Social events

Registration deadline: March 8.


Japanese calligraphy writing


Location: Monte Verità Tea House

Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 17:00 – 18:30

Ticket price: CHF 40.00 per person


Description: The Monte Verità Tea House offers a fascinating insight into the art of Japanese calligraphy. At this event, you will have the chance to learn the basics of this craft and the traditional tools utilized. Words in Japanese make beautiful works of art: Create your custom calligraphy and take it home with you. After the session, you will also be able to visit the Zen Garden.

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Classical baroque concert


Location: Sala “Balint,” Monte Verità


Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2013, 21:00 – 22:15


Ticket price: CHF 35.00 per accompanying person (included in the conference registration fee for COME 2013 participants)


Description: Enjoy a beautiful classical music selection presented by a professional baroque ensemble including a string quintet, oboe, and cembalo from the Konstanz Symphony Orchestra. The artists are visiting the COME conference from Germany for an exclusive musical evening that encompasses pieces from Beethoven, Marcello, and Albinoni.

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Historical tour of Monte Verità


Location: Monte Verità

Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 17:00 – 18:30

Ticket price: CHF 20.00 per person


Description: Listen to “The Living History,” Hetty Rogantini De Beauclair, to learn about the periods, themes and personalities who helped shape the legend of Monte Verità. Discover the fascinating history of the “Hill of Utopia” in tellings of personalities, historical periods, buildings, projects and examples of utopias. From the anarchists to the reformers, from the typical “airlight” huts to the Bauhaus, from art to literature, from Baron von der Heydt to Harald Szeemann – enjoy testimonies of a century of history on Monte Verità.

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COME conference banquet


Location: Monte Verità

Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 19:30 – 24:00

Ticket price: CHF 50.00 per accompanying person (included in the conference registration fee for COME 2013 participants)


Description: Enjoy an evening of exclusive dining, local wine, the COME 2013 award ceremony and cultural entertainment.

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Wine tasting


Location: Cantina Delea, Losone

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2013, 16:30 – 18:30

Ticket price: CHF 40.00 per person (incl. bus transport)


Description: The guided tour of the Delea wine cellar includes the production of Balsamic vinegar, the wine cellar, the bottling and storage of the distillery and barrel with the museum. At the end, there will be a tasting of some wines, accompanied by a selection of salami, bacon, cheese and bread.

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Cultural excursion


Location: Sacro Monte Madonna del Sasso and Old Town Locarno

Date: Friday, 22 March 2013, 14:00 – 18:00

Ticket price: CHF 25.00 per person (incl. shuttle transport to Locarno and funicular railway ticket)


Description: Enjoy a guided tour with your colleagues to Ticino's greatest photo-op. The tour begins with a  spectacular funicular tram ride looking through the palms to the sunlit arcaded main front of the Franciscan Santuario della Madonna del Sasso, an impressive ochre vision floating above the town on a wooded crag (sasso means rock). The sanctuary was consecrated in 1487 on the spot where, seven years earlier, the Virgin had appeared to Brother Bartholomeo da Ivrea from the San Francesco monastery in the town. A twenty-minute walk down through the lush ravine of the Torrente Ramogno and past a handful of decaying shrines will take us back to Old Town Locarno, where we will have time to enjoy some historic churches and a cup of coffee or tea.

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