GISE 2018

About Florence

Florence, one of the most beautiful and visited art cities in the world, is an open-air museum, placed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1982. The Historic Centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists every year.

In the fifteenth-century Florence, a self-governed, independent city-state with a population of 60.000, became the cradle of Renaissance culture thanks to its writers, painters, architects, and philosophers; Renaissance shifted mankind into the center of the known cosmos and man became its measure. With such relevant philosophical and scientific inheritance, with its beautiful Mediterranean climate, good and healthy food and great shopping Florence it is the ideal place to host theECAMP13 Conference.

Florence's museums, palaces, and churches house represent some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence to visit are the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi Gallery, the Bargello and the Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo's architectural genius. Here you can wander in some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio and experience the "newest" area of Florence, the Oltrarno. You can also spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.

Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Florence will offer a variety of unforgettable experiences for delegates and their guests: these range from city center guided tours - to dive into the art and beauty of museums and churches - to full-day outdoor activities in the world-renowned areas nearby.


Firenzecard is the official museum pass of the City of Florence. It includes tickets and priority access to museums and unlimited bus travel on ATAF buses for the 72 hours following the validation. It allows free admission for those under 18 years of age who are members of the same family unit of the Firenzecard holder and European Union citizens.