Sun

Sunday 30 April - Australia to Rome

30

MORNING
AFTERNOON
EVENING

Delegates traveling directly to Rome on Emirates depart Australia this evening via Dubai, arriving in Rome the following afternoon.

Mon

Monday 1 May - Rome

1

MORNING
AFTERNOON

Delegates arrive in Rome from Australia, Sicily and Umbria. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the Westin Excelsior Hotel.

EVENING

Welcome Reception

Enjoy a casual get together in the hotel with your fellow conference attendees to celebrate our first night in Rome.

Overnight Westin Excelsior Hotel
Meals: Reception drinks and light buffet dinner

Tue

Tuesday 2 May - Rome

2

MORNING

Conference sessions

AFTERNOON

This afternoon is free to enjoy a range of optional tours. Enjoy a classic tour of Rome including the many famous monuments such as the Colosseum, the Forum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps or a range of other interesting options. No matter how many times you have been to Rome, there is always something unique to discover.

EVENING

This evening is at leisure (dinner at own expense). There are more variations on the Italian theme in Rome than you’d find elsewhere in Italy: Sicilian, Tuscan, Pugliese, Bolognese, Marchegiano, Sardinian and northern Italian regional cuisines are all represented. With so many options, the question is where to start?

Overnight Westin Excelsior Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Wed

Wednesday 3 May - Rome

3

MORNING

Conference sessions

AFTERNOON

This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy a range of optional tours. Discover the city’s underground crypts and catacombs or escape
the city on a tour around the hill towns of Castelli Romani and sample locally-made wine while learning about wine production
in the area.

EVENING

Savour the detail of the Vatican’s most sublime treasures during a special after hours tour of the Vatican Museums. This is a very unique opportunity few will ever experience and provides a unique insight into one of the most important historical and religious destinations on the planet.

Note: this tour is still subject to confirmation. 

The remainder of the evening is at leisure (dinner at own expense).

Overnight Westin Excelsior Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Thu

Thursday 4 May - Rome

4

MORNING

Conference sessions

AFTERNOON

Concert and Roman Forum tour
San Lorenzo in Miranda is a 17th century Baroque guild church within the Roman Forum which was given to the College of Chemists and Herbalists in 1429 and is still maintained by them today. PSA have been granted access to this very special venue where you will enjoy a short concert and a viewing of the adjacent Pharmacy Museum. This will be combined with a guided tour of the Forum.

EVENING

This evening is at leisure (dinner at own expense). For the most part today’s chefs still cling to the traditional and excel at what has taken hundreds, sometimes thousands, of years to perfect. Rome is still a town where the Italian equivalent of “What are you in the mood for?” still gets the answer, “Pizza or pasta!”

Overnight Westin Excelsior Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Fri

Friday 5 May - Rome

5

MORNING

Conference Sessions

 

AFTERNOON

This afternoon is free to enjoy a range of optional tours. Why not join a professional photographer for a tour of Rome’s landmark locations while learning to apply professional techniques and the rules of image composition?

EVENING

Gala Dinner
Join us at the beautiful Villa Miani for tonight’s elegant dinner, fit for an Emperor. Villa Miani is a neoclassic palatial villa built on a hill, surrounded by acres of English style lawns and gardens and enjoys a splendid panorama of the entire city of Rome. Our entertainment will complement the sense of occasion that this beautiful venue bestows.  Embrace tonight’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ theme and come dressed in your best Italian chic!

Overnight Westin Excelsior Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Sat

Saturday 6 May - Rome

6

MORNING

The entire day is free to enjoy at leisure to experience the amazing sights of Rome at your own pace or join one of the half or full day optional tours on offer.

AFTERNOON

At leisure.

EVENING

Your last night in the Eternal City is at leisure (dinner at own expense).

Overnight Westin Excelsio Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Sun

Sunday 7 May - Depart Rome

7

MORNING

Guests continuing on to the extended main conference in Tuscany depart this morning.

Meals: Breakfast

AFTERNOON
EVENING