Welcome Party, Sunday June 12 
After the Opening Ceremony, all participants are invited to participate to the Welcome Party, which will take place in the exhibition area of The Nicolaus Hotel from 19:30.

 

Cultural Evening, Monday June 13 
All participants are invited to the Cultural Event.

19:30 Bus transportation to Bari old town

20.00  Concert in the Basilica of Saint Nicholas by Otto Quarti String Octet

The octet “Otto Quarti”, characterized by musical freshness and great passion, consists of young musicians who brilliantly graduated at the Conservatories of Bari and Matera.
Following the concert, drinks will be served to all conference attendants in the wonderful square in front of the Basilica.
It is nice to walk to the winding, narrow streets, typical of Bari Vecchia, nearest to the Basilica.
The lanes of souvenir shops of Bari Vecchia are the most touristy.

23:00 Return by bus to the Conference Hotel

 

Gala Dinner, Tuesday June 14 
The EPDIC15 participants will enjoy a Gala Dinner.
Bus transportation will be provided, starting at 19:30.
The gala dinner fee is € 45,00  see registration.

Gala Dinner will take place at Hotel Salsello Restaurant, located on the sea near the nice town of Bisceglie, 35km in the North of Bari.

In case of nice weather, dinner will be served along the beach in a beautiful atmosphere, typical of Southern Italy.

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Guided Tours
Tour 1, Monday June 13
Tour 2, Tuesday June 14
Tour 3, Wednesday June 15 

 

GUIDED TOUR 1

June 13, 2016 – FULL DAY

BARI and POLIGNANO A MARE

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BARI

Walking tour through the old part of Bari, with its monuments, churches, craft shops, bakeries.

Visit St.Nicholas Basilica, the Cathedral, the Norman-Swabian Castle. The Bari underground tour will begin from the Castello Svevo, giving the chance to visit a large Byzantine settlement, an ancient basilica adorned by a beautiful mosaic of the sixth century B.C. and the archaeological area of Palazzo Simi, with the monumental remains of two churches.

 

POLIGNANO A MARE

The fascinating medieval village, perched on a high and jagged coastline, with many caves. The town centre is a succession of narrow streets with typical white houses and terraces overlooking the sea.

FEE GUIDED TOUR 1: € 60,00 (VAT included)

GUIDED TOUR 2

June 14, 2016 – FULL DAY

CASTEL DEL MONTE and TRANI

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CASTEL DEL MONTE

Visit of this impressive and mysterious Castle, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. It was surely not built for defensive purposes; perhaps it was designed as a hunting lodge or a centre where the experts of maths and astronomy used to meet.

 

TRANI

Discover Trani’s old town secret alleys, artisans’ workshops, picturesque spots and the spectacular waterfront. Explore the Jewish quarter, where there once 4 active synagogues.

Visit the striking Romanesque Cathedral, almost suspended on the sea, and St Nicholas crypt.

 

FEE GUIDED TOUR 2: € 60,00 (VAT included)

GUIDED TOUR 3

June 15, 2016 – FULL DAY

ALBEROBELLO and OSTUNI

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ALBEROBELLO

Monumental Trulli village of the 1400’s, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Built with dry overlapping stones, whitewashed base and cone-shaped roof with pinnacles of various shapes and symbols, it is divided into two districts, Monti and Aia Piccola. Visit of the Trullo Sovrano, the largest Trullo with two floors and internal staircase.

 

OSTUNI

The town which appears like a mirage of white light from the road below. Stroll through the alleys, steep stairways, craft shops and restaurants, courtyards and piazzas. The 15th century Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral has a beautiful rare 24 rays rose window portal.

FEE GUIDED TOUR 3: € 60,00 (VAT included)

 

It is possible to participate in one or more of these tours. Please indicate your choice in the registration form.

Each tour shall take place subject to a minimum number of 30 participants.

 

 

POST CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

A DAY AT THE BEACH

Thursday June 16 or Friday June 17

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Transfer from Bari to Coccaro Beach Club, in Monopoli.

Lunch at the restaurant of the Beach Club.

Transfer to Bari.

 

HALF DAY IN LECCE

Thursday June 16 or Friday June 17

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Transfer by private car to Lecce, called “The Lady of Baroque”. At your arrival, meet your private English speaking guide for a walking tour of this elegant city, where different architectural styles live together in perfect harmony; visit the Roman Amphitheatre, Piazza Sant’Oronzo and the Basilica Santa Croce.

Lunch at a gourmet restaurant in the heart of the town.

Transfer to Bari.

HALF DAY IN MATERA

Thursday June 16 or Friday June 17

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Transfer by private car to Matera. At your arrival, meet your private English speaking guide for a walking tour of the historical centre called “Sassi” – UNESCO World Heritage Site and set of many movies, such as “The Passion of The Christ”.

Visit of the Sassi and the monumental area.

Lunch at a restaurant in the monumental area.

Transfer from Matera to Bari.

 

For information please contact info@apulia2meet.it