Social program


The social program complements the scientific program of the SILAE Congress and it will create many enjoyable occasions to mingle, talk, meet old friends and make new ones, in the special atmosphere of Sorrento and Napoli.


SOCIAL EVENTS  included in the registration fee:

Opening Ceremony and Buffalo & Wine Party

SUNDAY, October 4th
19:00 - 23:00
Grand Hotel Vesuvio Convention Centre
(Delegates and Accompanying)

Join the official Opening Ceremony of the 29° SILAE Congress

During the ceremony, there will be words of welcome by the President of the SILAE, the Chair of the Congress and
a folklore performance.

The Opening Ceremony will be followed by a Welcome Buffalo and Wine Party in the Lounge Hall of Grand Hotel Vesuvio.

Preparing a cheese plate for wine tasting? Follow our instructions to start combining cheeses, meats and other snacks with wine! Obviously the queen of the party will be the  Mozzarella di Bufala Campana

Calabrian Chili Party

MONDAY, October 5th
19:30 - 23:30
Grand Hotel Vesuvio Terrace 
(Delegates and Accompanying)

Calabria is considered the home of chili peppers. The recipes of Calabria reflect the territory of a region that offers robust and spicy cuisine, whose flavors have always been genuine with an important production of oil, cold cuts and cheeses. The chili party accompanied by scientific reports aims to make known the Italian peppers, its history, its culture. SILAE promotes study and research on its production, on its qualities and its use in the field of gastronomy, cosmetics, pharmacology and medicine

Typical Neapolitan Dinner

THURSDAY, October 8th
20:30 - 0:30
Grand Hotel Vesuvio Terrace
(Delegates and Accompanying)

When you travel to Napoli, you don’t just discover many monuments and a beautiful gulf: you will also have a gastronomic tour that will bring you back in time, thanks to secular recipes that have come to represent Italy all over the world. Which one do you really need to try?

Let’s discover it together! with the splendid view of the Gulf of Naples and the Neapolitan music in the background.

Exclusive Napoli Tour: Street Art, Culture & Legends

WEDNESDAY, October 7th
All day
Congress Bus Service
(Delegates and Accompanying)

Whoever stops by Naples, shouldn’t miss a walk through its historic center with an archeologist! They ‘ll guide you through the most remarkable historical/art spots of the city, with a particular focus on uncommon locations off the beaten track. We’ll stroll through the Greek/Roman “layers” of Neapolis. A UNIQUE experience that’s combined everything Napoli has to offer *This is not a religious tour but a mix of art, history, culture, cults, facts, stories… -Start from Piazza Bellini (the heart of Naples) with a Greek archaeological site under your nose, walking through the ancient streets (Roman grid road system!) of the “Decumani” and Spaccanapoli, enjoy Monuments along our tour such as the God Nile sculpture or the Free Masons hidden symbols; stops to Gothic and Baroque churches as S. Lawrence, S. Domenico and the Cathedral (to understand the Miracle of S. Gennaro’s Blood). We’ll pass the unique nativity scenes and artisans quarter of San Grergorio Armeno and we’ll see the exclusive BANKSY mural (and TONS of street art on the way!). Cult of Dead/Underground church of Purgatory or Veiled Statue are two hidden gems that i propose to visit and you can decide! Be ready for a caffè in the Maradona’s bar (with his HOLY hair!) talking about the Neapolitan culture!

Going up from Mergellina to Posillipo we find the mysterious Palazzo Donn’Anna, steeped in legends and mysteries from the wonderful scenery on the Gulf of Naples

Food: during the tour, the best local spots and some suggestions for your street food experience!

Mediterranean Lunches

MONDAY 5th, TUESDAY 6th, THURSDAY 8th October
13:15 - 14:30 
Grand Hotel Vesuvio Restaurant
(only for Delegates, Accompanying 30 Euro/lunch)

 With its mouth-watering selection of seasonal Neapolitan and Mediterranean dishes and excellent wines, the popular Grand Hotel Vesuvio Roof Bar & Restaurant offers an authentic Italian dining experience in elegant surroundings. Wonderful tasting experiences! between the morning and afternoon work session.

Herb based Cocktail offered by

MONDAY, October 5th 21:30
Grand Hotel Vesuvio  Lounge Bar
(Delegates and Accompanying) 

A symbolic product of Distilleria Caffo is Vecchio Amaro del Capo, a Calabrese, herb based liqueur, the fruit of an ancient, Calabrese recipe further processed and improved with experience acquired over four generations of the Caffo family. Vecchio Amaro del Capo encloses the active principles of plenty of beneficial herbs, flowers, fruit and roots from the generous land in Calabria, infused in the finest alcohol, to aid digestion and give a feeling of wellbeing. Among the 29 medicinal herbs composing the infusions, we recall some of the most widespread in Calabria, due to their tonic-digestive properties, such as bitter orange, sweet orange, liquorice, mandarin, camomile and juniper. Its delicate and aromatic taste also adapts well to more delicate palates. Taste versatile cocktails and aperitifs, based on precious aromatic herbs and Italian citrus fruits. 

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