The provisional social program
includes events in Naples, Amalfi and Ravello, a visit by boat to the bay of
Amalfi, a concert at Villa Rufolo and social dinner.
||Until April 1st
||After April 1st
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
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
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 web pages
illustrating all those areas and how to reach them.