Social Program

The program below is an overview of social activities and tours. The social activities offered to all NODYCON2019 attendees are the Welcome reception of Sunday February 17 and the Capitoline Museums tour of Monday February 18. The other activities shown below are mainly designed for accompanying persons. If NODYCON participants plan to attend some of these extra-activities, the Organizing Committee will make every effort to avoid overlaps with the conference sessions although it cannot be guaranteed that this will be uniformly ensured. The Banquet at Brancaccio Palace can be bought online at Registration Page. If you did not opt in for the banquet during the online registration, you can select Update Registration and buy the tickets for you and your accompanying persons. You may also wire transfer the amount using the wire transfer information found under Registration. For planning purposes, it is strictly necessary to buy the Banquet tickets before January 15, 2019.

SUNDAY February 17, 2019
Welcome reception
MONDAY February 18, 2019
Interactive cooking show and lunch
Capitoline Museums Tour
- For NODYCON attendees & registered accompanying persons
TUESDAY February 19, 2019
Vatican Tour
Banquet, Palazzo Brancaccio
- For NODYCON attendees and accompanying persons (for tickets go to Registration Page and select Update Registration)
WEDNESDAY February 20, 2019
Domus Romane, Palazzo Valentini
Interactive cooking show

The gastronomy of Italy is one of the best in the world. Join in with the Chefs Blancs from Rome’s famous cooking school and learn some of the secrets of Italian regional cooking that everyone loves so much. At the end of the demonstration participants will then enjoy a sit-down lunch of the 3 dishes they have learned to cook, accompanied by Prosecco and red and white wine. Dessert is on the house. Each participant will receive a handout and apron with the logo of the school.

Approximate duration: 3 h

The place: Via dei Monti Della Farnesina, 77

Transportation included, meeting at the Faculty of Engineering, via Eudossiana 18.

Max participants: 30

Vatican Tour

A complete Vatican Museums tour including a Sistine Chapel visit and guided St. Peter’s Basilica tour. The tour ensures that you get inside the Basilica (not to mention skip the lines!) with an expert guide to enjoy all the treasures the Vatican City has to offer.

Approximate duration: 3 h

Max participants: 25

Domus Romane, Palazzo Valentini

Travel through time as you explore these digitally enhanced Roman ruins. With the special Augmented Reality tour of the magnificent Domus Romane, you can travel through thousands of years of history in an instant, and discover what it was really like in the third century. Incredible visuals and live projections bring the remains of these Roman buildings to life.

Approximate duration: 1.5 h

Max participants: groups of 15

Click here to download the NODYCON 2019 Final Program.


Brancaccio Palace
Viale del Monte Oppio, 7, 00184 Roma