International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR)


Social programme

The provisional social program includes events in Naples, Amalfi and Ravello, a visit by boat to the bay of Amalfi (Positano and Capri), a concert at Villa Rufolo and a Gala Dinner.


Participation Fee


Until April 1st 2000



After April 1st 2000


Participants Fee

Graduate Students

Accompanying person

370US $

250US $

200US $

420US $

300US $

250US $


Fees will cover copies of the papers presented in the conference, coffee breaks, roundtrip transportation between Naples and Ravello and the events of the social program.


Ravello is a village perched on a 350 meters above the blue sea of Amalfi and is one of the most beautiful places of the Amalfi coast. Ravello has conserved its historical monuments through the ages in a natural setting which has few equals in the world.

Ravello's beauties, were praised by Boccaccio in his Decameron, and by Richard Wagner. Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone are two of the famous villas of Ravello. In Villa Rufolo Wagner found its magical garden of Klingsor for the second act of Parsifal. Wagner said: " I have found the garden of the Klingsor. This place is really a garden of beauties, full of history and art, full of colours and lights, full of flowers." Villa Cimbrone is known for its breathtaking belvedere.

Ravello was founded between the end of the Roman Western Empire and the beginning of the Eastern Empire. When Amalfi became to have a prosperous and important marine republic, Ravello's ships sailed all the Mediterranean.

Ravello is located near Positano, Amalfi, Sorrento and the Island of Capri which are among the most well-known Italian summer resorts. It is within easy reach of Naples and Pompei.

In the website of the Conference, links can be found to the webpages illustrating all those areas and how to reach them.

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