by Firenze Convention Bureau

A Renaissance but smart city altogether listed as a UNESCO heritage site, Florence is the cradle of Renaissance. Not only it capitalizes on its past history but also thinks about and invests on its future. Florence is a smart city: its “green” transport network includes electric buses, trams and cycle tracks which make it easy to get around in the city. Thanks to an extensive municipal wireless WiFi system, it also offers advanced technological services both to its citizens and tourists.

One of our favourite things about Florence is the ease of getting around and, although that might sound strange, once you’ve done one of the fantastic walking tours, you’ll know what we mean! If you visit Florence, we highly recommend taking the time to do this and spend an hour or so wandering the cobbled streets, taking in the fantastic architecture of the cathedral with its beautiful terra-cotta-tiled dome and learning about the city’s history. The architecture, art and culture of Florence is truly unique and as soon as you arrive you can understand the appeal. Italy in general is well-known for its cuisine and the Tuscan food that you’ll find in the hundreds of bars and restaurants!

Easy access
In 2017, Florence will boast a new renovated airport, connecting the city with direct flights to and from international and worldwide destinations. It will become the third airport hub in Italy thanks to the recent merging with the airport of Pisa. Florence provides unbeatable value being located in the heart of Italy: at the centre of a fast train network, it is connected to Rome or Milan in one hour and a half.

Florence Convention Bureau’s 20th Anniversary
Florence Convention Bureau (FCB) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015. In the last five years, it has come from strength to strength, registering a remarkable increase in the number of associate partners (which currently amounts to 165) and winning pivotal events and international congresses. Thanks to its institutional relationships FCB offers fabulous sites for welcome cocktails, such as the Palazzo Vecchio with its Salone Dei 500, one of the biggest municipal conference rooms in Italy.

The Firenze Fiera Congress Citadel
Firenze Fiera manages the three Florentine congress and fair venues: Palazzo dei Congressi, Palazzo degli Affari and Fortezza da Basso located in the heart of the city’s historical centre. The three venues can be seen as a “congress citadel” accommodating MICE events from 10 up to 10,000 participants.

The new wireless WI-FI system covers the whole congress area with 200 access points. Delegates have the possibility to download two official apps, one created by Firenze Fiera, and the other by Florence Convention Bureau, both providing extensive information about events or the hosting of events in Florence. FCB also offers a congress card helping the delegates during their stay with specific offers and discounted rates at restaurants, boutiques, museums, etc.

Your contact at Firenze Convention Bureau for media:
Federica Prayer
Web Marketing & Communication
+39 055 49 733 41

Your contact at Firenze Convention Bureau for event planners:
Eleonora Odorino
Corporate Events Developer & Sales Office
+39 055 49 733 43

Your contact at tmf dialogue marketing:
Ulrike Kiesel
Project Manger Content & PR
+49 931 9002 114