Thursday 29th September 3.30pm Arrive in Catania, coach booked to take us to resort.
Thursday 29th September 7.30pm Welcome meal at Gola sponsored by DFJ and Alcatel Lucent Friday 30Th September 10.30am Conference and lunch at
Villa Cagnoni sponsored by Horizon
Panel Details : Contagion: Getting Viral (M. Geer, etc.) Hiring the Best: In a world of change, team is the only sus-tainable advantage
Friday 30th September 2.30pm 6.00pm Free Time Friday 30th September 7.30pm Pizzeria Vecchia Taormina sponsored by DN Capital
Saturday 1st October 10.30am Panels and Lunch at Bay Pal-ace Hotel Panel Details: Funding Environment Update: Update from the Recently Funded Funding Environment Update: Capital Side (DN, DFJ, SVB, Alcatel) Hot Topic TBD Saturday 1st October 2.00pm Meet in town for the Assassin Game Saturday 1st October 8.00pm BondIce (Black Tie) meal at Ri-sorante Saraceno sponsored by Orrick and SVB Sunday 2nd October Meet at Hotel Calipso for the coach back to the airport.
Restaurant Addresses Gola - Via F. Durante 3 Letojanni Taormina Beach Bay Palace Hotel - 98030 Taormina Mare Villa Cagnoni - Mazzeo Promenande, Promenande, Taormina Al Saraceno - Via Madonna Della Rocca 98039 Taormina Pizzeria Vecchia Taormina Vico Ebrei , 3, 98039 Taormina
Letojanni Only 5k up the coast from Taormina, Letojanni is quiet fishing vil-lage surrounded by peaceful hills all of which might change once we arrive! The leafy church piazza is the heart of the village, sur-
rounding which are a maze of small cobbled streets and alleyways, per-fect for exploring. Walking down towards the ocean, you realise that the beach is the real treasure here. Sun-loungers and shades are avail-able to rent by the water as well as at the local lido. There are also a num-ber of small bars and restaurants
Taormina This bustling tourist town sits atop a hillside, looking up at the snow-covered peak of Mount Etna, and down the cliffs towards the glittering Ionian Sea. Steeped in history, there is plenty to do if you dont fancy the beach. Main attractions: Teatro Greco Stunning remnant of the ancient Greeks inhabitation of It-aly. With spectacular views through the ruins, the amphitheatre is often used now for open-air performances through-out the summer months. 6-8EUR entry. Corso Umberto Fashionable shops, bars and restaurants line this busy main street running through the heart of the town. Be sure to ex-plore the side streets for a taste of authentic Sicilian life.
Letojanni and Taormina
Piazza Del Duomo A statement in traditional architecture, the baroque fountain in the centre of the Piazza has been used as a meeting point for centuries. The 15th Century Church of San Nicola stands to the side of the square, a sight not to be missed. Madonna Della Rocca This 17th century church built into the hill-side is a popular wedding venue for Sicilians and tourists alike due to its breathtaking
views, be sure to take some wa-ter with you for the climb up! Isola Bella Literal translation the beautiful island, this na-
ture reserve is separated from the land by a thin walkway which disappears with the tide.
Taormina Taxi Number Rosario Cani 3397963695 Letojanni taxi Number Aiello Annamaria 0942376100 Lo Turco Francesco - 094236148 Buses:
Bus timetable Taormina - Lumbi - Mazzeo -
Letojanni - Forza d'Agr
Price: approx. 1.40 one-way ticket / return ticket approx. 2.30
8.20(1)(5) - 9.45(2) - 10.45(2)(5) - 12.45(2)(5) - 13.45(2)(5) -
15.45(2) - 18.45(2)(5) - 21.45(2)(5)
Bus timetable Forza d'Agr - Letojanni -
Mazzeo - Lumbi - Taormina
Price: approx. 1.40 one-way ticket / return ticket approx. 2.30
7.15(1)(5) - 9.10(2)(5) - 10.10(2)(5) - 10.55(2) - 13.10(2)(5) -
15.10(2)(5) - 17.10(2)(5) - 18.55(2)
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