Accompanying Persons Programme
Delegates’ partners can participate in entertaining excursions in Sardinia. Accompanying persons do not take part in the Conference and EXPO programme.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
18:30 – 20:30
Venue: Forte Village, Baia Delle Palme
Thursday, 14 September 2017
09:00 – 17:30
Sardinia’s Natural Wonders
We will enjoy a 50-minute journey by jeep to the Grotte Is Zuddas. After walking along a 500-metre passage with a constant temperature of 16°C, we will witness the marvellous spectacle of the caves’ stunning stalactites and stalagmites. After the caves, we will join a shepherd family for a traditional Sardinian lunch at S’Aqua Salia; a typical Sardinian farm in the mountains of Teulada. After lunch, we will embark on a jeep excursion that will combine Sardinian nature and entertainment. We’ll immerse ourselves in the colours and scents of this stunning Mediterranean island. Travelling through beautiful volcanic mountains, we’ll explore the following Sardinian landmarks: stunning views of the mountainous area of Santadi, covered with a mantle of Mediterranean scrub; the panoramic coastal area of Chia on the road to Pula; some of the most beautiful dunes and deserted beaches in Sardinia; and the “Capo Spartivento” lighthouse and its two delightful bays, Capo Malfatano and Piscinni. Along the way, we’ll stop for several photo opportunities, before visiting beautiful “Tuerredda” beach, which has been used as a location in many films and commercials. We’ll have our own reserved area on the beach, with sunbeds, umbrellas and drinks.
‘A Night in Sardinia’
Venue: Forte Village, Rocce – Forte Bay
Friday, 15 September 2017
09:30 – 12:30
Nora – A journey back through time
Departing from the hotel, our journey heads to the archaeological site of Nora. At this impressive location, with its vantage point over three bays, we will be transported back through 3,000 years of fascinating history. Founded by the Phoenicians around the 9th century B.C. as a strategic location in the Mediterranean, Nora was an important stopover for travellers in search of raw materials. The city was later conquered by the great Carthaginian navigators and warriors and then, as a result of the Punic Wars, fell into Roman hands around 238 B.C. Bathed in scenery full of charm, we will explore the Forum, the mosaics of the thermal baths and the theatre, as well as Carthaginian dwellings, Roman paved roads and the temples, all steeped in vivid history. After the visit, we will travel to Pula and relax with a cappuccino in the main piazza.
12:30 – 14:00
Conference Close & Buffet Lunch
Forte Village, Congress Centre