Palazzo Vecchio

The Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) is the city hall of Florence and it has been the symbol of the civic power of Florence for over seven centuries.

This vast, Romanesque fortress-palace is one of the most impressive town halls of Italy. Overlooking the Piazza della Signoria, with its copy of Michelangelo’s David statue and the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi, it is one of the most significant public places in the country.

The conference will take place in the extraordinary Salone dei Cinquecento (Room of the 500). It is adorned with beautiful paintings and a ceiling made up of 39 panels designed and painted by Vasari, representing scenes from the life of Cosimo I de’ Medici.

Salone dei Cinquecento