Social Program

The Social Program of the Symposium will consist of three events.

 

  • On Sunday, May 12, early attendees will have the chance to take an afternoon Tour of the shooting locations of The Godfather movie.

 

We will visit Savoca and Forza d’Agrò, two small and enchanting villages close to Taormina, where some unforgettable scenes of The Godfather were shot. The tour will end with a dinner in Forza d’Agrò.

Program:

h. 14:30  Departure by bus from Taormina.
h. 15:00   
Arrival in Savoca.
Visit of the medieval village of Savoca.
Visit of Bar Vitelli, where Michael Corleone, the protagonist of The Godfather, meets his future wife Apollonia and ask for her hand. Here, you can ask for the famous Sicilian lemon granita, a crushed-ice drink, with the “zuccarata”, a local biscuit.
Visit of S.Nicolò Church where Michael and Apollonia get married.
h.17:30
Departure from Savoca.
h.18:00 
Arrival in Forza d’Agrò.
Visit of the S.Annunziata Church that appears when Michael goes to Corleone for the first time along with his bodyguards.
h.19:30
Dinner in Forza d’Agrò based on a rich variety of typical Sicilian foods.
h.22:00 
Return to Taormina.

Participation fee: 50€. It can be paid only on-site by cash. It includes: bus to the locations and back to Taormina, dinner at “Agostiniana Restaurant” in Forza d’Agrò.

During the procedure of registration at the Symposium you will be asked if you and your accompanying persons want to join the tour. Please communicate any variation of the number of participants.
Tour will take place only if the minimum number of participants (30) is reached.

 

  • A Social Dinner will be held on Tuesday, May 14.

 

The Social Dinner and the transportation to the location and back to Taormina are included in the registration fee.

 

  • On Thursday, May 16, attendees will have the opportunity of a morning Experience on Etna Volcano.

 

We will discover in half day the magnificence of the most majestic active volcano in Europe.

Program:

h. 9:00 Departure from Taormina.
1st stop
Bove Valley, a natural stage in front of the Summit Craters, where often the most spectacular lava eruptions take place.
2nd stop
Lava caves, impressive tunnels that have been grooved out by flowing lava. Helmets and lights will be provided.
3rd stop
Pic-nic with typical regional flavours.
h.15:00
Return to Taormina.

Participation fee: 65€. It can be paid only on-site by cash. It includes: pick-up by minibus in Taormina, insurance, membership fee, water, English-speaking guides,  lunch with typical products.
Difficulty level: easy. This tour is advised to everybody who is in normal good health conditions and who does not have any heart or breathing problems.
Equipment required: trekking or training shoes; clothing according to the altitude (2000m above sea level) and to the temperature (15° cooler than Taormina).

During the procedure of registration at the Symposium you will be asked if you and your accompanying persons want to join the excursion. Please communicate any variation of the number of participants.
Excursion will take place only if the minimum number of participants (15) is reached.

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