(included in standard registration)
On Monday evening, a welcome reception will be offered to participants, inclusive of a short concert featuring operatic excerpts by well-known 19th-century Italian composers. The event will take place in the new auditorium of the Arts Department, University of Bologna.
  The accompanied persons are invited to attend the banquet for a fee of 95 euros each (limited seats available).  Check the Payment page

Note: Information below is copied from the website of Palazzo Isolani

Palazzo Isolani, introduction and history

Palazzo Isolani is one of the most beautiful and important historical buildings in Bologna, in the heart of its medieval centre: it looks onto the splendid Piazza delle Sette Chiese (Seven Churches) and, being near the famous Due Torri (Two Towers), is at the centre of an architectural complex which includes various buildings that are still today the property of the Cavazza Isolani family. The Isolani family, originally from the island of Cyprus from whence their name, moved to Bologna at the beginning of the eighteenth century and over the following centuries became one of the city’s most influential senatorial families.

The seventeenth-century rooms on the ground floor of Palazzo Isolani, used for the events of Isolani Meeting, are richly frescoed, decorated with damask tapestries and furnished with the family’s furniture and paintings, including portraits of the Isolani and the family of the famous King of Naples, Gioacchino Murat, to whom the Isolani became related in the early nineteenth century. With their particular private residence atmosphere, these rooms are the perfect setting for receptions, marriages, cocktail evenings, gala lunches and congress dinners, but are also perfect for conventions, congresses, conferences, meetings and other business events, seminars and workshops, presentations and press conferences.