A goal of our conferences is to provide not only a rich intellectual exchange, but also a rich cultural exchange that showcases the link between Greece and Southern Italy symbolized by the myth of Alpheios and Arethusa—whose spring still flows on the island of Ortigia.
The first day of the conference will include a keynote address, a walking tour of the Ortigia and a welcome dinner nearby the ancient Temple of Athena.
Subsequent days will include a full schedule of presentations, catered lunches, and excursions to the Paolo Orsi archaeological museum and the Neapolis archaeological park. In summer, there is also the opportunity to see performances of by the National Institute of Ancient Drama, which has been performing for over 100 years, at the ancient Greek theater in Neapolis.
The final day will include a boat tour of Siracusa’s porto grande (summer only) and a farewell dinner. After the conference a post-conference tour will be offered.
The conference registration fee of Euro 275 includes admission to all academic sessions, guided tour of Ortigia, welcome dinner, refreshment breaks, catered lunches, guided visits to the archaeological site and museum (including transportation), plus the concluding banquet on Sunday. There is a reduced fee of Euro 225 for students, unemployed, or accompanying persons.
The optional summer theater excursions cost euro 65-70 including ticket, tax, and private transportation from Ortigia.
A variety of accommodations from B&B to 5 star hotels is available on the island of Ortigia, you can search directly on Booking.com. The Exedra center is at via Landolina 5 (in Palazzo Francica Nava), just north of Piazza Duomo. Any lodging on the island of Ortigia is within walking distance.