Smith in Europe Reunion Milan 27-30 October 2022

Welcome to Smith in Europe 2022!

After our last Smith in Europe reunion in Brussels in 2018, we all departed with an Au Revoir until Paris in 2020. 

Well, sometimes the best made plans have to be adjusted.

Now it is Benvenuti a Milano!

Brush up on your Italian and come explore Italy’s best kept secret with other alums of Smith College from Thursday October 27th to Sunday October 30th 2022 !

The challenge of organizing a group activity in these uncertain times means that this year’s official reunion program will be simple:
  • Thursday evening Welcome aperitivo at Reunion HQ Hotel
  • a special multi-course meal at Erba Brusca, the farm-to-table restaurant of Smith’s most famous “cheffa” (Alice Delcourt, ’99)
  • Traditional Sunday morning business meeting
  • a Farewell brunch
Prior to heading to Milan, participants will receive a long list of ideas for things you might want to do while in Milan (we’ve got it all—including world class museums, great shopping, walking tours, and even an in-city thermal spa where an antique tram serves as the sauna!). Gather your buddies and head off to discover the city which hosted the 2015 World Expo and will be co-hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics with Cortina. Of course we’ll also give you recommendations for all kinds of restaurants that are walking distance from the reunion headquarters – no one will go home hungry!
In order to make it easier for Smithies to attend this reunion, we’ve established 3 options for the registration fee:

€ 300

for alums who graduated between 2018 and 2022
or alums who missed a milestone reunion in 2020 or 2021

€ 325

regular registration
(this applies to guests as well)

€ 350+

for anyone who wants to be a
Super-Smithie

(extra monies will make it possible to offer bursaries)

My Italian Treasures has a number of rooms optioned at
NHOW HOTEL
Via Tortona 35
Milano

at special group rates.

  • EURO 159 in a DUS (double room for single use) per room per night with breakfast
  • EURO 179 in a Double room per room per night with breakfast

Rooms are being held until AUGUST 2022. 

(an additional city duty tax of approx Euro 5 per person will also need to be paid directly at hotel)

After this date availability on request. 

Of course it is more fun to be where the action is, but within walking distance of the Reunion HQ hotel there are also many alternative forms of lodging (from hostels to boutique hotels).

Nhow Event Hotel - link to room reservation

Important: we want to avoid disappointment so please take note that at present in Italy you need a vaccination card (“green pass”) when taking a train, checking into a hotel or dining at a restaurant or cafè.

Masks are not required while walking outdoors BUT they are required inside museums or tourist sites, shops, public spaces of hotels (including conference rooms), and restaurants (when you’re not eating or drinking). We’re hopeful that restrictions will let up but please be aware that no one has a crystal ball.

If you don’t feel comfortable with these limitations, you might want to wait until 2024 when Smith in Europe will finally meet in Paris.

A final word about cancellations: If you register and pay but your plans change at the last minute, we can not guarantee a refund.  We will certainly accept a substitute or help find someone to take your place. Along these same lines, if an international conflict escalates to a scale deemed unsafe and the Reunion needs to be cancelled we will do our utmost to refund a portion of the monies paid-in, however EURO 75 shall be considered non-refundable. This amount covers non-refundable venue deposits and various administrative fees.

Fingers crossed we can make this happen and we look forward to meeting you all in Milan this Fall!

For General Enquiries: smithcollegeineurope@gmail.com

Questions relating to Reunion PR: Maggie Dufresne ’78, maggie.dufresne@alumnae.smith.edu

Questions relating to Reunion registration, payments: Elizabeth Namack ’91, info@myitaliantreasures.com

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