Social events


Monday, March 30th 2015 (18:15-21:00)

Welcome Party & Guided Tour

The conference committee is looking forward to welcoming you at Castello Sforzesco.

During the welcome party, it is possible to join an exclusive guided tour of Castello Sforzesco. If you would like to participate, we recommend you to arrive on time.


On Monday 30th, Milan local transports (underground, bus) will be on strike from 18:00 to 22:00.
We suggest you to reach Castello Sforzesco in advance or to use other means of transport.



Castello Sforzesco

Piazza Castello - Milano




Along with the Cathedral - Milan's most famous and much beloved monument - the big Castle is linked to the vicissitudes and dramatic events that the city has been experiencing over the past centuries. For many years, in fact, it has represented a symbol of the power in the hands of the Dukes, as well as of the foreign dominators. Only at the beginning of the 20th century the Castle assumed its distinctive role, becoming a place of culture, which hosted numerous Lombard art collections. The Castle was named after Francesco Sforza, who transformed it into a ducal residence in 1450. But its origins date back to the second half of the 14th century, at the time of Galeazzo II Visconti.




Tuesday, March 31th 2015 (19:30-23:00)

Gala Dinner

The conference gala dinner will be held in the Magnolia Cloister of Palazzo delle Stelline. Formal or semiformal attire is suggested.


Palazzo delle Stelline

Corso Magenta 61 - Milano


The Palazzo delle Stelline is one of the most rooted historical place in Milanese history, opposite the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie where is placed "The Last Supper" of Leonardo da Vinci, and is one of the most striking features of Milan’s urban fabric.
It was once the whole complex of the suppressed monastery of St. Maria della Stella, then – in the 1600 - having become a public institution for housing and educating orphan girls (the “Stelline”), by the will of San Carlo Borromeo.
Today the palace - bound up indissolubly with the history and culture of Milan and outstanding figures such as Leonardo da Vinci and Saint Carlo Borromeo, as well as more contemporary personages such as like Paolo Grassi who here founded his School of Dramatic Art - has undergone profound structural changes and uses.




Wednesday, April 1st 2015 (19:00-22:00)

Lab Dinner


Dinner will be held in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Dipartimento di Meccanica) of Politecnico di Milano while live demos will be running in the laboratories.


Politecnico di Milano - Dipartimento di Meccanica

Building B23

Via La Masa, 1 - Milano





Thursday, April 2nd 2015 (14:15-16:00)

Visit to Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper"


A guided tour to the famous Leonardo da Vinci's fresco in Santa Maria delle Grazie church will be possible.

The tickets for the "The Last Supper" visit are limited to 100 and will be offered on the basis of first come, first served to the first 100 people registered at the conference.


Santa Maria delle Grazie

Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie - Milano


Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milano.






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