Social Events

Meet with your peers, chat, and eat during the social events organized to let participants have some free time to socialize and finally meet in person.

Please, note that the event will take place taking into consideration all the international and national safety regulations.

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Visit the beautiful city of Rome by choosing our special tours planned and prepared especially for MLSP 2023 participants!

If the minimum number of participants of each tour is not met, the Organizing Secretariat will find an alternative tour or reimburse the ticket.

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Welcome Cocktail

Social Event

Cloister of Faculty of civil Engineering of Sapienza University

Sunday, September 17th 2023, 6:30 PM

The beautiful Renaissance Cloister is the centre of the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, that is located in the area where the old convent of San Lorenzo in Panisperna was built, on the ruins of the Domus Aurea, which was emperor Nero’s palace.

On the ground floor, the cloister has a rectangular porch with seven or eight arches supported by columns that are characterized by beautiful Ionic capitals that bear the crest of Della Rovere. The corner realised thanks to a quadrangular pillar supported by two demi-columns, is beautiful. On the upper floor there are windows with a plain cornice. At the centre of the courtyard there is a beautiful well, with an elegant octagonal plan sculpted by Simone Mosca, surmounted by a simple stand made of two pairs of columns that support a simple architrave with a cymatium, attributed by some to Michelangelo Buonarroti.

Today it is the symbol of the Faculty itself.

Under the courtyard paving there is a beautiful medieval cistern that is the size of a cube of about nine meters per side, which is identifies today by a thin line of stone sunken among the river stones, which is typical of Lombard architecture.

Price: included in all fees and for accompanying persons.

Conference Dinner

Social Event

Wednesday, September 19th 2023, 8:00 PM

Typical Italian dinner in a unique venue. More information will be announced soon.

Price: TBD


  • typical dinner
  • musical entertainement

Cultural Tours

Trevi Fountain and the Ancient Water Streets

Meeting point: in front of the conference venue

Monday, September 18th 2023, 7:00 PM

Fontana di Trevi, surely the most famous and spectacular fountain of Rome, built by the sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1629, to order of Pope Urbano VIII.

Its fame has surely to be thankful also to the famous bath by night of Anita Eckberg in the movie of Federico Fellini, “La dolce Vita”.

The Vicus Caprarius, called also “The City of Water”, is an archaeological area in the quarter of Trevi.

This spectacular site is a recent excavation of an imperial roman quarter.

The area is situated 8 metres underground, in a suggestive atmosphere, and preserves the look of the activity in the centre of Rome from I till V century A.D.

Price: 82 euros 22% vat included

Includes: An English-speaking guide, a Tour Leader, dinner in a typical roman “trattoria”

Baroque Rome

Meeting point: entrance of Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza, Corso del Rinascimento 40

Tuesday, September 19th 2023, 10:00 AM

Piazza Navona, which displays the genius of Bernini and Borromini, is one of the finest Baroque masterpieces in papal Rome.

The site for today’s square is built on the ancient Stadium of Domitian.

The magnificent church of Sant’Agnese in Agone was designed by Francesco Borromini, while Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the famous “Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi” (fountain of the four rivers), right in front of the church.

The Altemps Palace, originally built by a Roman noble family, is built around a delightful courtyard decorated by a monumental fountain standing in the middle.

This magnificent palace hosts a really remarkable collection of antiquities from the classical world as well as from Egypt.

Price: 65 euros 22% vat included

Includes: An English-speaking guide, ticket for Altemps palace

Christian Rome and the art of mosaic

Meeting point: entrance of Santa Maria Maggiore

Wednesday, September 20th 2023, 10:00 AM

Walk through the popular city district of Monti with special attention to the beautiful medieval mosaics that are in the churches of this corner of the city.

The tour will start from the hidden church of Santa Pudenziana, where we will admire the splendid mosaic of the fourth century.

A must is then the Patriarchal Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, real triumph of Roman and medieval mosaics, which, in addition to one of the four Holy Doors, contains the holy relic of the manger that was the first cradle of Jesus.

We will then visit the church of Santa Praxedes, with its furniture and the incredible chapel of Zeno, with glittering Carolingian mosaics of the ninth century.

In the end, we will go to the church of San Pietro in Vincoli which, according the tradition, hosts the chains the apostle Peter was imprisoned with, and where we will admire the famous Moses by Michelangelo.

Price: 45 euros 22% vat included

Includes: An English-speaking guide, ticket for Santa Maria Maggiore