Giornate dell’elettrochimica italiana - GEI 2018

 

21 - 25 January 2018, Sestriere, Torino, Italy

 

The Italian Electrochemistry Community is warmly inviting you to join the traditional international annual meetingGiornate dell'Elettrochimica Italiana - GEI 2018” that is organized between 21st and 25th January 2018.

The meeting will be held at The Olympic Village Hotel in Sestriere (Torino, Italy), which is one of the most famous Europe’s skiing resorts.

 


Sestriere is a municipality of the Province of Turin. Its name derives from Latin "ad petram sistrariam", which basically translates into "60 Roman miles from Turin". It sits at the heart of one of Europe’s biggest ski areas known as Vialattea (Milky Way). There are 146 skiable pistes, which together total 390 km of runs, of which 120 are provided with artificial snow. The skiing is divided between two north-west facing peaks. A gondola provides easy access to the rest of the ski system. Sestriere is also one of the few resorts where it is possible to ski at night on a floodlit run. The city administration regularly hosts Alpine Ski World Cup events but its biggest moment came when it was chosen as the centre for the alpine events in 2006 Winter Olympic Games and Winter Paralympics, hosting all the men’s alpine skiing competitions and being the site of one of the three Olympic Villages.

The two hotel towers that dominate the skyline have become the symbol of the village. They were built in the 1930s by FIAT's founder Giovanni Agnelli to provide a holiday retreat for the workers in the FIAT factory down in Turin. It is not just a winter resort; during summer, it is possible to play golf on Europe's highest 18-hole course. More recently, it has witnessed a huge increase in the number of mountain bikers coming out to test the slopes without the snow. Sestriere is part of the Alpi bike resort, which offers a concentrated mix of some of the best riding in Europe.