SWS Social Programme
If Art had held a capital city, that should have been Florence. The metropolis of the region Tuscany, Italy, was the centre of Medieval and Renaissance literature, philosophy and art. It was highly praised by many historians from these two and the succeeding epochs. Florence was frequently called “The Athens of the Middle Ages”. This is the birthplace of some of the most prominent Renaissance and Medieval intellectuals as Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Francesco Guicciardini, Donatello, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and last but not the least the Medici.
Florence is the dream of every artistic soul. Its museums, palaces, churches, and squares host some of the most exemplary and important artistic treasures in the world. After more than eight centuries, Florence is still one of the major Art centres and an irresistible source of creative inspiration. Welcome to the cradle of Arts and Humanities!
Day: 24 May, 2022
Time: 18:00 - 19:30 (starts after the end of the plenary sessions)
Place: Auditorium al Duomo, Florence, IT
Welcome to Florence!
Thematic Field Trip
5in1: San Gimignano & Tuscan hill village :: Siena :: Monteriggioni & :: Chianti with :: Lunch & Wine Tasting
Day: 26 May, 2022
Time: 8:00 - 17:30
Destination: Best places in Tuscany, IT
Full day Tour in the heart of Tuscany region: San Gimignano - the "Manhattan of the Middle Ages", the most famous and picturesque Tuscan hill village together with the unique experience of Siena and its traditions, thanks to the comprehensive guided tour of the stunning old town. The picturesque Monteriggioni Hamlet and the relaxing stop at a Chianti Winery for a typical Lunch which includes the guided Tasting of 3 different Wines and “vin santo”
- • Transport by comfortable touring coach
- • Tour escort
- • Visit Two stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites: San Gimignano and Siena
- • Visit Siena (Siena Cathedral) and Libreria Piccolomini
- • Visit Two splendid area of Monteriggioni & Chianti
- • Wonderful views of Tuscan rolling hills and Chianti countryside
- • Stop at a typical Winery with tasting of three excellent Chianti wines with Typical Lunch
- • Picturesque, Medieval village famous for its colors and charm
• It is recommended that participants wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothes to visit museums or places of worship
Departure and Meeting Point:
Tour departs at 08:00 from Piazzale Montelungo, at the Yellow Street Sign Caf Tour - Gray Line Florence. Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes before. An Assistant will wait for you with blue clothing with Caf Tour & Gray Line Florence logos
The SWS Society invites you to come on an unforgettable trip back to the imaginative epoch of Middle Ages and to explore the picturesque region around Tuscany, Italy!
Remark: The minimum required number for the event is 20 people
Note: Please, note that the programme is subject to change
and could be updated continuously up to the conference!