diverse styles, arranged in an eclectic ensemble. The café also has historical prominence because of its role in the 1848 riots against the Austrian Hapsburg monarchy, as well as for being an attraction for artists over the last two centuries from the French novelist Stendhal to Lord Byron to the Italian writer Dario Fo.

Lecture on Galileo

The afternoon session of Wednesday May 22 will be held in the Aula Magna of the University and it will include a lecture on Galileo Galilei by Prof. Giulio Peruzzi from Padova University Physics and Astronomy Department.

Galileo Galilei lived in Padova from 1592 to 1610, teaching geometry, mechanics and astronomy at the University. His original teaching desk can be seen at the entrance of the Aula Magna.

Social Dinner

For the Social Dinner, on Wednesday May 22, we will move to the Villa dei Vescovi, some 20 km outside Padova, at the foothills of the Colli Euganei.


The Villa dei Vescovi, a jewel of the Italian Renaissance, was built in the sixteenth century for the bishop of Padova. Inspired to the classical architecture, it hosted along the centuries several artists and writers. It now belongs to the Italian Fund for Environment (FAI).