XII International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes
29 August - 3 September 2010
Padova, Italy
Social Program

The opening Ceremony and Social Dinner are open to all registered participants and accompanying persons

Other visits and events

Please book your participation in the social events upon Registration (online procedure).
The events scheduled below will only take place if the minimum number of participants is reached. In case of cancellation of an event the fees received will be refundend.

Post-congress trip to Venice

Saturday, September 4th 2010

The fee of 60,00€ per person includes: accompanying tour guide, transfer by G.T. coach form Padova to Venice and return, private boat in Venice from the Tronchetto to the lagoon islands and back to the Tronchetto.

Trip to Venice and the islands

Departure by G.T. coach from Padova (pick-up point in front of the Mantegna Hotel,via Niccolò Tommaseo 55) at 9.00. Guided visit of Murano and Burano and the historical centre of Venice until 17.00. Return to Padova in time for dinner.
Possibility of staying overnight in Venice (one night in a Venice hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis) by paying an additional charge.
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Sunday, August 29th
17:30. Meeting Point: Conference Venue or Palazzo del Bo’
18:00. Welcome and Opening remarks at Aula Magna, Palazzo del Bo’ by the ISPE-12 Chairman, the Academic and Political authorities and Prof. W.R. Shea
19:30. Visit to “Palazzo della Ragione”
20:00. Welcome Cocktail Party at the Giardino Pensile of Palazzo Moroni
Thursday, September 2nd
Gala Dinner at Villa Contarini
20:00. Departure by bus from the Meeting Points in front of Galileo, NH Mantegna and Plaza Hotels.
21:00. Gala Dinner
Giotto by night

Tuesday, August 31st 2010 at 21.30

Guided evening visit to the famous Giotto frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padova. The visit will last half an hour, of which 15 minutes will be spent in an air-conditioned waiting room and 15 minutes visiting the frescoes.
This visit has to be booked by June 30th due to the large number of people visiting the Chapel. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Rate per person: 20.00€. It includes entrance, guide and taxes

Meeting Point at 21.00 hrs in front of the entrance to the Chapel
Palladio in Vicenza - half day

Thursday, September 2nd
Excursion by bus to visit Villa Capra (known as “La Rotonda”)
and the Olympic Theatre in Vicenza.
Departure at 14.00 in front of the Mantegna Hotel
(via Niccolò Tommaseo 55, Padova).
Return by 19.00.

Wine road excursion and visit to Arquà Petrarca - half day

Thursday, September 2nd
Departure by bus at 14.00 in front of the Mantegna Hotel (via Niccolò Tommaseo 55, Padova).
The trip will take participants to Arquà Petraraca to visit the historical centre and Petrarca’s home and to some of the charming villages in the Euganean Hills, including a stop at a winery to have a taste of the local wine and of some typical products.
Return by 19.00.
The excursion to Venice will be by coach and then by private boat from Tronchetto to the island of Murano to see an original glassblowing kiln still in use.
Murano will be followed by the island of Burano, where the famous brightly-coloured houses of fishermen and producers of lace and needle-point work are huddled around its unmistakeable crooked bell tower. After free time for lunch, the trip continues to St. Mark's Square, whose points of special interest include the famous Basilica, the Torre dei Mori and the Bridge of Sighs.
There will still be some free time left for shopping and then back to the Tronchetto in the late afternoon cruising down the Giudecca canal. Finally the visitors will return to Padova by coach in time for dinner.
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