The conference will be held at the Fortezza da Basso, a XVI century fortress then part of the city walls. The fortress is within a stone's throw from Florence main train station (Santa Maria Novella) and has its own city rail stop in front (T1 line). Hotels are located nearby within the city center, most of them are small ones.
V.le Filippo Strozzi, 1, 50129 Firenze
The conference venue itself is a military architecture masterpiece built 1534-1537 by Antonio da Sangallo, preeminent Reinassance Architect, although heavily rebuilt inside to allow for convention and conferences, there are still notable structures, like the walls and the gunpowder storage