For the excursion we plan a boat tour on Lago Maggiore! It will take place on Tuesday afternoon, before the conference dinner. Here is a nice picture of the boat and the island we are going to visit (Isola Madre, one of the Borromean Islands). Here is the program:
13.45: departure from Varese (meeting point: main entrance of the park of Villa Toeplitz - Bus Morandi Tour)
14.30: arrival in Laveno and boarding on a reserved boat
14.50 arrival at the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso
14.50-15.40: guided tour of the Hermitage
15.40: departure from the Heritage
16.00: arrival at Isola Madre
16.00-17.30: guided tour of Isola Madre
17.30: departure from Isola Madre
18.00: arrival in Stresa
18.00-19.00: free tour of Stresa
19.00: departure from Stresa - Bus Morandi Tour (meeting point: pier)
19.30: social dinner at the restaurant "La Rampolina"
22.30: departure from "La Rampolina"
13.30: arrival in Varese (two stops: downtown and Villa Toeplitz)