XIV IVG Conference - International Association for German Studies

GENERAL INFORMATION

On this page you can buy your tickets for the guided tours that will be held on the 29th of July during the free day of the IVG Conference.

In order for us to arrange the guided tours, the deadline to book them is set on the 28th of July.

All tours will be held on the same day and you won't be able to join more than one.

Please note that if the chosen your doesn't reach the minimum participants required you will be asked to choose to either join a different tour or get a refund.

Do not hesitate to contact us at ivg2021@eurocongressi.it should you need further information.

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GUIDED TOURS

Please find below a selection of guided tours to choose from that will be held on your Conference free day on the 29th.

Half day bus tour - “In the Park of the Normans”

From Piazza Indipendenza going up the Conca d'Oro we will reach Monreale for a visit to the Norman Cathedral.

Price: € 45,00
Start time: 09:00
Minimum participants: 20
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Half day bus tour - “In the Park of the Normans”

From Piazza Indipendenza going up the Conca d'Oro we will reach Monreale for a visit to the Norman Cathedral. It is one of the most outstanding monuments of the UNESCO Heritage. There you can see its famous Christ Pantocrator and its 6,340 square meters of mosaics.

The Cathedral is flanked by the Cloister of the ancient Benedictine monastery which was built at the end of the 12th century. It is a typical Romanesque construction; it has a 47 meters per side square-plan and a portico with pointed arches supported by coupled columns. The columns are alternately decorated with carved arabesques and mosaic inlays.

The tour will be a good opportunity to taste local sweets and visit some ceramic and mosaic artisans’ workshops.

CANCELED Old Town half day walking tour

A tour of wonders inside one of europe's largest historical city centres.

Price: € 35,00
Start time: 09:00
Minimum participants: 20
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CANCELED Old Town half day walking tour

The tour will start from the Teatro Massimo. It is the biggest opera house in Italy and the third largest in Europe after the Opéra National in Paris and the Staatsoper in Vienna. We will reach the Quattro Canti along via Maqueda. The Quattro Canti is an octagonal square with a Baroque layout at the crossing of the two principal streets in Palermo, the via Maqueda and the Cassaro, now called Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

We will then head the Piazza Pretoria adorned with the imposing fountain called "Fontana della Vergogna" and the adjacent Piazza Bellini, overlooked by the churches of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (even called "La Martorana"), the church of San Cataldo, the Bellini Theater, the rear façade of Palazzo Pretorio and the splendid church of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. Along the "Cassaro", we will reach many artisan shops and noble palaces and we will also reach the Norman Cathedral where Frederick II of Swabia is buried. Our tour will end with a visit to the Cappella Palatina which is located inside the Palazzo dei Normanni.

Palazzo dei Normanni was residence for the kings of the Kingdom of Sicily and imperial seat with Frederick II and Corrado IV. Now is seat of the historical Sicilian Parliament.

CANCELED Half day bus tour – Cefalù

The medieval citadel of Cefalù which rises along a splendid beach at the foot of a suggestive mountain (the Rocca di Cefalù).

Price: € 50,00
Start time: 09:00
Minimum participants: 20
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CANCELED Half day bus tour – Cefalù

From Piazza Indipendenza we will leave for the medieval citadel of Cefalù which rises along a splendid beach at the foot of a suggestive mountain (the Rocca di Cefalù).

The old town of Cefalù has a typically medieval structure, characterized by narrow streets, paved with the pebbles of the beach and the limestone of the Rocca. In the old town you can find the famous Norman Cathedral, which has been UNESCO heritage site since 2015.

The Cathedral was built from 1131 and the exterior is in the typical Romanesque style of northern Europe enriched by Arab influences with a facade framed by two mighty Norman towers with double lancet windows and single lancet windows.

After visiting the Cathedral, the tour continues with the medieval washhouse, one of the most particular and characteristic places of the small seaside village of Cefalù. Before coming back to Palermo, you can go for a refreshing swim in the sea of Cefalù.

Full day bus tour – Valle dei Templi

The Valle dei Templi in Agrigento is one of the most outstanding and significant archaeological sites in Sicily.

Price: € 110,00
Start time: 09:00
Minimum participants: 20
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Full day bus tour – Valle dei Templi

The Valle dei Templi in Agrigento is one of the most outstanding and significant archaeological sites in Sicily.

The ancient city of Akragas stood on the southern coast of Sicily. It was founded in 582 BC by a group of Gela settlers to counter the expansion of the Megarese settlers based in Selinunte. In less than two centuries from the foundation, Akragas became one of the most populated cities in the Greek world and one of the driving forces of Hellenic culture in the Mediterranean thanks to its excellent geographical position. It was characterized by a fertile hinterland that allowed a significant production of cereals, wine and olive oil and by the presence of hills particularly suitable for grazing.

The city reached its maximum splendor in the 5th century BC. and the construction of the most important public works in the city are dated in this historic period. Walking through the 1300 hectares of the Archaeological Park of the Valle dei Templi we can still admire eight temples. The Tempio della Concordia stands out for its majesty and beauty, it is the best-preserved Doric temple in the world together with the Parthenon.

After the Valle dei Templi, we will visit the archaeological museum of Agrigento.

Before leaving for Palermo we will have lunch in one of the typical restaurants of the city.

CANCELED Full day bus tour – Selinunte Archeological site

Selinunte was an ancient Sicilian city located on the southwestern coast of the Island, in today's municipality of Castelvetrano, nearby Trapani.

Price: € 100,00
Start time: 09:00
Minimum participants: 20
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CANCELED Full day bus tour – Selinunte Archeological site

Selinunte was an ancient Sicilian city located on the southwestern coast of the Island, in today's municipality of Castelvetrano, nearby Trapani.

The city was founded by colonists from Megara Iblea in 650 BC. and it owes its name to the celery - σέλινον (sélinon) in Greek - which still grows wild there today.

The remains of the ancient Greek city are evidence of its greatness and now they constitute the largest archaeological park in Europe. In the park you can admire many temples and secondary buildings spread over four hills - the most important of them is certainly the Acropoli. Along the park you can also walk along the roads traced in ancient times by the Greeks.

Once we leave the archaeological park, we will move to the cantina Mandrarossa. Here you will see how their renowned wines are produced and you can also taste some of them. Their wines belong to the great and millenary Sicilian winemaking tradition, which finds one of its most prolific and refined productions in the Trapani countryside. After having lunch at the winery, we will leave for Palermo.