Welcome reception with choir performance, excursion and banquet are included in the registration fee.

The welcome reception will take place on Tuesday, September 12th, in the central building of the University, Via dell’Università 12, at 18:30. Participants will be able to visit a typical Italian university building from 17th century, with elegant corridors, the square courtyard and magnificent lecture halls. The University Choir will perform some popular arias in the “Aula dei Filosofi”.

The social programme of IWGO 2017 will continue on September 14th with an excursion to “Reggia di Colorno”. We shall leave by bus the Congress Centre at 5 pm and shall drive to Colorno, a nice little town located close to the river Po, about 20 Km from Parma. We shall visit the historical garden and take a guided tour through the royal palace, which was for about 500 years the aristocratic residence of the nobles who ruled the region of Parma. Among them the Farnese and the Bourbon families, respectively in the 17th and 18th century, and Maria Luigia von Augsburg, wife of Napoleon, who got this imperial palace after the Congress of Vienna. Information about this historical place can be found at the web page:  http://reggiadicolorno.it/en/.

The excursion will end with a banquet in a typical regional restaurant, where IWGO delegates will have the opportunity of tasting some classical recipes of the tradition “emiliana”, and visiting the underground cellar of the restaurant, where “culatello” (part of ham) is stored and cured for two years before consumption.

Vegetarians and participants with special dietary needs are kindly requested to inform the staff at the registration desk upon arrival.

Accompanying persons are welcome to join the tour. Tickets including transportation, visit and banquet will be available at the registration desk at a price of 65 Euro. We recommend participants who plan to come with companion(s) to make a reservation by sending an e-mail to iwgo2017@unipr.it

In any case, due to organisation problems, tickets for excursion and banquet will be sold only on September 12th until 19:30 pm.