ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives / 3-4 May 2018 / Catania, Sicily

Cocktails & Welcome Dinner

Romano Palace Luxury Hotel
Wednesday, 2 May 2018

19:00 – Cocktail
20:00 – Dinner


Everyone is invited to the complimentary Welcome Cocktail event at the Arabic Fountain at the Romano Palace Luxury Hotel. This is a fantastic opportunity for all attendees and their guests to network! Start your ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives experience in style.

This will be followed by the Welcome Dinner at the Grani Antichi of the Romano Palace Luxury Hotel which continues your premium ND Focus – Elia’s networking days for Executives experience. Taste the Sicilian cuisine just under the Berber tent that houses Grani Antichi and experience the perfumes released by the raw materials to be setting our special evening.

From the time you arrive, the drinks will be flowing and the company will be exquisite, as is the venue.

19:00 – Cocktail drinks and hors d’oeuvres (for all guests!) 
20:00 – Dinner at the Grani Antichi restaurant, served buffet style

The Welcome Dinner costs €55 per person. If you wish to sign up, please let us know during registration. You are welcome to bring any guest(s). 

Networking Dinner

Castello Camemi
Thursday, 3 May 2018, 20:00
(Dpt time from hotel: 19:00)

Vizzini Scalo (Province of Catania)
Contrada Camemi
Strada Provinciale 86
Tel. +39 0933 010 999

Dining in a castle

Castello Camemi, located in the hills of Val di Noto, a long-time World Heritage Site, will be our Networking Dinner venue.

Castello Camemi was a fourteenth century fortification owned by the Ventimiglia family and a summer residence of the viceroys between 1412 and 1830. The Ventimiglia were an important noble family that owned many castles in Sicily including Castelbuono and Buscemi and the principalities of Belmonte, Buonriposo, Castelbuono, Grammonte and Ventimiglia. At the beginning of the Aragonese period they were so powerful they successfully opposed the power of the king, with the help of other noble families. The County of the Ventimiglia extended over half of Sicily from the Madonie Mounts until the foothills of the Nebrodi Mounts.

The earthquake of 1693 destroyed a large part of eastern Sicily. Castello Camemi was thus built again in the XVIII century. Camemi mansion has always played a central role in the life of the surroundings and has often been cited by Giovanni Verga in the novel “Mastro Don Gesualdo” and in the tale “Pane nero”.

After a long, careful conservative restoration using original materials according to bio architecture concepts, Castello Camemi is now a wonderful boutique hotel and a well-known location for events, appreciated by guests from all over the world.

Where the old granary store was once, nowadays the restaurant hosts guests with a passion for gourmet food. High quality ingredients, respect for seasonality, search for organic and “farm-to-table” foods are the basic principles of the menus, cooked to perfection by the skilful and passionate Chef Anna Sinagra, who combines Sicilian culinary tradition with innovation.

Castello Camemi fills the heart with echoes from the past and modern comfort, where elegance is perfectly combined with the informal and intimate warmness of the well-known Sicilian hospitality. Let’s experience it!

The Networking Dinner is included within the price of registration.

If you wish to bring a guest, the cost is €80 per person. Simply let us know in the registration form or send a mail to registration@elia-association.org.