International Symposium of the World Association
of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians

Special tours have been arranged for the Accompanying persons and Delegates in occasion of the WAVLD 2017 Congress



PRE-CONGRESS TOUR June 7th, 2017 – 09.30 AM – Food & Wine Tour

Meeting point: Hotel Hilton Sorrento lobby

Duration: 4hrs

The Sorrento coast is renowned all over the world for its rich food and drink heritage. Hectares of land are dedicated to the cultivation of the lemon trees. The tour will start with the visit of a LEMON GROVE, where the techniques of cultivating, harvesting, preparing and processing the lemons, as well as the various uses of the fruit will be explained. The participant will have the opportunity to taste a homemade lemon and orange marmalades, fresh lemonade and Limoncello with the explanation of the antique recipe. The flavored extra virgin oil tasting will follow: plain, lemon, orange, basil, origan, rosemary and hot chili oil on the homemade bread.

The second stop is at “IL TURUZIELLO” farm. The owner Benedetto De Gregorio owns his D.O.P. cheese brand and the farm follows strict organic production line starting from the animal feeding, cheese making and home grown vegetables. The presentation of the farm will be followed by cheese tasting. The participants will have the opportunity to taste the aged PROVOLONE DEL MONACO D.O.P and the fresh cheese prepared at the moment. Cacciottine, ricotta and mozzarella will be served accompanied with the chilled wine.

The last stop is at Da Francesco restaurant situated in the historical center of Schiazzano. Lucio and his son will explain you how the Neapolitan pizza is made using the long lasting family recipe and the mother yeast. You will learn to throw the pizza in the air and dress it with your favorite ingredients and bake it in the wood fired oven. Water, wine and dessert are included.


POST-CONGRESS TOUR June 10th, 2017 – 01.30 PM – Pompei

Meeting point: Hotel Hilton Sorrento lobby

Duration: 4hrs

Meeting with the English speaking guide and departure for a half day guided tour of Pompeii. Pompeii is one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization and provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past. After the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for hundreds of years. The excavations begun in the 18th century are still being carried out today. The guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see the Baths, Forums, and Villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B. C. If you’re keen on history, archaeology, or architecture, you will love Pompeii. If you’re fascinated by the power of nature’s destructive fury, it has that aspect as well.




Tours are confirmed if a minimum number of 20 paying participant is reached. All schedules are subject to change due to traffic, weather conditions and number of participants. At the moment of the reservation the guest shall provide a valid credit card details. Reservations can be cancelled 48 hours prior to departure without penalty. The cancellations will be only accepted if made by email or fax. No refund for the cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to departure.