5th ESICUP Meeting


About L'Aquila

Social Program

Get-together (Sunday evening)
An informal get-together will take place on Sunday, 20th April at 07:30 pm at Gran Caffè Eden, close to Piazza Duomo in the old town. Refreshments, snacks and meals will be served on a pay-yourself basis (indicative price for a drink with snacks is 5.00 €, indicative price for a meal is 25.00 €).
Gran Caffè Eden
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 90

Reception (Monday evening)
Conference dinner will take place at the Villa Feronia Restaurant on Monday, 21st at 08:00 pm. Typical regional dishes will be served.
Villa Feronia Restaurant is located in the historic city centre a few meters from Piazza Duomo, Piazza Palazzo, Corso Vittorio Emanuele and 5 minutes walking from Hotel Castello. The restaurant operates in the old house of Iacopo Notar Nanni, one of the richest merchants of L’Aquila in the second half of 1400’s. The building is one of the most important and elegant of the city.
Tour (Tuesday afternoon)
Leaving from the conference site on April 22nd, immediately after the end of the morning session.
Trip: L'Aquila - Campo Imperatore (mountain flats) - S. Stefano di Sessanio (first stop to visit the village) - Calascio (depending on weather conditions, second stop and walk up to the castle -- the one depicted in the 5th ESICUP Meeting logo) - route back to S. Stefano and dinner in a typical restaurant - back to hotel until 11:30 pm.
Maximum altitude reached: Campo Imperatore, about 2000 mt; S. Stefano and Calascio, 1250 mt; Rocca Calascio, 1500 mt.
Possibility of rain. Mountain-hiking dress recommended (a pullover, k-way or similar, trekking shoes or sneakers).
Please note: The tour is optional. It costs 40 euros per person and includes dinner in a typical restaurant in S. Stefano. A minimum of 30 subscribers is required, or the tour will be cancelled and replaced by a guided walk through the historical centre of L'Aquila.

5th ESICUP Meeting
L'Aquila, Italy, April 20 - 22, 2008 .