ISMEC 2018
International Symposium on Metal Complexes

Social program

Welcome cocktail

The welcome cocktail will be held on the evening of Sunday June 3rd 2018, 20.30-22.00, on the terrace of the Grand Hotel Baglioni. The Hotel is located right in the historical centre of Florence, in Piazza dell’Unità Italiana 6 , just few steps from the Santa Maria Novella train station.

In the afternoon of this day, from 18.00 to 20.00, a registration desk will be available at the hotel entrance, where participants may collect the conference material, including the invitation required to take part in the welcome cocktail.





Aperitif on the terrace

The local Organizing Committee has the pleasure of inviting you to an aperitif that will be held on June 5th, 19.30-21.00, at the Caffetteria delle Oblate. This coffee bar is located on the rooftop terrace of the Biblioteca delle Oblate (Oblates' Library), a public library in the historic city center, a few steps from Piazza Duomo, housed in the former fourteenth-century convent of the Oblates. Address: Via dell' Oriuolo, 26.



Gala dinner

The gala dinner will be held in the Monumental Gallery of Palazzo Borghese on the evening of Wednesday 6th June 2018, 20.00. The invitation is necessary to attend the dinner.

Located in the middle of the historic centre of Florence (via Ghibellina, 110), very close to the Duomo, Piazza Santa Croce and Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Borghese is one of the most striking examples of neoclassic architecture of the Tuscan capital. Although it preserves an impressive facade, this building often passes unnoticed, almost suffocated by the anxiety of the road. Once inside, however, the beauty and the pomp are dazzling: the imposing honour staircase leads to the noble floor. The heart of the building is formed by the Mirror Room and the Monumental Gallery (or Reception Hall), which is a true architectural and artistic jewel: two hundred square meters of frescoes, plasters, bas-reliefs, niches, statues, columns and draperies.




Visit to the Library and the Instruments Museum of IMGI

In the afternoon of Wednesday, June 6th, it will be possible to visit the Library and the Instruments Museum of the Italian Military Geographic Institute (inside the congress building). Three guided tours, maximum 30 people each, will be available according to the following schedule:


14:30-15:00 (tour language English)

14:40-15:10 (tour language Italian)

14:50-15:20 (tour language Italian)


Please inform the ISMEC 2018 Secretariat of your interest in participating in one of these tours. Reservations will be accepted up to a maximum of 30 visitors for each tour.


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