Social Events

ISSAOS social events

At the end of each day of the school, we organized a social event to get together in a relaxed atmosphere and to know more about the city that hosts the school, L’Aquila. The cost of the participation to the events is included in the fees.

Here is the list of events:

  • Monday, August 29, h 18:00-21:00: Ice-breaker and poster session. Everybody is invited to hang a poster to illustrate his/her work to the other attendants. There is no pre-defined format for the poster, just bring one of your choice.
  • Tuesday, August 30, h 18:30-20:00: City tour. We will walk through the historical city center to discover some of her main beauties, accompained by a tourist guide.
  • Wednesday, August 31, h 18:30-21:00: Concert and buffet. The choir “Corale Novantanove”, one of the established choirs of the city, will offer a panoramic of the traditional reportoire of local popular chants. After the concert, a buffet will be offered at the school location.
  • Thursday, September 1, h 19:00-23:00: Social dinner. Conclusive social dinner at “La Cartiera del Vetojo“, with traditional local plates.

Events in the city

During the first two days of the school, August 28-29, in L’Aquila will be held the most important cultural-religious festival of the year. celestino-sThis festival, known as Perdonanza Celestiniana, marks the anniversary of the first jubilee of the Catholic Church, instituted in 1294 right here in L’Aquila by pope Celestino V.

For more informations on the religious significance of the event click here and here (italian only).

Throughout the whole week various religious and cultural events are held during the day and the evening. However, due to deadly earthquake that struck Central Italy on August 24, 2016 (with no consequences in L’Aquila, which is 50 km away from the epicenter), all the entertaining events were cancelled as a sign of respect for the victims.

On August 28, starting at 17:00, a procession with historical characters will walk through the city from the Villa Comunale, ending at 18:00 at the Basilica di Collemaggio, with the Opening Rite of the Holy Door, one the few in the world after that of St. Peter in Rome.

If you would like to know more about the various cultural events, you can find them here (italian only).