GCIEC Florence 2016

Social Programme

Day 1 : Wednesday 5 October 2016

Evening programme

19:30Coach transfer from the St-Regis Hotel to Palazzo Gondi Palazzo Gondi
19:45Cefic AFEM drinks and dinner
22:15Coach transfer to the St-Regis Hotel
Palazzo Gondi is a typical Florence Palace, built in 1940 by Giuliano da Sangallo.

Day 2 : Thursday 6 October 2016

Participants can choose between three options:

Option 1: Exclusive Historical Firenze

09:45Meet in the St-Regis Hotel lobby
09:50Walk from the hotel to Ferragamo Museum
10:00Visit of Ferragamo Museum

The Ferragamo Museum is a fashion museum dedicated to the life and work of Italian’s most famous shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo.

11:30Walk from Ferragamo Museum to Palazzo Peruzzi
11:40Visit Palazzo Peruzzi
12:45Walk from Palazzo Peruzzi to the Cucina Torcicoda restaurant
13:00Lunch at Cucina Torcicoda
14:30Guided walking tour and visit of the Casa Martelli Museum
15:15Visit of Casa Martelli Museum

The Museum Casa Martelli holds an exceptional 18th-century Florentine collection, including impressive works and paintings from artists like Piero di Cosimo, Beccafumi, Salvator Rosa and Luca Giordano.

16:15Walk from the Casa Martelli Museum to the hotel

Option 2: Tasty Firenze, Food Lover's Tour

09:30Meet in the St-Regis hotel lobby

The Food Walking Tour is a perfect way to orientate yourself in the Tuscan capital while enjoying some of the best gastronomic delicacies the city has to offer. Our guide will share his passion for food and you will learn about Italian wines and foods. You will taste different qualities of wines, cheeses, olive oil, local cold cuts, Italian Coffee, and Gelato.

13:00Lunch in a typical trattoria

Option 3: Uffizi Gallery & Vasarian Corridor

09:45Meet in the St-Regis Hotel lobbyUffizi Gallery
09:50Walk from the hotel to Uffizi Gallery
10:00Visit of Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery is one of the most prominent and most visited art museums in the world and boasts exceptional collections of paintings and ancient sculptures, dating back to the 14th century and Renaissance period.

12:00Visit of Vasarian Corridor

The Vasarian Corridor built in 1564 by Giorgio Vasari is part of the Uffizi Gallery and hosts the most ancient collection of self-portraits and artworks from 17th-18th centuries.

Vasarian Corridor
13:00Lunch in Oltrarno area
accenture

Evening programme sponsored by Accenture

18:30 - 22:00 Global Chemical Industry European Convention Dinner
Serre Torrigiani
Dress code: business suit / cocktail dress
High-heeled shoes are not recommended. We suggest you to wear suitable shoes for the visit of the garden.

Day 3 : Friday 7 October 2016

Participants can choose between three options:

Option 1: Florence Gardens

Visit of the Boboli and Palazzo Corsini al Prato gardens

09:00Meet in the St-Regis Hotel lobbyBoboli Garden
09:10Walk from the hotel to Palazzo Pitti
09:30Visit of Boboli Garden

The Boboli gardens are one of the most important Italian gardens and are a fantastic open-air museum in the heart of Florence.

10:45Coach transfer from Boboli Garden to Palazzo Corsini al Prato
11:00Visit of Palazzo Corsini al Prato gardens

The 17th century garden is one of the most significant garden in Florence. The Corsini family is one of the most important noble families of Florence and this is a wonderful opportunity to stroll through their private garden.

12:00Coach transfer to the St. Regis Hotel

Option 2: A Church with a View

09:30Meet in the St-Regis Hotel lobbyPiazzale Michelangelo
09:45Coach transfer from St. Regis Hotel to Piazzale Michelangelo
10:00Visit of Piazzale Michelangelo

The square designed between 1865 and 187, dedicated to the sculptor Michelangelo, is located on the hills and offers a panoramic view of Florence.

10:30Walk to San Miniato al Monte ChurchSan Miniato al Monte Church
10:45Visit of San Miniato al Monte Church
12:00Coach transfer to the St. Regis Hotel

Option 3: Architecture through the Ages

09:00Meet in the St-Regis Hotel lobby
09:15Guided walking visit to Holy Apostles Church, Palazzo Davanzani, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Rucellai and Pazzi Chapel
12:15Walk to the St. Regis Hotel
Federchimica

Evening programme hosted by the Italian Federation of the Chemical Industry, Federchimica

Dress code: business suit / cocktail dress

18:30Coach transfer from the St-Regis Hotel to Palazzo Vecchio
18:45Welcome to Piazza della Signoria
19:15Drinks
19:15Visit of the Palazzo Vecchio
20:00Gala Dinner
Guest speaker: Romano Prodi, former President of the European Commission and former Italian Prime Minister
22:30Coach transfer to the St-Regis Hotel

Day 4 : Saturday 8 October 2016

The Florence Baptistry is part of the Florence Duomo Complex, which includes the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with the Baptistery itself and the Museum of the Opera del Duomo.

Florence Duomo Complex
9:30Meet in the St-Regis Hotel lobby
10:00Participants will be divided into three groups and visit the Santa Maria del Duomo, the Baptistry and the New Museum of Opera del Duomo
12:30Walk to Mercato Centrale
12:45Lunch at Restaurant Tosca of Mercato Centrale