Venue Print

The 31st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling will be held in Florence (Italy), the capital city of the Tuscany region and one of the country’s most important and historic cities with some of Italy’s best museums.


The conference will take place at Grand Hotel Baglioni, a prestigious deluxe four-star hotel standing in the heart of the historic center, a few minutes from the main museums, and three hundred meters from the city’s main railway station and from Santa Maria Novella, one of Florence’s most ancient and popular churches. An excellent starting point for exploring and getting to know this astonishing city, and a place which allows travelers to completely understand the true essence of Florence.

The City of Florence

The Historic Centre of Florence, enclosed by a circle of avenues traced over the old medieval city walls, was inscribed in the World Heritage List in 1982 during the sixth session of the UNESCO World Heritage The cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore Committee. Full of beautiful, Renaissance-style buildings, including wonderful churches and elegant palaces, Florence is steeped in culture and atmosphere and has not changed greatly since the 16th century. The mingling and the mutual interaction of ancient and modern culture make Florence a magical, enchanting and inspiring city.


At the time of Charlemagne, Florence was a university town. Today it includes many specialized institutes and is an international cultural centre. Academies, art schools, scientific institutes and cultural centers all contribute to the city’s intense activity.


Florence is also a busy cosmopolitan centre which offers in every season of the year many traditional music and theatre festivals, historic cafes, excellent restaurants with international cuisine as well as picturesque “trattorie” serving the best regional Italian food. Italy is a world leader in manufacturing, design, fashion, and Florence is no exception. Gold or silver jewelry, antiques, leather goods, and stylish clothing are among the top buy’s of Florence shopping.


The city’s inventiveness, initiative and originality have always been a source of attraction for international conference tourism and can offer modern, efficient, and impressive conference premises in such a suggestive and appealing urban setting. The fact that within the space of a few minutes, by a short and pleasant walk, people can move from the conference setting to the majestic architecture of Piazza della Signoria is priceless.


The climate in Florence is typically Mediterranean, with high temperatures and sunny days in the summer and colder, damper weather in the winter. In the spring and autumn, temperatures are at their most comfortable and pleasant. Italy’s time is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).

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