Other activities


A Welcome Drink on evening July 17th will be offered to the attendees of the 4° Chianti Topics International Focus Workshop and their accompanying persons at the Casa Sola Farm & Winery. It is a real Chianti experience deepening your knowledge of one of the best wineries and their products. They will be delighted to offer guided tours and tasting. In their unique style “ innovative and traditional” due to their strive for maximum quality within the respect of our history, an expert will give you an introduction to the techniques of vineyard cultivation, the secrets of their cellars and allow you to taste all of their wines.

Please, if you wish to join the Welcome Drink, book it at the registration desk upon your arrival. It is included in the conference fee.



The workshop attendees will be very welcome at the Social Dinner on July 18th at the Osservatorio Polifunzionale del Chianti. A typical Tuscan dinner will be offered by Galileo Galilei on the wide area close to the Observatory building under the starring sky. He will show and describe you how he invented his instrumentation, as the telescope, the Giovilabio and other stories. Then we will visit the “Astronomical route” for blind people and will observe the sky with the largest telescope in Tuscany. A full immersion in the Chianti astrotourism.

Please, if you wish to join the Social dinner, the Galileo’s show and the visit t the Observatory, book it at the registration desk upon your arrival. The cost of 50 Euros is not included in the conference fee.



We offer the opportunity to visit the Galileo Museum in Firenze, piazza dei Giudici 1, to the participants at the 3rd Chianti Topics International Focus Workshop at the reduced rate of 5.50 Euros, reserved for groups, on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July. The Museum is open continuously from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. and a complete and unhurried visit requires 1.5-2 hours.
If you want to visit the museum, just show the Conference badge or mention your name and “International Focus Workshop IAU” to the Museum reception to receive the ticket at the special rate.