Castel dell'Ovo - The Main Conference will take place in Castel dell'Ovo that stands on a tufo island partly under the sea and connected to the mainland by a bridge which leads straight into Via Partenope, the beautiful promenade where the most luxurious hotels in the city are situated. The castle is located in a panoramic position along the Naples seafront, where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the coast, which offers tourists a unique panorama of the city. The Castel dell'Ovo is not only a charming tourist place, but also the ideal environment for the organization of conferences and important exhibitions, thanks to the beauty of the surroundings and its easy-to-reach location. The castle stands on the islet of Megaride. According to one of the most fanciful Neapolitan legends, the name of this castle derives from the egg that the Latin poet Virgil apparently hid in a cage placed in the dungeons of the castle. The egg was locked up and kept hidden because "the fortune of the Sea Castle depended on that egg".

Wireless connectivity in the conference rooms will be provided for the whole duration of the conference.

 

Villa Doria D'Angri - Workshops and Tutorials will be held in Villa Doria D'Angri, via Petrarca, in the area of Posillipo, Naples. The villa of Marcantonio Doria, Prince of Angri, is Bartolomeo Grassos most significant work and the most important Neoclassical villa of Posillipo. In 1592, Vittoria Carafa donated to Isabella della Tolfa, wife of Marcantonio Doria, a vast estate including a villa known as Masseria di Posillipo. Bartolomeo Grasso was joined by architects Guglielmo Bechi, who oversaw the decoration of the interior, Luigi Gaddi, Antonio Francesconi, who built the Chinese pagoda, and a large team of artists and craftsmen, who remained under Grassos direction for almost the whole duration of the work. After the passing away of Marcantonio Doria, who died in his villa in 1837, the family moved out of the property. After many maintenance and consolidation works had been conducted under the direction of architect Antonio Francesconi, on 10 March 1857 Dorias heirs sold the villa to Miss Ellinor Giovanna Susanna Maitland, an English noblewoman. Richard Wagner, one of her guests, composed his Falstaff during his permanence in the Villa Doria D'Angri. The villa has been recently acquired by University of Naples Parthenope, partially funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).

Wireless connectivity will be provided for the whole duration of the conference.

A conference shuttle bus service will be freely available for the attendees to Villa Doria D'Angri from Piazza Vittoria (a square close to Castel dell'Ovo), from 8:00 AM to 6:40 PM on September 9 and 10, 2013. For more details, see How to reach Villa Doria D'Angri