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Indicative Programme

 

Saturday August 28th:

  • All day – Minibus from the airport to registration desk and hotels, WNS decontamination procedures (GGC Headquarters).
  • Evening – Opening of the exhibition: ''MONGIBEDDU COLOURS AND FLAVOURS''

Sunday August 29th:

  • PRE-SYMPOSIUM EXCURSION (1): – GEOLOGY OF MT. ETNA an overview of the volcano guided by a geologist, with comments at the most significant points (all day).
  • All day: – Minibus from the airport to registration desk and hotels, WNS decontamination procedures (GGC Headquarters).
  • Evening – Visit of the exhibition: ''MONGIBEDDU COLOURS AND FLAVOURS'' Welcome party (GGC headquarters)

Monday August 30th:

  • Morning – Opening ceremony and beginning of work sessions – coffee break incl. (University of Catania – Geological Faculty)
  • Afternoon – Catania's natural and cultural heritage (guided short trips) Mt. Etna selected caves (1) (short caving trips)
  • Evening – Recent discoveries video or slide presentations (GGC Headquarters)

Tuesday August 31st:

  • Morning – Lectures and work sessions - coffee break incl.(University of Catania – Geological Faculty)
  • Afternoon – Catania's natural and cultural heritage (guided short trips) – Mt. Etna selected caves (1) (short caving trips)
  • Evening – Participants video or slide contributes (GGC Headquarters)
  • Partners' Program (1)– Taormina and Alcantara Gorges guided tour

Wednesday September 1st:

  • Morning – Lectures and conclusion of work sessions – coffee break incl.(University of Catania – Geological Faculty)
  • Afternoon – Catania's natural and cultural heritage (guided short trips) – Mt. Etna selected caves (1) (short caving trips)
  • Evening – Gala Banquet in a typical Sicilian restaurant
  • Partners' Program (1)– Syracuse and Noto guided tour

Thursday September 2nd:

  • GENERAL EXCURSION – Visit of the summit craters or the ''Valle del Bove''depending on the volcano activity. (All day – for all participants).
  • Evening – musical event with a folk group (GGC Headquarters)

Friday September 3rd:

  • SPECIAL EXCURSIONFollowing the 1669 Lava Flow from Monti Rossi craters to the seaside of Catania, including a special caving trip to Grotta delle Palombe
  • Evening – Closing ceremony and Farewell party (GGC Headquarters)

Saturday September 4th:

  • POST SYMPOSIUM EXCURSION – More details on Post symposium excursion will be given on the next Circular.
  • All day – transport by minibus of the participants to the airport or the station

 

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    (1) Extra fee required

 
 

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