The conference welcome reception
The ICOME 11 welcome reception will be held on Tuesday, February 5, at 19.00 at the Palazzina Reale, next to the central station, in Piazza della Stazione, 50, 50123 Firenze (see the map).
Designed by the Gruppo Toscano of architects led by Giovanni Michelucci, The Palazzina Reale of Santa Maria Novella was built in 1934-1935 to house the royal family on their visits to Florence, once they no longer had the palace of Palazzo Pitti which had been opened as a museum.
It was inaugurated together with the central station, but unlike this one, its interior uses fine marbles from across Italy, including green serpentine marble of the Alps, fish-veined marble, white Carrara marble, red Levanto marble, pink Castelpoggio marble, and the multicolored-veined Arni marble.
The 11th ICOME Welcome Reception will be held in the main hall, known as the presidential hall.