Fireworks, ancient ruins, and celebrities: Inside Larry Page and Sergey Brin's exclusive conference in Italy


This wasn't your average summer camp. 

Earlier this week, Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin hosted an exclusive gathering in Sicily, with a star-speckled guest list that included Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, George Lucas, and Pharrell.

The Camp, in its third year, is a three-day conference full of schmoozing that's been dubbed "Davos on the sea" for bringing together VIPs across tech, music, and fashion.

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This year's festivities included intellectual discussions, relaxation, and sumptuous meals, including a dinner among the ruins at the "Valle dei Templi" or "Valley of the Temples."

Here's supermodel Karlie Kloss posing with Malala Yousafzai, who spoke in front of attendees about education and female rights, and Alicia Keys, who performed five songs after dinner on Monday:


Kloss celebrated her 24th birthday at the conference. Here she is sitting next to designer Diane von Furstenberg at one the group's lunches:

The Italian swing and jazz band Four On Six played for about two hours that night too. 

Bandmate Fausto Savetteri tells Business Insider that other guests he spotted included Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, CEO of Fiat Automobiles, Lapo Elkann, and Queen Rania of Jordan. 


"Everything was beautiful and of course top secret until the end," he says. 

Guests stayed at the luxurious Verdura Resort. Here's Palm's Bruce Bozzi posing with TV exec Brian Grazer and his wife Veronica, who is in marketing:


And YouTube star Lilly Singh posing with South African actress Charlize Theron:


 This young developer managed to get some pretty epic selfies, including with Alphabet CEO Larry Page:

 And the leader of Alphabet's cash cow - Google's Sundar Pichai:


 If only he had snagged a shot with Sergey Brin to complete the trifecta!

Though he did track down Pharrell:

 As well as Alicia Keys:


Hello, George Lucas!

On the second day of the conference guests flocked to the central square of Sciacca, to walk among the traditional carnival floats:



 The conference also featured wine tastings:

Cheese tastings:

Homemade pasta:



And more live music:


This was Google's third annual event. 

Right after, Page and Brin flew to Singapore.  

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