Congress Venue


Palazzo dei Congressi

A historical venue for the main events of the meeting & incentive industry for Florence and central Italy, Palazzo dei Congressi is hosted inside the 19th century Villa Vittoria.
This building boasts a prestigious congress hall, the Florence Auditorium, opened in 1969, with an overall capacity of 1,000 seats, and 920 sq m of annexed area available for exhibitions.
The various meeting halls for 50, 80 (Sala Onice) and 200 people (Sala Verde) are located on the Fourth Floor, all equipped with the latest and most advanced comforts and technical solutions, such as the 4th-generation Wi-Fi system, offering to all participants a safe and high-density connectivity, and a complete range of customised services.

All the halls maintain the original charm of this historical venue, with lunette vaults on the Ground Floor, finely decorated coffered ceilings on the First Floor, mosaic pavements in marble and terracotta, stone and marble marquetry portals, elegant coat of arms, finely decorated wrought iron gates and precious painted polychrome glass windows.
Surrounded by a centuries-old park with rare and original trees and plants, according to the original project by architect Poggi, Palazzo dei Congressi, with its adjacent Limonaia (Lemon House) is located in front of Palazzo degli Affari and is connected to the Fortezza da Basso through a square, therefore forming a unique fair & congress citadel of over 100,000 square metres, at the heart of the city.

Access to all public premises and halls is guaranteed for persons with reduced mobility.

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Palazzo degli Affari


Palazzo degli Affari, located in front of Palazzo dei Congressi in Florence, and just a few steps away from the main railway station of Santa Maria Novella, faces a centuries-old park, with rare and original trees and plants.
Opened in 1974 and planned by architect Pierluigi Spadolini, Palazzo degli Affari is a modern, flexible and multifunctional venue of 4,000 sq m, structured on 5 levels, with an overall capacity of 1,300 people.
Its greatest strength is its versatility – every space inside is adaptable and suitable for every need.

All the premises are equipped with innovative technical and pioneering solutions, such as the 4th -generation Wi-Fi system, offering all the participants a safe, high-density connectivity and a complete series of customised services. The ideal location to organise events of any kind – congresses, conventions, training courses, events, meetings, exhibitions, corporate parties, gala dinners, fashion shows and much more.

Access to all public areas is guaranteed for persons with reduced mobility.