On Sunday 13th June there will be a Welcome Cocktail which is open to all our Conference  delegates.  The venue selected for this pre-Conference, informal evening is the Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti gardens.  We invite our delegates to join us for drinks and canapés with an opportunity to catch-up with old and new friends in the relaxed and beautiful gardens.

The Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti is an impressive neo-Gothic building at the foot of the Accademia bridge, surrounded by a lush garden and protected by high railings, the elegant Palazzo was built in Gothic style, but modified in the second half of the 19C. It now stages temporary exhibitions, particularly of photography, organised by the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti.

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Sightseeing in Venice from the water is realy worth it! Join this relaxing evening on a dinner cruise Venice!  It is a perfect way to spend an evening when you visit venice-on board a cruise-restaurant  across the lagoon at nightfall… The boats tour dinner in Venice enchant you with the spectacle of the lagoon at night with the thousands of  lights that reflect on the water, complemented by the delicious dishes.  On board of motorboats, equipped with a panoramic terrace, windowed lounges, provided with wonderful opportunity to admire Venice.

The cruise will sail from congress venue VTP (Venezia Terminal Passeggeri) to reach the charming Giudecca canal and ... a welcome drink will be served on the terrace.  

From the panoramic bridges it will be possible to admire the Giudecca and Molino Stucky, the Church of the Redentore, the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and up the Grand Canal to the heart of Venice, St Marks Square, which is a unique spectacle in the evening lights. The beautiful Piazza San Marco, Doges Palace, Bell Tower and St Mark’s Basilica. Dinner will be served in the windowed lounge of the motorboats. It will then continue back into the lagoon to navigate the canals of Venice and return late evening at VTP for disembarking.

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