Social Events

Welcome Cocktail

Wednesday 10th July, 2019 - 07.30 p.m.

Sala delle Colonne, Valentino Castle

Courtesy transfer from Conference will offered

 Turin, Viale Mattioli, 39

Madama Reale ordered further works to change the current Sala delle Colonne into a foyer between the two sides, its walls enriched with oval niches framed in stucco by Giovanni Luca Corbellino (1667), which hold eight busts of Roman emperors; outside the room are two other niches. Six precious Doric columns in “old Swiss” breccia marble, similar to those of the external portico, were centrally positioned in this same period to support the grand upper Salone. The role of this area became explicit: it was a transitional space between the monumental external flights of stairs connecting the river to the internal portico, from which the ceremonial route up to the noble apartments begins.


Castello Valentino Tour

Thursday 11th July, 2019 - 06.30 and 7.00 p.m.

Courtesy transfer from Conference will offered:

• from Politecnico di Torino main entrance on the 

11th July at 6.15 and 6.30 p.m. for Castello Valentino Tour  


Castello Valentino

Viale Mattioli 39, Torino


Please pick up your ticket at the Welcome/Registration desk

from the 10th July 2019 at 1.00 - 2.00 p.m.

or on the 11th July 3.00 p.m.



Social Dinner

Thursday 11th July, 2019 - 08.00 p.m.

Courtesy transfer from Conference will offered:

• from Castello Valentino at 7.40 p.m.

for the Social Dinner at Circolo Eridano

• from Politecnico di Torino at 7.40 p.m.

to Castello del Valentino and Circolo Eridano for Social Dinner

• Return at 11.15 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. to city center and Politecnico di Torino

Circolo Eridano

 Turin, Corso Moncalieri, 88

Inside the Park Caduti dei lager nazisti

A sports club born on the banks of the Po in the nineteenth century, at the foot of the hill, in addition to rowing, tennis and courses, it has hosted numerous film and television series sets.

The Circolo Eridano is full of initiatives, and it is also and above all an excellent location for receptions, dinners, lunches with an evocative landscape immersed in nature and freshness. 

Accessible only by foot or by bicycle. Cars can be parked in the nearby rest area in Corso Moncalieri N°80 or in the nearby streets (Via Marsala, Corso Giovanni Lanza).



Royal Break

Friday 12th July, 2019 - 04.00 p.m.

Caffetteria Reale, Palazzo Reale

 (Palazzo Reale’s courtyard on the left)

 Turin, Piazzetta Reale 1


Merenda Real® (Goûter Royal) tasted in the cafeterias of the Royal Residences is a travel through time.

Eurodrying will offer you the typical one from 1800 (summer version) in CAFFE' REALE DI GERLA placed in the Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale Piazzetta Reale – Torino).

[to be reserved at conference desk until 5.00 p.m. on the 11th July 2019].

The building once housed the royal fruitery, before being transformed to a library and finally a humble storeroom. Today, following extensive renovations, the building has been restored to its former royal glory. The interior is regal, full height, illuminated wooden showcases display beautiful porcelain from the Royal family's collections.

 By 1800 Torino had earned throughout Europe the reputation as the “capital of taste”, and featured a constellation of cafés and patisseries popular among the burgeoning bourgeoisie, and also among the Royals who were not averse to leaving the palace to indulge a “bicerin” based on coffee, milk cream and chocolate, always together with a “bagnato” sweet biscuit i.e. for dunking. Among the many specialities of the new century there were chifel, foré, the biciolan of Vercelli, brioss made of short pastry, the crumbly parisien. The “Risorgimento” ushered in a fashion for the garibaldin and the Garibaldi. The latter half of the century saw the arrival of the noaset - noisettes - of Chivasso, gianduiotti and cri-cri. In the summer, the biscuits were light, often based on just egg white, accompanied by a fresh, frothy zabaglione. Or better still a Sambaiùn, a “soup” of egg yolk and fortified wine, baptised with the name of the patron saint of Torino chefs, San Pasquale Bajlon. In the summer, deliciously cold, it goes with the paste di meliga, the lingue di gatto (cat tongues), the flaky and very light meringues, the novarini and the savoiardi, which are Italy’s oldest biscuits! In the mid-19th century, Torino became “’l bel paìs dle caramele” (the wonderful place of sweets) thanks to the brilliant idea of presenting the sugar and glucose sweets “dressed” in a graceful bow wrapper. This thus resulted in the “Torino sweet”, the prototype of all sweets existing today.