AGN on the Beach

Social Program

Welcome Reception

A Welcome Reception is planned on the evening of Sunday, 10th September. This provides an excellent opportunity to network, meet old friends and colleagues, as well as new people, before the workshop officially begins.

Date: Sunday, 10th September 2023
Time: From about 18:00 to 20:30
Place: Largo Migliarese 4 (next to Bar Carbone)
Price: Included in the conference fee for registered participants.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will take place at the restaurant “Le Mura” on Tuesday, 12th September. Enveloped by the ancient “Belisario Walls”, which were originally erected to protect the town, “Le Mura” Restaurant offers a wonderful location in the heart of Tropea for enjoying the rich local gastronomy.

Date: Tuesday, 12th September 2023
Time: 20:00 onward
Place: “Le Mura” Restaurant,
Price: Included in the conference fee for registered participants.


For those interested, we will offer a choice of half-day excursions on the afternoon of Wednesday, 13th September. One option will be an excursion in a sailing boat, which will allow you to admire the beauty of one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. The tour will start from Tropea and will sail to Capo Vaticano and back, with various stops in between. At each stop, there will be the possibility to swim and go snorkelling (gear provided). An aperitif will be also offered aboard to the participants.

A second option will be a tour by land to Pizzo Calabro, a picturesque and historical town latched on a sea cliff and located about 30km from Tropea. The tour will allow you to discover all the secrets of the cliff-side “Murat Castle”, famously the place where Napoleon’s brother-in-law was imprisoned and assassinated, and the peculiar “Piedigrotta Church”, which is excavated into a rock face on the seashore. Pizzo Calabro is also famous as the home of a peculiar type of gelato, the so-called “Tartufo”. After a walk through the old town, you will have the pleasure to taste this delicious dessert, made of walnut ice-cream and melted dark chocolate in its core.

Date: Wednesday, 13th September 2023
Time: 15:00 onward.
Meeting point: TBC
Price: 35 euros per person (payment will be taken at registration- cash only)

Aperitif at sunset on the Beach

On Thursday we will offer an aperitif at sunset on the beach at the “Blanca Beach” lido for those who wish to partake, to really make the conference live up to its name!

Date: Thursday, 14th September 2023
Time: From about 18:00 to 20:00
Meeting point: “Blanca Beach” lido
Price: 20 euros per person, with one alcoholic drink and a rich selection of finger food (buffet) included (payment will be taken at registration- cash only)