SOCIAL PROGRAM

Social Events

Social Events

Meet with your peers, chat, and eat during the social events organized to let participants have some free time to socialize and finally meet in person.

Welcome Reception

Meeting point: Università La Sapienza – Marconi Building

Sapienza University – Sunday, July 28th 2024, 06.30 pm

The Welcome Cocktail is an occasion for all participants to meet and interact with each other while enjoying local appetizers and musical entertainment. The Welcome Cocktail will take place at the Conference Venue.

Price: included in all fees and for accompanying persons

  • € 30 (VAT included) for additional guests

The price includes:

  • Cocktail
  •  Live music entertainment

Conference tour and social dinner

Meeting point: Università La Sapienza

Villa Dino – Wednesday, July 31st 2024, 06.45 pm. The dinner starts at 8:30 PM

THE TOUR

With its 2300 years of history, the Appia Antica shows intact the signs of an illustrious and fascinating past, still clearly visible among the ruins that line the edges of the road. Considered by the Romans the regina viarum (queen of the roads), it is universally considered, taking into account the time in which it was built (late 4th century BC – 3rd century BC), one of the greatest civil engineering works of the ancient world for its enormous economic, military and cultural impact it had on Roman society.

The Via Appia Antica began in Porta Capena, near the Circus Maximus, and continued southwards with a linear and easy route until it reached Capua and subsequently Brindisi.

THE DINNER

The construction of the Villa Dino was commissioned around 1930 and, in the 1960s, it was purchased as the representative office of the D’ORO publishing house, which specialized in the production of precious books. The entrance is marked on both sides by two brick monuments: the first is a two-storey tempietto sepulchre from the middle of the second century A.D., on whose façade numerous marble fragments were walled up during 19th-century reconstruction; the second monument, on the other hand, was used as a watchtower in the Middle Ages, and is an example of the virtuoso restoration of Roman monuments.

Price:

  • € 90 (VAT included) for Delegates
  • € 60 (VAT included) for Student/Reduced

The price includes:

  • Guided Tour of The Ancient Roman “VIA APPIA”
  • Conference dinner
  • Live music entertainment
  • Private transportation

Farewell Party

Meeting point: Università La Sapienza

Friday, August 02nd 2024, 08.00 pm

The Farewell Party will be organized in Casale Tor di Quinto, a typical Casale (a farmhouse), which preserves intact the structure of a roof of wooden boards with beams and the original trusses. The location has been transformed into a restaurant and divided into different, large halls and serves typical seasonal Italian food.

The dinner will take place outdoor, unless there’s bad weather.

Price:

  • € 70 (VAT included) for Delegates
  • € 50 (VAT included) for Student/Reduced

The price includes:

  • Dinner
  • Live music entertainment
  • Private transportation

The Farewell Party will be held only with a minimum of 50 people.

Tours

Visit the beautiful city of Rome by choosing our special tours planned and prepared especially for ICORS 2024 participants!

If the minimum number of participants for each tour is not met, the Organizing Secretariat will find an alternative tour or reimburse the ticket.

Jewish Ghetto Tour and Typical Dinner

Meeting point: Ghetto and Portico d’Ottavia

Monday, September 29th 2024, 06.30 pm

An accompanied walk from Castel Sant’Angelo, way through Via dei Banchi Vecchi, Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Farnese and Piazzetta Mattei with an explanation of the city. This tour will offer the opportunity to visit the Jewish Ghetto with its complex variety of history, architecture and tradition, ending with a typical dinner. The Jewish Ghetto is one of the most fascinating areas of Rome, one with the highest number of examples of Roman and Medieval architecture – out of the very few – that still stand in Rome.

Price: € 75 (VAT included)

The price includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Headphones
  • Dinner in a typical restaurant

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people.

Mysteries and Crimes in the Roman Night and Typical Dinner

Meeting point: Castel Sant’Angelo

Tuesday, July 30th 2024, 10.00 pm

Accompanied walk and guided visit through Rione Sant’Angelo between the Roman Empire and Late Antiquity. The itinerary includes a visit to the Tiber Island, the Theater of Marcellus, the Portico d’Ottavia, and a visit to the Balbi Crypt.

The Balbi Crypt, a unique and original history of a Roman city block. In this unique micro-environment, the intermingling of the subsoil and the fabric of the structures surrounding it have created an uninterrupted narrative of the history of a city block in the centre of Rome. The Crypta Balbi is one of a small number of museums in the world that can boast of its origins as a planned research activity involving all fields of knowledge.

Price: € 65 (VAT included)

The price includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Headphones
  • Dinner in a typical Roman pizzeria

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people.

Christian Rome and the Art of Mosaic

Meeting point: At the entrance of Santa Maria Maggiore

Wednesday, July 31st 2024, 10.00 am

Accompanied walk and guided visit. The itinerary includes the visit of the mosaics of different churches.

You will visit the Papal major basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the largest Catholic Marian church in Rome. The mosaics found in Santa Maria Maggiore are one of the oldest representations of the Virgin Mary in Christian Late Antiquity (fifth century). Under the high altar of the basilica is the Crypt of the Nativity of ]esus Christ.

The walk will continue with the Santa Pudenziana Church, a basilica built in the 4th-century, that is dedicated to Saint Pudenziana, sister of Saint Praxedes and daughter of Saint Pudens. The church of Santa Pudenziana is recognized as the oldest place of Christian worship in Rome.

You will continue with the Basilica of Saint Praxedes and its famous Saint Zeno chapel.

Only for accompanying persons

The price includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Headphones
  • Ticket for Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Prassede

Guided Visit of Fontana di Trevi, Archaeological Area of Vicus Caprarius – the City of Water and Typical Dinner

Meeting point: TBD

Thursday, August 01st 2024, 06.30 pm

The terminal part of the Vergine aqueduct, the only one of the ancient aqueducts continuously in use to this day, the Trevi Fountain is the best known of the Roman fountains. Its name derives from a toponym in use in the area since the mid-20th century, Regio Trivii, referring to the confluence of three streets in the square, or from the triple outlet of the water of the original fountain.

The underground archaeological area of ​​Vicus Caprarius – the City of Water is part of the intricate maze of ancient relics of Rome. The evocative exhibit shows the structures of an imperial domus, the castellum aquae of the Virgin Aqueduct, the famous face of Alessandro Helios, and findings discovered during the renovation of the former Cinema Trevi. On a journey backwards in time, it is possible to touch Rome’s millennial stratification and observe the archaeological evidence of the great events that characterised the city’s history, from the realisation of Aqua Virgo to the fire of Nero, from the sack of Alarico to the siege of the Goths.

Price: € 80 (VAT included)

The price includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Headphones
  • Dinner in typical Roman tavern

The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people.