Social activities

Please find below a summary of planned social activities during DocEng 2013.  Please note:
  • Some activities are optional and require booking.
  • The reception is open to all the registrants.
  • The banquet is for participants registered for the main symposium (excluding workshop-only registrants).
Information on how to buy additional tickets for the reception and banquet will be posted soon.

Monday 9th
Visit at the Galileo Museum and Library:
       Piazza dei Giudici, 1
       Meeting at 15.30 in front of the Museum.
       Optional guided tour of two hours including the Museum and the Library  (cost €7.50). To be booked by .

Tuesday 10th
DoceEng 2013 Reception:
       Villa Bardini (Costa S. Giorgio, 2).
       Before the reception, guided tours of the exhibition "Il Rinascimento torna a casa"
       ( will be organized.
       Meeting (approx) 18.30 in front of the Villa
       (PS. We'll organize buses running from the workshops venue, additional information below in this page)
       The reception (and the tour) is included in all the registrations (including people attending only the workshops)

Thursay 12th
DocEng 2013 Banquet:
       Villa la Quiete alle Montalve (Via di Boldrone, 2)
       Buses will gather participants in Piazza Indipendenza (a few hundred meters from the conference venue) at 18.30
       The banquet is reserved for all the participants (including students) registered for the main symposium.
       People registered only for the workshops can buy tickets for the banquet.
       At the end of the banquet (around 22.30 - 23.00) buses will bring back attendees to the city center.

Saturday 14th
Visit at the National Library
       Piazza dei Cavalleggeri, 1
       Meeting (approx) 11.00 in front of the Library
       Optional guided tour (free, but booking by is required)

* About the reception:
Please read carefully all the following information!

Remember that different events in DE will take place in different locations.
Even if Florence is a compact city and most places are at walking distance we recommend to have a look to the DE13 website ( and figure out where different events will be organized.

This is especially important for Tuesday 10th.
The Workshops will be organized at the Engineering School where the registration desk will open at 8.30
(workshops begin at 9.30). You will need to visit the registration desk to pick up your conference materials
including the ticket for the Reception and you can do this also if you don't plan to attend the workshops.

If you cannot visit the registration desk on Tuesday, in order to join us in the guided tours of the exhibition
"Il Rinascimento torna a casa" you need to be at Villa Bardini (Costa S. Giorgio 2) at 18.00 and you need to write
one email () so that we can count you!
Rooms in the exibition are small and we need to carefully organize the tour!

Also if you would like to buy extra tickets for the reception and/or the banquet please write us.

If you cannot attend the tours we'll be happy to join you at the reception that will begin at 20.00, but please let us know,
because we have to look for you at the entrance.

One final comment on how to reach Villa Bardini. From Ponte Vecchio it is a short walk (10-15 minutes).
However, please be advised that it is a steep slope and therefore take your time (and energies!).
If you believe this might be a problem for you, please do not hesitate to write us. We'll do our best to help you.

If you will attend the workshops there will be reserved buses that will bring you from the workshops to the reception.

In the reception we'll enjoy various and quite rich apetizers for every taste as well as various drinks.

The reception will end around 22.00 when the buses can bring some of us in the center
(even if, depending on where you go, walking might be easier and faster!)

Should you have any additional question, please don't hesitate to ask us ().