PRE CONGRESS TOURS
Registration deadline for all pre and post tours: 1 April, 2002.
The tours include 4 star hotels, meals, drinks and all transportation and transfers.
THREE-DAY PRE CONGRESS TOURS
Departure Wednesday 29 May
Return Friday 31 May
THE ISLANDS OF THE BAY OF NAPLES1st Day (29 May)
14.00 departure for the Island of Ischia, the largest island in the Bay, famous for its thermal baths and also well known as the Green Island, thanks to its rich vegetation. Tour of the island through its six main villages: Ischia, dominated by the Aragonese Castle, Casamicciola, with its thermal baths, Lacco Ameno, the smallest village, Forio, with its beautiful beaches and vine-yards which produce one of the best wines of the Campania region, Serra Fontana, a traditional village, Barano with very ancient agglomerates up on the hills.
Afternoon free for shopping.
Arrival at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
2nd Day (30 May)
Transfer to the port and departure to Capri (about 40 minutes).
Guided tour of this wonderful island considered one of the most precious pearls in the Mediterranean Sea. Transfer to Anacapri to visit the famous Villa San Michele, built at the end of last century by the Swedish doctor-writer Axel Munthe. After the visit transfer to the centre of Capri and lunch. Free time for shopping.
In the afternoon walking tour to the Augustus gardens, from where you can admire a panoramic view of the “Faraglioni” rocks. Departure to Ischia and return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
3rd Day (31 May)
Transfer to the port and departure to Procida, an island with an ancient history. In its walls we can find Norman, Angevin and Aragonese influence.
Leaving the port we reach “Chiaiolella” beach through alleys, small squares, houses and gardens.
Free time for shopping. Afternoon visit the area of Terra Murata and the small island of Vivara. Return to Naples in the late afternoon.
Cost: EUR 865
FIVE-DAY PRE CONGRESS TOUR
Departure Tuesday 28 May
Return Saturday 1 June
TUSCANY1st Day (28 May)
Departure from Naples to Pisa, a quiet and gracious town, that still reveals traces of its past as a Maritime Republic. Visit to the famous “Campo dei Miracoli”, with its four buildings that constitute one of the most famous architectonic complexes in the world: the Dome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistery and the Holy Field.
2nd Day (29 May)
After breakfast, tour of Florence, famous expression of Italian artistic genius. In the historical centre there is the Cathedral, with the bell tower, designed by Giotto. Stop at Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge of the city, S. Croce and finally Piazzale Michelangelo, from where you can admire a wonderful view of Florence.
Free afternoon for visiting and shopping. Return in the evening to the hotel.
3rd Day (30 May)
After breakfast departure to Siena, free time for lunch and sightseeing in this beautiful city in the middle of Tuscany. Siena is famous for the Dome and “Piazza del Campo”, where every year the Palio is held. In the afternoon visit to San Gimignano, picturesque village that even today retains its characteristic medieval look. In the evening return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
4th Day (31 May)
After breakfast, visit to the Island of Elba. Departure by hydrofoil from Piombino to Portoferraio, main town of the island. The visit in the morning will conclude with a stop at Napoleon’s house. In the afternoon continue to Porto Azzurro and Marina di Campo, holiday resorts. In the evening return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
5th Day (1 June)
Departure for Naples in the morning.
Departure from and return to pick-up points in Naples.
Cost: EUR 1,230