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Tuesday 19th March, 19:00: Welcome Party

It will be served at the Aula Magna of the University Rectorate in via Balbi, where some University buildings are part of the Rolli system, a set of mid 17-th century palaces which are included in the UNESCO world heritage list. Snacks and drinks will be served.

The University Rectorate can be reached from the conference site by foot (10-minutes walk). It is a very nice walk through the main streets of Genoa. Alternatively, you may take buses number 20, 30, or 35 in Piazza de Ferrari (Carlo Felice side) and get off at the Via Balbi-Università bus stop.

  • Address: Via Balbi, 5 -- 16126 Genoa
  • Meeting Point: Palazzo Ducale entrance on Piazza de Ferrari, 18:30




Wednesday 20th March, 18:30: Visit to Galata Maritime Museum

Visit to the Galata Museo del Mare (MUMA) the largest Maritime Museum in Italy, standing for the quality and innovation of its reconstructions. The Galata "impresses" through its ability to immerse visitors in accurate reconstructions of great scientific and formal quality, aimed at achieving the best representation of an era, typology of ship and the kind of on board life.

The visit to the museum is included in the conference registration and is not guided.

The Museum can be reached from the conference site by foot (15-minutes walk). It is a nice walk through via San Lorenzo, running along Genoa’s Cathedral, and then the old port area, with the Bigo and the Aquarium. Alternatively, you may take the metro at Piazza De Ferrari and get off at Darsena.

The museum route progresses through twenty-three large rooms which are spread over four floors (Ground floor, Floor 1, Floor 2, Floor 3), plus the panoramic Mirador terrace, and are dedicated to the permanent exhibition and themed sections.

  • Address: Calata de Mari, 1, 16126 Genoa
  • Meeting Point: Palazzo Ducale entrance on Piazza de Ferrari, 18:00


Wednesday 20th March, 19:30: Social Dinner at the Galata Maritime Museum

The social dinner will be served inside the museum, at Floor 4, with a superb view of the old port area.

The aperitif will be served starting from 19:30 in Terrazza da Verrazzano. The dinner will be served from 20:30 in Sala Vespucci.

After dinner, an open bar and a musical entertainment by the Loneliest Vocal Ensemble will be provided in Terrazza da Verrazzano.








Wednesday 20th March, 12.30: SAP-sponsored lunch for students

Master and PhD students are invited by SAP to join a seated lunch at Museo Diocesano - Chiostro di San Lorenzo, a wonderful location just outside Palazzo Ducale.

  • Address: Via Tommaso Reggio, 20 r, 16123 Genoa
  • Meeting Point: Just outside Le Cisterne, 12:30