Welcome reception and participants’ registration– san Giobbe, Campiello dei Lecci.
Laguna Libre – Ecostaria della Cultura
Fondamenta Cannaregio, 969, 30121 Venezia VE
Gala Dinner at Ca’ Foscari, Salone del Rettorato
Once reserved to the distinguished visitors of the Venetian Republic, the Salone del Rettorato is located on the piano nobile of Palazzo Giustinian de’ Vescovi, near Ca’ Foscari and will welcome Wolpertingers with its Venetian terrazzo and Renaissance ceilings overlooking the Grand Canal through beautiful gothic windows.
We will leave by boat at 10.00 from the main entrance of the San Giobbe campus to start the cruise in the lagoon headed to the island of Torcello. The Island of Torcello is the furthest of the three main islands surrounding Venice along with Murano and Burano. Torcello is almost deserted, with a permanent residential population of just 11 inhabitants.
We will be joined by Prof. Diego Calaon and a member of his team that will accompany us during the boat ride and will lead the exploration of the archaeological site located in Torcello and managed by Prof. Calaon’s team. The archaeological site, which is part of the UNESCO site “Venice and its lagoon”, revolves around antique port infrastructures, early medieval settlements and glass workshops. Guided by prof. Calaon’s explanations we will visit the site and learn about the important role played by Torcello in the history of Venice.
After the tour we will enjoy an aperitif with the archaeologists before moving to the restaurant “Al trono di Attila” where we will have a typical Venetian lunch starting around 13.30.
After lunch we will hop on the boat again to complete the trip with a scenic boat ride of the Venetian lagoon that will take us back to Riva Sette Martiri, near Saint Mark’s square, where our social trip will end at around 17.30