|Monday, June 6|
|Shuttle Bus 18:30||From the University to Mastroberardino Winery|
|Event 19:00 - 21:00||Welcome Reception: Guided tour, wine tasting, and light dinner at Mastroberardino Winery|
|Shuttle Bus 21:00||From Mastroberardino Winery to Salerno City Center|
|Tuesday, June 7|
|Tour 09:30-12:00||Guided tour to Salerno historical city center|
|Shuttle Bus 12:00||From Salerno City Center to University|
|Wednesday, June 8|
|Shuttle Bus 18:30||From University to Salerno City Center (Hotels)|
|Shuttle Bus 20:00||From Salerno City Center to Saint Joseph Resort|
|Event 20:15-22:00||Banquet at Saint Joseph Resort|
|Shuttle Bus 22:00||From Saint Joseph Resort to Salerno City Center (Hotels)|
|Thursday, June 9|
|Shuttle bus 8:30||From Salerno City Center to Paestum|
|Tour 9:15-11:30||Guided Tour Temples of Paestum|
|Shuttle bus 11:30||From Paestum to the University of Salerno|
Welcome Reception at Mastroberardino Winery
Monday, 6th - 19:00. Via Manfredi, 75-81, 83042 Atripalda AV
The Welcome Reception of CogSIMA 2022 will be held in the cellar of Mastroberardino Winery in the town of Atripalda (AV). The Mastroberardino is one of the most famous wine producers in the Campania region, producing wine since the 18th century.
The welcome reception will be held in the historic cellar located in Atripalda in the heart of the Irpinia region, the birthplace of world-famous Italian wines like Falanghina, Fiano, Taurasi. The historic cellar is nowadays also an art gallery, creating a surprising location wherein the old wine-producing environments are mixed with art masterpieces.
The welcome reception will include:
- a guided tour of the cellar and art gallery
- a light dinner with three different wine tastings
Guided tour to Salerno historical city center
Tuesday, 7th - 9:30 am. from Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 1, 84123 Salerno SA (In front of Train Station)
Salerno, on the Bay of Salerno, is a city of just over 150,000 inhabitants. It is one of the least explored by English-speaking travelers that have discovered the many historical, cultural, social, religious, culinary, architectural, and recreational delights the city has to offer.
The historical center of Salerno is the core of the old city that develops in the maze of alleys of medieval origin. It is believed to be one of the best maintained in the Italian peninsula. Its "Via dei mercanti" (Merchant street) is even today one of the main shopping streets in the city. The Duomo is its centre.
This ancient cathedral was first built in March 1084 but was completely rebuilt in June 1688 after an earthquake struck. The courtyard is surrounded by a covered walkway supported by twenty eight plain columns with arches and a series of Roman sarcophagi along the walls, and on the southern side of the cathedral stands a bell tower which dates back to the 12th century. The city's main cathedral also features artworks from the famous Italian artist Francesco Solimena.
The city park was the garden of the old city hall. Today it is a huge recreation area in front of the Salerno Theatre (the "Teatro Verdi"), with a fountain (called "Don Tullio") done in 1790.
The seafront promenade was created from the sea during the 1950s and it is one of the best in Italy. It has an extension of nearly five miles with many rare palms and trees. It goes from the new Crescent building in Liberty square to the Concordia Square.
Banquet at Saint Joseph Resort
Wednesday, 8th - 20:15. Via Salvatore Allende, 66, 84131 Salerno SA
The banquet will be held at the Saint Joseph Resort, a hotel and restaurant on the seafront near the tourist port of Marina d'Arechi.
Guided Tour Temples of Paestum
Thursday, 9th - 9:15 am (departure from Salerno 8.30 am).
Via Magna Graecia, 919, 84047 Paestum SA
Paestum was a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia. After its foundation by Greek colonists under the name of Poseidonia (Ancient Greek: Ποσειδωνία) it was eventually conquered by the Lucanians and later the Romans. The Lucanians renamed it to Paistos and the Romans gave the city its current name. The ruins of Paestum are notable for their three ancient Greek temples which are in a very good state of preservation. Today the remains of the city are found in the modern frazione of the same name, which is part of the comune of Capaccio in the Province of Salerno.
Paestum is home to three magnificent Doric temples, which are thought to be dedicated to the city's namesake Poseidon (known to the Romans as Neptune), Hera and Ceres. The temples of Neptune and Hera are located next to each other at the southern end of the site, while the smaller Temple of Ceres is at the northern end. You can walk up close to the temples, but they are roped off to prevent interior access.
Temple of Hera
The temple of Hera is the oldest of the three temples, built about 550 BC. It is sometimes called the Basilica, based on an error of earlier archaeologists in thinking it was a Roman public building. Unlike the other temples, the dedication of this one is certain, thanks to inscriptions to Hera on the temple. An open-air altar was unearthed in front of the temple, where the faithful could attend rites and sacrifices without entering the cella (the holiest area accessed by priests).
Temple of Neptune
The Temple of Neptune (or Apollo or Hera II) next door dates from 450 BC and is the most complete of the three - everything remains intact except the roof and parts of the inner walls. It has double rows of columns. On the east side are remains of two altars, one large and one smaller. The smaller one was added by the Romans when they cut through the larger altar to build a road to the forum. Statues around the larger altar may indicate that Apollo was patron of the temple. Another possible dedication is Hera, like the temple next to it.
Temple of Athena
The Temple of Ceres (or Athena) was built in c.500 BC in a transitional style between Ionic and early Doric. It was later used as a Christian church, as indicated by three Christian tombs discovered in the floor. (There was also a new Christian church built in Paestum in the 5th century, which still stands today.) The middle of the site consists of the Roman forum, with extensive foundations of various public and private buildings. Northwest of the forum is a small Roman amphitheater, of which only the southern half is visible. In 1930, a road was built across the site, burying the northern half. It is said by local inhabitants that the civil engineer responsible was tried, convicted and received a prison sentence for what was described as wanton destruction of a historic site.
Source: Live Salerno