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11th Italian Quantum Information Science conference

September 17th-20th, 2018 - Catania, Italy

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Social Events

Excursion to Mount Etna

During the Conference a social program is planned: guided visit to Monastero dei Benedettini and Public Lecture in an historical palace.

Participants will meet at the Monastero dei Benedettini on September 19th at 14.30, departure at 15.00 sharp. About one hour trekking at an altitude of 2000 MAMSL towards the Valle del Bove, located about 100 m above that, about 2100 MAMSL. Walk through ancient and recent craters with a view on the most recent lava flows surrounded by a unique landscape. The trip will conclude with a fascinating sunset on Mount Etna and a final surprise.

At the end of the excursion the bus will bring participants directly to the social dinner. For the sake of organization, all participants are kindly requested to book excursion and dinner within the deadline for the early payment of the fee.

Equipment: trekking shoes and windproof jacket are highly recommended.

Organized by the EtnaEst operator :


EtnaEst's WebSite


Administrative & Touristic Information

The event acknowledges the received funding form the project QuantERA ERA-NET Cofund in Quantum Technologies (Grant Agreement N. 731473) implemented within the European Union's Horizon 2020 Programme.


  • CNR - Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems

  • Universita' degli Studi di Catania

  • Julian Schwinger Foundation

  • QuantERA

  • Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia - Universita' di Catania

  • Distretto Tecnologico Sicilia Micro e Nano Sistemi S.c.a.r.l.

  • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Catania

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Universita' di Catania
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Organised by

Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia - Universita' di Catania

Endorsed by

CNR - National Research Council
Universita' di Catania Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Universita' di Palermo