Social Events

Welcome Cocktail | ICEP 2021

A welcome cocktail with Italian specialties will be held at the Municipal Theatre of Siracusa as an occasion for all participants to meet and interact with each other.

Price: € 25 (VAT included).
Included in Standard, Reduced and Accompanying persons fees.

Gala Dinner | ICEP 2021

All guests will have the chance to live an entertaining networking event enjoying delicious food and drinks with music entertainment in the charming Ortea Palace Luxury Hotel, a magnificent building from 1920, known as “Palazzo delle Poste” in the historic centre of Syracuse, on the splendid Porto Piccolo of the island of Ortigia, where commensals will be immersed in Siracusa’s history while consuming a dinner with local specialties.

Price: € 70 (VAT included).
Included in extra and accompanying fees.

Siracusa | ICEP 2021

Cultural Tours

We suggest to arrive a day earlier (on October 3rd), to be able to be at Siracusa on October 4th in the morning.

Taormina | ICEP 2021

The tour includes:

  • An English speaking guide
  • Excursion in jeep to the Etna Volcan
  • Lunch in typical Sicilian restaurant Visit of Taormina
  • Private transportation

> The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people. If the tour doesn’t have enough participants, every reserved ticket will be refunded.

Siracusa is a window into the ancient history of the Mediterranean and Europe. Its vast archeological site, on the edge of the modern city, is a rare treasure of temples, amphitheatres and an ancient castle. The island of Ortygia, a labyrinth of charming ancient and medieval streets, was a center of Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Judaic civilization. Physical evidence of these three cultures can still be seen today, making Ortygia a fascinating place to visit for anybody curious about the historic patrimony we have inherited from classical mythology, early Christianity and medieval Judaism.

Starting from here, in the morning participants will be guided to a tour on Mount Etna, which has been designated a Decade Volcano by the United Nations and it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Participants will then have lunch at a typical Sicilian restaurant.

In the afternoon, the tour will be taken to Taormina.

The city was founded in the 1st century BC and has been a tourist destination since the 19th century. Its Ancient Theatre, probably of Roman date, faces Mount Etna and Taormina’s wonderful beaches, like the famous Isola Bella

Price: € 190 (VAT included).

Duomo di Siracusa | ICEP 2021

The tour includes:

  • An English speaking guide
  • Tickets for the puppets show
  • Dinner in typical Sicilian restaurant

> The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people. If the tour doesn’t have enough participants, every reserved ticket will be refunded.

The guided walk will begin in the wide and magnificent Piazza Duomo of Siracusa, on the highest point of Ortigia island, is the symbol of Baroque reconstruction of the city after the earthquake of 1693.
After having admired the Duomo (Cathedral) of Siracusa – erected on the ruins of an ancient Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Athena and later converted into a mosque, truly considered one of the finest examples of Sicilian Baroque style and since 2005 listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site – the tour will then lead guests to the charming Giudecca district – the ancient Jewish district.
The walk will then continue to the Puppet Theatre known as the ‘Opera dei Pupi’ to discover the history of a famous puppets artisan family and enjoy a Pupi show transporting guests through time in a magical atmosphere, narrating stories about French paladins, saints, and many local legends.

Price: € 85 (VAT included).

Useful information about the tour:

  • luggage will be loaded on the bus that will take participants first to the tour, and then directly to the airport;
  • breakfast will be served on the bus;
  • departures will be at 9 am, in two different busses, depending on the tour of your choosing.


The tour will start at 9 am. Participants will be arriving to the airport approximately at 15.30 pm (a more exact timing will be announced soon)

Catania | ICEP 2021 Syracuse

The tour includes:

  • An English speaking guide
  • Lunch in typical Sicilian restaurant
  • Private transportation from Siracusa to Catania and to the Catania Fontanarossa Airport

> The visit will be held only with a minimum of 20 people. If the tour doesn’t have enough participants, every reserved ticket will be refunded.

The bus will arrive at Catania approximately at 10 am, and participants will be taken on a guided visit of the city.

Catania is the second largest city of Sicily. Founded in 8th century BC, it was destroyed by catastrophic earthquakes in 1169 and 1693, and several volcanic eruptions from the neighbouring Mount Etna, the most violent of which was in 1669. The city was then rebuilt in Baroque, the style that nowadays characterizes its architecture.

Catania is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy.

Its old town, besides being one of the biggest examples of Baroque architecture in Italy, is a World Heritage Site, protected by UNESCO.

Lunch will be hosted at Avuciata Restaurant in the fish market of Catania.

The bus will take participants to the airport after lunch.

Price: € 92 (VAT included).

Mount Etna | ICEP 2021