Conference Venue

A pdf version of the program together with some practical information is also available for download.

About Florence

Florence (Italian: Firenze) is the capital city of Tuscany and the most populous city in Tuscany, with approximately 370,000 inhabitants, expanding to over 1.5 million in the metropolitan area. Florence is famous for its history. A centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. From 1865 to 1871 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year, and it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Due to Florence’s artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others.


Conference Venue

Auditorium al Duomo

The main conference will take place at the “Congressi al Duomo” Florence Centre (Auditorium al Duomo). The congress centre is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, a few steps from the central railway station (Santa Maria Novella), the Duomo cathedral, the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Accademy of Fine Arts.

Auditorium al Duomo
Via de’ Cerretani, 54/R – 50123 Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39 055 2381752 – Fax: +39 055 268308

Palazzo Coppini

Some of the Workshops will be held at Palazzo Coppini, an historical palace of unquestionabe interest, whose structural and decorative elements reflect some of the most crucial periods in the city’s history, expecially those before its expansion beyond the 13th century walls, in the 19th century.

Palazzo Coppini
Via del Giglio, 10 – 50123 Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39 055 216066

Ristorante Sabatini

Lunches will be served at Ristorante Sabatini, one of the finest and most traditional restaurants in Florence.

Via Panzani, 9/a – 50123 Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39-055211559 | +39-055282802
Fax: +39-055210293


Detailed information on how to reach the conference venue are available on the “How To Get There” page.