Social events

August 29 – Welcome Cocktail

Before the official start of EVACES 2023, a Welcome Cocktail will take place within the elegant and distinguished ambiance of the Politecnico di Milano’s Rectorate, an architectural masterpiece that perfectly marries tradition and innovation.

Also, we invite all conference participants to conveniently complete their registration for EVACES 2023. Starting from 16:00, our dedicated registration desk will open its doors to warmly welcome you at the entrance of the Trifoglio (Building 13). Our registration team will be on hand to assist you with any inquiries, facilitate the registration process, and provide you with all the necessary materials for your enriching conference experience.

We look forward to raising our glasses and toasting to the success of EVACES 2023!

Where: Politecnico di Milano, Rectorate – Building 1 (ground floor), Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 32 – 20133 – Milan, Italy. Arriving is simple: take the green metro to PIOLA station, or consider trams 19 or 33, or buses 62, 91, or 93.

When: August 29, from 17:30 to 20:00.

August 30 – Light dinner at the Sforza’s Castle

Get ready for an enchanting evening as EVACES 2023 presents its second social event—an exquisite Aperitif in the captivating Corte Ducale and Sala Viscontea within Milan’s iconic Sforza’s Castle. Not only is it one of Europe’s largest castles, but it also stands as a prominent symbol of Milan and its rich history. The grandeur of this historic venue sets the stage for a truly unforgettable gathering.

This historical gem, erected in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza stands upon the remnants of the medieval fortification known as the Castello di Porta Giovia. Adding to its historical layers, the location once occupied by Castello di Porta Giovia was home to the Castrum Portae Jovis during the Roman era—an integral defensive structure of ancient Milan. Transformed and reshaped over the centuries, the Sforza’s Castel was an important military citadel during the 16th and 17th centuries. Restored in a historicist style by Luca Beltrami between 1890 and 1905, the castle now serves as a hub for cultural institutions and houses important museums.

During the aperitif, we will have the privilege to embark on a journey through art and history with our private visit to the Pietà Rondanini — a masterpiece by Michelangelo Buonarroti located in a dedicated room of the Sforza’s Castel. This remarkable sculpture represents the final chapter of the artist’s legacy. During this exclusive encounter, we will delve into the sculpture’s cultural significance and explore the innovative vibration and seismic protective system implemented to protect the Pietà.

Where: Castello Sforzesco, Piazza Castello, 20121 Milan, Italy. Easily access Castello Sforzesco, situated in Milan’s heart, by using public transport. Choose the red line (M1) to Cairoli or Cadorna FN, the green line (M2) to Lanza or Cadorna FN, or take trams 1, 2, 4, 12, 14, or 27. Alternatively, consider buses 50, 57, 58, 61, or 94 for seamless access to this iconic landmark.

When: August 30, from 19:00 to 23.30.

August 31 – Gala dinner at Villa Torretta

Prepare for an unforgettable evening as EVACES 2023 culminates in the grand finale—the Gala Dinner set within the historic walls of the Grand Hotel Villa Torretta.

A true treasure of the 16th century, Villa Torretta stands as a testament to bygone eras and timeless elegance. Originally envisioned as a villa of delight, Villa Torretta has passed through the hands of various illustrious owners from noble Milanese families across the centuries. Following meticulous restoration work from 1997 to 2002, the villa has been elevated to its current stature—a prestigious hotel that seamlessly blends history and luxury.

As the gala evening unfolds, we will commence with a cocktail party set amidst the lush gardens of Villa Torretta. The Gala Dinner will be hosted within the villa’s resplendent halls. As the evening progresses, the celebrations continue with a dynamic DJ set.

Where: Via Milanese, 3, 20099 Sesto San Giovanni, Italy. Villa Torretta is easily accessible via the Lilac Line of the metro (M5), which operates until midnight. The nearby Bignami metro stop is just 700 meters away, ensuring convenient access to the venue.

When: August 31, from 19:00 to 23.30.