CONSEC 2016

Politecnico di Milano 12-14 September 2016 Lecco, Italy

Accompayning people and other events

Pre- and post- Conference Events

Some special extra-events are available for the conference participants before and after the conference. These events have a limited number of people. First come, first serve rule will be applied according to the date and time of registration.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper – Saturday 10th Spet.

 

Milan's most famous mural, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper (Il Cenacolo) is hidden away on a wall of the refectory adjoining the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie . Depicting Christ and his disciples at the dramatic moment when Christ reveals he's aware of his betrayal, it's a masterful psychological study and one of the world's most iconic images.You can profit of this unique private visit just for CONCEC attendance. When the last door will open, you will feel a smell of the history of 500 years. You will see "Last supper" lightly illuminated in the mysterious darkness. The perfect harmony of light and darkness. Christ is drawn on the center of the perspective line. It is like a witness of the history and starts to talk to us something. It will seem like you can hear the voices of the people portrayed. How realistic and how mysterious! A magnificent experience!

Few tickets are available for two possible scheduling for the visit, first come first serve.

Ticket cost (just entrance ticket): 30€/person

Available tickets and scheduling:

30 tickets for Saturday at 11.00(*)

30 tickets for Saturday at 17.00(*)

(*) This is the time of the entrance,  the meeting point is directly at the entrance, instruction will be provided.

Seaplane flight over Como lake – Thursday 15th Spet.

 

  

A seaplane is a marvelous instrument of  geographical and cultural discovery. CONSEC2016 participants can profit of this wonderful occasion to  see  the  Como  Lake from the sky. You will flight from Como to Bellagio and then back again to Como discovering all the most beautiful villas and looking at the mountains that falls into the lake. You can enjoy this 45 minutes flight starting and landing directly on the lake.

Ticket cost (fligth + bus from/to Lecco): 110€/person (*)

Just 20 seats available

(*) details about bus departure time will be available;  from Lecco to Como by bus it takes about 1 hour.

Program for accompyning people

People accompanying CONSEC2016 participants can profit of a special program that will allow them to discover the best of this region.

A day on the Como lake – Monday 12th Spet.

 

A wonderful tour of the Como lake will allow to enjoy the Como lake and its essence. If you want to admire the beauty of Lake Como, its unspoilt landscapes, its banks filled  with luxuriant vegetation, sumptuous villas and small villages of rare beauty where tourism, history, art and nature combine harmoniously, the ideal solution is to do it directly from the water. A boat tour starting from Lecco will bring you to Bellagio, in the center of the Lake, and then will show you some of the most beautiful villas facing the lake.

Romanesque in the Lecco area – Tuesday 13th Spet.

 

  

The extraordinary presence of churches, convents,   monasteries, abbeys and ancient shrines makes the province of Lecco, also known for the beauty of its lake and mountains, a territory full of history, art and spirituality. The Romanesque buildings, located in an lively environment, are proof of the ability of the medieval people of conveying a full balance between art and nature,  creating places of great beauty. The theme of Romanesque, in fact, is a common thread that leads visitors through the different naturalistic settings and landscapes of the province to the discovery of great archeological and architectural proofs that date back to the first centuries of the Christian era. A tour by bus will bring you through the main Romanesque churches revealing you all the treasures of Romanesque art preserved in this area.

Bergamo: the art and the Upper city – Wednesday 14th Spet.

 

Set in the beautiful, scenic foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is a charming medieval city with much to discover. You will reach Bergamo by bus and you will spend some times taking in the city center's main churches, squares, and landmarks. Divided into 2 main sections separated by a funicular railway, Bergamo is a remarkable city with a fascinating history. The upper city—or Città alta— is situated atop a hill, with splendid views across the plains and to the Alps. Celts, Goths, Romans, and Lombards have all lived within the city walls, but the 4 centuries of domination by the Venetians are the most significant in the creation of its history and culture. A visit to the Carrara Accademy will allow you to enjoy some of the Itailan Art masterpieces such as the “Madonna col Bambino” by Mantegna or the “Canal Grande da Palazzo Baldi” by Canaletto.

The cost of the Accompyning people program is 250€ for each person and includes:

 - conference concert

- conference banquet

- all the events of the Program for accompyning people