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ITALIANS DO IT BETTER

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BEYOND PIZZA & MANDOLINO

EXPERIENCING ITALY UNESCO'S SITES FOR MEMORABLE EVENTS

SECRET ITALY: HIDDEN TREASURES OF WELL-KNOWN DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES FOR LARGE NUMBERS: NUMBERS SOME CASE HISTORIES DIRECTION OF USE

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO ORGANIZE AN EVENT IN ITALY

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Italy: a practical guide 9

Welcome to Italy

HOT TOPICS meeting comment 11

The human factor

incentive comment 13

Enough of the clichés!

the DMC’s corner 15

The “new” Italy

Italian Mice guide

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Unesco’s sites: beautiful and... accessible!

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Italy à la carte

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#MeetinNaples and return

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AIM Group: international events in Italy? Yes!

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CS Events: Italian creativity

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Choose Milan with Eventing Milan

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Emotional Teambuilding: play your game!

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I’Meetaly: when dreams become reality

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J&TI: your experience factory

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The “Next” challenge

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the interview Giorgio Armani: The king of made in Italy

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the location Palazzo di Varignana: a project of continuous evolution 22

under the spotlight

dossier: experiencing Italy The brand that makes the difference

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Michelin star or street food?

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Not your usual made in Italy

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Chrysalis Communication: creative thinking

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CB Italia: all hands on deck!

case histories focus on 30

False myths and great truths

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An increasingly Mice Italy

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Conventions opt for Italy

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contents SITE INSPECTIONS

venues

chains and clubs

Castelbrando: in the heart of a medieval village

Exclusive Florence with ToFlorence Hotels

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CDSHotels: a sky full of stars

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hotels Hotel Parchi del Garda: Mice and fun on Lake Garda 106

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Villa Serego Alighieri: where wine meets hospitality 130 Riva del Garda: between Garda and the Dolomites

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Fratelli Cozzi Museum: an engine for Mice

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Ferrari Museums: paint your events red

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Palacongressi di Rimini: design and functionality

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Villa Miani: Roman enchantment

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Tiberius Events Location: timeless lands

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Poiano Resort: a lakeside citadel for meetings

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Villa Serbelloni: on the banks of Lake Como

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Hotel Caravel: the blend of design and history

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incentive resorts

Kolbe Hotel Rome: a wealth of awards

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Hotel Il Castelfalfi: five stars that shine bright

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Romeo hotel: Neapolitan charm

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Grand Hotel Pianeta Maratea: between sky and sea

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Lloyd’s Baia Hotel: as far as the eye can see

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Vivosa Apulia Resort: eco-resort in Salento

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Forte Village: a destination within a destination

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Tower Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast: the gulf around 120 Masseria Santa Lucia: hospitality inspired by old traditions 122

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Four Points by Sheraton Catania: the best for Mice

Venues Directory 2018 Edition

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EDIMAN WORKSHOPS BUY MICE ROMA 9 May 2018 Villa Miani, Rome

BUY MICE MILANO November 2018

FULL CONTACT PCO 18-20 March 2018 Excelsior Palace Hotel, Rapallo

FULL CONTACT MEETING PLANNER 1 June 2018

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FULL CONTACT DISCOVER ITALY 1-2 October 2018 Palazzo di Varignana (Bo)

FULL CONTACT INCENTIVE DESTINATIONS 1-2 October 2018 Palazzo di Varignana (Bo)

FULL CONTACT MEETING PLANNER 2 November 2018

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editorial In our collective imagination, we all have an idea of Italy, associating it with famous brands or food and wine products. While this is the “classic” image of the Belpaese, Italy is actually experiencing a flurry of activity, its national meeting industry having become a solid and reliable player in recent years, boasting professionals who are both meticulous and creative, and avant-garde structures

MARCO BIAMONTI Managing editor marco.biamonti@ediman.it

Welcome to Italy S

ome of you may be surprised to receive this issue of a magazine – usually published in Italian and distributed in Italy – that presents the many opportunities that our country can offer foreign meeting and event planners. But I am sure that it will come as a pleasant surprise. Not only for the variety of solutions, destinations and venues that this diverse land can present but also, and particularly, for the angle we have chosen to give this issue, not an “educational” explanation but a stimulating and well-rounded way to find out about the many opportunities that remain little known to many, or to rediscover that which is already known in a different light, inspiring fresh ideas.

of new structures have sprung up in recent years, able to compete proudly with the biggest foreign congress centres. Transport links and infrastructures have undergone significant development too, bringing our countless tourist and congress destinations closer to the world. Most importantly of all, our Mice operators – agencies, structures, services – know exactly how to harness their skills, reliability and sensitivity, on a daily basis, in order to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding clientele. A modern country then, but one that has known how to preserve its limitless patrimony and effectively use it in the organisation of memorable events.

We also aim to demonstrate the enormous progress that Italy has made in the hospitality and meeting management sectors. A huge number

For those who may not know, “Meeting e Congressi” is the magazine of reference for the Italian meeting industry. Published since 1973, it has been helping professionals (agencies, companies, associations) keep up with everything that is new in our world for forty-five years. Supporting “Meeting e Congressi” is the website MeetingeCongressi.com that serves as the main venue finder for Italian conference locations. Ediman was also one of the first in the world to organise sector-specific workshops, which still enjoy a high-quality reputation today.

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HOT TOPICS meeting comment

The human factor Due to its geographical location, to its history but also to its people, Italy welcomes many national and international successful events

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RODOLFO MUSCO publicist and meeting architect CMP, CMM certificate, CME musco@motivationandevents.com

es, Italy is in a particularly ideal geographic position, with a coastline of 7,456 kilometers that dips into the magnificent Mediterranean Sea, is between latitudes and has a mild climate many months of the year. A natural bridge between Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Italy has been traversed for centuries by pilgrims and soldiers from many nations, attracting rulers who appointed “captains of fortune” to protect their territories with castles located mostly on hills of the Apennines. After the barbaric period, the Franciscan monks began the rejuvenation of spirituality and various religious organizations founded monasteries and churches and hired artists for their architectural installations and decorations. In many of these castles, cloisters, palaces and art rooms we can organize meetings and events that generate relevant emotions useful for the

psychological anchorage of the new knowledge. Also the 2,582 locations for events (listed in Meeting e Congressi guide book) – that have 11,992 conference rooms of various sizes, in 8,003 townships scattered from the Alps to Sicily – allow the production of meaningful and memorable events because they are surrounded by territories pleasantly different from each other. In fact we know that most of the conferences alternate sessions in halls with social programs outside the venue in which the meeting takes place. Assume, therefore, the great importance of villages, small towns full of history, restaurants with incredible variety, geographical scenarios, opportunities to engage guests in costumes, fun activities, diving into history. In Italy there is the highest number of places declared World Heritage sites by Unesco, as well as the tempting Mediterranean diet. We know that many types of conferences need pre-event communication to motivate delegates to interaction. What better inspiration for impactful messages with pictures

and short captions on the particularities of the territory where the event will take place? And the photos taken during visits to pleasant places, sent with spontaneous comments to all participants in the months after the event? There is another element that guarantees the success of conferences organized in Italy: the availability of local authorities and inhabitants of the villages to welcome visitors. An example? Arcinazzo Romano, a small village in Ciociaria, where German cardiologists were received in November by people dressed in historical costumes who offered roasted chestnuts and wine. Almost all the participants returned the following summer with their families, in hotels and lodges in the area from June to September. Yes, the openness to visitors and the friendliness of the Italians are very positive elements for the success of national and international conferences. Recently a Russian colleague, after attending an event in Riccione, told me: «The human approach of the Italians is wonderful». In addition to all this, there is the professionalism of meeting professionals and suppliers.

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HOT TOPICS incentive comment

Enough of the clichés!

Apart from “classics” like learning to make pasta, foreign planners’ requests sometimes stem from an outdated or slightly distorted image of our country...

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EMANUELA GIORDANO Founder and creative manager of Quid Italy emanuela.giordano@quiditaly.com

xceptional Italian scientists work all over the world and we are surely the coolest country in terms of fashion and design, with talented architects creating unforgettable designs, and yet many foreign tourists still think of us as “Mafia, pizza and the mandolin”. It’s not only the individual tourists, but also those travelling for business who often view us as the country they have seen in American post-war films or thereabouts, and in some cases this can border on the comical and surreal. So, what do foreign Mice participants look for when they come to Italy? Anything and everything. They expect what is typical and understandable, such as food and wine tasting tours, guided visits – preferably exclusive – of the best-known monuments, perhaps with a surprise classical concert or entertainment provided by theatre actors where culture reigns. They look for alternative experiences, such as “track laps in a Ferrari” – inevitable considering the brand is such an icon of all that is Made in Italy – perhaps together with a famous driver like Giancarlo Fisichella, and cultural treasure hunts among the monuments of Rome, Florence,

Venice, Naples and Milan. While these are the more general requests, others drift towards more specific research where Italian creativity (in this we are top of the class) runs wild to achieve results that are, at times, nonsensical. Examples include logical, classic cookery requests – such as inevitable icons like how to make pasta, pizza or ice-cream – out-and-out gelato tours (yes, they really do exist!), “hook” tours to satisfy the consumers’ hunger for new experiences – with a rise in guided tours based around Angels and Demons, Inferno and The Da Vinci Code despite the fact that simply mentioning these to art historians will see their hair stand on end in that they are tales full of historical fabrication – right down to the Mafia Tour, or rather a trip to see “Cosa Nostra” locations in Sicily (it would be like the Italians going to NY to enjoy a Bronx gang tour!). And riding this wave of the unusual, the requests made by foreign planners are no joke either. A few examples? Spending a day as a legionnaire – but guests cannot get wet, dirty or cold as they are off to dinner in town afterwards… and you feel like replying: “Yes mummy, I won’t break a sweat either!” – visiting the studio of a famous designer (the most commonly mentioned is Armani) while the designer is there, giving directions to his design team (it’s like asking to see the secrets of Nato); or taking a tour of the Vatican and shaking

the Pope’s hand (he’ll be waiting at the door of course!). Some particularly “spectacular” requests deserve their own chapter: opera and traditional songs remain a “must”, but these are often confused and mixed up so that organisers are asked to book opera singers such as Bocelli or Il Volo to sing “during the aperitif” (in total chaos) or “during dinner, walking among the tables like stornelli singers” (need we say more?). How about pizza acrobatics world champions (did you know they existed?) sent to the Dolomites to put on a 15-minute show for 12 Russian guests, or foreign companies that ask for the dinner buffet to be set out like a “typical Italian market” (word for word, I swear) and, on asking for more details, they send you a photo of a medieval market stall, with vendors dressed in 19th century working class garb. Or groups asking for an “Eyes Wide Shut” evening because we’re in Venice, without really understanding the “hard” nature of the request (or perhaps they do?). At the end of the day, faced with this confused image of our country, it is not easy to propose “alternative” ideas because a very specific view of our nation has taken root. But we continue to try because the “enlightened ones” are not only found in Dan Brown’s books and there are times when we are able to give a modern vision of the wonderful, unforgettable place that is Italy.

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HOT TOPICS the DMC’s corner

The “new” Italy Italy has been my profession for 15 years and, like any professional in the DM industry, I consider myself an honorary ambassador of my country

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LORENZO PIGNATTI Founder of +39 Italy lorenzo@plus39italy.com

have described, presented, highlighted every corner, every delight, every feature of my country with the same passion and the same love I feel when I describe the dimples in my son’s cheeks when he smiles, and I could carry on for another 30 years without ever getting tired (of either one). Italy is, in effect, a little like a child who faces every new adventure enthusiastically without hesitation or preconceptions. Its obvious and continual contrasts are what makes it unique in my eyes: rigour and chaos, sacred and secular, wisdom and imagination, work and pleasure, large cities and small villages, rationality and creativity, luxury and neglect… it seems that we Italians can only find our centre by bringing together opposite forces, without which we struggle to find our equilibrium. And our country can be no different from those who live in it, shape it, tread its ground day after day, transforming

it into this very special child, full of talent, Mother Nature’s favourite child. This makes “selling” Italy as a destination a different challenge each day, but a gratifying one, because in every corner of the world I’ve travelled to, I’ve never failed to find people who love my country as much as I do. This means everything is more simple at first, but the real challenge comes when I deal with clients who have already organised trips and events in Italy and believe there is nothing new to discover, to see, to do, to experience. They couldn’t be more wrong, but it is a difficult preconception to eradicate, because every new experience, despite being sought out and longed for by every event planner, is initially viewed with reluctance, then with wariness, and then curiosity until it is slowly digested. And our country is certainly not short on new developments: if we consider the last three years alone, we’ve had Expo Milano 2015, which has completely revolutionised the Mice sector in Milan, with new hotels, new spaces, new activities and, more generally, a new filter through which to see Lombardy’s capital; in Rome, the new La Nuvola convention centre has finally

opened, designed by wellknown architect Massimiliano Fuksas; in Bologna, we now have Fico (Fabbrica Italiana Contadina, or Italian Farming Factory) that I consider an interesting product, positioned in an area that is experiencing significant growth and one that offers great potential in terms of the incoming market, just consider how Bologna airport, having been chosen by Emirates for a new direct link with Dubai, will now be the third Italian airport (after Milan and Rome) to offer direct flights to and from China. In addition to these, there are thousands of other new developments in practically every Italian city, with new hotels, new restaurants, new and unusual spaces for events and gala dinners, but what has really changed is our approach to the meeting industry; our daily challenge is now not (only) to find new destinations to offer our clients, but rather to reinterpret, to give new understanding and to create new experiences around familiar themes and places: I believe that it is often more of a surprise to see something you already know in a new light than to see something unknown for the first time. And Italy, in this sense, is like Pandora’s box: just waiting to be opened.

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The forum level: 6000 sqm of multi- functional space where la nuvola is suspended. Exibition area, gala dinner, product presentation. Auditorium: 1.800 seats ( 1.200 in the stalls and 600 in the gallery ) with n. 3 external foyers: everything is inside a 14.000 square metersof fiber glass cloth.


HOT TOPICS giorgio armani

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The king of made in Italy Undisputed symbol of Italian excellence in the world, “King” Giorgio has always been adept at keeping up with the times and social change, not only making clothes, but designing hotels and cultural spaces too SIMONA P.K. DAVIDDI

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iorgio Armani is credited with generating a new universal concept of fashion and elegance, a result of his desire to go against the flow and break out of established patterns. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Armani has revolutionised the way men and women dress. Today, at 83, he oversees a sprawling empire, which has mushroomed from clothing to an entire lifestyle offering with accessories, perfumes and home

furnishings lines. There is also a concept store, within the brand’s Via Manzoni building in Milan, selling personalised music, flowers and designer chocolates. That’s not all: the sartorial mogul has opened three restaurants – Emporio Armani Caffè, Armani/Ristorante and the legendary Armani/Nobu (together with the renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa) – two luxury hotels in Milan and Dubai, and, most recently, Armani/Silos, 4,500 square metres of spectacular exhibition space in via Bergognone, in the heart of Milan’s design district. This last venue hosts his immense digital archive as well as a permanent exhibition dedicated to the first 40 years of the fashion house’s creations. The selection of items on display is thematic, featuring the most

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HOT TOPICS the interview

iconic clothing and accessories that have marked the chapters of Armani’s global style story. «I love beauty when it is essential, because it becomes timeless», the designer wrote in a recent self-profile for the magazine GQ. «I once said that elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered; it is a question of dignity. I love to extract, eliminate, purify, perfect». And so it follows that the symbol of Armani style should undeniably be the deconstructed men’s jacket. As the first garment to turn the spotlight onto the brand, it established a new kind of elegance that was informal and free from conventions, helping to forge the concept of “Made in Italy” abroad. Even the space Armani creates is a direct reflection of the styles, materials and colours shown on the catwalk, from the choice of furniture to the selection of fabrics; the aim being an atmosphere of sophisticated beauty, typical of and unequivocally associated with the Armani brand. Take the five-star hotel in Milan, the “Stay with Armani” philosophy brought to life: its space is refined and essential but never aseptic, whether it’s the 95 guestrooms and suites or the business centre, the panoramic restaurant or the exclusive spa. A Lifestyle Manager takes care of guests, meeting their every need and desire, and ensuring they get the most out of their stay.

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MADE IN ITALY AMBASSADOR If it is true, then, that Giorgio Armani is the first person that comes to mind when you think of Italian excellence, what does his personal portrait of Il Belpaese look like? «I feel honoured that people think I represent Italy. I am proud to be Italian, proud of that dogged courage in overcoming adversity, of the ability to live in solidarity with others. And of the beauty of my extraordinary country. I work in Italy, I make high-quality products in Italy, I show and present my collections in Italy. I can do nothing more, nothing different from what I have done so far and what I continue to do. Working and creating work, supporting that sense of beauty so characteristic of Italian style,

Giorgio Armani, 83, has recently inaugurated Armani/Silos, 4,500 square metres of spectacular exhibition space in via Bergognone, in the heart of Milan’s design district. This last venue hosts his immense digital archive as well as a permanent exhibition dedicated to the first 40 years of the fashion house’s creations

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DAVIDE LOVATTI

the interview

exporting our taste for perfection and our lifestyle abroad. I believe that Italy has become aware of its capabilities and today “Made in Italy” is synonymous with something beautiful, well made, and conceived in Italy, from beginning to end». And to those who ask him what defines Italy? «Italy is not only a magnificent past, but also a great future».

COURTESY OF GIORGIO ARMANI

DAVIDE LOVATTI

ARMANI AND MILAN Speaking of the future, the story of Armani is intimately linked to Milan, a place that – perhaps most of all – interprets that momentum towards the dynamic and cosmopolitan evolution envisioned by King Giorgio. He never misses the opportunity to praise the city in interviews: «It is the city I have chosen, it boasts a beauty very similar to my style of life, to my way of seeing things. A discreet beauty, still visible in certain details of the architecture: Milan’s palazzi are less opulent than those in other cities, but if you go beyond the façade, you discover fantastic interiors. Small parks, compact and refined spaces, suggestive of something intimate and private. Milan is a tough but generous city. Difficult, but with huge potential. It is always forwardlooking, it always pays attention to what is happening in the world, and it strives for perfection. Perfection is the city’s ambition, and when it does not succeed, it suffers. Milan is a new capital; in recent years it has rediscovered an energy and an enthusiasm that are changing its profile. The old neighbourhoods of Brera and Navigli are joined by the new skylines of Porta Nuova and CityLife. This is how I imagined it, futuristic but with a traditional heart: my Armani/Silos space is a gift to this new Milan, a “living” centre that revolves around fashion, photography, design and cinema».

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Albarella Resort VENICE - VENETO Albarella, the private Island immersed within the uncontaminated nature of the northern Adriatic. A holiday of discovery, open-air activities, the sea and Italian flavours. At only a short distance from the most romantic city in the world, Venice.

Pugnochiuso GARGANO - PUGLIA Pugnochiuso, embedded in the promontory of the Gargano National Park overlooking the perfect sea of the bays of Pugnochiuso and Portopiatto. Much more than a Resort, a wonderful natural terrace overlooking the Mediterranean.

The Structure The Capo Nord Hotel is a modern hotel situated on the far northern tip of the Island. It is in front of the fine sandy, beach and has a shoreline of approximately 3km. with its own private beach. It offers the ideal setting for regenerating meetings thanks to the elegant, functionality of the rooms, the refined cuisine as well as excellent service. The Conference Centre has WI-FI, modern equipment and is naturally lit. The ideal location to organize your conferences, meetings and events meeting the varied needs of the clients. The Stage 5 speaker positions and 2 tables; 2 places for disabled persons; motorized 16:9 screen, video projector in full HD - size 400hx300; 4 conference speaker microphones; podium on the stage; Dolby, cinema effect, surround system; sound room with computer connected to stage for slide projection; light system divided into zones that can be controlled by pads for use by speakers or technicians. TOTAL CAPACITY 313 seats - height of room from floor to ceiling 4m - total 586 sq. m. Rooms The Capo Nord Hotel has standard rooms, studio rooms with living room, garden or balcony and a separate bedroom, also for disabled persons, suites and suites with a Jacuzzi on their terrace. All the 86 accommodation solutions have a balcony or garden.

Congress Area Foyer; exhibition area; secretarial room; pressroom with adjoining communication centre: separate telephone booth for journalists; room for subcommittee; area for coffee break - bar; cloakroom - toilet; lift - elevator; completely air-conditioned. Standard Equipment Illuminated screen; paper, bulletin board; mobile screens. The Hotel Has 175 rooms of which 5 are Suites, 2 Jr. Suites, 2 Luxury rooms, 39 Superior and 127 Standard rooms. The Suites, Jr. Suites and Luxury are equipped with LCD TV’s with stereo/ cinema systems and bath tub with Jacuzzi.

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A project of continuous evolution The location: Palazzo di Varignana, Heritage of Italian Lifestyle SILVIA FRAU

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nce the rows of vineyards, ploughed fields and majestic gateways leading up to country homes have been left behind, the 15 kilometre stretch that separates Bologna from Varignana – a location in the Municipality of Castel San Pietro Terme – seems so much longer. Indeed it only takes a few minutes to go from the hustle and bustle of the capital of the Emilia-Romagna Region to the colours and slower pace of the countryside and then up the rolling hills that lead to Palazzo di Varignana - Heritage of Italian Lifestyle. The claim speaks volumes about this unique location, set in 30 hectares of parkland and graced by a centrally located eighteenth century mansion: Palazzo Bargellini Bentivoglio. A network of internal pathways and underground

passages connect the mansion to the many living quarters to create a little village. A wellness centre and outdoor swimming pools designed to blend with the rolling hillside complete the setting. HISTORY, LANDSCAPE AND CULTURE At the centre of the resort is the ancient mansion, designed by Francesco Angiolini, one of the most famous architects in Bologna at the time, and built for Count Orazio Bargellini in 1705. The careful conservation and restoration of the building turned it into what is now home to the modern Bentivoglio Conference Centre and important artefacts from the surrounding area. This is where, in the second century B.C., the Romans

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The new “Heritage of Italian Lifestyle” claim sums up the direction taken by Palazzo di Varignana as it brings a location steeped in tradition into the world of contemporary hotels. The resort on the Emilia hills offers its guests hospitality – including 44 new rooms, an exclusive villa and a third restaurant – conference services and a modern spa

Palazzo di Varignana sheds light on the wealth of the territory through the preservation of archaeological findings from the ancient city of Claterna, the use of local crop varieties in exquisite dishes prepared on site, and unforgettable views of the Emilia hills

founded the city of Claterna, whose economy flourished especially after Marcus Aemilius Lepidus added the road that still bears his name: Via Emilia. The ancient route continues to connect the most important centres in the Po Valley to this day. The city of Claterna was abandoned in the Middle Ages, a period when more elaborate defences were needed, and the population was forced to move to a protected town up in the hills, which is where Castello di Varignana was established. Important relics from the ancient city survive to this day, including a mosaic that the resort helped restore and that is now temporarily housed in the foyer below the ancient villa. The 200 square metres that house the mosaic also serve as a welcome and coffee break area – access is through the historic

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cellars. The welcome centre then leads to a 300 square metre conference room. The naturally lit room (the level of light can be adjusted) features cutting-edge technology, including equipment for viewing videos in full Hd and the high-speed wi-fi needed to guarantee smooth video conferencing. An underground passage, decorated with rare items and valuable antiques, leads from the conference room to Spazio Belvedere,

another multi-purpose space that spans two floors and can be subdivided into six individual halls (Rio Rosso, Santa Maria Maddalena, Claterna, Colombara, Gaiana, Sillaro and Quaderna), for a total of 880 square metres. The structures blend in smoothly with their surroundings and afford a high level of privacy, making this the perfect location for business presentations, receptions, musical events and banquets.

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This unique location, set in 30 hectares of parkland, is graced by a eighteenth century mansion: Palazzo Bargellini Bentivoglio. A network of internal pathways connect the mansion to the many living quarters to create a little village

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FOOD VALLEY EXCELLENCE The resort’s deep respect for and connection with the land goes beyond efforts to preserve local artefacts and includes an interesting agricultural project through which crops that were once grown in the area are revived and included in present day production through the use of modern techniques and innovations. Documents found on site testify to the fact that such cultivars as Ghiacciola, Leccino and Pendolino were found in these lands as far back as the 1800s; these have now been revived on 30 hectares of land (to be increased to 100 hectares by 2025), alongside vineyards and fruit orchards, with unusual fruits like asimina and panachè and forgotten fruits like giuggioli and biricoccoli. A large garden is also in the works. All the products are of the highest quality and, along with chocolate, honey and tea produced by a selected group of companies, are included in the Palazzo di Varignana brand, which is already being marketed in the resort’s internal store and at a temporary shop located in Galleria Cavour, Bologna (an online market will open soon). After all, Emilia-Romagna is known worldwide as the Food Valley and is home to 41 Pdo and Pgi products. The founding of the resort and the farm, whose products go straight to the kitchens to be served in the resort’s various restaurants, are a testament to authenticity and to the value of the products, the land and those who lovingly work the fields and cook in the kitchens. Their devotion to the task can be tasted in the various menus. The restaurants have always been one of the resort’s great strengths and will feature several changes over the first months of the year. Besides Il Palazzo – the gourmet restaurant located in the historic Villa that adds a creative twist to the traditional foods served in its five delightful dining rooms – a

new restaurant, Le Marzoline, will soon be inaugurated and will offer local cooking and the option of dining alfresco. Le Marzoline will be open evenings and weekends. The panoramic Pool & Lounge, with the large glass windows that elegantly frame the surrounding landscape, will be restyled and expanded. Meanwhile, the simple, light menu will remain unvaried and will continue to include foods common to the

Palazzo di Varignana Located just 15 kilometres from Bologna and from Guglielmo Marconi airport, the elegant resort is in the famous Food Valley region – including pizza – as well as some international dishes. The adjacent Lounge Bar offers a modern setting where one can share a drink with friends and colleagues after work or after dinner. NEW ROOMS IN LE TERRAZZE The accommodations are also increasing, especially as regards the number of available sleeping rooms, but there’s more. The rooms already present at the resort feature a contemporary, linear style with colours and materials that match the setting, while an additional 44 luxurious living spaces in the new Le Terrazze complex are decorated with designer furniture, feature large windows,

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One can benefit from the relaxing power of water in the wide spaces of the Varsana Spa, which features large windows that frame the surrounding landscape. The spa comprises sound pools, sensory showers, a bio-sauna, a Finnish sauna, a Turkish bath, a whirlpool and Kneipp treatments. Outdoor swimming pools designed to blend with the rolling hillside complete the setting

comply with elevated technological standards, and include 12 square metres of patio space to ensure privacy. The new rooms overlook an area where a practice golf course and small lakes are being added, and they also face the forests, ravines and valleys of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines Mountains, the source of the pleasantly breezy climate typical of this area. All the rooms have access to the recently renovated hall by means of underground passages and by summer 2018, they will also have two private swimming pools at their disposition. The new building complex joins five others – La Corte, Il Fienile, Il Poggio, Il Borgo and

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■ CONFERENCE MANAGER: Stefania Steffanini ■ CONFERENCE ROOMS Number of rooms: multi-purpose area measuring 880 square metres (can be subdivided into 11 independent rooms) Total capacity: about 850 ■ PLENARY HALL Theatre capacity: 300 seats, natural lighting (adjustable). Adjacent foyer: 200 square metres ■ ROOMS Total number of sleeping rooms: 140, including 5 rooms in the private Villa

■ FURTHER INFORMATION Il Palazzo Restaurant: 35 seats; Pool & Lounge Restaurant: 120 seats; Le Marzoline Restaurant: 90 seats, garden. Varsana Spa: 3,700 square metres of internal and external spaces; Crystal Pool, telescopic covering for the winter; Wellness routes in the park; Practice golf course ■ AUDIOVISUAL AND TECHNICAL SERVICES Control room, cutting-edge Hd audiovisual technology, video and teleconferencing

the independent La Villetta – for a total of 140 rooms: 15 Standard, 40 Superior, 22 Deluxe, 40 Deluxe Prestige, 14 Junior Suites, 3 One Bedroom Suites, 3 Family Suites, 2 Vital Suites (with 22 square metres of private spa) and one Presidential Suite; room sizes vary from 23 to 76 square metres. A HOUSE AND GARDEN Villa Amagioia is the flagship for another project that will add six new living spaces to the resort by 2025. This project is in line with market trends that demonstrate a preference, especially among foreigners, for an authentic experience in an independent dwelling that still offers all of the services and standards of a luxury resort. The highly regarded mansion is nestled among vineyards and olive groves and offers guests large living spaces decorated in a classic style with a modern touch. The mansion comprises two apartments, the first Mediterranean Apartment is on the ground floor and is composed of two comfortable double bedrooms, living rooms that overlook the garden and a modern kitchen; the second Panoramic Apartment, has a comfortable living room and three double bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a crystal glass shower. The private swimming pool and park are outside; guests can also take advantage of the hotel facilities, such as breakfast at the hotel and spa services. A three hectare garden – part of the prestigious network of Great Italian Gardens – once pertained to this luxurious dwelling and is now part of the resort. Designed by landscape artist Antonio Perazzi, this magnificent formal garden features interconnected “themed rooms” that open onto each other. They are separated by hedges of Ginko Biloba, hornbeam and oak

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trees and fill the air with the scent of roses and cherries in the springtime. The apple arbour is adjacent to the more recently built vegetable labyrinth – a perfect place for team building activities! The labyrinth was designed by Sandro Ricci in 2015 as a means of connecting the various green areas and includes a lush orchard interspersed with llatro hedges. TIME TO RELAX At Palazzo di Varignana those who wish to can network even while relaxing. Options include wellness routes that wind through the park or take place poolside at any of the five swimming pools, including the Crystal Pool – an infinity pool with 12 chaises lounges for micro massages – which can be used even in winter thanks to an innovative telescopic enclosure. One can also benefit from the relaxing power of water in the wide spaces of the Varsana Spa, which features large windows that frame the surrounding landscape. The Spa comprises sound pools, sensory showers, a bio-sauna, a Finnish sauna, a Turkish bath, a whirlpool and Kneipp treatments. Or one can stop by Spa Fusion where East meets West and North Africa blends seamlessly with the Far East. Specific rituals purify the body with a traditional savonage in the typical Moroccan Arab Hammam, followed by a hot bath or steam treatment, or an innovative massage produced by the “Spastream” jets of water. Options also include an ancient Japanese Ryokan where, amid the aroma of cedar and rice paper, the body is immersed in boiling hot water to relax the mind and the body before continuing with a bamboo treatment – the spa’s signature massage – and sipping a traditional tea while stretched out on a tatami rice mat.

SOLIDIFY RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH SPORT The more athletic guests will make the most of sunny days for a match of tennis or squash, or a swim, all included in the Varsana Sport programme. And, starting next summer, golfers will be able to practice their swing on the resort’s internal practice golf course, or they can travel to one of the nearby greens, such as Golf Club Le Fonti (18 holes) in Castel San Pietro or Golf Club Casalunga (9 holes) in Castenaso, which are only 10 kilometres from the resort. Palazzo di Varignana has special arrangements with all 25 golf courses in the Emilia-Romagna golf circuit, as well as with high quality stables, so that even novices can enter the world of equestrian sports or go horse riding in the natural surroundings. These are iconic lands for those who love engines. Two names stand out above the rest: Lamborghini and Ferrari. The Lamborghini Museum delves into the history of its founder and the story of how his bold dream came to life, while the Galleria Ferrari in Maranello and the Ferrari Museum in Modena celebrate the history of the Prancing Horse through cars, trophies, mementos, historic video clips and photos. Palazzo di Varignana is located just 15 kilometres from Bologna and from the Guglielmo Marconi airport. It is also easy to get to by private vehicle (including private jets) that can land at the Guglielmo Zamboni di Ozzano Airfield a few kilometres away from the resort. This is the perfect location for meetings, incentives, team building experiences and even large conferences, with the option of organising several tours of the surrounding area, Bologna and Eataly’s new Fico food park.

The rooms already present at the resort feature a contemporary, style with colours and materials that match the setting, while an additional 44 luxurious living spaces in the new Le Terrazze complex are decorated with designer furniture, feature large windows, comply with elevated technological standards and include 12 square metres of patio space

Palazzo di Varignana

Via Ca’ Masino 611A, Varignana, Castel San Pietro Terme (Bo) Phone +39 051 19938300 info@palazzodivarignana.com www.palazzodivarignana.com

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CB Italia: all hands on deck! Established out of a memorandum of understanding between public and corporate entities, the CB Italia serves as the recognised reference point for the international meetings industry, which is continuously growing SIMONA P.K. DAVIDDI

CARLOTTA FERRARI, President of CB Italia «Our authoritativeness stems from our members: all of the local convention bureaus scattered across Italy, the main hotel chains in the country, the consortia and the supply chain operators. We continue to receive requests from interesting Mice players who want to join the CB».

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he origins of large associations are always quite articulated, it couldn’t be any other way. This holds true for national entities like the Convention Bureau Italia, whose origins stem from a memorandum of understanding that dates back to 2013 and was signed by the Minister of Tourism at the time, Massimo Bray, by the Regions and by the different industry associations. This was the first step towards a strategy of investing in Mice and in event organisation on a national level. Thus, in 2014 the structural analysis began on the part of the main associations (Confindustria, Federcongressi&Eventi, Federturismo, Confesercenti, Federalberghi), then the legal form was decided for the new CB, and lastly, in June of the same year, the Convention Bureau Italia debuted as a business network of a private nature. «We began with twenty members», says Carlotta Ferrari, President of CB Italia, «today, just three years later, we have 110 members and we represent more than 1,400 companies».

PRAGMATISM AND PLANNING Growth happened fast, despite the limited number of members at the start, which led straight away to the CB Italia being recognised as a double point of reference, for both international buyers who want to organise an event in Italy, and for Italian operators who are looking to increase their visibility on the international market. «We are a consortium but we have signed a memorandum of agreement with Enit, the Italian tourism board, who identifies us as a national convention bureau», continues Ferrari. «As a private entity, we operate like a company, which means all of the mechanisms have to work perfectly and the year-end financial statements have to be positive. Our authoritativeness stems from our members: all of the local convention bureaus scattered across Italy, the main hotel chains in the country, the consortia and the supply chain operators. But that is not all. We continue to receive requests from interesting Mice players who want to join the CB. There are also public entities who support us, like the Regions of Emilia-Romagna and Campania, just to name a few». What does the Convention Bureau Italia do exactly? Tobia Salvadori, Bureau Manager for the CB Italia, responds: «We like to define ourselves as an influential gateway to the

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Mice destination. On one hand we provide concrete information on the destination and its Mice resources, on the other hand we put supply and demand in contact, although we don’t consider ourselves brokers for our members because we do not procure events for them. We provide them with real services and we create the ideal context in which these companies can promote themselves. We do this, for example, by organising a series of much-appreciated workshops abroad in the markets that are strategic for Italy, namely the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Belgium and the United States». THE NEW ITALY If it is true that Italy is a complex, multifaceted destination, it is also true that it is constantly evolving, especially as regards the Mice department. «Some clichés still exist, and we’re trying to debunk them», says Tobia Salvadori. «First among these is that Italians are slow to respond and incapable of speaking fluent English. We are correcting this not only by responding quickly and competently to the people who contact us for information, but also by acquiring the professional skills that enable us to ask the right questions in order to profile the requests and steer the buyers in the direction that is truly suitable for their needs».

Speaking of a “new” Italy, the Convention Bureau has also renovated the image of the Belpaese with a new promotional campaign entitled “Italy at Hand” where tradition and innovation blend together in a new model of communication that has a fresh, modern image. «The concept derives from a contest among the CB Italia agencies that aimed to transmit the utopia of Italy not through the usual monuments and well-known culinary items, but through the universal vehicle of hands. This concept also revolved around the fact that Italians love to gesticulate while talking», continues Salvadori. «We have identified the elements that are recognisable abroad as authentically Italian, but at the same time quite modern and distant from the usual clichés. We are talking about culture, style, fashion, and art, all of which makes the Italy brand so strong». The new campaign will be developed around eloquent and meaningful images in an institutional promotional video that will be enhanced with short films where the creative idea of Italy at Hand can be articulated by each CB member for their specific area. «This will enable the individual operators to save on creativity, and it will activate a sort of ongoing narration, a modern storytelling that recounts the Italy brand in all of its multicoloured and multifaceted elements».

TOBIA SALVADORI, Bureau Manager for the CB Italia «On one hand we provide concrete information on the destination and its Mice resources, on the other hand we put supply and demand in contact, although we don’t consider ourselves brokers for our members because we do not procure events for them».

Convention Bureau Italia

Piazza Adua, 1 50123 Florence Phone +39 055 4973341/0 info@conventionbureauitalia.com www.conventionbureauitalia.com

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False myths and great truths Italy is a land of harmonius contradictions, worldwide appreciated as destination for events, conferences and incentives. But, what are its strengths? And what false myths need debunking? Let’s figure it out together! LUCIANA FRANCESCA REBONATO

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he Roman Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, the building also known as “the square Colosseum”, with its arches that extend over the Eur neighbourhood, has an inscription on the facade: “A people of poets, artists, heroes, saints, thinkers, scientists and navigators”. Inside the arches are statues, symbolic representations of the virtues of Italy. Heroism, astronomy, medicine, music, philosophy and poetry, for example. There’s no doubt that the

Belpaese (literally “beautiful land”) holds an irresistible appeal, but what is it that makes Italy a magnet for events and what are the stereotypes that need to be overcome? In this article we tried to find the answers to these questions, with the help of influential opinion leaders in the Italian and international meetings industry. I FOUND MY MICE IN PORTOFINO «Italy is a formidable machine for the production of unique, unforgettable experiences featuring art, culture, food, beauty, landscapes, sensuality and emotions», says Patrizia Di Forte, technical director for Portofino Coast. «So, it’s obvious that even international meeting planners see our nation as a desirable destination, especially for events that require a

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prestigious setting. The atmosphere provided by our cities of art is unique; the wealth and enchantment of our artistic heritage and the beauty of our landscapes put Italy at the top of the list for those who travel for business. However, when choosing a Mice destination, other factors are crucial. Some examples include the availability of conference rooms and adequate accommodations; local organisations to handle logistics and operations and make destination resources readily available; an efficient transportation system; a financially competitive location that can compete with other international destinations. Putting it all together, attracting international events requires more than beauty, the host has to also be very capable». According to Patrizia De Forte, what false myths need to be debunked? «To discuss clichés about our country can, in and of itself, be a cliché! I think that’s part of what makes Italy beautiful and that the challenge lies in being able to surprise our guests by offering them an extraordinary mix that is both natural and professional. Small, treasured destinations like the Portofino Coast are perfect for smaller, prestigious events, especially because intense work has been done in recent years to focus on quality, the winning card in this situation. Meticulous care in every organisational detail can never be an end to itself, rather it necessarily plays a role in the big picture with the aim of providing an experience that is both unique and unforgettable every time. The objective is ambitious because the goal is to win a spot in the hearts of all those who visit, even if only for business, knowing they could choose the destination

at a later date for personal enjoyment and they will be left with fond memories. I am confident that with this perspective in mind, we can overcome certain prejudices. It is important to present a highly professional image from the start, generating trust. This is what enables us to guide international meeting planners, recommending the most suitable locations for their specific needs and preventing costly mistakes. Knowing your destination intimately is paramount for creating successful experiences». IMPROVISING TO SOLVE PROBLEMS Problem solving: two words that sum up a whole list of skills and efficiencies. We asked Patrizia Di Forte to tell us about a problemsolving situation that involved a foreign target: «Problem solving is a precious skill and an absolute necessity for those who organise events of any kind», stated Patrizia Di Forte. «I personally prefer to anticipate every possible logistical and operational issue, carefully studying all of the possible solutions ahead of time. Since we work at

PATRIZIA DI FORTE, technical director for Portofino Coast «Italy is a formidable machine for the production of unique, unforgettable experiences featuring art, culture, food, beauty, landscapes, sensuality and emotions».

Left, some Italian icons: picturesque Portofino, enchanting Florence and very modern Mi.Co, Milan’s main congress centre. Above, the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, aka the “square” Colosseum in Rome

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BARBARA MORI, president of Evinco Group «Those who work in the events industry are often the best of the best and are adept at addressing extreme situations with flexibility, skill and perseverance. The goal is to solve problems and achieve success, ensuring that the client is satisfied».

a seaside destination, we are accustomed to facing changes due to unfavourable weather, which force us to modify even intense programmes at the last minute. Indeed, we have faced emergencies that required us to remain calm and think fast to find a solution. Once, a few years back when the weather forecast was less reliable than today, we planned an exclusive dinner for an important international event in a splendid Benedictine abbey in an enchanting location that could only be reached by sea. It was a beautiful day towards the end of summer and the blue skies and calm sea gave no hint of the violent weather that was about to strike. Everything was going as planned when, just as our guests were about to enjoy the fantastic dinner in that amazing atmosphere, the boat scheduled to pick them up in mere minutes communicated that, due to the changing weather, it would not be able to dock. There was no other way for us to bring the guests back to the hotel. Without losing hope, we contacted everyone we knew until we found a captain who was capable of pulling off the complicated manoeuvre, and we coordinated with our catering service to bring the dinner to an end quickly but elegantly, without creating alarm. Everything went smoothly and safely. It was an hour’s worth of adrenaline for us and an exciting experience for our guests to look back on». KEYWORD: SOLVE «As a brand, Italy is synonymous with excellence and the Belpaese is worthy of the name. Art, food & wine, culture, history, fashion, tourism, music, sport, excursions and landscapes», says Barbara Mori, president of Evinco Group. «But if it’s true that no one is perfect then even “magnificent Italy” can, at times, reveal weaknesses; though the fault rarely lies with

the professionals who work in the sector. Those who work in the events industry are often the best of the best and are adept at addressing extreme situations with flexibility, skill and perseverance. The goal is to solve problems and achieve success, ensuring that the client is satisfied. And as a consequence, the meeting planners are satisfied with themselves as well». Then there’s problem solving, two words that sum up a whole list of skills and efficiencies. Barbara Mori shared a problem-solving episode in which a foreign client was involved: «At a recent event of international significance, the issue was a general strike in the public sector. On opening day, it was imperative that the client – the “guest country” – be in Italy, but the strike was on the very same day. Flights were cancelled, public transport was non-existent and the information given was unreliable: a decidedly anachronistic scene. Italy seemed unreachable, what about the event? How did the “guest country” feel? The keyword was “solve”, no ifs, ands, or buts. It was a chance for us to show off the true essence of Italy. We were determined to get the client to destination, which transformed a 24-hour day into an undefined period of time as we persevered in searching for extreme alternatives, without losing sight of the cost/benefit factor. In other words, we accurately studied alternate routes outside the hours affected by the strike, keeping the international guests constantly up-to-date by sharing the new trip information with them and planning new shuttle services down to the most minute details. Our goal was to ensure the guests understood we wanted to welcome them at any cost, underscoring the importance of having them come, which was fundamental to pulling off the event. To sum it all up: we made sure that the guests knew they were the key element of the event. The outcome:

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ITALIANS DO IT BETTER

“Italians do it better” read a T-shirt once worn by Madonna. That holds true from light-hearted pop to the authority of the Nobel Prize: to date, Italy, with its 20 Nobel laureates, is in the top ten nations with the most awards. The first was Giosuè Carducci who earned the award for Literature in 1906, as did Grazia Deledda in 1926 and Luigi Pirandello in 1934, followed by Salvatore Quasimodo in 1959. Yet another Nobel for Literature went to Eugenio Montale in 1975 and to Dario Fo in 1997. The Nobel for Medicine was earned by the Italian Camillo Golgi and Daniel Bovet – a Swiss biochemist and a naturalised Italian – who received the Nobel in 1957. In 1969 the prize went to Salvador Edward Luria – together with Max Delbrück and Alfred Hershey – while in 1975 Renato Dulbecco – together with David Baltimore and Howard Martin Temin – was given the award, followed, in 1986, by Rita Levi Montalcini. In 2007 Mario Capecchi received the Nobel Prize in Medicine, while the Nobel Peace Prize went

to Ernesto Teodoro Moneta in 1907, together with Luis Renault. Nobel prizes in Physics went to Guglielmo Marconi – and Karl Ferdinand Braun – in 1909, then in 1938 to Enrico Fermi and, in 1959, to Emilio Gino Segrè, together with Owen Chamberlain. Further Nobel laureates in Physics are Carlo Rubbia in 1984 and Riccardo Giacconi in 2002. Moving to Chemistry, in 1963 Giulio Natta received the award with Karl Ziegler. Finally, in 1985 Franco Modigliani was awarded the Nobel in Economic Sciences. the event was held and it was a raging success! What about the strike? It was irrelevant “news”. That’s what happens when professionalism makes Italy a successful brand». SUNNY AND ORGANISED What are Italy’s strengths as a brand? We asked Susanna Priore, managing director and lead scientist for Formedica Scientific Learning. «Personally, I believe that Italy’s strengths as a destination are its locations and its people. Italy has many completely

different identities. Nearly every nation is seen in the clients’ imagination as a single representative location, but when it comes to Italy that’s impossible. Just think of Rome, the Eternal City; Venice, the City on Water; Naples, the Living Nativity; Florence, the City of Art; Milan, the City of the Future. There are also the small medieval boroughs, where time seems to stand still just waiting for Mice events to enjoy the blend of past and present. Clients almost always find the destination they are looking for in Italy. Then there is the added value of the people who welcome them: Italians are known for their sunny personalities, hospitality and ability to be flexible in their actions and in adapting the offer to the needs of the end client». Indeed. Adaptability is one of the strengths of the Italian meetings industry, but what false myths need to be debunked? Susanna Priore answers: «Generally speaking, we need to overcome the false myth that there is a latent lack of organisation. Our PCOs are capable of meeting clients’ needs with great professional skill, selecting the best suppliers in the sector and offering products that are tailor-made for the client. Our public transport may not be as punctual as in other places, but it is certainly as efficient as public transport in the rest of Europe. Those who come to Italy for an event have the added value of being able to visit, with great ease, everything the destination has to offer, exploring new worlds from the sea to the Alps». What about a problem-solving situation your agency has had to face? «I don’t remember any particular episode but, when it comes to international conferences, danger is always lurking! One must be armed with a lot of patience and always be ready to implement “plan B” for the given situation. Every event always corresponds to one or more alternative solutions».

SUSANNA PRIORE, managing director and lead scientist for Formedica Scientific Learning «Personally, I believe that Italy’s strengths as a destination are its locations and its people. Italy has many completely different identities».

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FRANCESCA LUPO, project manager for Atril Events «It’s as if Italy is the only special venue where one needs to plan an event at least once in a lifetime, to please the end client as well as the staff members themselves. The social programme writes itself, thanks to the incredible options offered by the destination: food, history, fashion and culture, to name a few examples».

CAROLE DOUMERGUE, project manager for HBM Events «The fact that it is nearby, the flight timetable is ideal, and the climate enables holding events outdoors even in winter make Italy an appealing destination».

EXCELLENCE AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Up to now we’ve heard the opinions of leading voices in the Italian meetings industry, but how do foreign planners view Italy as a brand? Here’s the perspective of Francesca Lupo, project manager for the Iberian company Atril Events: «It’s as if Italy is the only special venue where one needs to plan an event at least once in a lifetime, to please the end client as well as the staff members themselves. The social programme writes itself, thanks to the incredible options offered by the destination: food, history, fashion and culture, to name a few examples. From a logistics standpoint, the most important destinations are connected to the rest of Europe by numerous flights and internally by very efficient railways and highways. In our experience, there are no false myths; we haven’t had any setbacks or negative surprises. Atril is a Spanish agency and we are familiar with the natural, spontaneous approach of Italians, which we enjoy. As far as problem solving goes, in 2015 Atril participated in an event held in Rome by a French cosmetics company. We handled the production of the audiovisual material and of the scenery for the plenary hall at a luxury five-star hotel in the capital. Besides the beauty of the location, the hotel staff was especially helpful, which made doing the technical work a lot easier.

There was a problem with the electricity, which was rapidly solved by the head of maintenance, who worked with the hotel director to save the event from a possible catastrophe! A team-building activity with 70 Vespa scooters had also been planned for the event. The evening before the activity, the client asked to change the route for the group and the head of the team-building programme had to completely redesign the route, brainstorming for two hours to meet the client’s requests. He basically contacted all 70 of the riders and reprinted all the flyers in a hurry, but with a big smile because his only worry was for the event to be a success». Last but not least, here’s what Carole Doumergue, project manager for HBM Events (Toulouse, France), told us: «The fact that it is nearby, the flight timetable is ideal, and the climate enables holding events outdoors even in winter make Italy an appealing destination. Add to that hotels and conference centres that adequately meet the needs of the client and sometimes come with very favourable budgets. The overall beauty of the locations speaks for itself. I would say that the stereotypes that need to be overcome are those that suggest a lack of discipline, respect for deadlines and transparency. Quite the contrary, as a brand Italy corresponds automatically to kind and professional staff, as well as a sense of duty».

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HOT TOPICS Italy: a practical guide

Italian Mice guide How should one go about organising an event in an historic residence? How do Italian convention bureaus work? These pages provide an overview of everything planners who choose Italy need to know ALESSANDRA BOIARDI

Following page above, Genoa’s Porto Antico Area, with the city’s main covention centre. Below, historic Fortezza da Basso in Florence hosts a congress and exhibition centre

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taly is a wonderful country, much loved around the world. Loved for so many reasons: its history, culture, cities, sea, people and food, but that’s not all.It sparks your imagination and curiosity, and those lucky enough to have spent time in Italy, whether on holiday or for work, cannot help but want to return. But Italy is so much more than its clichés. Event planners who choose Italy should know that, when organising an event here, it is good to know not only about customs and traditions, but also rules, regulations and principles, as is the case anywhere in fact, in order to get the very best out of all it has to offer. You know the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”? Well, there couldn’t be a

more suitable context in which to use it. Here, then, is an overview of the services, institutions and laws that govern the sector. On these pages, you will find a summary of everything one needs to know and practical information regarding all aspects of event organisation. Did you know, for example, that the efficient Convention Bureau Italia has existed for several years already, or that many Italian regions have their own local convention bureau? Together we will also look at how DMCs operate, what kind of locations can be found, which regulations need to be considered, and so on. SO MANY CHOICES In Italy, when we talk about location, we are truly spoilt for choice. In the big cities such as Milan, Turin, Rome, Bologna and so on, we have all the large international hotel chains with business hotels and convention centres that offer standardised levels of service and that are, for the most part, located in easy to reach, strategic areas of the city. New developments in recent

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years include the long-awaited La Nuvola convention centre in Rome, designed by “archistar” Fuksas, who also gave life to the Fiera di Milano, located in Rho, which hosts the Lombardy capital’s most important trade shows. Also attractive in terms of its position is the Genoa Convention Centre, situated in the Porto Antico area on the coast (originally home to warehousing), and just a short walk from the Ligurian city’s historic centre, with its maze of streets and little shops. The Florence convention centre is also historic, housed inside the Fortezza da Basso, a Renaissance masterpiece, while Riva del Garda’s Trade Show District is a symbol of efficiency and modernity. Italy’s more recent history also brings us to Turin, where the Lingotto Convention Centre boasts a rational style typical of the 1920s. These are just a few stops on what is ideally a very long journey to discover Italy’s locations, stops that serve to highlight just

how much Italian history can be recounted even thanks to the choice of venue, with centuries of architectural treasures available to the meeting industry. Italy’s museums and art galleries are often available for the hosting of exclusive events, while other important locations across the peninsular can offer a “full immersion” into history, with many villas, castles, historic residences, palaces and estates often used for the organisation of events. MICE IN ITALY: AN OVERVIEW The Italian offering appears extremely fragmented and variable and while on the one hand this often means high quality, at the same time it means that the standardisation of processes and services is not very widespread, so patience is needed when checking and planning every aspect of an event. If we consider the fact that Italy boasts so many enchanting little villages,


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ITALIAN MEETING INDUSTRY USEFUL LINKS www.conventionbureauitalia.it -> is the website of the Italian Convention Bureau www.federcongressi&eventi.it -> the website of the Italian association of public and private companies and professionals in the Italian meeting industry www.mpitalia.it -> website of the Italian chapter of MPI (meeting professional international) www.siteglobal.com/page/site-italy-> website of the Italian chapter of SITE (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) www.normattiva.it -> site containing useful information on safety matters

ROBERTO CALAMANDREI, Head of DMC Italy at AIM Group International «Italy really has a widespread hospitality culture that focuses increasingly on personalisation and quality; decades of important activity for the tourism industry have resulted in the presence of a well-prepared network of service providers across the entire country».

home to ancient traditions, places that foreigners love but often know little about, the destinations and activities from which to choose multiply even further, although each should be carefully evaluated in terms of feasibility and service standards. «Italy really has a widespread hospitality culture – explains Roberto Calamandrei, Head of DMC Italy at AIM Group International – that focuses increasingly on personalisation and quality; decades of important activity for the tourism industry have resulted in the presence of a wellprepared network of service providers across the entire country. Italians are adept at problem solving, flexible and willing to construct ad hoc projects. They don’t settle for offering the minimum standard but try, when they are sufficiently motivated, to add that little extra in order to achieve excellent results and satisfy the client». Considering the fact that many of those who provide collateral services for events – such as a restaurant, catering service, car and bus rental, not to mention artists, craftspeople, technicians, etc. – do not speak fluent English, a “cultural and linguistic mediator” is often required. Mediation undoubtedly serves to simplify communication, entrusting it to a mother-

tongue speaker, but also to take into account the customs and negotiation styles typical of the Italians, who know how to be flexible but need to be involved in the right way in order to give their all. «Only an experienced and professional local operator – continues Calamandrei – is able to identify the best, most original and authentic ways to visit an area and experience its distinctive features, with direct experiences that are not “from the catalogue” but created thanks to the cultivation of relationships and the sharing of projects, methods and goals over time. It is often the case that smallscale manufacturers, craftspeople or artists in the local area are “discovered” by DMC and gradually involved and guided in defining ad hoc products and services for the convention clientele, in line with the expectations and interests of the sector». EVENT SAFETY IN ITALY Organising an event in Italy involves the observation of certain safety regulations, bearing in mind that European laws on the subject also apply here. Italy has a general safety standard that also applies to the meeting industry, as well as specific regulations regarding the organisation of medical/pharmaceutical and scientific events. In general, with regard to convention centres and conference hotels, the standard of reference is Leg. Dec. 81/2008, which covers health and safety in the workplace, but it should be noted that these venues also have internal safety procedures, meaning that an external planner need not take on this extra responsibility, as a safety plan and safety representative are already in place.

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– is that they turn to local DMCs, particularly when it comes to using locations that are not conference hotels or convention centres. The DMC’s understanding of local regulations and experience in terms of safety will ensure that a foreign PCO avoids any mix ups and is not navigating in the dark. In any case, I suggest consulting the website www.normattiva.it to find updated versions of Italian laws and decrees.

However, the peculiarity of certain Italian locations, historic residences for example, means that nothing can be taken for granted in terms of safety when you choose to hold an event in a location that is not speciďŹ cally designed for that purpose. So, the ďŹ rst step when it comes to “unconventionalâ€? locations is to ask the centre itself for a safety plan and the name of a representative and to conduct an initial evaluation of the possible risks.Where there is any doubt, a feasibility study can be requested, with certiďŹ cation provided by the Fire Service. The same goes for events organised in public places, such as a town square; preventive controls need to be carried out in conjunction with bodies such as the ASL (Local Health Authority) and the Fire Service, and licences obtained from the Comune (district) and Regione (region). ÂŤOur advice for foreign planners – explains Mauro Zaniboni, president and CEO of MZ Congressi and Legislation and Tax Representative for Federcongressi&eventi

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IT’S ALL GO FOR GREEN EVENTS IN ITALY! For a long while now, the Italian events world has looked to sustainable models by developing organisational methods, adopting solutions that aim, for example, to save energy and promoting recycling initiatives. For those who wish, events in Italy can be certiďŹ ed in accordance with international standard ISO 20121, a norm that has been available in Italy for a while as UNI ISO 20121:2013. The standard can be applied to any type of event in Italy, upon (voluntary) demonstration of the fact that it conforms to said standard. This test is carried out in three phases: an initial control phase involving an internal audit, a second control phase and a third phase involving the certifying bodies. Though not mandatory, UNI ISO 20121:2013 certiďŹ cation provides visibility, particularly for those international audiences most sensitive to the issue of sustainability. Certification may be requested by the organisers (for example, agencies and PCOs), by the venue or by service providers (catering for example). Bear in mind that, “technicallyâ€?, it is not the event that is certified, but the entire event management process: the organiser must create an expert supply chain, procurement must be sustainable and include a guarantee in terms of fair contracts. Creating a 20121:2013 certified chain is therefore useful, as it allows the organiser to “simplifyâ€? the task of requesting certification. While, at an international level, the first big event to be certified in accordance with the ISO 20121 standard was the 2012 London Olympics, events such as Expo 2015 have received the certification in Italy. THE TERRITORY THROUGH ITS CONVENTION BUREAUS Territoriality is very important in Italy: every region, province and district has its own identity, one that it also transmits through its Mice hospitality. As a result, a number of regional convention bureaus have appeared over time, closely connected to the destination they represent and therefore an excellent way to contact local businesses that might otherwise prove hard to reach. Just like all convention bureaus worldwide,

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ITALIAN CONVENTION BUREAUS

Here is a list (from north to south) of regional and local Italian convention bureaus or offices that represent them. ❏ Turismo Friuli Venezia Giulia ❏ Trentino Mice Convention Bureau ❏ Venice Region Convention Bureau Network ❏ Padua and Terme Euganee Convention Bureau ❏ Marca Treviso ❏ Vicenza Convention Bureau ❏ Rovigo Convention Buereau ❏ Valle d’Aosta Convention Bureau ❏ Turismo Torino e Provincia Convention Bureau

MAURO ZANIBONI, president and CEO of MZ Congressi «Our advice for foreign planners is that they turn to local DMCs, particularly when it comes to using locations that are not conference hotels or convention centres. The DMC’s understanding of local regulations and experience in terms of safety will ensure that a foreign PCO avoids any mix ups and is not navigating in the dark».

❏ Lake Como Events ❏ Eventing Milan ❏ Convention Bureau Genoa ❏ Apt Servizi Emilia Romagna ❏ Bologna Convention & Visitors Bureau ❏ Rimini Riviera Convention Bureau ❏ Toscana Promozione Turistica ❏ Florence Convention Bureau ❏ Pisa Convention Bureau ❏ Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau ❏ Mice Campania ❏ Naples Convention Bureau ❏ Sicily Visitors & Convention Bureau ❏ Sardinia Mice Network Italian CBs promote their territory in a variety of ways, from nominating destinations when large-scale events are put out to tender, to supporting an individual organiser by providing all the necessary information and support throughout the various event organisation and management phases: from general information about conference and hospitality capacity, available services and distinctive features of the area to direct contact with industry suppliers. This means that the convention bureau is often an organiser’s first contact with a destination. The CB provides all of its services free of charge. Some of the main Italian cities boast the longest running convention bureaus, such as the Rimini Riviera CB, the Genoa Convention Bureau, founded in 1998, the Turin Convention Bureau, founded in 2000, and the Florence Convention Bureau. And they exist across the whole of Italy from north to south, from the Rovigo Convention

Bureau to the Padua Convention Bureau, from the Naples CB to the Trentino Mice Convention Bureau, from the Sardinia Mice Network to Bologna Welcome. And among the most highly-anticipated new entries is the Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau, which can be contacted for events in the capital and surrounding region. ASK THE ITALIAN CONVENTION BUREAU A national convention bureau, the Convention Bureau Italia (CBI) has operated since 2014, achieving significant results in just a few years. Its members span the entire supply chain. The CBI participates in the main international trade shows dedicated to the meeting industry. You can find more information and contact details on the official website www.conventionbureauitalia.com, as well as on the main social media channels. To find out more, read the article dedicated to Convention Bureau Italia, at the end of this guide. HIGH SPEED ITALY Reaching Italy from almost anywhere in the world is not a problem. Direct flights to and from key international airports are available at the main Italian hubs. In particular, the busiest of Italy’s international airports are Milano Malpensa, well connected to the city of Milan thanks to a network of trains and buses – but located roughly 100 kilometres from the city centre – and, for the centralsouth catchment area, the Leonardo da Vinci international airport (Fiumicino) in Rome. Along with Venice’s Marco Polo airport, Fiumicino and Malpensa are the main international hubs, accounting for almost half of passenger traffic, while a further seven airports attract more than five million passengers per year. There are also 32 smaller airports.These are generally located in peripheral areas that do not yet benefit

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IN A MEETING WITH ITALIANS? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! When various nationalities come together in a meeting, it can prove rather entertaining! Different habits can give way to misunderstandings and comical scenes but sometimes it isn’t so funny and people can get angry. If you need to organise an event in Italy, it’s better if you know something about Italian meeting style. For example, Italians don’t like it if someone takes a phone call during a meeting, it’s not permitted, unless it’s a question of life and death. We are much more tolerant though when it comes to people arriving late or leaving a meeting early: time is money and if something is not of interest, why waste it? Italians often use meetings to carry out

brainstorming, but don’t ask them to stick strictly to an agenda, there’s always room for a little healthy improvisation! Lastly, Italians like to have a chat before a meeting so that they get a feel for their interlocutors. At the end of the day, aren’t we known across the world for our proverbial hospitality? from other high-speed transport methods, making them indispensable when it comes to transporting international groups to the most isolated – and unmissable – corners of the Peninsula. This, in addition to an increasingly widespread high-speed rail network. It is easy to move around the country by train: consider that it takes no more than three hours to travel from Milan to Rome, which means it’s possible to complete a return trip in just one day, with both Trenitalia and NGV company Italo Treno operating a train roughly every hour. Milan and Turin are just one hour apart with the high-speed train, as are Rome and Naples, while it takes roughly the same time to travel from Milan to Bologna. So the train is often the quickest way to get to and from the airport, often preferable to a private transfer in fact, while in some cases visitors can also make use of the bus system. ITALY WITH A SMARTPHONE The Italians really love their smartphones! And almost all conference hotels and convention centres – or the biggest at least – offer a free internet connection in their communal areas and convention centre spaces, often in the bedrooms too. This is not the case in many bars or outside for example, though there are some wi-fi hotspots in the biggest cities. The public WiFi Italia app, free of charge, does not yet offer total coverage and works best in the central/northern regions, created by merging and integrating already existing

urban/regional free wi-fi networks (it’s best not to rely on it too heavily). And once you are connected? Which apps might be useful for foreign meeting planners? Mibact Museum perhaps, the official app of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. It contains detailed pages and information on more than 500 Italian state museums, historic/artistic itineraries and useful information. MEDICAL/SCIENTIFIC CONVENTIONS: A WORLD APART The medical and scientific convention sector is one of the Italian meeting industry’s most active divisions. But while improvisation is never recommended when organising an event in Italy, it’s even less advisable in this particular sector. This is in fact an extremely regulated area, with specific standards, in which it is difficult to orient oneself. Participants and sponsoring companies must observe legal rules, but also specific regulations, such as those set out by AIFA (Italian Medicines Agency) and the codes of conduct of Farmindustria and Assobiomedica, the two associations in the sector that have imposed strict rules on the organisers of medical and scientific events. CONCLUSIONS A recent study by the Italian Federcongressi&eventi association has shown that Italian destination management companies operating at both a local/ regional and national level are generally small or medium-sized firms organising, on average, up to 50 events per year. Europe is the main market of reference, 41%, followed by that of North America, 22%. But there are also some large groups operating across the entire Italian territory. We therefore suggest that the best advice for those who decide to organise an event in Italy is to entrust Italian partners and, where possible, build a valid working relationship with them. The trick lies in identifying the right partners, so understanding for example whether your needs would be better met by a local agency, able to interpret the area and offer something extra or different to the classic “made in Italy” event proposals, or a large company, perhaps for the management of more displaced situations and so forth. As we’ve already said, it’s not worth improvising in Italy, although it’s only right that foreign organisers have the clearest possible idea of the Italian meeting industry landscape in order to make an informed decision. Italy also has chapters of all the sector’s international associations (see Useful Links box) and, as we’ve seen at both a national and regional level, it is possible to interact with various types of companies that specialise in supporting the organisation of events, a gateway to the wonderful world that is Italian Mice.

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he historic locations in Italy are so precious that they are often included on the Unesco World Heritage List; they are so extraordinary, unique and delicate that they are also protected by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage. These special locations can be transformed into the venue you’ve been dreaming of for an unforgettable, exclusive event. Event planners can choose from a wide range of possibilities at costs that are extremely varied. What is essential is that the monument be respected for what it was originally and what it continues to represent today, preserving the integrity of the site. Since 1993, the Ronchey Law has given competent regional superintendence the power to grant private parties occasional use of State property. A

subsequent directive – Legislative Decree of 2004, the so-called “code of cultural heritage” – requires that the purpose of the event be compatible with the cultural destination it is being held in. Thus, the doors to buildings, archaeological sites and palaces are open to corporate events upon payment of a concession fee and a precautionary deposit. Let there be no doubt: it is not always an easy task because every authority has its own rules and modus operandi. Even so, the owner of Tod’s, Diego della Valle, managed to put on a gala dinner with a private concert by Zubin Mehta and La Scala orchestra from Milan in the Colosseum just over one year ago. This event was held directly inside the Flavian Amphitheatre after Diego della Valle sponsored the restoration of the monument (it is said that the investment came to about 25 million euros). Indeed, sponsoring the restoration of a masterpiece or part of a monument (not necessarily with 25 million euros) can be an excellent way to get doors opened. It would also have the advantage of a long-term, free

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return on investment for the brand involved. Even giant Google, which has organised Google Camp – its most important annual international event – for years in Sicily, has used dreamlike locations for the gala dinner, most likely financing part of the restoration. Some of the participants in these events – based in the splendid city of Sciacca on the south-western part of the island – were crowned royalty from half of Europe, actors, singers, politicians and finance gurus. The amazing temples in Agrigento and Selinunte and the scenic squares in Sciacca and Borgo Buonsignore were transformed into theatres where events were staged in awe-inspiring settings. Just one more warning before beginning our tour of the most exclusive locations on the Peninsula: given the uniqueness and value of the sites, it is often mandatory to turn to accredited caterers and decorators, as well as to have a policy with bodily injury and property damage insurance coverage, items that can add up to a few hundred euros. A JOURNEY TO THE TEMPLES OF ART Let’s start our virtual tour at the Reggia di Venaria Reale in the heart of Savoy territory just outside Turin. This baroque aristocratic dwelling is a protected Unesco site where events can be held, such as an 18th century costume ball for 1,500 guests, at a cost of about 20,000 euros. But there’s more, the venue also makes its marvellous gardens available to Mice, as well as some of the most lavish rooms and halls such as the Great Gallery, Juvarra’s masterpiece, and the Alfieri Galley. The Reggia di Venaria is the perfect setting for conventions, product launches, fashion shows, photo shoots and naturally, gala dinners. We’ll move on to Lombardy now. Events can be organised inside the halls of the

THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE

In Italy, the word “temple” can have quite a broad definition. A good portion of the Italian population uses this word also in reference to stadiums, especially if football is played there. Consistent with this is one of the profane “historic temples”: San Siro stadium (www.sansiro.net) or Meazza, whatever you wish to call it.

There is a company that handles hiring out the diverse spaces in the stadium including the sky boxes, the lounge, the room dedicated to press conferences and interviews with football stars and their coaches, and even the museum where Mice participants can step into the shoes of their favourite sports heroes and experience a champion event.

Pinacoteca di Brera, home to incredible works of art in the centre of Milan. Entities in both the public and private sectors that provide a concession act can stage events and initiatives in different areas of the Pinacoteca di Brera. The available space

Above, the Pinacoteca di Brera, home to incredibly famous works of art. Left, the main hall at the Venaria Reale, not far from Turin. On the opposite page, the Colosseum

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WHAT’S THE LAW

The Ronchey Law is one of the few laws in the history of the Republic to receive unanimous approval. Particular reference was made to Article 4, which introduces private management of additional services in Italian museums, ensuring partial selffinancing of the historic and artistic heritage. Thus, there is great potential for private initiatives within the cultural heritage sector, for the first time with a clear and well-defined framework of regulations. The fifth point in Article 4 calls for the superintendent or the individual museum director to grant management of additional services: “The Ministry for Cultural Heritage and the Environment may grant use of State-owned property it is responsible for, without any other form of authorisation. The competent authorities of the Ministry for Cultural

Above, the Uffizi and right the famous Michelangelo’s David, both in Florence. On the opposite page above, the Roman Dioclethian Thermal Baths; below the Royal Palace of Caserta and a fresco belonging to the Pompeii Archaeological Area

Heritage and the Environment shall establish the fee for use of the aforementioned properties, which must be deposited prior to use. The responsible superintendent shall arrange for the issuing of the relative concessions”. Once the Ronchey Law was finalised and implemented on 22 January 2004, a Legislative Decree called “the code of cultural heritage” was established. This required that the purpose for organising a private event inside a location protected by Cultural Heritage be compatible with the destination it was to be held in. In other words, the hosted event, with exception of institutional situations or high-profile political meetings, must have some cultural significance that can easily be resolved by including a guided tour of the chosen venue.

and company meetings. These can be combined with an exclusive guided visit of the exhibits currently on display and of the Museum itself. Our tour takes us south now to Florence, the beating heart of the Renaissance. Whilst outfitting a convention inside the Uffizi Gallery among artwork by Giotto, Michelangelo and Raffaello is not an option, it is possible to stage an “intimate” gala dinner for 100 in some of the minor exhibit halls for about 15,000 euros. A private visit can also be planned, followed by a cocktail reception for up to 150 people on the terrace of the Museum coffee bar.

comprises the Cortile d’Onore, the Sala della Passione (suitable for conventions of up to 90 delegates or cocktail parties for up to 110 guests), the Spazio Consagra (capacity for up to 130 participants), the Loggiato Superiore (ideal for fashion shows for example) and the Pinacoteca. This last space privileges initiatives that call for an afterhour museum visit or that purchase enough tickets for guests to visit the museum during opening hours. The Santa Giulia Museum Complex is a more affordable option. This historic site in Brescia houses prestigious international exhibits and has a hall for hire for civil wedding ceremonies at just 250 euros. It is also possible to host receptions, dinners, tastings, presentations, networking

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PRICE LIST

Following is an idea of how much the exclusive hiring of a location may cost. Obviously, each event is unique so it is always necessary to negotiate an eventspecific quotation.

For those who truly wish to amaze their guests, a convention or banquet for up to 150 participants can be organised at the feet of Michelangelo’s David inside the Accademia Gallery in Florence. How much does it cost? Approximately 20,000 euros. If your budget allows, the Ponte Vecchio can also be turned into an unforgettable stage for a gala dinner. Ferrari was given permission for exclusive use of the bridge a few years back when about 100 Ferrari enthusiasts from all over the world participated in a gala dinner. The cost? 100,000 euros! We have already touched on Rome, but it’s worth mentioning one of the ancient gems in the city, the Diocletian Thermal Baths. Besides the meeting room with 100 seats inside the museum, it is also possible to plan an exclusive night visit for more than one thousand guests that ends in an open-air gala dinner. Going a bit further south, we encounter a historic destination of unprecedented appeal: the archaeological excavation of Pompeii in the province of Naples. Pompeii was buried by the historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. making it one of the most unique venues not only in Italy, but on the planet. The city and its inhabitants have remained paralysed in time for more than two thousand years. Buildings, paintings and even people were turned to stone by the ashes in the precise positions we still see them in today. In this “frozen” location, even if you aren’t Pink Floyd (the band performed a historic concert here back in 1972, repeated by David Gilmour alone in 2016), you can hold an event here, but the approval procedure is complex and the request has to go through an adequacy assessment by an out-and-out judiciary committee. The website states: “The Pompeii Archaeological Area is committed to the cultural and tourism rebirth of the Pompeii archaeological site through an extensive programme of cultural

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Venaria Reale www.lavenariareale.it

Dinner in costume for up to 1,500 guests

20,000 euros

Pinacoteca di Brera http://pinacotecabrera.org/affitto-spazi/

Conventions, fashion shows, gala dinners for up to 130 participants

5,000 euros

Santa Giulia Museum www.bresciamusei.com/santagiulia.asp

Hiring of one hall

250 euros

Uffizi www.uffizi.it

Conventions and dinners for up to 100 guests

15,000 euros

Accademia Gallery www.galleriaaccademiafirenze.beniculturali.it/ servizi/6/concessione-spazi/

Conventions and dinners for up to 150 people

20,000 euros

Archaeological Area of Rome www.archeorm.arti.beniculturali.it

Diocletian Thermal Baths: conventions for up to 100 delegates; gala dinners for more than 1,000 guests

Pompeii Archaeological Area www.pompeiisites.org

Gala dinner in the Flavian Amphitheatre

15,000 euros

Royal Palace Of Caserta www.reggiadicaserta.beniculturali.it

Different halls available

50,000 euros

Segesta Temples www.segestawelcome.it

Open-air private events

5,000 euros

initiatives open to the public. To meet these objectives, a specific Commission have been nominated to assess the event and performance proposals to be held inside the excavation area. To this end, some venues have been identified for activity that is consistent with the cultural mission of the Site. The Commission have outlined guidelines regarding permission for temporary use of the space at the Pompeii Archaeological Area, with relevant forms”. As regards costs, word has it that a company dinner in the Flavian Amphitheatre comes to about 15,000 euros. Another sumptuous venue in Naples is the Banquet Hall at the Royal Palace of Capodimonte, which can be hired for a private event for 25,000 euros. One of the prestigious halls of the glorious Royal Palace of Caserta – known as the Italian Versailles – will cost up to 50,000 euros for a private event, as part of the venue’s effort to perfect a structured plan of self-sufficiency. Lastly, crossing the Strait of Messina, we come to Sicily. We have already focussed on the Google events staged here, but our grand tour had to touch on the marvellous Segesta Temple in the province of Trapani. Hosting a corporate dinner here would cost somewhere around 5,000 euros.

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Italy à la carte Italy is a complex destination, rich in tradition and at the same time constantly in a state of creative excitement. This precise diversity means it is essential to have a residential spokesperson like the Convention Bureau Italia SIMONA P.K. DAVIDDI

Above left, Milan’s CityLife district; right, Bologna, the destination of the first “Italy at Hand” eductour. Below, Sicily (in the picture: Tonnara di Scopello) and Trentino (on the opposite page: the Dolomites) are perfect for unforgettable incentive travels

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ccording to the World Tourism Ranking published by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, in 2016 Italy held fifth place among the most visited destinations in the world and maintained a constant growth rate. As stated in the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index for 2016, Milan was the 14th city in the global ranking for the number of visitors and Rome came in 12th on the Top 100 list compiled by

Euromonitor for the most visited cities worldwide. Although this data refers to the leisure market, it is still relevant for assessing the brand reputation of a destination from a Mice standpoint. Even more interesting are the rankings established by Icca where Italy is ranked sixth worldwide for the number of meetings organised by international associations in 2016. If it is true that the Italy brand is linked primarily to universally famous icons in the collective imagination, it is also true that the country has a great deal more to offer the meetings and incentive industry, in terms of ‘emerging’ destinations and original activities and locations – futuristic and historic in equal measure – that are deemed a priority for Mice time and time again. This is the reason why support from the national Convention Bureau is fundamental for providing guidance in the selection of a suitable destination. Additionally, it ensures first-hand receipt of the latest news regarding venues, new attractions and creative programmes. PCOs and foreign planners indeed have in-depth knowledge of Italy, yet it takes an insider to seize upon the up-todate variations of the nation. ONE COUNTRY, INFINITE DESTINATIONS «Italy is a complex destination, but it is able to host any type of event and it is structuring itself more and more to serve the Mice industry», says Tobia Salvadori, Bureau Manager for Convention Bureau

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ROMA CAPUT MUNDI

If the excitement Italy has had for Mice for some years now has led to the internationalisation of Milan and the activation of new destinations, it has also triggered novel proposals that have increased the appeal and usability of classic destinations like Rome. «Rome is the strongest brand Italy has. Its appeal is unmatched in the rest of the world», explains Tobia Salvadori, «and it is the most requested Mice destination. The founding of the Convention Bureau for the city and the region is the news of the year for the international meetings industry, but it also makes the Eternal City even more user-friendly for events. Flanking the recently formed Convention Bureau Rome & Lazio is the restyling of Fiumicino airport, with a new intercontinental terminal and the inauguration of the Nuvola (in the picture), a very modern structure that features an attractive design. These two developments sanctioned the renewed vocation to Mice in the capital of Italy». Italia. «We can offer any type of situation a level of excellence that has received international recognition», continues Salvadori. «Large congresses, for example, that require very big locations and all of the ancillary services, can turn to cities like Milan, Rome, Florence and Bologna. Incentive trips on the other hand, can take into consideration the classic art cities and Venice, as well as a series of “secondary” destinations (which are in no way secondary) such as Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, Sardinia and Trentino. We can count on a variety of solutions that another country would not be able to offer». One might ask how a national CB can represent such diverse landscapes and destinations. «All of the local convention bureaus are part of the Convention Bureau Italia, our pyramid structure enables us to implement a winning strategy of teamwork», explains the Bureau Manager. The CB provides a global overview of what the destination offers and serves as a stable reference point that accompanies the buyer from the beginning to the end. More importantly, we are a gateway to Italy and we encourage creating direct contact between our members and the agency or international planner. The local CBs are the only ones who can delve deep into the request specifics in order to provide detailed solutions, after which they are the ones who will identify the right suppliers for the event».

Kingdom, the USA and Belgium. «This year we will be introducing something new: we will promote the country by bringing the buyers directly to “our home”. Indeed, in the autumn we will select about 50 international planners for the first “Italy at Hand” eductour. This event will give our guests the chance not only to go to specific meeting places but also to experience first-hand the excellences that we talk about in our promotional campaign. The first destination will be Bologna, a city that has all the strategic elements to carry out a successful event: venues and infrastructure, and a central location that is easy to reach (by aeroplane and high-speed train). It is also blanketed in Italian flavour, is multiplying the variety in its offer (the success of Fico, the new food & beverage project of Eataly’s patron), and it is positioned in an area that boasts rare appeal (from Ferrari to the Food Valley)», concludes Salvadori.

Convention Bureau Italia

Piazza Adua, 1 50123 Florence Phone +39 055 4973341/0 info@conventionbureauitalia.com www.conventionbureauitalia.com

DISCOVER ITALY The Convention Bureau Italia favours dialogue between supply and demand when the requests are concrete, but it also encourages developing an understanding of the country through a series of workshops held in the reference markets, like the United

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#MeetinNaples and return Converting the chief city in Campania into a capital of Mice: that’s the goal of the Convention Bureau Napoli, which aims to launch the city as a destination for conferences and international events SABRINA PIACENZA

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Palazzina Pegaso, Viale F. R. di Calabria 80144 Naples Phone +39 081 78961335 info@cbnapoli.it www.cbnapoli.it

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o represent and promote a professional, organised city with an efficient, competitive offer as the right destination to organise national and international Mice events. The mission of Convention Bureau Napoli has been clear ever since it was founded in November 2015. CBN members are professionals representing hotels, PCO’s, travel agencies, catering, transportation and other service companies with a clear goal: Italian and foreign meeting planners can get the most out of Naples by relying on CBN, who supports with “free of charge” supervision and advices to guarantee the best and competitive offers for Mice events. During the startup phase, the private network promoted the destination through targeted activities in order to highlight Naples as an organised and professional Mice destination and not only as a leisure city-break or a place to stop while travelling to other well-known sites in Regione Campania. CBN is a member of Convention Bureau Italia, SITE (Society Incentive Travel

Executives) and MPI (Meeting Professionals International) and aims to consolidate the presence of conference delegates in the city during the low season months. After its first two years of activity, CBN has affiliated new members and partners and increased of 36.5% the number of requests compared to 2016: Naples has been included in the top five favourite Mice destinations, based on the statistics produced by Convention Bureau Italia. Over its first two years of activity CBN has also fostered a fruitful collaboration with local institutions, especially with Regione Campania, which, through EPT Napoli, managed the funds for the “Mice in Italia” project – for participation to international trade shows and workshops –, and with the Department for Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Naples, both for participation at Mice trade shows and for helping to organise the Tourism’s strategic plan “Napoli 2020”, by attending as the official representatives for the local Mice Industry.

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International events in Italy? Yes! The AIM Group, an Italian PCO with 16 branch offices in Europe and the US, demonstrated its capacity to anticipate market trends bringing highly prestigious congresses to Italy for the first time MATTEO ROCCA

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talian cities are increasingly popular on the global market as locations for events and congresses. Credit is due not only to Italy’s winning image as an ideal destination for business travellers, but also to the numerous case histories of late and undeniable improvements in the congressional infrastructure, which have led to Italy’s successful management of prestigious events in recent years. For more than 50 years, AIM Group International has proven to be an excellent resource in the Italian congressional industry, experiencing constant growth as regards its global presence. It secured the very large ESC congress (European Society of Cardiology – Rome, August 2016), in Italy for the first time, successfully conquering the challenge of hosting 35,000 doctors in the capital, an unprecedented feat. This experience has convinced the AIM Group that something

is changing in the perception of the large international associations with regards to Italy. Indeed, Milan also hosted a large-scale medical event this year with ERS (European Respiratory Society – September 2017), the biggest congress in the respiratory field. Signs such as these confirm the fact that Milan’s MiCo has earned the reputation of a champion site for the international market. The Nuvola in Rome, a brand new venue that is on the cutting edge and is held in high esteem, is rapidly attracting the attention and interest of foreign Mice planners too. Another large-scale congress is scheduled to be held at the Nuvola in October and the AIM Group is the organiser behind it. Iba 2018, the International Bar Association congress, will bring 6,000 lawyers to Rome from all over the world to represent 190 international law firms. This big event will have a significant emotional impact owing to the extensive social programme being planned with extravagant scenography that a city like Rome can offer. Another big international event that the AIM Group is planning in Italy is the annual ERA-EDTA congress for the European Association of Nephrology,

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which decided to return to Milan in 2020 after a ten-year hiatus. MiCo is the venue, like it was with ERS, and it is expecting to host more than 9,000 delegates. MiCo will also be the venue in 2019 for the Annual Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, the international association that gathers together all of the industry stakeholders: clinicians, volunteers and relatives of the patients. «We have cropped up among fierce competitors like Brussels and Barcelona», explains Flaminia Roberti, Director of Sales for the AIM Group. «Three factors have been decisive: efforts on the part of the Italian scientific community, which is highly motivated to bring congresses to Italy and in particular to Milan; MiCo’s flexibility and negotiating skills; and the city’s planning system, which has effectively provided international clients the opportunity to take advantage of a destination where the stakeholders are all rowing in the same direction towards the same goal, establishing stamina and wherewithal as common factors». Indeed, the synergy between the PCO and the local committee is extremely important for a successful international candidacy, as seen in the case of the World Tunneling Congress (WTC), which will bring 2,000 delegates to Naples next year. «Wtc 2019 was another case that proved the importance of the work done by Italian promoters, who helped us build a very strong candidacy that won over competing destinations like Istanbul and London» says Roberti. «In this case, the prestige of Italian engineering bolstered the intense commitment of the sponsors». This positive trend can also be seen outside of the scientific arena. AIPPI World Congress, the event for the association that deals with protecting intellectual property, chose

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Milan in 2016 because, as the promoters explained, «Homeland of fashion, industry and design, this is the optimal environment to discuss hot topics having to do with intellectual property…». This event united thousands of lawyers, jurists and consultants from more than 80 countries. Their expectations for a stimulating environment were met fully. “Italianness”, beauty and excellence were at the core of the truly special social programme comprising the famous Teatro alla Scala, the Brera Museum with an exclusive night-time visit and cocktail reception, and dinner in the extraordinary post-industrial Bicocca Hangar, the new hub of contemporary art. Art and style continue to be winning cards that Italy plays to attract large-scale international events. Obviously, creativity and the ability to offer unconventional team building activities are key, such as during the First World Conference on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery, where the participating surgeons were divided into two football teams that faced off on the legendary pitch at San Siro Stadium in a match between Italy and the rest of the world. Clearly, the AIM Group International continues to root for Italy in the great competition of international events!

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Italian creativity Knowledge, competency and an acute ability to listen to clients: these are the distinctive characteristics of CS Events, the event agency founded through the experience of three enterprising friends from Rome SABRINA PIACENZA

CS Events

Via San Domenico Savio, 23 00181 Rome Phone + 39 06 92091004 requests@csevents.it www.csevents.it

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lanning events requires numerous activities, such as careful analysis of every single client request with a willingness to negotiate, measurable services followed by an accurate assessment of event participant satisfaction, concrete and feasible proposals that take into consideration specific competencies and abilities, anticipating and programming all of the phases from pre-event to post-event, definite time schedules and services that are professional in every respect. This is a sort of summary of the work carried out by Stefania Mura, Claire and Sara Neri, three friends and colleagues who founded CS Events after many years of experience in the DMC sector. Cs Events is based in Rome and has become a point of reference in the industry owing to traits that distinguish the agency: studied simplicity, expeditious minimalism, clear communication and exceptional knowledge of Italy. The agency is able to fully satisfy requests from international clients through competencies acquired in over 30 years

of business and in-depth knowledge of the destination, as well as through their ability to dialogue with high-quality suppliers and interpret the market and impending needs. Skilful listening and the accurate analysis of client requests have led to concrete projects that demonstrate perfect feasibility in terms of budget and timing, while always leaving space for creativity. The requests â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and consequently the proposals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are often numerous. Sideby-side with the event design, CS Events offers a service that comes complete with production and staging implemented by a team of architects and decorators that are ready to customise a set, build a scene or bring to light a special ambiance. As support for the events, the agency also handles audio-visual needs, from the simple microphone for a speech to total AV outfitting for a conference, including equipment for simultaneous translation and web conferencing. The agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-developed creative talents result in extraordinary incentive programmes, brilliant presentations and unforgettable conventions and events. The reach of the activity is very wide: from congressional events in various industrial sectors to press presentations for the automotive sector, which have earned the agency a recognised leadership role due to the number and level of quality of the events the agency has organised.

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Choose Milan Eventing Milan is a reliable partner for event organisation in the metropolis, a promoter of the destination within the Mice industry, and a strategic ally that is able to satisfy any request

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he city had more than eight million visitors in 2017, a figure that has grown consistently in recent years. Outstanding statistics like this confirm Milan’s role as one of the preferred destinations in Italy for national and international tourism. This fact was validated in the recently published

Global Destination Cities Index that ranked Milan on the 14th place among the 132 cities throughout the world that foreign visitors love the most. After Expo 2015, Milan significantly increased its appeal, successfully completing relevant urban and architectural projects in a short time frame, while simultaneously enhancing sites linked to the city’s thousand-year old history. Today, in addition to being the undisputed and recognised capital of business, Milan boasts excellent venues for the congress industry and can offer an extraordinary range of opportunities to incorporate culture in the visits. Just consider the Roman and Medieval chronicles, Renaissance and Baroque gems, historic buildings, roads and squares presided over by foundations from the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s. Further proof of the city’s rich history is seen in its most famous icons including the Cathedral, the mighty Sforza Castle, the numerous churches, the Broletto, Teatro alla Scala and the dazzling Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. There are also masterpieces in ancient art – such as The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci – and extensive collections preserved in the many museums throughout the city (Brera, Ambrosiana, Poldi Pezzoli, Museo del Novecento, etc.). In additional to all of this, contemporary art serves as the counter melody in Milan’s artistic patrimony. Examples include new neighbourhoods and impressive architecture (Porta Nuova, CityLife) designed

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by prestigious international professionals – Hadid, Boeri, Isozaki, Libeskind, plus many others – amazing skyscrapers, parks, re-emerging souls of days gone by (riverside structures on the Darsena), as well as notable medical and scientific research centres and new university campuses. It is not a coincidence that back in 2015 the New York Times listed Milan among the top 52 tourist destinations on the planet to be visited that year, and in 2016, the ICityRate Report defined it the smartest city in Italy. Milan is strategically positioned on the main European north/south and east/west axes and is served by three international airports and an efficient network of urban transport (four metro lines with a fifth under construction). The infrastructure and transport system is widespread and comprehensive, fostering the proactive energy of a city that still manages to reconcile beauty and quality of life with pragmatism and organisation. MILAN IS MICE-ORIENTED The capital of the Lombardy region has an inescapable calling for business, making it the proper setting for congresses and a definite plus for those who organise highprofile international events. Eventing Milan is the convention network conceived of and created by Fiera Milano Congressi in collaboration with hotels equipped with meeting rooms, event locations, PCOs and DMCs. Transport operators, catering and food & beverage companies – totalling 100 partners – are also involved. Eventing

Milan is a conduit for requests deriving from this industry as well as a strong promoter of Milan as an exclusive congress destination. The network is an ideal partner that acts as a convention bureau for the city in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan, consulting with operators free of charge for the organisation of corporate and association events. This year, Eventing Milan will be present at the biggest industry trade fairs (Bit, Imex Frankfurt and Las Vegas, Meetings Show London, Ibtm Barcelona, etc.), workshops and forums (Dubrovnik and Cannes), sales calls and roadshows, and it will organise three incoming famtrips, two for European buyers (30 invites) and one for Chinese operators. With the aim of steering the choice of international congress organisers to the Milan area, Eventing Milan developed MAP (Milan Ambassador Programme), a project that has reached its fifth edition of bringing together illustrious representatives from the city’s scientific and academic community and using their prestige to promote Milan worldwide in candidacies for the most renowned conventions.

If the Duomo, Leonardo’s Last Supper, La Scala are some of the unmissable classic attractions, the “new” Milan boasts also cosmopolitan areas and districts designed by archistars, such as Porta Nuova and CityLife, perfect to be discovered during post-congress activities and Mice events

Eventing Milan

Piazzale Carlo Magno, 1 20149 Milan Phone +39 02 49976109 info@eventingmilan.it www.eventingmilan.it

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Play your game! A mix between urban orienteering, an action game and digital role-playing. This is the digital treasure hunt by Emotional Teambuilding, one of the key players in team building activities for the meetings industry LUCIANA FRANCESCA REBONATO

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n Italy or abroad, for an hour or for an entire day, with 100% customisation and transversal interactivity. What are we talking about? Cutting-edge team building that centres around applications 2.0 developed by Emotional Teambuilding, an agency from Milan. Claudio Gropaiz, Art Director, tells us that among the choices on the “playlist”, the Active Games Treasure Hunt 2.0 stands out above the crowd: virtual becomes reality and, even more importantly, emotion. The engaging game can be conducted in several languages and the teams, formed strategically according to the client’s needs, have fun discovering the location they are in. The treasure hunts are suitable for groups from 5 to 1,000 participants and it is up to the teams to decide their route, which will be full of surprises and obstacles, as they work to uncover the unique end code that opens the door to the treasure. SUCCESS OF THE TEAM The mission of Emotional Teambuilding is to create experiences that are lived and shared. The company enables the meetings industry in every corner of the world to experience the local territory first-hand

with the support of technology. To win the Active Games Treasure Hunt 2.0, the teams have to challenge each other and beat all the levels. There are a myriad of formats with spectacular environments to choose from as the teams take on lead roles in the emotional treasure hunt. Some of the bonuses of these digital-oriented team building activities are the countless variations that anticipate any requirement the client may have, promoting the brand to the fullest and introducing the maximum level of customisation by using templates, icons and internal videos. To summarise, the events strengthen the five senses by stimulating cohesion and sharing, all while focussing on objectives linked to team building. The key to successfully developing the sense of belonging lies here. The events create loyalty among employees and customers, while simultaneously emphasising brand and product recognition for the client. Deciphering codes, finding clues, discovering the history and traditions of the destination, and experiencing local fashion trends or food & wine are just some of the ways to customise the game. The teams have fun using augmented reality – the present version is currently being integrated – taking photos, making videos, recording audio, solving riddles, answering quizzes on history and culture, and so much more. This futuristic team building combines fun, passion, the world of social media and innovation.

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A 2.0 Team Building exercise: conquer the world’s most beautiful cities tackling a variety of tests, set amidst the cultural, artistic and culinary wonders of the location. The Treasure Hunt is a game that combines the enjoyment of Urban Orienteering and the quickness of an Action Game. The use of technology and the internet creates a highly entertaining experience, that gets everyone involved. Using the «Active Games» App, the first Italian App for managing this format, the game can be played safely thanks to the use of GPS tracking technology. The fun tests are rivetting and completely personalised according to the location and company involved.

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When dreams become reality To discover, know and appreciate the infinite beauty of our country, through events, personalised tours and themed itineraries. With I’Meetaly, the peninsula becomes one big location for unique experiences SABRINA PIACENZA

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rganisation, dynamism, flexibility, passion and creativity. These are the characteristics required of a DMC today, values that I’Meetaly embraces every day. Key words that are part of the DNA of this Bologna-based company that supports the client every step of the way, from the conception of an event, to its planning, management and follow-up. An agency with an innovative spirit, a reliable and trustworthy partner thanks to whom ideas take shape and desires are translated into experiences and moments to share and recount. Today, this ambitious goal can only be achieved through personalisation. Something that I’Meetaly is very clear on. Right from a project’s initial phases, the agency concentrates all its know-how so as to really understand the client and come up with a proposal that is tailormade to suit its needs. The expression of

desires or the sharing of goals that become the starting point for the creation of a project that meets with expectation and stands out for its uniqueness. In this sense, I’Meetaly’s ability to support the client across different areas is undoubtedly one of its strengths. From simple administrative organisation or booking/transfer services, to the devising of entertainment within events, with the planning and execution of moments of real engagement. Conventions, conferences, team-building, business events and incentives, designed and executed down to the last detail: the agency satisfies the meeting industry’s every need, as proven by the numerous events organised up until now that feature in its portfolio. PERSONALISING THE EXPERIENCE Among the wide range of services offered, personalised tours are proving increasingly successful. New destinations, alternative routes and original experiences, to discover Italy through its local art, stunning landscapes, countless food and wine specialties and some lesser-known spots. As well as the more traditional trips linked to culture and the local area, the agency has developed a series of dedicated

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experiences, in very high demand, such as food&wine tastings, particularly in the great wine regions such as Piedmont, Tuscany and Veneto. In addition, given the rising demand for food&wine experiences in Emilia Romagna, particularly among overseas clients, a wide range of tours have been designed, incorporating a taste of the Emilian area’s famous Food and Motor Valley, with a constant focus on improvement and providing a thematic edge to ensure events are not just enjoyable but also an experience, the indispensable ingredient for an unforgettable visit. Examples include tasting tours of the various wine cellars around the Forlì Apennines on a Vespa or in a Fiat 500, visits to cities such as Florence or Venice with groups battling it out on a sort of treasure hunt, or aperitifs in a Modenese balsamic vinegar factory with a test drive at the Ferrari track in Maranello. This is the result of an expert knowledge of the area, which I’Meetaly offers its clients along with all the opportunities and distinctive traits that are unique to Italy. Passion and dedication that are also guaranteed during the organisation of training-related events, such as team building. As well as working with the client to establish the best way to achieve pre-set goals, the agency sets the training path in scenic, cultural and gastronomic contexts to ensure that their stay is also a unique sensorial experience. A network of carefully selected suppliers and trusted partners across the country allows I’Meetaly to exploit exclusive locations, catering and banqueting services specialising in local cuisine, and transfers and bookings for museums, theatres and operas. The I’Meetaly creative team is also

supported by the professionalism of directors and those working in the world of show-business, whose skills allow for the meticulous management of events from a staging and setting standpoint too. This allows for the development of original custom-made solutions that best express the profound identity of each project.

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Your experience factory Creativity, flexibility and problem solving are the cornerstones of J&TI events, a DMC specialising in incentives, team building and events, all tailor-made. Under the careful guidance of Tiziana Guerriero SERGIO MORI

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rom Italy to the world, via the Netherlands. J&TI events is an international company, based in Rome and operating across Europe. It is its very inter-cultural nature that gives life to ever innovative and engaging events, incentives and team building experiences. «Our leitmotif lies in the fact we are an authentic “experience factory” at the service of our clients»: these are the words of founder Tiziana Guerriero who, in over 17 years of business, has built a proactive team, never ordinary, with which to go beyond the classic Mice framework and offer that added value that is key to the success of any initiative. Using some of these events as a starting point, one can get a good idea of the spirit of activities carried out and created by J&TI events. A COUPLE OF CASE HISTORIES J&TI events proposed a location with spectacular sea views offered by Polignano a Mare, in the province of Bari, Apulia for a meeting combined with incentive activities organised over a period of four days for a group of 54 Dutch doctors. «To answer their needs, we wisely balanced business moments and entertainment, in a succession of meetings, incentives and workshops – says Tiziana Guerriero –. Every morning, the meetings took place in an unusual place of the resort with a breath-taking view on Polignano, and exclusive afternoon activities followed suit. Particularly exciting has been the bike tour between Alberobello and Locorotondo,

which ended at a wine-tasting experience amongst the Trulli. Loads of fun were the Vespa tour and the sailing boat experience, while big success had the cooking class arranged in a typical Apulian masseria. To end in style, the gala dinner was set in a suggestive location where great food and all-night music brought the wow effect». For a client wanting to enrich the programme of its event with some cultural activities, rounding it off with an enjoyable and engaging team building exercise for about 300 people in a location that would best represent Rome, J&TI events proposed the spectacular setting of Cinecittà, the famous film studios. The clients enjoyed team building exercises that included scaling a free climbing wall, competing in a table football tournament and taking part in a pottery workshop. This was followed by a “wow-factor” gala dinner and live music until late into the night.

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The “Next” challenge After putting its signature on several successful, internationally acclaimed events, Next Group continues on the road to innovation as it aims to conquer new markets, with an increasingly global outlook MATTEO ROCCA

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017 was a great year for Next Group. Listed as one of the top 50 event companies in the world by the American magazine Special Events and winner of prestigious awards at the national and international editions of the Best Event Award (BEA), the group headed up by Marco Jannarelli has further consolidated its

presence and its growing reputation abroad, all through a development strategy that is producing results. «New formats, extreme attention to the brand, a continuous search for spectacular elements and innovative technological solutions, integration of form and content, and a shared approach to communications and logistics – the two major focal points of the group: these are the key pillars of our creative philosophy and operations here at Next», stated Jannarelli. «Over the past few years we’ve invested a lot, especially in human resources, diversifying the professional skills found in our group, improving the integration process and fostering a digital vocation – Jannarelli explained –.This has also helped us expand our portfolio of clients and establish a physical presence abroad, with our London office. It is very satisfying to see our efforts and courage recognised. This milestone is a great source of pride for us and encourages us to keep growing and broadening our horizons, to conquer new international clients and foreign markets». Of the many events staged, special mention goes to S.Pellegrino Young Chef, an international competition for professional

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young chefs, with an attention-grabbing final show that was streamed live before the press, corporate market leaders and a jury of seven Michelin-starred chefs. It was a very high level event, both in terms of its complexity and the spectacular nature, one that earned Next a gold medal in the “B2B Event” category and a silver medal for “Live Entertainment” at BEA World. «This event was an authentic brand experience for all participants. Our philosophy is to keep the brand central in all our thinking. Meanwhile, on the productive side, we constantly search for the spectacular by making important decisions in terms of technology. In recent years, we have had the honour of working with prestigious international brands, and this has allowed us to expand our offer abroad, with foreign markets now making a significant contribution to our revenue.

Besides S.Pellegrino Young Chef, which has entrusted us with the 2018 edition as well, last year we also developed the launch for a new product in the luxury automotive sector and we organised an international convention for a famous high end fashion brand. These events help place us among the top players in the market, both in Italy and abroad», noted Jannarelli. Among the short term objectives for the future, the president of Next Group cited further strengthening the communications area. «We are on the cutting edge in this sector and are guided by a core objective. We constantly try to combine innovative techniques and new languages with experience and effectiveness in the communication process». Let’s wait and see what milestones, challenges and triumphs are in store for this resourceful agency in 2018.

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The brand that makes the difference Italy is amazing. Always. Unexpected surprises and wellknown treasures are the two sides of an unpredictable country: here are some hints to discover off-the-beatentrack places in the most classic Italian destinations LUCIANA FRANCESCA REBONATO

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taly takes the gold medal for the number of beautiful locations listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites. It offers an astonishing mosaic of opportunities for events, postconference destinations and incentives that serve as icons of the past and visions of the future for the Mice of the present. Let’s explore them together as we journey from Northern Italy through the Centre and into the sunny South.

THE INTRIGUE OF THE NORTH Milan is a fascinating mix of creativity and innovation, best known for its Cathedral as well as Teatro alla Scala, Brera Art Gallery, Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie – where Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Last Supper, is housed – Sforza Castle, the Basilica of St. Ambrose and the Royal Palace. But there is another Milan, a futuristic city heir to the Expo that instigated the creation of new icons, all of which are available for the Mice industry. Gae Aulenti Square, for example, creates a perfect game of balance that has reshaped the skyline of the city. It’s no coincidence, after all, that Futurism was born in Milan in the 20th century or that the third millennium is also found in new cultural platforms as it seeks to inspire awe and amazement, all of which are open to the Mice market: the Armani Silos, Prada Foundation, Bicocca Hangar and the renovated Triennale Design Museum. Sublime, little-known works of art are unveiled as Mice visitors enter the 15th century church of San Satiro in Via Torino, just a short walk away from the Cathedral. This is one of Bramante’s masterpieces, the artist famous for the optical illusion of the “false apse”. Looking down the central nave toward the farthest wall of the church, one can indeed see the optical illusion that replaces the apse, whose construction was objectively impossible given the road behind the church. Another church-themed attraction for the Mice industry is the search

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VENICE, A CLASSY OUTSIDER In addition to the dazzling lagoon, Venice offers yet-to-be-explored sights and perspectives. At Palazzo Mocenigo, for example, one can dive into the colours and fragrances of 18th century Venice or journey through time to the Belle Epoque. There are also the routes that lead from Goldoni’s house to the theatres of “la Serenissima” or visits to the ancient forts of Venice, many of which have been converted into facilities for cultural activities and events, providing an interesting post-conference take on the city. The first of these is Fort Marghera, a star-shaped fort that is the oldest and most imposing, from which a Mice tour can start then continue to Fort Manin and finally reach Fort Bazzera. Winding through archaeological digs, river beds and watchtowers, one arrives at Fort Carpenedo, which has been perfectly reconstructed – stables included – to recreate the military atmosphere of the late 1800s. Postconference events also lead to the mills of Marzenego, which were once used to grind grain, and to the forts in the lagoon moving from one island to the next. There is the strategic fort of St. Andrea, then Lazzaretto Nuovo, San Felice Fort, Massimiliana Tower of Sant’Erasmo, the Scarpa Volo estate in Mazzorbo and Ca’ Roman Fort on the

THE “FOUR CORNERS OF SILENCE”

A counterpart to the “Four Corners of Fashion” in Milan, the “Four Corners of Silence” is an oasis marked off by four streets – Via Serbelloni, Via Mozart, Via Vivaio and Via Cappuccini – where the dynamic city life is tuned out and one can breathe in the stories of writers and artists in a timeless space. This is the heart of Milan’s Art Nouveau style. A walk through the “Four Corners of Silence” will introduce Mice participants to statues and mosaics, hidden gardens, Pellestrina shoreline. The lagoon seduces visitors with a little over a hundred islands. The entire lagoon is perfectly suited for the Mice industry, offering everything one could ask of a top destination. Not to be forgotten is Torcello, a floating gem on the horizon, with its Cathedral of St. Maria Assunta, which dates back to 639 A.D. according to the inscription. VERONA, AN ENCOUNTER WITH ART World literature would be sorely lacking if not for the Verona of Shakespeare, and outdoor opera would have no icon if Verona were deprived of its Arena. So too the Mice industry would miss out on a myriad of opportunities if not for this destination, which can be experienced and explored in a variety of ways. One option is to select a time period and walk through the streets, boroughs and city squares of Roman Verona, or the Verona of Theodoric, or Municipal Verona and the Verona of the Scaligeri, to experience just some of the many faces of a city with a dynamic soul and lively artistic history. The heart of the city pounds vibrantly in Bra Square beneath the shadow of the monumental Arena and encircled by a series of buildings,

curious sculptures by Adolf Wildt and views worth exploring. These are places where the words of the authors and intellectuals who lived here echo through time. In fact, this is the neighbourhood where one can still find traces of historic authors like Giuseppe Parini, Alessandro Manzoni, Cesare Beccaria and Stendhal. These are intertwined with the memory of the writings of such famous artists as Carlo Carrà and Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

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for the foundations of the Church of St. Tecla – the first Christian church in Milan – located a few metres below Cathedral Square, the oldest archaeological site in the city. An example of restyling, on the other hand, can be found at the new harbour, the ancient port of Milan where the Naviglio Pavese canal meets that of the Naviglio Grande. In a ravine on this last canal, visitors are treated to a gem: the Vicolo dei Lavandai (Washermen Alley), archaeology dating back to 18th century Milan. An altar in the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie al Naviglio is dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua who is the patron saint of washermen. The church is located on the towpath of the Naviglio Grande canal, a few hundred metres from the alley.

Left, the colorful houses on Torcello island, Venice. Right, Piazza Bra and the ancient Roman Amphitheater in Verona

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RECORD-BREAKING ITALY

Curiosities and record-breaking numbers of an uncommon Italy The narrowest alley: Vicolo di Ripatransone The narrowest alley is found in Ripatransone, near Ascoli Piceno. It is a mere 43 centimetres wide and narrows to 38 centimetres in the uppermost section. The tallest skyscraper: UniCredit Tower in Milan The pinnacle of the UniCredit tower is 231 metres tall. The shortest river: Aril Aril is the shortest river in Italy, just 175 metres long. The source is found in Malcesine, near Verona, and the river runs into lake Garda.

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Below, Turin and Mole Antonelliana seen from the Faith statue holding the Holy Graal. Above, the San Lorenzo cathedral in Genoa

The tallest motorway bridge: Italia Viaduct This is a section of the SalernoReggio Calabria motorway. The central portion of the bridge – which crosses the Lao river – rises 259 metres above the valley. The smallest municipality: Pedesina The municipality of Pedesina, near Sondrio, is the smallest in Italy. The oldest tree: Hundred-Horse Chestnut This chestnut tree is several thousand years old. It is the biggest and oldest in Europe and is located in a park near Etna. The nickname stems from a legend that says over one hundred knights found shelter from the rain under its enormous branches. including the neoclassical Palazzo della Gran Guardia Nuova and the 17th century Palazzo della Gran Guardia, flanked by the Accademia Filarmonica complex. The palladian-style Philharmonic Theatre, where Mozart performed in 1770, is nearby. Mice participants can also explore the 13th century tower-house of Juliet, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture kept vibrant by the Shakespearean tale, along with the tomb of Juliet located in a small crypt in the convent of St. Francesco al Corso. The most imposing “civilian” structure in the realm of the Scaligeri is the 14th century Castelvecchio, home to the Civic Museum with works by Bellini, Veronese, Carpaccio, Tintoretto and Tiepolo. An integral part of Castelvecchio is the embattled Scaliger Bridge, built of red bricks around 1356. TURIN, MYSTERY IN THE WEST Piedmont welcomes the Mice industry to Turin in a shroud of mystical secrets,

seeing as it is the point at which some believe channels of energy intersect as they cut across the surface of the planet. Two “positive” locations that are a must for post-conference Mice activities centred on mystery include the Church of the Gran Madre, positioned just across the Vittorio Emanuele Bridge, and the Fountain of the Four Seasons. It is said that the Gran Madre Church towers over the remains of a temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis and that one of the two statues outside the church – the one representing Faith with a raised chalice – marks the hiding place of the Holy Grail, the cup used at the Last Supper. The Fountain, also known as Fontana Angelica, is considered the “gateway to the infinite”. For more daring meeting industry activities, there are plenty of “fearsome” sites, including the west-facing Statuto Square – mystically speaking, the direction of darkness – which covers what was once a necropolis and, for a long time, a place for public executions. Ghosts and legends, whether one believes or not, seem to hover over other sites in the city, like Villa Tesoriera, whose park is said to be “of the devil”, Palazzo Falletti and Piazza Carlina. GENOA, THE NATIONAL ANTHEM Genoa was the birthplace and home town of Goffredo Mameli, the author of the Italian national anthem Fratelli d’Italia. There’s much to explore here. The city centre is a labyrinth that symbolises the city’s tendency to reveal itself little by little. Mice tours can explore it by walking through the caruggi (very narrow streets) – a classic example of Ligurian toponymy – which are full of shops run by local artisans, bakeries with freshly baked focaccine, and spice shops that still roast their own coffee (the drink inherited from famed Christopher Columbus who discovered America in 1492). A reconstruction of the home where Columbus lived is located in Dante Square, just past Soprana Gate. Mice participants can even see a dragon in Genoa! Where? On the facade of historic Palace of Saint George in the magnificent fresco St. George and the Dragon. An example of medieval civilian architecture, this building housed the first bank in Europe. Visitors go from the scent of financial power to the incense of the GothicRomaneque Cathedral of St. Lawrence,

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GOLD MEDALS

Italy stands on the top podium as far as number of Unesco sites. Following is the list of the World Heritage sites on the peninsula. 1979 Rock Drawings in Valcamonica 1980 (and 1990) Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura 1980 Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci 1982 Historic Centre of Florence 1987 Venice and its Lagoon 1987 Piazza del Duomo, Pisa 1990 Historic Centre of San Gimignano 1993 The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera 1994 City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto 1995 Historic Centre of Siena 1995 Historic Centre of Naples 1995 Crespi d’Adda 1995 Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta 1996 Castel del Monte 1996 The Trulli of Alberobello 1996 Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna 1996 Historic Centre of the City of Pienza 1997 Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata 1997 18th-Century Royal Palace

at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex 1997 Costiera Amalfitana 1997 Modena: Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande 1997 Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) 1997 Residences of the Royal House of Savoy 1997 Su Nuraxi di Barumini 1997 Archaeological Area of Agrigento 1997 Piazza Armerina, Villa Romana del Casale 1997 Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua 1998 Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia 1998 Historic Centre of Urbino 1998 Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archaeological Sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula 1999 Villa Adriana (Tivoli) 2000 Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) 2000 Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites 2000 City of Verona 2001 Villa d’Este (Tivoli) 2002 Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily) 2003 Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy 2004 Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia 2004 Val d’Orcia (Tuscany)

2005 Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica 2006 Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli 2008 Mantua and Sabbioneta 2008 Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes 2009 The Dolomites 2010 Monte San Giorgio 2011 Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power 2011 Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps 2013 Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany 2013 Mount Etna 2014 Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato 2015 Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale 2017 Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra – Western Stato da Mar (transboundary property. For Italy: Peschiera, Bergamo, Palmanova) 2017 Ancient and Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Other Regions of Europe (transboundary property. For Italy: Lazio, Abruzzo and Molise National Park, Sasso Fratino, Monte Raschio, Umbra Forest, Cozzo Ferriero Forest, Monte Cimino). home to the Treasury Museum, a treasure chest of holy objects including the Sacred Bowl. Nestled in the historic city centre – a short walk from Via San Bernardo and Via dei Giustiniani – lies the Church of St. Donato, a building that is nearly one thousand years old. Here Mice participants will find two masterpieces, a triptych by Joos van Cleeve, Adoration of the Magi, and the Madonna by Jean De Troy. RIMINI, MUSIC FOR MICE Rimini is like jazz: the musical notes are never the same in this multifaceted, constantly evolving city. Rimini was the icon of the boom in Italian leisure tourism. It has consciously worked to set a gold standard for the meetings industry as well and has succeeded nicely. In addition to the rhythm of the summer and of the other seasons, the city is a particularly great place for postconference events owing to the symbolic

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and interesting sites of the destination, birthplace of Federico Fellini. A less typical take on Rimini for Mice events can be found by walking along the Bridge of Tiberius, which testifies to the engineering skill of the Romans and connects the city to Borgo St. Giuliano, a neighbourhood inhabited by fishermen and sailors that is distinguished by its colourful houses, narrow alleys and petite squares. This quiet, peaceful corner is practically hidden from the rest of the city and is decorated with murals of Fellini and his most famous films. Walking among the charming alleys and squares one runs into Rex from Amarcord and the stars of The Voice of the Moon, La Strada, and 8½. Every two years the borough hosts the “Festa de’ Borg”, one of the city’s most authentic festivals. At this time, walking these streets is to discover the Museum of Seashells and of Seafaring. The alter ego to Borgo St. Giuliano is Marina Centro, a neighbourhood that represents the worldly soul of the city just waiting to be explored at the Museum of the City, the Surgeon’s House, the Malatesta Temple and local castles.

FLORENCE AND PISA, TUSCAN GEMS Great classics and surprising new finds. Florence is openly seductive, right from the city centre, a stage adorned with Renaissance architecture, for which Florence is the global spokesperson, and noble dwellings, squares and churches. And just when you feel you’ve explored almost everything, Florence comes up with something new. Post-conference activities follow the works of Michelangelo – in addition to the famous David – concluding at the Museum of Cathedral Artwork or the eighteenth century Specola Museum near Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens, one of the oldest science museums in Europe. There is also Galileo Museum, whose collection of original tools used by Galileo would be enough to justify its international standing. To stay outdoors means to visit Florence’s great towers of St. Niccolò, Zecca, Romana Gate and the 16th century Baluardo a San Giorgio, a hilltop tower added in 2017. Exciting news about the destination includes the reopening of the Botticelli Halls in the Uffizi, now enriched with the Annunciation. The new rooms were partly created from what was previously the Medici Theatre and the works include masterpieces by Ghirlandaio and Pollaiolo, as well as two cult classics: the Allegory of Spring and Birth of Venus by Botticelli. After Florence comes Pisa on the banks of the Arno and with the sea just a dozen kilometres from the city centre. To limit oneself to the Square of Miracles would be like only ordering starters at an award-winning restaurant. Indeed, there are many treasures to be explored on foot or by bicycle, carriage, train or boat. Besides the world-renowned tower, there are two more leaning bell towers: the octagonal tower of the Church of St. Nicholas and the bell tower of the Church of San Michele degli Scalzi, which leans visibly toward the Arno river. Mice tours in Pisa can also include street art, including the latest public work in Italy by Keith Haring, an enormous mural entitled Tuttomondo located on the outer face of the church of St. Anthony Abbot. One more curiosity is the legend of the “claws of the devil” on the side of the Pisa Cathedral facing the cemetery – no kidding! PERUGIA, THE HEART OF ITALY Journey to the centre of Italy and of the earth in Umbria, with new post-conference activities and underground incentives. The options are many, like Perugia with its hidden treasures and what is left of the underground passages of Rocca Paolina. It’s a sort of city within the city that one enters through Marzia Gate (a gateway to the Etruscan city dating back to the end of the 3rd century B.C.). This is where Via Bagliona begins, a street that also leads to Italia Square and Partisan Square via a series

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Right, the interior of the Church of St. Ignatius in Rome. Below the Royal Palace of Capodimonte in Naples. On the opposite page a scenic sunset in Gallipoli, Puglia

of stairs. One can find ruins of houses and towers from the 13th and 14th centuries, sections of Etruscan walls and the buttresses built to support the fortress in the 16th century. The battlements have become an exhibition space, while a walk along the original red bricks of Via dei Sellari leads the Mice tour to the Baglioni block and the Malatesta house with its tower. ROME, THE MOSAIC OF THE CAPITAL Rome is a grandiose set that meets all the needs and expectations of the meetings industry. “Omnes viae Romam ducunt” (All roads lead to Rome), but once one is in the capital, what post-conference routes can one follow? An infinite number, of course. One can select a Roman theme and offer it as a post-conference, incentive or team building activity or as a themed event, naturally. It is also ideal as the backdrop for a gala dinner. The capital city offers a record-breaking number of options for Mice activities, including routes that explore historical and artistic oddities such

as a search for the fake dome in the 17th century Church of St. Ignatius, the fresco celebrating Galileo’s discoveries in the Paoline Chapel of St. Maria Maggiore, or even the meridian line built to help set the clocks in Rome, located in St. Maria degli Angeli. Then there is underground Rome, a unique collection of domus, insulae, aquaducts, temples to Mithras, nymphaea, columbaria, churches, basilicas, tombs and feats of hydraulic engineering. Options include the sensational “Domus romana”, under Palazzo Valentini, the building that houses the governing body of the Province of Rome just a few metres away from Piazza Venezia. The route includes mosaics, decorated walls and numerous artefacts, with the added help of virtual reconstructions and visual effects. Also worth exploring are the Virgin Aqueduct that supplies water for Trevi Fountain (a lengthy section can be explored); the cistern of the Seven Halls at Colle Oppio; the Mecenate Auditorium; the Roman insula of San Paolo alla Regola, which reveals how the city of Rome grew in levels; and the vast underground spaces of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, of St. Peter’s Basilica and of the Basilica of St. Maria Maggiore. COLOURFUL NAPLES Naples is synonymous with intrigue, including its underground environments. This fascinating, magical world is the source of many legends and beliefs, a dense network of ravines, grottoes and burrows that tell a story that runs parallel to life in the Naples above ground. Thanks to the extensive work done to recover underground Naples, today Mice adventures can follow one of two main routes. Starting from Via dei Tribunali, for example, one can enter the classic route as it runs through the Greco-Roman aqueduct, the bomb shelters, the War Museum, the underground vegetable gardens and the Arianna Seismic Station. A visit to the nearby Nero Theatre from Roman times is an altogether unique

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THE MANY FACES OF PUGLIA Land and sea, art and culture, gastronomy and archaeology make Puglia a great location for Mice post-conference events. Bari, Brindisi, Lecce, Taranto and Foggia are the five points of a star that leads one to explore Puglia as it has never been seen before with one particular location – among the many – Salento. One word, two seas,

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experience, especially as one enters through a private dwelling. The Bourbon Tunnel, created in 1853 by Ferdinand II of the Bourbon dynasty, is also underground. The historic city centre – a Unesco site – is like an outdoor museum that Mice participants can explore, along with some of the many famous sites in the area including buildings, churches, seven castles and their underground routes, the Archaeological Museum, and the powerful halls of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, which are clustered around Castel Nuovo and the Royal Palace. Another option is to visit the beach front from Castel dell’Ovo in Posillipo or the hilly area of the Vomero neighbourhood, home to some of the most important museum collections in the world, which are housed in the renovated and redecorated Royal Palace of Capodimonte and the Charter House of St. Martin.

two protected marine areas – Gate of Caesar and Guaceto Tower – and over eighty watchtowers. Beauty is seen in the earth and stone that create extraordinary landscapes, crystal clear waves and, above all, biodiversity. Seas and marine grottoes wait to be explored, like Castro with its rocky reef covered in prickly pears and the grottoes of Zinzalusa and Romanelli, but also places rich with history and art, like Otranto, which is not far from the white Punta Palascia lighthouse, on Italy’s easternmost


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all dug out of the rock in a deep ravine, as are their pillars, columns, apses and domes. Matera, indeed, is more than “just” Sassi. The town’s intrigue extends to its Romanesque 13th-century churches and the Baroque churches of the late 17th century, the National Archaeological Museum (which highlights the success of the digs), and the National Museum of Modern and Medieval Art of Basilicata. For post-conference events that go off the beaten track, there’s the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera, one of the most spectacular rupestrian landscapes in Italy, characterised by soft stones marked with deep grooves that create cracks, ravines and grottoes. And churches. There are churches everywhere. It is said that there are 160 churches, largely dating back to the 8th and 9th centuries.

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spot. And then there’s the Ionian coast of Salento, an icon for Mice where Gallipoli is found, with its enviable sea and an ancient, intact historic city centre. Salento is, of course, the realm of Neptune, but it is also a land covered in olive groves, dotted with farms and home to spectacular boroughs featuring clear Baroque undertones. In Lecce there is a special find: Borgo di Presicce with its underground city. This is a place to learn about the ancient olive presses, used for centuries in the production of the prized local oil. MATERA, SASSI AND MORE From Puglia, Mice participants move onto Basilicata and Matera, 2019 capital of culture whose Sassi are a Unesco site. A spectacle of extensive stairways and narrow alleys that climb to the houses set one on top of the other, tuff mines shining under the sun, grottoes, palaces and churches are almost

SICILY, PALERMO AND TAORMINA When describing Palermo – Italian Capital of Culture 2018 – one piece of advice is always worth mentioning: be sure and see it also from the sea. Enjoy the view of the mountains that frame the city and then enter the gulf for a closer look at the domes and towers of the city. Interesting things to see include the Hall of Treasures in the Pisana Tower at the Royal Palace – also known as the Palace of the Normans – where four enormous jars are cemented to the floor and once held hundreds of millions of gold coins. A Mice tour of the Royal Palace can also include the Palatine Chapel, a small basilica with three naves and dazzling mosaics made of pure gold. For an unusual look at local traditions, it is possible to visit the Sicilian Giuseppe Pitrè Ethnographic Museum during a postconference event. This is the biggest folk art museum in Sicily and a place where one can enjoy performances featuring the famous pupi puppets. The spotlight in Palermo moves from the stage to everyday life. A walk worth taking is the Walk of the Cattive, which runs atop the city walls: this tour offers Mice participants a view of the coastline and of the old city and even runs past the imposing Palazzo Butera. Last but not least, the Mice tour can include the statues of the Genius of Palermo, symbolic of the destination, this bearded king with a crown and a serpent is hidden in seven different locations, two paintings and a mosaic. From Palermo, the Mice industry moves to eastern Sicily where a short trip separates Taormina, near Messina, from Mount Etna, near Catania. Here Mice participants can enjoy the waves in the morning and, within a short timespan, be up on the ski slopes. Some thirty kilometres separate Neptune’s seductive shores from the mountain top, and Taormina, a butterfly-shaped rocky terrace with a breathtaking drop straight into the sea, offers the Mice industry a Greek theatre, the annual setting for Taormina Arte. The

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brick stage features a large opening at the back that overlooks the Bay of Schisò and Mount Etna, framing them perfectly as part of the set. The oldest Chalcidian colony in Sicily is located on the ridge of the Schisò promontory, the southernmost point of the Naxos Garden Bay. Here, one can enjoy a pleasant walk amid the lemon trees. Leaving from Taormina one must stop at Isola Bella, a WWF nature reserve and a great place for snorkelling. SARDINIA, CANYONS AND SEAS Sardinia is known for the spectacular turquoise and emerald hues of the sea, but the hinterland also offers a mountain of surprises for Mice activities. The Gennargentu, for example, or the Barbagia, which borders the Supramonte massive with its limestone lunar landscapes, and Gallura, where the art of working with cork is cultivated. The north-east part of the island and the coast are the sunny home to some of the most famous and glamorous locations in Sardinia, but the Olbia Costa Smeralda airport is also a short distance from Gola di Gorropu, the most spectacular canyon in Europe and one of the deepest. The canyon is 1,500 metres long and the rock walls are over 400 metres high at the highest points. It is ideal for post-conference

events that focus on geology and its serves as a natural gym for Mice participants to enjoy climbing, canyoning and hiking. For more “urban” routes, a Mice activity can explore what Sardinians call “sa Sedda de su Tiaulu” [the saddle of the devil]. The majestic limestone ridge of Sant’Elia separates Poetto beach from the beach of Calamosca, a sight that inspires awe and wonder.


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Michelin star or street food? An integral part of Italian culture, food in the Belpaese is a varied universe waiting to be explored. But there are some important things you should know before signing off on the menu for a gala dinner or a business lunch SIMONA P.K. DAVIDDI

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ating is a serious matter in Italy, an almost sacred rite. And we don’t (only) mean for the nutritional value of the food, but for the conviviality of sitting down together and the art of preparing meals. Pasta and pizza may be ambassadors of Italian food to the world, but the national cuisine is so much more diverse than that. Rather than “national”, a more suitable word might be “regional”. Every region – and often almost every single city – has its own traditional dishes and

typical gastronomy, entirely different from the culinary fare in the rest of the Boot. This is of fundamental importance and should definitely be kept in mind when creating the menus that will mark the social components of an event held in Italy. If, for example, you are organising a conference in Sicily, best not to serve up saffron risotto at the gala dinner; in Turin, a pizza-making contest might be a bit out of place; and it would be a crime to leave Emilia Romagna without tasting the region’s exquisite stuffed pasta (think ravioli, cappelletti, tortelli and anolini). GO LOCAL While relying on local gastronomic traditions may be the most important rule, the products of the surrounding territory – each region boasts an almost infinite

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number of DOP, IGP and DOC designations – can also be invaluable elements in team building events, injecting the authentic flavour of your chosen destination into postconference activities. Not only that: they are often prestigious ingredients that boost the name of the destination outside of Italy and alone add value to your entire programme (the epitome being white truffles from Alba). Sometimes guests discover rarities unknown to a wider international audience, which make them even more valuable (An example? Basilicata’s peperoni cruschi, delicious morsels unfamiliar to most beyond the borders of the region). Pasta deserves a special mention (not the big packaged brands now available

the world over, mind): if almost every Italian will remember a childhood spent in the kitchen watching their mother or grandmother making fresh noodles, handmade pasta, too, has innumerable regional variations, perfect for post-conference meals steeped in tradition: orecchiette in Bari, egg tagliatelle in Bologna, malloreddus in Sardinia or busiate in Trapani, for instance. All are very different and serve as the basis for dishes unmistakably linked to their territory of origin. Among the most famous recipes “to take home with you” after a business event in Italy are orecchiette with turnip tops, tagliatelle with meat sauce, malloreddus with sausage sauce and busiate with Trapani red pesto.

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to Campania for Fiano, Greco di Tufo and Aglianico. Also of note are sparkling Emilian Lambrusco, bubbles from Franciacorta and Trentino, the light and fragrant whites of Liguria, and the full-bodied reds of Marche. We could never list them all.

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IN VINO VERITAS A couple of extraterritorial concessions can be made, however, for wine. Even if, given the variety of the Italian offering, it would still make sense to choose your tipple from the surrounding area – you are certain to find the right pairing with your menu. If indeed Tuscany, Piedmont and Veneto are the three regions to have always graced the podium of great wines (from Brunello to Chianti, from Barbaresco to Amarone, to name but a few), many other areas have joined the vinicultural elite with native grape varieties of exceptional quality. Let’s start in Sicily with the famous Nero d’Avola and Grillo, as well as the wine produced on the slopes of Mount Etna (not to mention the dessert wines like Marsala, Passito and Moscato). We’ll move over to Puglia with its robust Negroamaro and Primitivo, then

STREET FOOD? WHY NOT! Street food, ever an institution, is a chapter apart. It has been in the international spotlight lately, cloaked thus with a touch of glamour. It is no coincidence that the first international street food festival took place in Palermo, as it is considered the European capital of roadside cuisine. If you organise an event there, have at least one lunch in one of the city’s historic markets (Vucciria or Ballarò) and order bread with milza, stigghiole, sfincioni, panelle and arancini. Moving back up the Boot, a take-away slice of pizza in Campania is almost compulsory, while in Tuscany a lampredotto sandwich is a must and in Emilia you have to try gnocco fritto and filled piadina. The countless types of Ligurian focaccia, fried fish in Veneto, arrosticini in Abruzzo, olive ascolane in Marche and porchetta in Lazio are also unmissable. Again, we are certainly overlooking a number of great local specialities. Finally, the infinite range of possibilities behind the word “food” in Italy of course includes Michelin-starred restaurants: a total of 356, of which nine have three stars and 41 have two. Enrico Crippa of the Piazza Duomo Restaurant in Alba (Piedmont) is considered one of the top 10 best chefs in the world and Enrico Bartolini boasts five Michelin stars among his four restaurants (one with two stars, inside the Mudec Museum of Cultures in Milan, and three with one star), at the age of just 38. What else can we add, except Buon appetito!

Above, precious white truffles and red wine. Right, stigghiole, a traditional Sicilian street food made from lamb’s gut

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Not your usual made in Italy Everything about Italy is spectacular, especially with regards to elements you’d least expect. That’s why it sometimes pays to search for a different point of view. What you find may very well surprise you! ALESSANDRA BOIARDI

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ou might already know this, but it irks Italians somewhat when they’re compared to the ultimate stereotype, the terrible trio of pizza, Mafia and mandolin. And, when you think of all the beautiful things one can find in Italy, you really can’t blame them. It’s true of course, that the country enjoys widespread appreciation and the Italy in the public consciousness calls to mind marvellous destinations: Venice, Florence, Rome, Sicily, Sardinia, and so on. And then there’s the unexpected: the incredible peaks of the Dolomite mountains, where one can enjoy all sorts of winter and summer sports; the “lesser” islands that look like emeralds trapped in the sea; and

cities like Turin and Milan that were once exclusively associated with business but are increasingly popular as tourist destinations as well. It would indeed take a hundred years to explore all of Italy, and that might not be enough... So, it’s fair for an incentive trip to hunt for something genuinely unique. If you were to choose now, what would you offer your participants to leave them speechless? The answer may not be predictable. AMAZE THEM, BUT HOW? There’s certainly no shortage of unique experiences to be had in the Belpaese. An excursion through Chianti in a vintage car? A test drive on the racetrack in Maranello? In costume for Carnival in Viareggio or St. Mark’s Square in Venice? Team building in the kitchen learning to make unforgettable pasta? Discovering how olive oil is made or enjoying a boat trip? These are all great ideas, but there’s more.

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We should note that, if all foreigners ask for “pizza and a mandolin”, it may be because Italians haven’t done enough to show how much more there is to offer. Of course, this is meant to be constructive criticism. Deciding on a truly unique incentive experience isn’t like shopping for groceries. «At least two conditions are necessary before one can offer a truly innovative product», explains Lorenzo Pignatti, President of the DMC +39 Italy and representative for the sector on the board of Federcongressi&eventi. «The first is that the foreign client – whether a corporation or an agency – have enough trust in the DMC to venture into genuinely innovative territory, and the second is that we be given enough time to develop new concepts and verify that they are feasible. These two conditions must be met before creativity can be unleashed». It’s easy to throw around the word “innovative”, after all. The difference comes down to this: knowing how to distinguish “superficial” creativity from something that is truly unique. STANDARDISED CREATIVITY? NO, THANKS The operators we’ve spoken to agree on one thing: there’s no shortage of packages that provide a perfect take on the best of Made in Italy. And these may very well be interesting products, carefully developed with a healthy dose of the “wow” effect. We’ve mentioned just a sampling of such packages here, but one could easily add more.

Pignatti agrees before pointing out that: «To enjoy Doge’s Palace after opening hours on an exclusive tour is not a bad idea, but it’s no longer something we can consider truly original». What do we mean then by a new product? «Throughout history, Italy has taken on thousands of different identities, the unifying theme is that it has always been multifaceted, peppered with situations, cultures, microcosms that make up the nation. So, when we are asked to provide something “new” we try to focus on possible

LORENZO PIGNATTI, President of the DMC +39 «At least two conditions are necessary before one can offer a truly innovative product. The first is that the foreign client – whether a corporation or an agency – have enough trust in the DMC to venture into genuinely innovative territory, and the second is that we be given enough time to develop new concepts and verify that they are feasible».

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Above, a wonderful corner of Venice off the beaten tracks, the Bovolo Staircase, or Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Below, picturesque little Isola dei Pescatori (Island of the Fishermen) on Lake Maggiore

interactions between our clients and these situations, far from the beaten track of mass tourism, but no less amazing». We need to remember that every territory in Italy is a world to itself and that one can find differences both from region to region, as would be expected, and from one province to the next or even between one town and the next town over. When it comes to incentives, the fragmented nature of the country is a precious resource and an infinite source of inspiration. Sometimes even the beaten track can be transformed into a once in a lifetime experience. TAILOR-MADE SOLUTIONS «Several interesting activities can be developed for the world of corporate social responsibility, which is certainly a popular topic for many companies. It’s fertile ground for abundant creativity. One example is our collaboration with Dynamo Camp, a

camp for recreational therapy that was designed to provide free-of-charge holidays for children who are sick or undergoing therapy. The project also includes the Dynamo Academy, a social enterprise that organizes team-building activities to provide funding for the camp». Another solution is to convert a “typically” Italian situation into an incentive activity with the “right” standards. «One example – Pignatti explains – is the Village Party we arrange on the picturesque little Isola dei Pescatori (Island of the Fishermen) on Lake Maggiore. Here we create a full-blown local sagra, an event halfway between a festival and a fair in which food is almost always the star. Naturally, the event is designed to be an “incentive” and the menus are prepared by the best restaurants on the island». Food can play a central role in several original offers, including as an alternative to the typical post-event lunch. Why not plan a typical dinner with beer and pizza in Naples, even in a luxury hotel? What’s so creative about that? How about an Ape Car with a mobile pizza oven that brings your order right to you, and a beer keg that will only fill your glass if you pedal first. We tend to think that recreating a typical Italian atmosphere is always a great idea, but sometimes one needs to throw in a little creativity and the right mix of glamour and tradition. And if the destination is one of the classics? «We offered a fam trip to a dozen Mice operators with the meaningful title “Unexpected Venice”. The goal was to explore a secret side of Venice, and we promised that “you won’t see St. Mark’s Square”». The provocative challenge was designed to underscore the fact that all of Italy – not just Venice – can offer new perspectives and new experiences that will help us remain competitive, even when sparring with the up-and-coming destinations that enter the world of Mice each year», Pignatti stated in closing.

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hrysalis is a creative-led event production agency that focuses on creating experiences for brands to connect, engage and evolve. The agency creates strategic, integrated events that form a human connection between brands and their target audiences. Its talented team is driven and committed to deliver exceptional results featuring an exclusive Italian-twist. In fact, when it comes to imaginative, passionate and incredibly artistic inspiration, Italy has it all. With its monumental historic past and its eclectic traditional present Italy provides an amazing variety of cultural and natural landscapes. Beneath its blue skies, historic cities, the charms of its beautiful countryside, craggy mountains and some of the Mediterranean’s most enticing holiday havens, our country offers plenty of choice to enjoy fascinating sights, stunning scenery and Italian hospitality. Moreover, owing to its world-renowned craftsmanship, its outstanding flavours and cuisine coupled with its cultural diversity, there’s virtually no end to the Italians-do-itbetter – effect on any event. As a tribute to this reality, Chrysalis is constantly on the look-out for unique, hip locations and unexpected entertainments, proposing a selection of one-of-a-kind, exciting activities.

To deliver unforgettable emotions according to the Italian style: this is the core activity for Chrysalis Communication, event production agency focusing on memorable events The agency has been launching, positioning and elevating brands for 30 years, always relying on its mission to blend experience and expertise with a fast-forward insight on new technologies and trends. With its unaltered Italian approach, Chrysalis’s staff works across a range of vertical – luxury, retail, technology, fashion, consumer goods and scientific health– companies. Chrysalis is an ideal partner to produce custom-made events. Featuring a unique, boutique-sized structure, its staff members offer an all-in-one service, ranging from creativeconceptual thinking to communication and logistics. The agency’s specialists are creatives, strategists, producers, production managers and set designers, all connected to work out the best possible solutions, integrating in every project their know-how, responsibility and Italian style to deliver each and every time surprising, memorable moments.

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Via Serio, 6 20139 Milan Phone +39 02 58430422 Fax +39 02 58431240 www.chrysalis.it

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An increasingly Mice Italy A timeless tourist destination, Italy continues to grow and gain approval on the international events market, strengthened by significant successes, new venues and recent innovations MATTEO ROCCA

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hen it comes to the most desirable travel destinations, Italy leads the way, ahead of the United States and Australia. This is what emerged at London’s latest WTM, where the Italian National Tourist Board (Enit) was the event’s premier partner, highlighting Italy’s decision to adopt a new tourism marketing strategy across all fronts; during

the fair, the “Be-Italy” study was presented, one that investigates the perception and image of Italy across 18 foreign countries with the online interviewing of 500 people per country. So, when asked “if you were to win a holiday abroad, where would you want to go?” 37% of the world’s population replied with “Italy” (a percentage that rises to 41% among the upper classes), while 32% said the United States, and 31% Australia. This research underlines the consolidation of demand on the part of mature markets and the significant potential for development in terms of prospective markets. The food and wine offering is one of the main reasons for travel, while Italy’s cities of art and

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THE LAND OF CONVENTIONS Far from being an exclusively leisure destination, its many attractions, artistic/ historical/cultural riches, and reputation as a “pleasant land” are more than appreciated by the meeting industry too. As a result, Italy aims to reinforce its presence in the international events segment. A developing segment: according to ICCA, 2016 saw a new record, with the highest number of events ever to be held in contemporary history: more than 12,000 conventions worldwide, the culmination of progressive, continuous growth in the sector over a good fifty-year period. It is also interesting to note that in 2006, the global figure amounted to barely 6,000 conventions: in ten years the number has doubled, and this despite the global financial crisis, which has undoubtedly impacted on budgets but hasn’t done away with international business’s significant demand for events, networking and mobility, or for medical, scientific, technological and industrial conventions, or those linked to the legal or tax-related professions, IT and digital, etc. Italy offers its cornucopia of possibilities to this expanding world, one that increasingly seeks out experiences that can enhance aggregate events, PCOs and DMCs that are up to the task, quality content, and versatile destinations. The know-how of professionals working in the events, tourism and hospitality sectors benefits from the fact that Italy is one of the world’s leading destinations, with more than 50

monuments are equally popular (selected by 49 and 48% respectively). The online attitude towards Italy as a destination is also positive (83.9%, up by 1.5%). And in terms of Mice? While we await the figures regarding 2017, we know that 2016 saw Italy retain a firm place among the top six preferred destinations for associative conventions, with a total of 468 international events hosted (ICCA data), while Milan and Rome are among the top ten European cities in terms of convention space (in 7th and 8th place respectively, according to data from the Università Cattolica di Milano). Pacific World’s influential Annual Destination Index also confirms Italy as one of the top destinations in the EMEA area, third in Europe after the low-cost destinations of Portugal and Croatia and ahead of Spain, Greece and France. Italy is reaping the benefits of significant positioning work in the Mice arena, which has culminated in recent years with the birth of the Convention Bureau Italia – the preferred representative for all international buyers – and been fuelled by the exploits of individual cities (such as Milan with Expo 2015, which brought a real boost in terms of international visibility). The recent G7 political summits, like that held in Taormina (Sicily) last May, have also contributed to consolidating Italy’s reputation as a suitable location, in terms of both safety and institutional prestige.

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million visitors each year; after all, tourism has always been the Belpaese’s true “raw material”, and contributes to a large slice of national GDP (more than 10%).

ANNALISA PONCHIA, executive officer for ESOT «If we consider transport links and logistical ease, I don’t just think of a large city like Milan, but would also add Turin and Venice: the latter, for example, has great transport links, an excellent reputation for tourism and is an actual port serving Eastern Europe, just as it’s always been for hundreds of years».

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN ITALY? INCREASINGLY SIMPLE PCOs and international meeting planners are surely the best judges of the characteristics that make Italy such a suitable destination for the world’s aggregate events. Our first speaker is Annalisa Ponchia, executive officer for ESOT (European Society for Organ Transplantation) and a member of the European PCMA board (the Professional Convention Management Association). Responsible for event organisation, Ponchia has promoted numerous innovations with the aim of positioning ESOT at the cutting-edge when it comes to the

digitalisation and technological evolution of conventions. She begins by reflecting on the physiognomy of the Italian market and the types of conference that best suit it: «Some of Italy’s intrinsic characteristics make it an ideal destination, particularly for small and medium-sized meetings. This does not exclude it from the market for large-scale events of course, but if we consider the average size of congress centres and hotels in Italy, the market seems tailor-made for medium and small-scale meetings. A great many solutions are available inside this perimeter though. If we consider transport links and logistical ease, I don’t just think of a large city like Milan, but would also add Turin and Venice: the latter, for example, has great transport links, an excellent reputation for tourism and is an actual port serving Eastern Europe, just as it’s always been for hundreds of years». In 2016, Rome hosted the European Society of Cardiology’s highly-desirable ESC convention; in 2017, Milan welcomed the European Respiratory Society, both large-scale events involving in the region of 20,000 delegates. Alongside these is a constellation of hundreds of small and medium-sized conferences. From an infrastructural standpoint, spaces such as those of the Fiera and the new La Nuvola congress centre in Rome or the MiCo in Milan are no doubt appreciated by international organisers and are on a par with other European facilities. «In general, the congress centres in other countries are less artistic and more rational, meaning less constraints for organisers. Italy’s many historical sites, as beautiful and prestigious as they are, sometimes pose technical challenges or are only suitable for more contained numbers», explains Ponchia, before revealing that her own convention will soon return to Italy after many years, a further sign of the increase in international

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LOTTA BOMAN, president of IACC’s European chapter «Milan offers good accessibility from other European and international cities and considerable value in terms of its venues, with lower pricing compared to other European cities such as Paris and London».

Above, Lake Como, just a short ride from Milan. Below, the Expo district

appreciation for this destination on the part of the scientific and associative world: «The last time an ESOT congress was held in Italy was in Venice in 2003, and we have just selected Milan as the destination for the 2021 congress. The large Milanese congress centre, MiCo, is one of few large conference poles in Italy to combine a central position, easy transport links, and a rational architecture purposely designed to host events with thousands of participants, all characteristics that make it suitable for us». It is no coincidence that the Milanese congress centre, the biggest in continental Europe, was among the advantages that pushed British magazine Conference and Meetings World to cite Milan as one of the best destinations for European events and international conferences, along with Vienna, Berlin and Barcelona. EVENTS IN ITALY, POST-EXPO (AND BREXIT) Milan and north Italy are also supported by Lotta Boman, president of IACC’s European chapter, the international association that brings together medium and small venues for events and conventions, as

well as CEO of the Sigtunahojden Hotel & Conference in Sweden. Strengthened by significant experience in the Mice sector and a good professional eye for locations, Boman provides an overview of Italy and its pluses when it comes to conventions: «Italy is an interesting country and has a lot of potential. The northern parts of Italy are better known for meetings and conferences and the southern parts for leisure trips. There is a habit among meeting professionals to visit Germany and Spain for big exhibitions, rather than compete in this arena; Italy could perhaps focus on smaller, more intimate meetings with different angles. Milan offers good accessibility from other European and international cities and considerable value in terms of its venues, with lower pricing compared to other European cities such as Paris and London. With Lake Como a short train ride or transfer from central Milan, events with a leisure or activity element can be easily combined with a meeting». Boman confirms the contribution that Expo has made to relaunching the area at an international level and hopes that this interest is maintained in the years to come: «I visited the Expo myself in 2015, thanks to IACC and the European conference that was hosted by two of the Chateauform venues outside Milan», explains Boman. «The risk with Expo is that there is always a lot of focus and hype regarding the destination in the run-up and during the event, but less so once it finishes. The challenge is to maintain interest in the region once the event is over and there is a big risk that interest moves on to the next Expo destination quite quickly, which is a shame». Had Milan been nominated as the new base for the European Medicines Agency (EMA), instead of the draw resulting in Amsterdam, it would have undoubtedly contributed to moving things in this direction. Looking at the European scenario though, it is difficult to make any concrete predictions as to how Brexit might condition the flow of events: «So far, it is unclear how Brexit will affect us or the meetings and events industry in Europe. We know that some

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of the larger EU offices are moving out to other European destinations, but the UK is still an incredibly important market and has many great meetings venues. The value that the UK presents to meeting planners from other parts of the world, including the US, is considerable and the ongoing devaluation of the pound means that we can already see an increase in the number of events taking place in the UK», comments Boman. A PRECIOUS RESOURCE FOR EVERYONE: ASSOCIATIONISM Given the opportunity to interview two respected members of equally important international professional meeting associations, we couldn’t miss the chance to ask them for a comment about what they think the biggest professional challenges are for planners, PCOs and venue managers today, and how networking can provide precious instruments with which to face up to them. «Associationism is a real education, you learn so much through both exchanges with colleagues and education activity for our sector, something that only the associations are developing», responds Annalisa Ponchia. «In my case, it was love at first sight with PCMA: it is a great association with an excellent programme and significant resources, just consider how it offers scholarships that give European PCOs the possibility to take part in conferences in the USA. Its mission has a strong focus on training. There is no school that teaches you to be a meeting planner or association manager, you get there as a result of a very personal path and it is for this reason that training is important. In Italy, there are some important initiatives right now, like the Federcongressi&eventi PCCO Academy, in which I myself have participated, a clear demonstration of the growth and ongoing internationalisation of Italian PCOs, increasingly qualified to operate as real consultants – PCCOs in fact, with the addition

of the C for Consultants». Among the challenges, the technological one is definitely a priority, although we should not identify innovation solely in terms of technical progress. «Technology is a fundamental tool and year after year it will become increasingly sophisticated, but real innovation lies in the ability to put oneself in the participant’s shoes. During our last ESOT conference in Barcelona we really worked on this aspect, all the more so because it was just a little over a month after August’s Las Ramblas attack, and we wanted those participating in the event to be able to do so with peace of mind», explains Ponchia. «We removed the traditional welcome desk, hostesses were at the entrance to ensure no-one arrived without being greeted, and there was an area in which everyone got their badges stamped. They could relax in a specially prepared lounge area, complete with tables, sit-balls, PC power points, everything they might need. All fundamental details that help people to feel a little more at home, to relax and view the convention, first and foremost, as a pleasurable experience». Lotta Boman also shifts the focus from the technological challenge – which no doubt remains central – to the human factor, the core issue facing those who work in

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events and communications: «One of the biggest challenges is to adapt to change. We know that technology, digitalisation and urbanisation have never played such an important role as they do today. Technological progress is moving rapidly and we each have to cope and adjust. People relate to change in different ways, some are quick to embrace change, for others it is a challenge. It is natural to expect younger generations to adapt more easily, but this is not always the case and it’s wise to note that the modern workplace has around six generations working together. All have different experience that puts them in different positions when relating and adapting to change». The same professional associations are making increasing use of social media and digital communication, using these to network and share culture, to promote an exchange and to draw members’ attention back to the sector’s main issues. «IACC’s key initiatives during the last year have been to improve the association’s role in inbound marketing and especially digital marketing. A series of blog posts that provide insight and knowledge about some of the industry’s most critical topics have been published via our digital channels. These posts support meeting professionals

around the world, whether they work for an IACC venue or not, and have real potential to strengthen a venue’s business event offering», explains Boman. «We call ourselves a tribe of industry professionals, all striving to improve the meeting and conference offering across the globe. We do this by inviting members to get together with peers from different parts of the world, to exchange ideas and learn from one another, without any competitive agendas. We inspire each other and take this inspiration back to our venues, ready to take on the next challenge, and surpass our competitors».

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Conventions opt for Italy The main Italian destinations have won contracts to host numerous scientific and associative events thanks to the synergy between PCOs, convention centres and CBs, and the increasing involvement of local authorities MATTEO ROCCA

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nce upon a time, as we know, all roads led to Rome: a saying that no doubt has its roots in the era in which Rome and the Roman Empire occupied a large slice of the known world, but one that has retained the same evocative power even in more recent times; in the 18th and 19th century for example, when artists and intellectuals from across Europe viewed the Italian “Grand Tour” as a fundamental stage in their training. The appeal of the Italian capital, and, broadly speaking, of the country as a whole, is still very much alive and it is

under these auspices that the Roma & Lazio Convention Bureau has recently come into being. A long-awaited initiative that serves as a new preferential gateway for international planners and buyers, with an offering that includes almost 2,000 hotels and more than 400 hubs and meeting rooms. Important numbers, and we need to look at the CB site – entirely in English – to understand the significant international projection of this offering. There is little doubt that the market is keen. A couple of years ago, they had barely cut the inaugural ribbon at the new La Nuvola congress centre in Rome – a cutting-edge structure designed by “archistar” Massimiliano Fuksas – before they were already celebrating Rome’s win over Boston in the bid for ICSES 2022, the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, involving an estimated 3,000 participants. The presence

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of a new and modern structure for largescale conferences and events has recharged a country that, just as it did in the days of the Grand Tour, sparks the imagination of travellers, including business travellers. SOME RECENT CASE HISTORIES The other great capital of the Italian Renaissance, Florence, is also celebrating a particularly prosperous and attractive period in terms of the Mice segment, thanks to that irresistible combination of the city’s eternal beauty – enriched by the works of the greatest artists, from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo, from Leonardo to Donatello – and work done by the Firenze Convention & Visitors Bureau, one of Italy’s most active CBs. Numerous large-scale international conventions will be held in the Tuscan capital between now and 2020, events including the regional meeting of the International Society for Cellular Therapy, the International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology Autoimmunity (Cora), the Lions national congress, that of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the IEEE Radar Conference. The cherry on the cake was the recent announcement that 2019 will see Florence host the first ICCA Meeting Management Sector Client/ Suppliers Business Workshop, an exclusive event in which a restricted and select number of PCO executives will participate, each with one of its clients. We have already touched on Milan in the previous article: the MiCo, the new skyscrapers that continuously reshape the city’s skyline, the challenge of postExpo visibility and ongoing infrastructural improvements (such as the highly-

anticipated new metro line that will link the city centre and Linate airport) all boost the city’s attractiveness and continue to stimulate the interest of the Mice segment. The current mayor of Milan, Beppe Sala, was previously the commissioner for Expo 2015 and seems to have a clear idea as to the market value of events and the city’s potential in this regard. The single, structured representative for the buyers is, in this case, the Eventing Milan network, members of which include the main venues, PCOs, DMCs and Milanese service and transport companies. In 2018, Eventing Milan will attend the sector’s main trade shows (BIT, IMEX Frankfurt and Las Vegas, Meetings Show London, IBTM Barcelona, and more besides), workshops and international forums (Dubrovnik and Cannes), sales calls and roadshows, as well as organising three incoming fam trips, two for European buyers (with 30 guests) and one for Chinese operators. There are so many successful case histories across Italy that it would be hard to cite them all; without wanting to offend anyone, we will round off this overview, by no means exhaustive, by talking about Turin, which recently hosted the World Design Organization’s general assembly, with architects and designers from 60 countries, and also celebrates the return to Italy, and to Europe, of the IACMAG Congress, which takes place every three years and is promoted by the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics. Rightly proud of this result, professor Marco Barla from the Politecnico di Torino, an active sponsor of the candidacy, praises the team-work that

MARCO BARLA, from the Politecnico di Torino

«It is fair to say that Italy has always been considered a great conference destination for well-known cultural and historical reasons. In addition to this, Turin boasts distinguished academic institutions».

Turin has been chosen for several international scientific congresses thanks both to its academic institutions and modern congress facilities

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MARICA MOTTA, sales coordinator of AIM Group International

«There are multiple factors that play a fundamental role in international candidature and that can contribute to a positive outcome. Among these, one of the main logistical requirements is obviously accessibility in terms of direct international flights and visas but, increasingly, the perception of a destination’s safety is also a key element».

led to this significant outcome: «It is fair to say that Italy has always been considered a great conference destination for well-known cultural and historical reasons. In addition to this, Turin boasts distinguished academic institutions. Particularly, the Politecnico di Torino’s school for geomechanical sciences is wellknown worldwide. Our event organisation experience is confirmed by a long list of previous conferences, including one very successful IACMAG congress held in 2005. The proposal was also supported by the Politecnico di Milano and the University of Grenoble, with strong cooperation between these areas of Europe, which may be key to the success of global events such as the IACMAG congress. A second outstanding proposal was presented by Graz (Austria). In the end, Turin was preferred as it submitted a very strong proposal, both from a technical and organisational standpoint». The candidacy was developed in partnership with Turismo Torino convention bureau, and serves as another example of just how the meeting industry and institutional bodies can work in synergy to acquire important international events. «The proposal dossier was comprehensive and very professionally organised, demonstrating that a strong and experienced team was behind it», professor Barla says. «Moreover, the technical content included some new and interesting ideas which may help to innovate our conference format, attracting new and younger members». THE EXPERTISE OF PCOS, A TRUMP CARD The renewed international dimension to the Italian meeting industry is also confirmed by the serious commitment that national PCO association Federcongressi&eventi is

making to training its members and raising qualitative standards. One of the most recent research seminars focused precisely on the candidacy process for international associative conventions, a very important market segment that continues to gain in weight. A candidacy is an investment in terms of time and money, and the PCO carries out a strategic role that can make the difference. There is increasing focus on this front, as outlined by Marica Motta, sales coordinator of AIM Group International and coordinator of the PCCO Academy work group, the training path of Federcongressi&eventi that serves to raise the qualitative standard of professional services provided by PCOs. A destination’s potential for success is the result of a mix that combines numerous ingredients, from the more traditional (such as logistical ease and the scientific weight of the local community) to the more current (such as, inevitably, the subject of safety): «There are multiple factors that play a fundamental role in international candidature and that can contribute to a positive outcome. Among these, one of the main logistical requirements is obviously accessibility in terms of direct international flights and visas but, increasingly, the perception of a destination’s safety is also a key element, one which has a bearing on the decision. The destination gains further credit if it can boast a significant and prestigious network of bodies that support it. The involvement and support of local institutions, such as the convention bureau, local authority, regional governments or national representatives, contributes, on the one hand, to demonstrating a destination’s willingness and availability to host a congress and its delegates. On the other hand, the presence of key opinion leaders and a local scientific community of international renown serve to strengthen a candidacy from a scientific standpoint», continues Motta. «Another plus has to do with the destination’s experience of hosting international events of a similar size, thanks to a track record of successful case histories». Another aspect on which the training of Italian convention professionals focuses is of course location, which must fully conform with expectations and standards; but the real ace up our sleeve regards integration with the tourist offering and destination management, considering that Italy can count on a variety of irresistible destinations and proposals from a cultural standpoint: «The qualitative level of congress centres’ and hotels’ services is no doubt the linchpin of any candidacy: conventions are increasingly complex and well-structured, they require the use of advanced technologies and must be able to identify suitable, innovation solutions in order to keep up with the times», explains Motta. «The attractiveness of a destination

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OLIVER KINGHAM, events manager at SEB Society for Experimental Biology,

«We decided on Florence and Italy as the location for our annual meeting as it is an attractive location for delegates with great international transport links».

in a wider sense – its landscape, culture, art, food&wine – also plays an important role and our country can really emphasise the great historical, cultural and tourist range of its destinations. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to appealing spots of international renown. This is one of the areas in which Italy cannot be beaten. Lastly, the PCO has a strategic role and, thanks to his/her experience, skill and knowledge of the sector, he/she can make the difference, contributing what is needed in order to identify the best solutions and achieve the goals». According to AIM Group International’s sales coordinator, there is no precise identikit of the international events that Italy is more likely to succeed with, but simply a parameter of suitability and opportunity that makes some destinations more suitable than others. «In reality, no one type of associative event is more attractive than another. Our country can aim to successfully host any type of event, from small-scale international meetings to mega-conventions. The “secret” lies in knowing how to nominate the right destination for the right event. Before working on a candidacy, we need to analyse the event for which we plan to propose our destination and consider all the criticalities and opportunities». There is no doubt that the trend over the last three or four years has been very favourable and that Italy has improved its international reputation as a venue for events and conventions, having overcome the difficult challenge of Expo 2015 without any hiccups for example; but the rules of business mean that we must always look ahead, because everything is quickly forgotten and reliability needs to be demonstrated in the field each and every day. «Expo certainly served as an excellent showcase in terms of our country’s efficiency, organisational ability, hospitality and safety. But we should not rest on our laurels, the international market brings continuous challenges, meaning that every conference or event, big or small, serves as a new test bench», concludes Motta.

HOW TO HIT THE TARGET Let’s take an up-close look at the motivations that drove two more international events to focus on an Italian city – in this case Florence –, which skilfully outdid several fierce European competitors. The first case was outlined by Oliver Kingham, events manager at SEB Society for Experimental Biology, which will hold its annual meeting in Tuscany in July 2018: it’s a very large event, with roughly 1,000 delegates expected. «We decided on Florence and Italy as the location for our annual meeting as it is an attractive location for delegates with great international transport links. We also take into consideration the location of our membership when selecting a venue and it is also the first time we have held our conference in Italy. The cost of the venue was also a main factor when selecting Florence as it was very competitively priced against other European destinations and has a great range of accommodation within the city». The Florence Convention and Visitor Bureau played a determinant role in the final decision, as Kingham

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explains: «The other destination we short-listed for our annual meeting was Seville in Spain. The Florence Convention Bureau did have an influence on our final decision as the team provided a great source of knowledge and expertise. The convention bureau was very friendly and supportive, which is important for any conference organizer». Similarly, Emanuele Amodei, president of Palazzo Spinelli Institute for the Art and Restoration of Florence, shares how the 2016 ELIA Conference (an event organised by the European League of Institutes of the Arts) was assigned to Florence. Pairing this event with Florence, which, more than any other city is the international symbol of the Arts and of the Italian Renaissance, was certainly a great idea, but it was by no means a given. «The ELIA Biennial Conference is the largest conference on higher arts education worldwide, drawing an audience of approximately 500 leaders, artists, teachers and academics. The programme features events including high profile speakers, plenary discussions, paper presentations,

best practices, networking events, mobile workshops at cultural institutions in the city and much more», Amodei explained. «Florence has a fascinating history and played a vitally important role in shaping European art over the centuries. The historic centre of Florence contains such a wealth of masterpieces that it is difficult to separate the city from its art works. Florence is not just about the Uffizi or Palazzo Pitti; it is full of smaller, less well known gems that make it endlessly delightful to explore. In 1982 it was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco and even just a walk around the city centre will launch you into layer upon layer of architectural styles and artistic innovation, all surrounded by deeply-rooted culture, food and wine». That’s why, with the added help of the great work done by the local convention bureau, the Tuscan “capital” outdid competitors like Rotterdam, Potsdam, Istanbul and Glasgow. «FCVB had a decisive impact in managing the several activities we had to set up. In particular, concerning the relations with Institutions, hotel booking, venues and material conference».

EMANUELE AMODEI, president of Palazzo Spinelli Institute for the Art and Restoration of Florence «Florence is not just about the Uffizi or Palazzo Pitti; it is full of smaller, less well known gems that make it endlessly delightful to explore. In 1982 it was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco and even just a walk around the city centre will launch you into layer upon layer of architectural styles and artistic innovation, all surrounded by deeply-rooted culture, food and wine».

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oFlorence Hotels is the company that manages the Hotel Mulino di Firenze – one of the most prestigious luxury hotels situated in the wonderful regional capital of Tuscany and once part of an ancient milling village on the banks of the Arno river –, but also Villa Olmi Firenze – a prized 18th century architectonic jewel nestled in the hills surrounding the city of the Medici – and the elegant Plaza Hotel Lucchesi Firenze: a trio of outstanding hotels, all with a four star superior rating. Inside the historic complex of the Hotel Mulino di Firenze, the unusual multi-purpose space of Officine Condotte is available for Mice events. An evocative setting, it once housed containment tanks for Florence’s Medicean aqueduct. This original location comprises a versatile internal area and an external amphitheatre, a spectacular space with countless staging and configuration possibilities. Ideal for a wide range of events, from weddings to presentations, meetings and conferences, but also exhibitions and special occasions, whether of a business or social nature. RURAL LUXURY A few minutes by car from the centre of Florence and you are in Bagno di Ripoli, where Villa Olmi Firenze is ready and waiting to host Mice events, offering all the seduction of the Tuscan countryside just a short distance from the city. This 18th century complex, nestled in the countryside and converted into a charming hotel, comprises the Villa, Farm and

Country House, ancient buildings that have been skilfully restored while retaining all of their original architectonic features. A particularly charming setting in which to hold a typical Tuscan-style Mice event, the buildings feature exposed beams, terracotta floors and period frescos surrounded by elegant stuccoes, antique furniture, fine tapestries and precious crystal chandeliers. The green spaces have been transformed into an Italian garden, featuring elegant hedge and flower arrangements, and “the hortus conclusus”, or medieval garden. Villa Olmi Firenze has three event halls, each of which is equipped with cutting-edge technology and offers excellent natural light. The main hall can accommodate up to 100 people, theatre-style. The hotel’s atmospheric restaurant, Il Cavaliere, is ideal for gala dinners, which can even be held outdoors in summertime, under the arbour. It features an exposed red brick ceiling, cabinets along the walls displaying wines from the best cellars, and gastronomic delights that centre around the region and change according to the season. Overlooking the gardens, the veranda is the perfect setting for a rich breakfast. Also a winning location when it comes to team building and postconference activities, whether beside the pool or in the extensive park with Italian garden: falconry displays, Ferrari excursions, helicopter trips – the hotel has its own private heliport – or even hot air balloon rides, wine tasting, cookery classes and much more besides.

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his brand stands out among the offer for the meetings industry and garners exceptional results through continuous evolution in services and competencies at every one of its locations: Grand Hotel Riviera, Basiliani Resort, Riva Marina Resort, Pietrablu Resort & Spa, Relais Masseria Le Cesine and Costa del Salento Village. Two of these properties – Grand Hotel Riviera and Basiliani – are open year-round. Indeed, the CDSHotels convention was held at Basiliani in mid-December. The Group announced its success and its focus on continued growth. It plans to surprise us in the near future with new projects and openings in 2018 and 2019. GRAND HOTEL RIVIERA, YEAR-ROUND EVENTS CDSHotels drives deseasonalisation at Grand Hotel Riviera, the Group’s four star superior property, which was completely renovated two years ago. Set on luxuriant Mediterranean scrub, this hotel is perched on a terraced reef that descends straight into the sea, offering breathtaking views of the Gulf of Gallipoli. The meetings industry can count on the extraordinary setting

of the Grand Hotel Riviera, especially as experienced from the hotel’s three terraces overlooking the sea. One of these terraces measures nearly 500 square metres and faces the gentle waves of the sea, while the other two are positioned between the pine forest and the swimming pool, making them perfect locations for a gala evening event. The Grand Hotel Riviera also dedicates its congress centre to events where anywhere from 30 to 180 people can be hosted in the three meeting rooms: Nereide Hall, Calypso Hall and Perseide Hall. All three meeting rooms are equipped with cutting-edge technology. Fine cuisine is yet another excellency of the hotel and can be enjoyed in Cloe Hall – with its vast terrace that leans out over the sea – or on the Riviera Terrace. Exhilarating dishes are paired with an equally as special selection of prized wines. BASILIANI RESORT: BUSINESS AND WELLNESS Basiliani is also open throughout the year. The property’s innovative congress centre is organised in five meeting rooms – three have full-height modular wall systems –

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with a capacity to host up to 350 people. The architecture of Basiliani is typical for the Salento area, but the property has an interesting plus: the spa is one of the largest in Puglia. Guests can choose from a wide selection of wellness options. In addition to experiencing the best in wellness, Mice participants can enjoy post congress activities any time of the year or take advantage of the hotel’s exquisite food and beverage offer in the refined Gli Ulivi restaurant, which boasts an air-conditioned dining room and a terrace overlooking the swimming pool. RIVA MARINA RESORT: A WINNING CHOICE Among the Mice-oriented properties belonging to CDSHotels, Riva Marina Resort stands out for its position inside the Natural Reserve and Protected Marine Area of Torre Guaceto. The resort is surrounded by centuries-old olive trees, almond trees and carob trees that lead to ample coves and crystalline waters. What does Riva Marina Resort offer in terms of congresses? It has an extensive congress centre divided into eight modular meeting rooms that all feature natural lighting and can host up to 900 people for events. And that’s not all. Riva Marina Resort also makes available to Mice a large external foyer that is ideal for coffee breaks, working breakfasts and elegant gala dinners. As for food and beverage, there are three restaurants to whet the appetites of even the most demanding foodies. Those who choose to attend to their physical well-being are invited to take advantage of the

splendid swimming pool – featuring a jacuzzi – and the regenerating wellness centre with its heated, indoor swimming pool. There is also a fully-equipped gym and plenty of opportunities outdoors for custom incentive, team building and post congress activities. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE FANTASTIC THREE The exclusive Pietrablu Resort & Spa is a seaside resort nestled in the luxuriant Mediterranean greenery overlooking a vast bay and the crystal-clear waters of natural pools. The avant-guard congress centre has three meeting rooms with natural lighting that can host up to 650 people. The offer is completed by the expansive outdoor area, where exhibits, elegant gala dinners, aperitifs and coffee breaks are quite at home, and the wellness centre that extends for 700 square metres. In terms of incentives, the Relais Masseria Le Cesine is located a mere walk away from the WWF protected Le Cesine Natural Reserve. The property comprises a hotel – whose sleeping rooms are all located on a single level – and an antique manor farm that has been completely refurbished and is positioned inside an olive grove. The sleeping rooms, dining room and wellness centre on this property translate into powerful and emotional incentive programmes. For Mice holidays, CDSHotels proudly presents Costa del Salento Village. Guests at Costa del Salento Village enjoy white sandy beaches, breathtaking seas, the flavours of Salento’s long-standing traditions, and much, much more.

CDSHotels

Via P. e D. Bastianutti, 25 73100 Lecce Phone +39 0832 351321 Fax +39 0832 228794 eventi@cdshotels.it www.cdshotels.it

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Hotel Parchi del Garda  Lazise (Vr) Total number of bedrooms: 233 | Meeting rooms: 9 | Main room maximum capacity: 800 seats | Smallest room capacity: 20 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area: 2,000 sqm | Post congress activities organization

Verona with its history and architectural beauty; Lake Garda, not far, with its breathtaking nature and many leisure activities, and Hotel Parchi del Garda, benchmark location for all year Mice customers

Mice and fun lands on Lake Garda SERGIO MORI

Hotel Parchi del Garda

Via Brusà, 16 37017 Pacengo (Vr) Phone +39 045 649 9640 www.hotelparchidelgarda.it

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otel Parchi del Garda is an “all in one” location that is perfect for any kind of event all year long. Out of Garda’s lush green countryside, the hotel offers 233 modern and comfortable rooms, fine dining, green spaces for pleasant and relaxing breaks, an external parking area and a garage to suit everyone’s need. Hotel Parchi del Garda houses one of Verona and Garda Lake largest congress centres, boasting six meeting rooms with natural lighting, three break out rooms, two spacious foyers and a coffee area for hosting events with up to 1,500 guests; all event and external spaces are highly customizable. The plenary hall is 870 square metres and has natural lighting, there are up to 800 people seats, moreover up to 600 guests with gala dinner set up and entertainment too. The great flexibility of the spaces and food and beverage offer makes it the ideal location: starting from welcome aperitifs and coffee breaks, giving then business/ light lunches, as far as entertainment and artistic performances. Guests really do get an “all in one” experience as they leave their room and immediately step right into the heart of the event. Companies and PCO have, during Hotel’s 7 yearlong Mice experience, chosen Hotel Parchi del Garda to host a large

range of events: from meetings to product presentations, expos, sales force training, car launches and so much more. The events have involved several product sectors: medical, training, automotive, business consultancy, sports, IT and many others. The internal Mice Team knows all about every aspect of the Hotel, they support organizers, companies and PCOs along every step of the way, from planning right through to completion, for guarantee a great success. The Hotel’s Artistic Director is intimate knowledge beautiful of Lake Garda land and the surrounding area. He organizes team building activities such as treasure hunts, running around the picturesque villages and along the Lake, as well as visits to wine cellars and much more. For the one whom desires is to organize a truly unique and unforgettable event, the Hotel offers the chance to realize all kinds of performances featuring artists, DJs and live music. Hotel Parchi del Garda is easy to reach by every means of transport. It’s 5 km. from the nearest motorway exit and 4 km. from the Peschiera del Garda train station. It’s also close to airports (Verona, Milan and Venice) and near to numerous cities of art, most of them are major historic and artistic interest.

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The Hermitage Hotel, directly on the Adriatic coast, 15 minute-drive from Pescara, offers a perfect mix of holiday and conference services: 5 meeting rooms from 20 to 200 participants, 139 large and comfortable rooms, a Wellness Center, a garden with an outdoor pool. A perfectly equipped beach with bar service and playground. Hermitage Hotel Club & Spa

Via Dante Alighieri 1 | Silvi Marina (Te) | Tel. +39 085 93 53 565 | Fax. +39 085 93 53 854 info@hermitagesilvi.com | www.hermitagesilvi.com


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Poiano Resort  Garda (Vr) Total number of bedrooms: 120 | Restaurants: 1 | Seats: 500 | Meeting rooms: 8 | Main room maximum capacity: 250 seats | Smallest room capacity: 20 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area: 268 sqm | Post congress organization

Poiano Resort boasts a breathtaking view of wonderful Lake Garda, plus six modern conference halls and a varied and personalised schedule of team building activities

A lakeside citadel for meetings SIMONA ZIN

Poiano Resort

Via Poiano Garda (Vr) Phone +39 0457 200100 Fax +39 0457 200900 conference@poiano.com www.poiano.com

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mmersed in the Mediterranean green of a private park stretching across 60 hectares of land that overlooks Lake Garda, the Poiano Resort is an ideal place to hold meetings, conferences and personalised events as it is well connected in terms of transport and offers guests a range of amenities including the modern Poiano La Spa, an Olympic-size swimming pool, Poiano Restaurant and six red clay tennis courts. SPACES WITH A VIEW The resort is a real “citadel for meetings”: its conference centre is on three levels and offers companies, large groups or private customers six conference halls that can hold up to five hundred people, a big foyer, in addition to other extra spaces. Two of the main halls, which are brightly lit with lake views, can each hold up to two hundred people as well as being equipped with video conferencing systems. There are a number of dedicated rooms available for sub-groups. The conference centre is ideal for corporate events and for the display of large machinery and vehicles.

OUTDOOR EVENTS There is also space available for outdoor events: tensile structures, large or small, can be installed in the park and surrounding fields and the parking spaces – which are reserved exclusively for conference participants – can also be used for largesized vehicles. The resort can host up to one thousand guests in its 120 rooms and 160 large apartments. The structure of the resort, featuring soft-coloured Venetian marble and stone, romantic paths lined with flowers and open fields filled with olive and cypress trees, respects the natural beauty of its surroundings. Special care goes into the cuisine and there is a wide range of banqueting services available. There are also a variety of team building activities to pick from, including carton boat racing, action painting, sailing, team sport challenges, orienteering, mountain-biking, climbing and trekking. These activities can easily be organised both inside and outside the resort. A host of leisure activities and excursions are also available thanks to the resort’s proximity to major historical, artistic and cultural centres such as Verona, Lazise, Garda and Bardolino.

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Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni L Bellagio (Co) Total number of bedrooms: 95 | restaurants: 2 | meeting rooms: 5 | Main room maximum capacity: 300 seats | smallest room capacity: 20 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area: 120 sqm | post congress organization

An important milestone and a proven ability to satisfy the highest level of international tourism and the five-star meetings industry. It’s the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, set in wonderful Bellagio

On the banks of Lake Como SABRINA PIACENZA

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

Via Roma, 1 22021 Bellagio (Co) Phone +39 031 950216 www.villaserbelloni.com

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naugurated in 1873, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio is celebrating an important milestone this year: 100 years of management by the Bucher family, owner of this enchanting property since 1918. Charm, sophistication and timeless elegance are the undisputed stars of this extraordinary hotel positioned in the lakeside town of Bellagio on Lake Como. Guests at the hotel enjoy the lush garden overlooking the famous lake whilst surrounded by nature, admiring a view as far as the eye can see. Overall, the hotel has 73 sleeping rooms and 22 suites, every one with a view of the lake or the park. For those who seek complete relaxation, besides sipping drinks next to the outdoor swimming pool, the venue suggests a visit to Villa Serbelloni spa where the goal of regeneration is achieved through advanced technology and custom programmes. Sports-minded guests can take advantage of the fitness and sport centre featuring a gym, a squash court, an indoor swimming pool and a lakeside pool. There are of course water sports in the open air on Lake Como like water skiing,

sailing and canoeing. The cuisine on property is consistent with the high standards maintained by the hotel. The Mistral Restaurant is proud to have been awarded a Michelin star. It is located on the beautiful terrace overlooking the lake, the perfect place for special private parties. There is also La Goletta Restaurant, which offers an unassuming, informal atmosphere and is positioned next to the swimming pool, open every day from noon to 11 pm. The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni offers the business segment elegant, inviting areas to meet. Royal Hall can accommodate up to 300 guests for exclusive events, gala dinners and conventions. Breva Hall measures 140 square metres and can be used for exhibits. There are also three smaller halls for more concentrated meetings. The incentive offer is equally as rich. Ideas include motorboat excursions and cultural visits on the lake departing directly from the hotel’s private pier, hiking trips, mountain biking or horse riding on the Bellagio promontory where guests will be treated to an unforgettable view.

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Hotel Caravel  Rome Total number of bedrooms: 118 | Meeting rooms: 3 | Main room maximum capacity: 150 seats | Smallest room capacity: 10 seats | Secretarial room | Post congress organization

Contemporary design is right at home in a location seeping with history. Hotel Caravel is an elegant yet functional property located in the heart of Rome. It welcomes Mice clients in an ambiance oozing with sophisticated style

The perfect blend of design and history SERGIO MORI

Hotel Caravel

Via Cristoforo Colombo, 124 00147 Rome Phone +39 06 5180789 Fax +39 06 51600600 info@hotelcaravel.it

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his historic hotel is a mere ten minutes from both the centre of Rome and Eur, Rome’s business-oriented neighbourhood. It is also quite near to Palalottomatica, home of concerts and sporting events, to the new Mediterraneum Acquario, to the Tre Fontane sports complex and to La Nuvola congress centre, which was designed by the famed architect Fuksas. It is easy to reach Fiumicino International Airport and Termini Station from Hotel Caravel. Additionally, the hotel is equipped with all of the most modern technology and vaunts high-quality service that focuses on making guests as comfortable as possible. Great attention is also given to protecting the environment through careful decisions that foster saving energy. The property has a total of 118 sleeping rooms arranged on nine floors, all of which come with air-conditioning, satellite TV, a safe, an in-room bathroom and a hair-dryer. The restaurant atmosphere is very relaxing, warm and intimate for those who want to begin or end the day nicely with a sumptuous breakfast or an elegant dinner. Among the other services on offer is the

much-appreciated salon for men and women where wellness, relaxation and privacy are key. The hotel’s latest news is the addition of a men’s clothing boutique featuring garments made exclusively in Italy. Hotel Caravel is the ideal location for all types of events owing to its three meeting rooms, named for the famous sailing ships belonging to Christopher Columbus, that can host from 10 to 150 people and are housed in the modern congress centre inside the hotel. Pinta Hall and Niña Hall are the smaller rooms while Santa Maria Hall is the biggest. All three feature technologically advanced equipment comprising an amplification system, a wireless sound system, a podium with a microphone, a video projection system, a simultaneous translation booth, a high-speed Wi-Fi internet connection (fibre optics) and an in-house catering service. All of the meeting rooms have natural lighting and can be customised to create the perfect location for business meetings, training sessions, company meetings, product presentations, workshops, interviews and any other type of business event.

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Kolbe Hotel Rome  Rome Total number of bedrooms: 72 | Meeting rooms: 19 | Main room maximum capacity: 150 seats | Smallest room capacity: 10 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area: 80 sqm | Post congress organization

Left, Director Carlo Izzo receiving the prize during the World Luxury Hotel Awards. Below, Carlo Izzo between his sons Alessandro and Stefano

The Kolbe Hotel Rome has been collecting awards and gaining recognition for several years, confirming its position as a first-rate conference centre and reference point for events in the Italian capital

A wealth of awards SIMONA ZIN

Kolbe Hotel Rome

Via Di San Teodoro, 48 00186 Rome Phone +39 06 6798866 Fax +39 06 6794975 info@kolbehotelrome.com www.kolbehotelrome.com

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he Kolbe Hotel Rome’s strategic position, outstanding conference facilities and personalised hospitality, have earned it a number of prestigious awards in recent years. The latest include Best Luxury Cultural Hotel and Best Luxury City Hotel, prizes presented at a recent gala held at the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, during which Director Carlo Izzo emphasised just how proud he is of the commitment made by the entire staff, whose sheer professionalism has resulted in these two prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards. The hotel is strategically positioned, close to the Coliseum, the Circus Maximus and other famous vestiges of Roman civilisation. It is easy to reach and perfectly situated for a postconference stroll through history. There are a number of business promotions available at the hotel, such as Meeting with A View Over History, with the centre’s dedicated staff ready to help customers plan every last detail of events taking place in its well-equipped rooms.

VERSATILE SPACES The congress centre’s 19 meeting rooms can each accommodate between eight and 150 people, their versatility ensuring that they can be utilised for a wide range of events, from traditional meetings to refresher courses, from large-scale conventions to international conferences. Equipped with the latest technology, some of the spaces offer even more, such as the Biblioteca Kolbe room, located on the second floor of an historic 17th century building, or the Colosseo room, which looks out onto the internal garden. Another stand-out feature at the Kolbe Hotel Rome is its Garden Restaurant Al Palatino. Boasting an unrivalled view of the internal garden, the centuries-old olives, citrus grove and panoramic terrace make it the ideal setting for a work lunch or dinner. But the Roman hotel’s biggest strength lies in the warm welcome and hospitality it offers, presenting modern luxury in an historic context, from the bedrooms to the inner cloister, from the bar to the lobby: understated spaces, far from the hustle and bustle of the city yet rooted in its oldest district.

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hĂ´tellerie couture The charm of the beginning of last century comes alive in every detail of the Excelsior Palace. Inside the cool, timeless elegance, outside the scent of jasmine and the Mediterranean. 5 star Luxury and over 100 years of experience for an unforgettable stay.

Via San Michele di Pagana, 8 - 16035 Rapallo - Italy Tel. +39 0185 23 06 66 - Fax +39 0185 23 02 14 - excelsior@excelsiorpalace.it - www.excelsiorpalace.it


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Contemporary design, Neapolitan hospitality, culinary excellence and an inextricable bond with the sea: Romeo hotel overlooks the picturesque port of Naples, the starting point for exploring the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri

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cosmopolitan location that stands out for its elegant ambience, first-class services and the warm hospitality that is typical of Naples. The same building where the city’s historic Palazzo Lauro once stood is now home to the Romeo hotel, a five star jewel which opened in 2008 and is the excellence of Neapolitan hospitality. Its location is second to none, just a stone’s throw away from the port and the city’s archaeological and architectural treasures, not to mention the contemporary style of its extraordinary spaces, designed by world-class architect Kenzo Tange who was behind the architectural renovation project. The result was the creation of modern spaces, decorated with fine works of art and exclusive antiques, arranged according to a concept that is based on a dialogue between nature and the man-made, aided greatly by the building’s profound permeability, the ample glass surfaces in both the rooms and the common spaces, establishing a direct connection with the sea. The city’s close relationship with the sea is reflected

in the hotel’s curvilinear shapes, echoing the movement of sea waves, with spaces inspired by the nautical world and a transparency evocative of a ship deck. The hotel boasts 82 rooms and suites, all of which feature modern and functional furnishings with large sound-proof windows that bathe spaces in natural light. The eclectic taste of the interiors blends Japanese precision with the colourful effervescence of Naples, while the modern structure strengthens its ties with the region, which is celebrated with contemporary sitespecific artistic creations by local artists. The lobby is home to prestigious works by Mimmo Paladino and Francesco Clemente as well as to Japanese armour dating back to the Edo period, which lead towards the Romeo Bar, a favourite meeting place not just for hotel guests but also for local Neapolitans who gather here for an aperitif, an informal dinner or an after-dinner drink. In addition to the bar and lounge area, the Cigar Room also features another of Francesco Clemente’s works of art, while at the other end, past the reception, the Game

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Romeo hotel  Naples Total number of bedrooms: 82 | Restaurants: 3 | Romeo Bar: 50 seats; Sala Beluga: 140 seats; Il Comandante: 42 seats | Meeting rooms: 4 | Main room maximum capacity: 150 seats | Smallest room capacity: 10 seats | Main exhibition area: 50 sqm | Post congress organization

Lounge offers guests a billiard table, chess table, slot machine and juke box as well as a well-stocked library with art books. From ground to sky, or rather the sea, from the hall to the ninth floor which houses the Romeo Pool Bar boasting a panoramic view across the bay on one side while overlooking San Martino hill and Castel Sant’Elmo on the other. Not to mention the side terrace complete with swimming pool, jacuzzi and solarium. FOOD, RELAXATION AND… BUSINESS! The Romeo hotel’s fine cuisine finds its ultimate expression in its gourmet restaurant Comandante (one Michelin star), located on the tenth floor and surrounded by immense windows offering views of the gulf that stretch as far as the eye can see. Alongside its haute cuisine, the hotel also offers total relaxation. The 16th century building adjacent to the hotel, where salt was once bought and sold, was renovated and transformed into Dogana del Sale, a 1,000 square metre space dedicated to

wellbeing, featuring a spa pool and steam bath area, treatment rooms and a Salt Room for deep regeneration and purification. Another 300 square metres are dedicated to a gym that is kitted out with Technogym equipment, plus a lively kids garden where little ones are kept entertained with games and reading material. A truly exclusive location that is also ideal for business thanks to the modern conference centre on the first floor, which features three meeting rooms (Lauro, which seats 150, Vespucci 40 and Colombo up to 12 people), plus a relaxation room with a bar corner and a foyer with a display area. The inviting rooms with tasteful and elegant décor, are equipped with a programmable lighting control system, a multimedia system and technological support, wi-fi connection, plasma screens and video projectors, in addition to cuttingedge technology, catering for any kind of conference or convention. The Romeo hotel also provides event organisers with an ad hoc hostess and banqueting service, for a complete five-star experience, ensuring that each and every event is an unforgettable one.

Romeo hotel

Via Cristoforo Colombo, 45 80133 Naples Phone +39 081 6041580 welcome@romeohotel.it www.romeohotel.it

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Overlooking the Gulf of Salerno, with stunning views of the Amalfi Coast from its terraces, the Lloyd’s Baia Hotel has always been the location of choice for elite tourism, and a perfect spot for hosting meetings, incentives and events

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itting on a steep clifftop since 1955, in a dominant position over the Gulf of Salerno, the Lloyd’s Baia Hotel welcomes guests attracted by the stunning Amalfi Coast, ready to lose themselves in its most authentic essence. For some time, the hotel has combined its longstanding leisure attractions with a business side, making it the leading option in the area. Lloyd’s Baia Hotel is the perfect place to discover the renowned historical and cultural attractions of this area of Italy, a Unesco World Heritage site. The superb setting allows guests to relax in body and mind, while also being able to concentrate and enjoy their work. Thanks to fast and efficient road and rail connections, visitors can easily reach not only Paestum, Pompeii and Herculaneum, but also Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri sul Mare and, of course, Naples and Caserta. This exclusive venue enjoys a truly unique setting, so guests can combine relaxation, culture and work in

a luxurious environment with impeccable service. Visitors to the Lloyd’s Baia will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit unforgettable places, with personalised excursions and guided tours specially organised by a dedicated team. Luxury, tradition and modernity come together seamlessly in this classical structure, with all the comforts of an elegant contemporary hotel in the rooms and common spaces, the perfect balance of technology, high quality materials and furnishings, and a dash of class and sophistication. The hotel was recently refurbished and has 132 rooms, three restaurants (one of which holds a Michelin star), a reception room, seven conference rooms, free Wi-Fi, a bar, a gym, a spa, and two spacious parking lots for cars and coaches. To enjoy the experience to the full, we recommend an amazing encounter with top-class Mediterranean cuisine at the hotel’s very own Lloyd’s Baia Restaurant.

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Lloyd’s Baia Hotel  Vietri sul Mare (Sa) Total number of bedrooms: 132 | Meeting rooms: 7 | Main room maximum capacity: 220 seats | Smallest room capacity: 15 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area: 180 sqm | Post congress organization

BEAUTY THAT’S GOOD FOR BUSINESS The Lloyd’s Baia Hotel is now a top choice in the events industry, with its ideal spaces for meetings, conferences, open forums and presentations. Over the years, the hotel has hosted businesspeople from all over the world and international events, and has been the backdrop for successful films and elite gatherings that offer the perfect blend of business and entertainment. It is the perfect place, not just for training sessions, but for major events, teambuilding activities and all things work-related. The conference centre has seven differentsized rooms that can easily be reconfigured and come fully equipped, with a capacity of up to 300 people. The centre can adapt seamlessly to custom requests, both in terms of space and as regards the cutting-edge

technology provided. The Lloyd’s Baia’s team of business meeting experts works with organisers right from the early stages, taking care of every aspect of the event, from planning to delivery, always ensuring that all requirements are met – even if they only arise on the day itself. With its range of indoor and outdoor spaces combining beauty and business, the hotel can really add that “holiday feeling” to a day of work. In addition to classic event spaces, the hotel also has spacious terraces that are the perfect place to host a delightful coffee break or an inviting light lunch, while admiring the truly extraordinary view. Last but not least, the enchanting private beach is right below the hotel, accessible from the building by elevators that offer panoramic views.

Lloyd’s Baia Hotel

Via Enrico de Marinis 2 84019 Vietri sul Mare (Sa) Phone +39 089 763 3111 www.lloydsbaiahotel.it

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Tower Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast  Castellammare di Stabia (Na) Total number of bedrooms: 150 | Restaurants: 1 | Seats: 300 | Meeting rooms: 5 | Main room maximum capacity: 230 seats | Smallest room capacity: 10 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area: 200 sqm | Post congress organization

Halfway between Sorrento and Amalfi, opposite the Vesuvius and Capri, only a few minutes from the Naples airport and the port, Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast proudly stands in a most incomparable site in the world of the meeting industry

The gulf around SERGIO MORI

Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast

S.S. Sorrentina 145, km 12.400 80053 Castellammare di Stabia (Na) Phone +39 081 3946700 Fax +39 081 3946700 info@towershotelsorrento.com www.towershotelsorrento.com

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n a routing related to historical surroundings such as the archeological marvels of Pompei and Ercolano, the Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast boasts a noble background when one considers the ancient eighteenth century Portocarello tower, that centuries and the post-industrial transformation have made first into a busy factory and today into a luxurious four-star resort. This day a structure set like a gem between rocks and the sea of the Gulf of Naples speaks for itself, and a coastline of over 300 meters with greenery and hospitality commodities like the superb swimmingpool, the private beach, and the hotel building including 150 smart rooms overlooking the waterfront. A villa, the Convivio Ricevimenti, a high standing jewel inside a complex already well provided with halls (five of them), offers an élite location available up to 370 people. Each item at the Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast has been created with an aim to offer guests the best of comfort: the quiet and functional rooms and apartments – equipped with wireless from the standard level to the suites – the refined common

grounds and areas, the Gouache restaurant and the Acquerello bar, the modern spa & wellness Spamarine centre for total relax. Conference halls, fitted out with all items necessary to business meetings both of technical and motivational class, are available. A prestigious hall such as the Palizzi, gifted with natural light, offers an incomparable prospect over the Gulf of Naples and the Vesuvius. Recent customers and regular guests at the Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast halls were Siemens, Adecco, Audi, the pharmaceutical companies Laboratories Alk and Fluidigm. Should guests fancy evasion when meetings are over, a private pier straight in front of the hotel will be the point wherefrom to take excursions in a gulf where the landing places are the world famous isles of Capri, Ischia and Procida, the City of Naples, the coastal pearls of Sorrento and Positano. Guests will reach them taking ship in the blue sea, dreaming of flying over the surface of the water. Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast means many worlds in one within reach, to the Mice looking for the best to be desired.

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CENTRO CONGRESSI ASSOLOMBARDA CONFINDUSTRIA MILANO MONZA E BRIANZA Spaces and technologies for your events in the heart of Milan. MEETING E CONGRESSI An important location in the heart of Milan, easily accessible thanks to the proximity of parking, underground and surface transport. The Assolombarda Confindustria Milano Monza e Brianza Congress Center hosts, for over thirty years, various types of events, from the simplest to the most complex, always mixing expertise facilities and high profile technologies with the ability to customize each event adapting to individual needs.

AUDITORIUM GIO PONTI

FOYER ROOM Capacity: 409 people arranged in theater configuration or in smaller rooms up to 247 seats. Virtualization technologies for a contemporary use of the meeting rooms thanks to audio-video interconnection.

Capacity: 250 people. Area of 150 square meters, illuminated by a large window overlooking an internal garden. Fully flexible space, ideal for catering and buffets, it can be used to set up exhibition stands or to share moments of conviviality.

BRACCO ROOM

FALCK ROOM

Capacity 45 arranged in a theater

Capacity 72 arranged in a theater

MEREGALLI ROOM

ERBA ROOM

Capacity 35 arranged in a theater

Capacity 45 arranged in a theater

Via Pantano 9 / Via Chiaravalle 8 | 20122 Milano | For info and reservation: + 39 0258370220/606 www.assolombardaservizi.it/centro-congressi | email: centrocongressi@assolombarda.it


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Grand Hotel Masseria Santa Lucia  Ostuni (Br) Total number of bedrooms: 129 | Restaurants: 3 | Seats: Rest. 1,500| Meeting rooms: 8 | Main room maximum capacity: 1,500 seats | Smallest room capacity: 10 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area: 268 sqm | Post congress organization

The Salento region is home to Grand Hotel Masseria Santa Lucia, one of the most exclusive “masserie” (the converted farmhouses), renowned for the unique hospitality offered to its guests as well as its well equipped conference spaces

Hospitality inspired by old traditions SIMONA ZIN

Grand Hotel Masseria Santa Lucia

S.S. 379 km. 23,500 - Loc. Costa Merlata 72017 Marina di Ostuni (Br) Phone +39 0831 356111 Fax +39 0831 304090 info@centrocongressisantalucia.it www.centrocongressisantalucia.it

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ust a stone’s throw away from the shores of the Adriatic sea, on the edge of the eastern Murge table mountains in Salento, the Grand Hotel Masseria Santa Lucia welcomes guests according to the traditions and customs of Puglia’s old farms but with a contemporary twist: an enchanting world that is gradually disappearing is subtly reflected in the architecture of the hotel. This uniquely fascinating place houses one of Puglia’s largest conference centres: pleasant halls and comfortable and inviting protected outdoor spaces that can hold up to 1,200 people and are equipped with state-of-theart technology. Pleasant outdoor spaces are also available for events and can be adapted to customers’ needs. To make the logistics of events and conferences easier, the hotel also provides a shuttle service for airport and railway transfers. The hotel also has leisure time covered, with a wide array of post-conference activities to meet different needs. Facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court and five-aside-football pitch.

TASTES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN The Masseria Santa Lucia’s 128 spacious rooms offer truly superior comfort: the jewels in the hotel’s crown are the four suites located in the gardens, just metres from the sea. They feature separate areas, including a sitting room and bedroom, guaranteeing utmost comfort throughout your stay. Inspired by an age-old tradition, the restaurant at Grand Hotel Masseria Santa Lucia is not so much a hotel service but rather an established culinary landmark in the region, offering supreme quality within elegant and refined surroundings. A superb menu is complimented by an exquisite selection of wines, catering to the needs of true gourmets. Puglia is a mecca of the Mediterranean diet, producing all the necessary ingredients for healthy eating: olive oil, wines, over a hundred different types of bread, fresh and dried pasta, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, cheeses and all different kinds of meat. In the summer months, meals are served in the old orange grove.

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A green-oriented, treasure chest of art and winner of the Smau 2017 Award for Innovation: the Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center is all that and more for events that are always fresh and surprising

The best for Mice LUCIANA FRANCESCA REBONATO

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he essence of Sicily is embedded in an extraordinary natural setting that serves as an enormously valuable location for the meetings industry. The spotlight here is on the Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center, which overlooks the breathtaking lava rock reef of the Riviera dei Ciclopi and is just a few minutes away from the Catania airport. The hotel is a gold standard for the industry and has been a key location for over thirty years given its accommodation and conference capacity, innovative technology, emphasis on art, “green” approach and mission to awe its guests. The numerous initiatives hosted here constantly enrich the offer of the Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center, which is increasingly seen as an art house and as a “house for the meeting industry”. Guests are welcomed by a highly specialised, dedicated staff, under the guidance of General Manager Ornella Laneri.

ART AND RESTYLING Restyling is in the Dna of the property, where priority is placed on accommodating a clientele that seeks excellence and elegance, but also wants things to be practical. Style and ambience reign supreme at the four-star hotel as visitors to Catania are welcomed by an assortment of works of art and events, now further strengthened through collaboration with the Oelle Mediterraneo Antico Foundation to provide a well-rounded art experience for the Mice industry. Speaking of all things beautiful, many of the 168 rooms in the hotel have been enhanced with designer furniture to match the stature of the artwork that has graced the hotel for years. Allow us to provide some examples: the hotel is home to sculpture by Agostino Bonalumi, as well as works by Urano Palma, Mark Kostabi, Enrico Baj and Girolamo Ciulla. The FoN Art Gallery, a new exhibition space on the first floor for installations and exhibitions,

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Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center  Catania-Aci Castello (Ct) Total number of bedrooms: 168 | Restaurants: 1 | Il Timo Restaurant: 500 seats | Meeting rooms: 19 | Main room maximum capacity: 900 seats | Smallest room capacity: 15 seats | Exhibition area: 350 sqm | Post congress organization

has pieces by Italian and international artists on display that have been carefully selected by the Oelle Mediterraneo Antico Foundation work group. This project stems from the desire to enhance thirty years of entrepreneurial activity and make a significant mark on the territory by using art as a means of communicating and creating continuity among tradition, innovation and identity. GREEN AND DIGITAL? OF COURSE! Starting this year, the Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center will also become a “Bike Hotel”, while the location is characterised by its emphasis on energy efficiency as a “green” strategy, boasting certification to Iso 14000 for its environmentally-friendly management. But that’s not all. The property offers accessible facilities – certified to Village for All standards – allergy-free rooms with Ecocarat walls, and air purified by precious Japanese

ceramics. Environmental sustainability is a given at the Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center, as is a constant focus on digital innovation. The new Meeting Site is a convenient online service entirely dedicated to the conference rooms and banquet areas, with detailed floor plans and information. In just a few clicks, this new web app enables clients of the hotel to learn about the truly numerous services and facilities on offer. This includes relaxation: besides offering the utmost in comfort, the rooms also feature Sky Tv. THE POWER OF NUMBERS The conference centre allows for countless set-ups and styles – even for events with large numbers – and the restyled lobby now offers an expanded additional space for stands. The conference centre is divided into two areas, each with an independent entrance. Moveable, soundproof walls allow for the space to be rearranged into

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sponsored by the Oelle Mediterraneo Antico Foundation. Finally, the hotel reserves four executive meeting rooms, one of which offers natural lighting, for smaller, exclusive Mice meetings.

19 different room combinations, with a total surface area of 1,200 square metres. The main business centre can seat over 700 theatre style or 350 cabaret style. The size and versatility of each room and external access for loading/unloading any type of material means that the conference centre exhibition space can be set up at the same time. The Piazzetta is a natural extension of the conference centre offering 400 square metres in front of the hotel for outdoor coffee breaks. The seaside platform overlooks a lava rock reef and provides a picturesque location for a sunset cocktail, while two high-impact suites create the perfect setting for exclusive meetings. The best possible settings for events are indeed the Presidential suite – with a 70 square metre terrace and a breathtaking view of the sea – and the Phil Stern suite, named for the great American photographer, who was also one of the hotel’s most famous guests. The Phil Stern Pavilion at the Allied Landings Museum in Catania is a permanent exhibit dedicated to the photographer and

BUSINESS AND PLEASURE The Melograno Lobby Bar with its signature cocktails, and the magical recipes and famous local ingredients – grown in the hotel’s own biological garden – skilfully prepared by Chef Saverio Piazza at Il Timo Restaurant offer a relaxing environment for the meetings industry, a place where the emphasis is on sharing. And once again, excellence is guaranteed. Indeed, at the end of 2017 the hotel was awarded the Smau Innovation Award for Horto, the first organic garden grown in a Sicilian hotel. Wellness is another feature of the Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center, especially at the Arantia Rubra Spa, which will soon include brief, regenerating treatments with essential oils and extracts from lavender, rosemary and other herbs from Horto of Il Timo Restaurant. This veritable oasis of peace focusing on getting back into shape neatly flanks post congress exploration of the local surroundings. The hotel, working in synergy with a pool of local companies, targets the more demanding Mice with exciting team building activities and incentives. First and foremost is a cooking class with Chef Saverio Piazza, which starts with a trip to Catania’s famous fish market and leads up to lunch prepared in the kitchens of Il Timo Restaurant with products from Horto. Taste, art and gastronomy are in the hands of the Mice participants, under the expert guidance of the chef. Other activities one mustn’t miss are excursions to Mount Etna’s renowned wine cellars and naturebased activities, including hiking trips up the volcano and in the adventure parks at the foot of Mount Etna, a Unesco World Heritage site since 2013.

Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center

Via Antonello da Messina, 45 95021 Aci Castello (Ct) Phone +39 095 7114111 Fax +39 095 271380 sales@fourpointscatania.com www.fourpointscatania.com

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CastelBrando  Cison di Valmarino (Tv) Total number of bedrooms: 80 | Restaurant Sansovino: 250 seats | Restaurant Fucina: 220 seats | Meeting rooms: 9 | Main room maximum capacity: 1,000 seats for meeting or for restaurant | Smallest room capacity: 16 seats | Exhibition area: 100 sqm | Post congress organization

Located in the heart of Veneto’s “Prosecco hills”, between Venice and the Dolomites, CastelBrando is one of Europe’s oldest and largest castles and the ideal location for any kind of event, set within a picturesque medieval village complete with a panoramic cable car

In the heart of a medieval village SERGIO MORI

CastelBrando

Cison di Valmarino Via B. Brandolini, 29 - 31030 (Tv) Phone: +39 0438 9761 info@castelbrando.it www.castelbrando.it

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astelBrando is situated in one of Italy’s most beautiful villages, Cison di Valmarino. Built as Castrum Romano in 46 AD at the behest of Emperor Claudius Augustus, some of the most famous names in European history vied over this magnificent building for centuries. Having become part of the Republic of Venice, the castle was entrusted to the Brandolini family which, over the course of 500 years of residency, transformed it from a secure stronghold into a splendid stately home. The castle is surrounded by a beautiful park with a hotel comprising 80 elegant sleeping rooms, suites and apartments across three different, yet equally charming, contexts. 50 rooms are located within the castle, 16 in the annex and 14 in Villa Marcello Marinelli. A spa & beauty farm, a refined restaurant, a more informal restaurant-pizzeria, various cafés, wine cellars and wine bars and a large gift shop complete the facilities. Created especially for its business clientele, the congress and events centre is composed of three theatres and seven meeting rooms. Another feature that makes this location unique is its cultural centre, which arranges tours of the castle and various themed exhibition areas, including the museum collections dedicated to arms, costumes, carriages, prisons and the 18th century church of St Martin. This village-based castle hotel also boasts an internal panoramic cable car that links the

annex, villa and large parking area situated below. Using a personalised badge, guests can move freely between the various areas of CastelBrando. THE CONGRESS CENTRE The congress centre comprises three theatres and seven meeting rooms: the historic Teatro Sansovino (200 square metres), the modern Teatro Magno (550 square metres), the panoramic Teatro Tenda (1,000 square metres) and the 18th century halls (each between 50 and 80 square metres). The centre is equipped with the latest technical devices and can host up to 1,800 people in total. The extensive exhibition space is ideal for product presentations, fashion shows and trade fairs, allowing companies to direct customers’ attention to their brands in a bold, incisive way framed by the suggestive backdrop and aided by the efficient event organisation. With covered and open-air theatres and meeting space totalling 4,000 square metres, companies can exhibit their wares, combining meetings and conferences with product shows and exhibitions. For those who want to focus on their physical health, there is a sophisticated wellness centre inside the oldest wing of the castle, which was once home to Roman baths. The spa comprises a pool, jacuzzi, Turkish bath, Finnish saunas, a Kneipp course, fitness room and sun terraces.

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Villa Serego Alighieri Cantine Masi Gargagnago di Valpolicella (Vr) Total number of bedrooms: 8 | Meeting rooms: 3 | Main room maximum capacity: 80 seats | Smallest room capacity: 10 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area: 140 sqm | Post congress organization

The art of producing superior wine and the art of hospitality blend together to form a perfect union in the collaboration between Masi Agricola and the Possessioni Serego Alighieri estate; here you can taste the classic Amarone wine and experience an enjoyable stay

Where wine meets hospitality SERGIO MORI

Villa Serego Alighieri

Via Giare 277 - Loc. Gargagnago 37015 Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella Verona – Italy Phone: +39 045 6832532 Fax: +39 045 7703523 wine.experience@masi.it www.masiwineexperience.com

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t’s hard to talk about wine without hospitality. It’s impossible to talk about hospitality without fine wine, at least not at Masi and especially not at the Possessioni dei Conti Serego Alighieri estate – owned by the direct descendants of Dante, Italy’s greatest poet –, which Verona’s historic winery has worked with for almost fifty years.Here, Amarone Classico, the crown jewel of the Valpolicella wines, blends with a unique location, offering the ideal setting for unforgettable events and meetings. The Possessioni estate is an oasis of peace, where visitors can stay in the historic Foresteria (Guesthouse) that has been renovated and converted into eight furnished apartments, inspired by the traditional stately country style. The experience includes a stroll through the property’s garden and vineyards, a visit to the historic wine cellar and the drying loft where the grape drying process takes place, and, of course, the tasting of famous wines. Mice customers have three rooms at their disposal: degli Archi, della Corte and Corvina.These spaces are 140, 65 and 30 square metres respectively and can seat a minimum of ten and a maximum of 100 people. External spaces are also made available during the summer season (garden, courtyard and porticoed barn), with the added option of marquees.

In 2017, the wonderful Masi Wine Experience earned the company one of the most prestigious international awards in the sector, the Best of Wine Tourism, which it won “for creating an experiential journey into the world of wine, celebrating all aspects of it and satisfying the curiosity of even the most demanding wine tourists”. Above all, the aim is to highlight the unique experience of visiting the historic Possessioni Serego Alighieri estate, which immerses guests in the history of the noble family that has lived on these grounds in the magnificent Valpolicella region since 1353:a unique and enriching experience. Masi Agricola is a winery in the Valpolicella Classica zone, that produces and distributes fine wines rooted in the values of the Venezie wine regions; a leading Amarone producer, the company is present in over 120 countries. The business model of the Group headed by Sandro Boscaini (whose family spans six generations), combines high quality and efficiency with local values and traditions that are updated with the times. The Masi Wine Experience in particular is a modern hospitality project through which the historic Masi company intends to open up to consumers and events, taking visitors on a journey through its vineyards, its grape drying process and its cellars, offering them hospitality and spaces for sharing.

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SUCCESSFUL EVENTS? THEY ARE MADE AT THE ATLANTIC

The Atlantic is the perfect location for meetings and conferences.

Congress Center with 12 modern meeting rooms from 10 to 300 seats. 134 superior rooms. Panoramic sea views. The Green, the best restaurant in Riccione for business dinners. Strategic Location: directly on the sea, in the heart of Riccione, close to the Palazzo dei Congressi and Viale Ceccarini. Relax in indoor pools and in the new spa with authentic sea water. Engaging team building formats to motivate your team.

Contact us now at the free number 800.239065 and discover Atlantic at www.hotel-atlantic.com/business


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A modern and versatile location, international yet boasting the unmistakable Italian style: Riva del Garda Congress Centre overlooks the lakeshore and is ideal for any kind of event, from congresses to gala dinners

Between Garda and the Dolomites LUCIANA FRANCESCA REBONATO

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he town of Riva del Garda is located in northern Italy, on the northernmost tip of Lake Garda and at the foot of the Dolomites, a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is this meeting of lake water and Alpine mountains that gives the place its distinctive, picturesque atmosphere, making it a much talked about location since the late 19th century. The resort has been well-known ever since Central European nobility began to visit due to the yearround mild climate. Its renown sees it count European intellectuals of the calibre of the Mann brothers, Kafka and Rainer Maria Rilke among its past guests. Today, Riva del Garda is an elegant destination, characterised by its significant artistic and cultural heritage and countless hotels, ready to welcome an

international clientele. This is facilitated by the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proximity to the international Catullo airport of Verona, with links to key European hubs including Frankfurt, London, Paris and Madrid, as well as the shuttle bus service that Riva del Garda Fierecongressi and the local Tourism Association provide for guests. Details and traits that make this epicentre the ideal location for the demanding meeting industry. The Riva del Garda Congress Centre, located in the heart of the town and surrounded by centuriesold parkland, combines an extraordinary setting on the lakeshore with strategic positioning, and is just a few minutesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; walk from the main hotels. With the added plus of being situated in a peaceful and safe provincial town.

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CHOREOGRAPHED FOR EVENTS Health and wellbeing are values that the meeting industry can really feel in Riva del Garda, a walking destination in which to stroll or cycle and breathe in the fresh air. The Mediterranean climate also allows for olive, lemon and palm trees to thrive here. The congress centre is in a strategic position close to the Riva del Garda’s hotels, which accommodate a significant number of guests: a total of 4,500 rooms, of which roughly 1,200 are in hotels that adhere to the Riva del Garda Mice product club standard. Thanks to its versatile spaces, all with natural light and removable seats, the congress centre is suitable for the hosting of any kind of event, from business and association meetings to medical and scientific conferences, incentive trips and corporate events. Inside the congress centre, “modularity” is the order of the day: a 900-seat plenary hall faces directly onto the lake and is flanked by six break-out halls, which can be divided to form up to 14 halls for between 20 and 600 people, and two multi-purpose areas, for a total space of 4,700 square metres. The external spaces, set against nature’s spectacular backdrop, become the stage for social occasions, complete with catering services, or open-air networking events enveloped in the beauty of the local area. With 8,100 square metres of available space, meeting planners have plenty of room in which to exercise their creativity and personalise events. INTERNATIONAL BUT WITH “ITALIAN STYLE” Sustainability is the underlying theme that guides the supply of all services at the Riva del Garda Congress Centre, certified according to the international ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management standard. Services are provided in a way that ensures any kind of environmental, financial and social impact is reduced to a minimum,

with buildings optimised to make them more energy efficient, sustainable mobility services, and the “Food for Good” project that takes any excess food and donates it to local charitable organisations. Riva del Garda is a venue of excellence: it is the only congress centre to boast a 900-seat plenary hall directly overlooking Lake Garda, an environmentally sustainable setting, and food and wine traditions of a border area that skilfully blends Italian Mediterranean flavours with more Nordic tastes. Just like the entire Trentino area in which it is situated, Riva del Garda has quality of life at its heart and pays the utmost attention to physical and mental wellbeing. It is no coincidence that Trentino is a hotbed for green initiatives.

Riva del Garda Congress Centre

Parco Lido 38066 Riva del Garda (Tn) Phone +39 0464 570139 meeting@rivafc.it www.rivadelgardacongressi.it

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Fratelli Cozzi Museum Legnan0 (Mi) Meeting rooms: 1 | Maximum capacity: 250 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area: 1,000 + 500 sqm | Banqueting hall | Maximum capacity for standing receptions: 200 guests | Maximum capacity for seated receptions: 250 guests | Post congress organization

A passion that became a collection, then a museum and finally an original location for events of all kinds. Just a few kilometres from Milan, Alfa Romeo lives on in the hearts of enthusiasts, and not just in their hearts, thanks to the Fratelli Cozzi Museum

An engine for Mice SABRINA PIACENZA

Museo Fratelli Cozzi

Via Pietro Toselli, 46 20025 Legnano (Mi) Phone + 39 0331 427939 www.museofratellicozzi.com

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ver 50 Alfa Romeo cars, produced from 1950 to the present, with their original livery and accompanied by extraordinary artefacts, are on display in an elegant layout that highlights the shape and details of the vehicles bringing out the full beauty of these works of art. The Fratelli Cozzi Museum in Legnano is a spectacular location, an evocative exhibition space that welcomes visitors with dominant tones of red and black. An underground warehouse from the 1950s was carefully renovated by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti to create the museum. The renovation produced a suitable dwelling for vehicles that Pietro Cozzi considered more than mere cars. These were testaments to human ingenuity in mechanics, design and engineering, veritable works of art. The enlightened entrepreneur transformed his private collection into a shared heritage with a museum that is open to the public. The museum is divided into a nave and two isles flanked by rows of columns. The floor is decorated to look like a road, treated with rough black cement and painted with the classic white stripes of the highway.

The side aisles host sedans on the one side and coupes on the other, lined up so it feels as if they have just parked and are ready to continue their journey at any moment; meanwhile, the central nave hosts the spiders, arranged into two lanes as though they were riding down the road. The side aisles periodically open into small, chapel-like rooms that host the Cozzi.Lab: a laboratory where documents and carrelated materials (from vehicle registration documents to the original designs for the cars, from the graphics for the brand to poster advertisements) are made available to scholars and researchers. Italian elegance and success stories serve as the ideal backdrop for congresses, conferences, meetings and events or gala dinners, with the added benefit of a professional audio installation, 3x6 metre video display and lighting specifically designed for the conference area. Besides the spaces and technology, the museum also provides a staff to help organisers throughout all the phases leading up to and during the event, to ensure that it is unique and unforgettable.

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Two venues settled among beauty, magic and history. The Ferrari Museums are located between Modena and Maranello where they add a purely Italian quality to the international dimension of the area, making it perfect for the meetings industry

Paint your events red SABRINA PIACENZA

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hese two meeting venues have stories to tell in an ambiance reaping with success and victory as seen in the diverse types of display areas and features with distinct architectural and structural traits. The Ferrari Museums of Modena and Maranello are not only locations where passionate enthusiasts experience myths and places with cult status first-hand, but they are also ideal settings for hosting any type of meeting, convention or private event. Holding an event in the Ferrari Museums means encapsulating a unique environment that is simultaneously historic, fascinating, modern, dynamic, fast-paced and is able to transform a meeting into an unforgettable moment. Last year, both museums had recordbreaking numbers of visitors with an increase of about 12% over 2016. Visitors were certainly attracted by exhibits like Driving with the Stars, which displayed Ferraris as the stars of sport, culture, industry and entertainment, and Under the Skin, a double exhibit going on at the same time in the Design Museum in London until mid-April 2018. Yet, the real secret of success is linked to the undisputed draw of venues that provide the meetings industry with numerous advantages like versatile structures, excellent customised services and a comprehensive offer that goes beyond satisfying mere business objectives.

THE BIRTHPLACE OF A LEGENDARY BRAND The Ferrari Museum in Maranello is located in the vicinity of the headquarters and factories where the famous sports cars are made. On the occasion of Ferrariâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 70th anniversary, the Museum was recently enlarged with a new hall and several multipurpose rooms. The display area in the Museum now measures over 4,000 square metres and hosts temporary and permanent exhibits, but it also transforms into the perfect event venue owing to the extreme flexibility of the structure. The convention centre is a 500-square metre multi-functional space open 365 days a year that can also be used during closing hours for events such as dinners in the unique atmosphere of the prestigious Victory Hall where the trophies and single-seaters of the most winning Scuderia in the history of F1 are housed. A tour of the Museum winds itself among the race cars and street cars, then continues to an interactive area where visitors can experience the thrill of driving a singleseater in Formula 1 simulators. In addition to providing the perfect setting for events and conventions, the venue also offers comprehensive team building activities comprising a series of musts for Mice participants including the aforementioned Formula 1 simulators, a much-appreciated panoramic Bus Tour of the Fiorano factory,

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and track that includes a real pit-stop. The venue would not be complete without the Ferrari Store, the café and a photographic set where visitors sit on-board a Ferrari, creating lasting memories. FROM ITS FOUNDATION INTO THE FUTURE Not far from Maranello, in the heart of Modena, the Enzo Ferrari Museum (MEF) is a complex strategically positioned in the city comprising the futuristic, yellow pavilion measuring 2,500 square metres and designed by the gifted architect Jan Kaplicky, flanked by the workshop belonging to Enzo’s father, Alfredo Ferrari, which has been meticulously restored as the home to the amazing Museum of Ferrari Engines. The traditional workshop interacts seamlessly with the new pavilion, forming

an open-air courtyard that is the perfect backdrop for any type of event. The main pavilion is a vast space void of columns and encumbrances and it is home to the Prancing Horse cars that have made history. The venue blends the past with the future, lending itself to evening cocktail parties and exclusive dinners. Adjoining this is a meeting room with a capacity for 180 conference, presentation or congress participants. The complex also features a restaurant-café and the Ferrari Store. MEF, due to its particularly accommodating shape, lends itself to a wide range of uses: when needed, indeed, it is possible to create a custom full immersion multi-projector show that turns the ceiling, most of the central walls and the side walls into a wrap-around theatre through the use of the 19 projectors dedicated to the Museum’s spectacular audio-visual show.

Ferrari Museums

Via Dino Ferrari 43, Maranello Via Paolo Ferrari 85, Modena musei.ferrari.com eventi@museiferrari.com

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A new look and increasingly innovative, cutting-edge equipment keep the versatile Palacongressi di Rimini on top of its game as one of the biggest congress centres in Italy, and one of the most important centres in Europe

Design and functionality LUCREZIA NUBIANI

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lected Best Location in Italy once again, in the Congress Centres and Auditoriums category of the 2017 BEA Awards, the Palacongressi di Rimini is an extremely versatile and environmentally-friendly structure. Designed to host multiple events at the same time and divided into two main sections connected by an impressive series of foyers and galleries, the facility in Rimini boasts very large spaces – some of the largest on the peninsula – and a fascinating, unconventional design with furnishings by the best Italian brands ranging from Poltrona Frau to Moroso. The Centre features over 11,000 square metres of exhibition space and 39 meeting rooms with a grand total of 9,000 seats. The main hall has room for 4,700 people, and the large shell lunging out towards the sea – entirely covered in glass and suspended on steel supports – is home to a grand amphitheatre with 1,600 seats. NEW LOOK, NEW TECHNOLOGY More than just space, caring for the environment, sustainability and energy savings have always been core principles of the Palacongressi di Rimini, and these same values have produced a new “dress code”. As of September 2017, the Palacongressi has indeed taken on a new look, one that also strengthens its connection to the city. A few

examples? Two large LED walls (6.50 x 3.50 m) have been installed on the walls near the entrance areas. The purpose of these screens is to provide information about events and congresses in progress, as well as to share information about performances and cultural events scheduled to take place in the city of Rimini. The external lighting positioned in front of the large glass shell that hovers over the main entrance has also been redesigned with new LED lights that offer greater output for greater effect. The three large signs that read “Palacongressi di Rimini” are a dominant feature of the new look: single-sided panels with energy efficient backlit letters provide new tools for visual communication, enhancing the architecture of the building. The innovation continues inside the building, designed by architect Volkwing Marg’s Studio GMP in Hamburg: the equipment has been updated with broadband Wi-Fi and Full HD video projection, transmission and direction, and is fully capable of responding to the needs of any type of meeting. As an example, company events – especially very large events – benefit from an innovative 40-meter wide screen that can display different images at the same time and real-time footage of the hall or of other locations. Medical conferences can use the screen to project footage of surgical

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procedures streamed live to participants who are sitting in the Palacongressi halls, all with perfectly balanced colours, resolution and image clarity. BIG NUMBERS, GRAND EVENTS Thanks to the hard work and careful planning of the Event & Conference Division at Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) – the company that manages the Palacongressi di Rimini – the evolution of the futuristic structure hasn’t just affected the look and technological equipment. The new marketing and communication strategies –specifically targeting the international market – brought important international events and congresses to Rimini and are increasingly putting the entire area under the Mice spotlight. In 2017 the Palacongressi hosted the Europython congress that brought 1,500 IT specialists from all over the world to Rimini for a week. Additionally, three important international events are expected in 2020. First is the International Conference on Computing in Cardiology (CINC), the most important scientific event for research and innovation in bioengineering and new technology in clinical cardiology and cardiovascular physiology: a success story achieved through collaboration with the University of Bologna. This is followed by the International

Strawberry Symposium (ISS), international congress dedicated to one of the most widely grown crops on the planet, and the International Conference on Coordination Chermistry (ICCC), a global inorganic chemistry conference. Confirmation of the constantly growing numbers comes from the 2016 Executive Summary produced by the Congress Tourism Observatory for the provinces of Forlì, Cesena and Rimini, whose research is sponsored by the Romagna Forlì-Cesena and Rimini Chamber of Commerce together with the Event & Conference Division of the Italian Exhibition Group. The study revealed a 6.7% increase in events and a 5.4% increase in congresses in 2016. These percentages amount to over one million participants and 549,000 room nights. As regards 2017, the statistics matched the predictions provided by the study. Indeed, over the first 11 months of 2017 the Palacongressi demonstrated a positive new trend. The average number of participants per meeting and event is on the rise, with a total 275 days of active operations in which 131 events are held. The figures mark a particularly positive trend in the corporate sector accounting for 40% of total revenue, without neglecting the excellent performance of the medical and scientific sectors, which achieved 30% of total revenue last year.

Palacongressi di Rimini

Italian Exhibition Group Via della Fiera, 23 47923 Rimini Phone +39 0541 711500 info@riminipalacongressi.it www.riminipalacongressi.it

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Villa Miani Rome Meeting rooms: 7 | Main room maximum capacity: 700 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area: 700 sqm | Post congress organization

Splendid Villa Miani is a location for exclusive events, where high-level meetings are regularly held for guests who appreciate the architecture, fine cuisine and luxurious services of this sumptuous Roman residence

Roman enchantment LUCREZIA NUBIANI

Villa Miani

Via Trionfale, 151 00136 Rome Phone +39 06 35348440 info@villamiani.com www.villamiani.com

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he magnificent Roman residence on the hill of Monte Mario provides a privileged observation point for an awe-inspiring view of the roofs of Rome, including the very famous dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. Villa Miani is an elegant neoclassical building erected in 1837, formerly owned by the family of counts it is named after. It is a place that has inspired the works of painters, famous poets and writers, Giosuè Carducci and Gabriele D’Annunzio, included. Today Villa Miani is an extraordinary location for events, receptions and conventions given the eleven hectares of gardens and lawns where a road winds up to the elegant residence. Guests are always given a warm welcome knowing every detail will be taken care of and events are customised to suit the needs of clients. The versatility of the spaces, indoors and outdoors, enables Villa Miani to host various types and levels of corporate events throughout the year, including presentations, press conferences, conventions, team building activities, institutional events – such as gala dinners and round table sessions for the European Semester – as well as a variety of social events.

on property, ranging from a quick working breakfast to a festive private celebration, all of which boast a cuisine based on exceptional raw materials. Villa Miani is part of a much larger reality that is well-structured and solid: Relais Le Jardin. This company was formed in the early Nineties and soon became one of the leading players in Italy’s catering industry. Collaboration with historic buildings in Rome over the years helped it grow and led it to the key conference venues and chosen facilities for institutional meetings, sports events, trade fairs and business encounters. The experience gained in managing complex organisational and logistics models pertaining to much larger contexts has resulted in guaranteeing Villa Miani the highest level of service, even when planning for large numbers. Quality and attention to detail are prevalent in the upkeep of the property as well, where the qualified staff tend to the gardens and the three floors of spacious halls, restored to their former grandeur.

HAUTE CUISINE The spacious and wellequipped kitchen makes the food and beverage offer a definite plus of the venue. The chefs expertly interpret requests from the Villa’s international clientele who are at the table for one of the many possible functions held

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The Tiberius Events Location and Il Principe Exclusive Restaurant in Pompeii offer versatile, evocative settings for conferences and events that are sure to be successful, in a unique land with strong ties to its archaeological heritage

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ne often hears locations described as “unique”, but when it comes to the Tiberius Events Location and Il Principe Exclusive Restaurant the adjective is no exaggeration. These two settings are located in Pompeii, which has been declared a World Heritage Site along with Herculaneum, Oplontis, Boscoreale and Stabiae. Given the archaeological sites and beautiful landscapes, this area in

Campania by its very nature guarantees the success of any conference or event. Add to that the exclusive space available to organisers: Tiberius Events Location boasts three halls and three terraces, each featuring its own style and furnishings. The comfortable new rooms are a suitable setting for small conferences planned by the meetings industry: the rooms, which can accommodate anywhere from 15 to 200 people, are equipped with cutting-edge audiovisual equipment and offer plenty of natural light. The names of the halls are as evocative as the spaces themselves, starting from the Salotto dei Misteri (Hall of Mysteries) – with frescoes by Franco Gracco – which includes a veranda capable of hosting 280 people for incentives, evenings with a classic theme and team-building activities, as well as for a journey through time to ancient Pompeii. The Fior di Cotone (Heart of Cotton) room is distinguished by its total white look and can host up to 240 people; its understated atmosphere is perfect for celebrating important personal and professional milestones. La Parisienne (The Parisian) room, on the other hand, is young and trendy and can welcome up to 180 guests, providing an energised environment for dinners and appetisers. Its music and lounge area are ideally suited for parties and lively evenings.

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OUTDOOR EVENTS The Tiberius features two outdoor locations, La Terrasse and So Zen. The first is white and sunny, offering chill out music, white curtains and comfortable outdoor sofas for summer events of up to 150 people seated at dinner or up to 300 for cocktails. So Zen has the look of an oriental lounge and features exotic furniture, shisha equipment and selected teas surrounded by delicate colours that match the landscape, comfortable sofas and scents from distant lands. Lastly, the Garden of the Senses faces the ruins, affording guests a breath-taking view of Vesuvius and of the Island of Capri. The plants and furnishings of the location create the perfect setting for guests to taste traditional, locally-grown products including wines, cheeses, cold cuts, and vegetables from the Tiberius garden and the native vineyard that overlooks Capri and the archaeological site. This is the place for intense, authentic Mice experiences. Indeed, anything is possible at the Tiberius where every event has its own scenic design, from conferences to seminars and themed evenings, workshops, incentives and team building experiences. Special emphasis goes to events with a local flavour, like preparing an authentic Neapolitan pizza or learning about the secrets of the Villa of the Mysteries. Just twenty kilometres from Sorrento and less than an hour by boat from Capri, visitors find themselves in a unique setting here, where authenticity and modernity blend with seamless elegance. AWARD-WINNING FOOD & BEVERAGE Classy, gourmet foods at the Tiberius are provided through collaboration with the Il Principe Exclusive Restaurant in Pompeii. The restaurant is owned by famed restaurateur Marco Carli – Michelin star winner for 15 years – who also plans events within the archaeological site and in the

Above, a yacht party onboard the Tortuga boat. Left, a banquet in ancient Roman stile within the archaeological site of Pompeii

most beautiful locations around the bay of Naples. Numerous activities are possible: chic-nics, gala dinners, company lunches and wine tastings – even in the vineyard itself – that offer a chance to taste typical locally-grown foods, or high-class catered events including aboard yachts or in museums. Special programmes comprise menus with a focus on ancient Rome and in-depth historical overviews on the subject that are designed to be experienced as part of the greater event. The delicacies offered within the archaeological site in Pompeii – and the many activities – are also available at the Tiberius restaurant or in none other than the ruins themselves, inside the Palestra Grande (Great Gymnasium) or the Amphitheatre. Established by Marco and Pina Carli, Il Principe has experimented in every field of the restaurant business from the gourmet to the experimental, and it has earned numerous prestigious awards: the Michelin star, the Sole di Veronelli, and awards from Gambero Rosso, Accademia della Cucina and Touring Club.

Tiberius Events Location

Via Villa dei Misteri 7 Pompei Scavi (Na) Phone +39 081 8613550 info@tiberiusonline.com www.tiberiusonline.com

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Hotel Il Castelfalfi Tui Blue Selection  Loc. Castelfalfi - 50050 (Fi) Total number of bedrooms: 120 | Restaurants: 1 | Seats: 500 | Meeting rooms: 4 | Main room maximum capacity: 181 seats | Smallest room capacity: 70 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area: 151 sqm | Post congress organization

Five stars that shine bright In the heart of Tuscany, there is a new concept of a fivestar hotel. Sustainable traditions and understated luxury combined with centralised services create Il Castelfalfi SERGIO MORI

Hotel Il Castelfalfi - Tui Blue SelecTion

Montaione Loc. Castelfalfi - 50050 (FI) Phone: +39 0571 892000 info@castelfalfi.it www.castelfalfi.com

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ospitality, transparency, natural beauty, modernity, sustainability, wellbeing: these are the virtues of Il Castelfalfi – Tui Blue SelecTion, the new five-star hotel that, as of March 2017, enriches the Toscana Resort Castelfalfi offer. The property’s objective is clear and direct: to become Tuscany’s leading spa hotel. And to do so by offering an exclusive experience in a unique and all-inclusive setting, one which represents the very best of Italian lifestyle and the beauty of the natural surroundings. The management’s ideas with regard to the new Tuscan five-star hotel are ambitious but are supported by some absolute certainties and an extraordinary location. The hotel was built with a modern approach to sustainability in line with the principles of ecofriendly architecture, making use of traditional materials such as wood and stone. Out of this approach arose warm and welcoming interiors in natural colours that transmit the original spirit of the venue. In designing Il Castelfalfi, great attention was paid to energy savings and to promoting a philosophy of all-round wellbeing, ensuring benefits to the health of both guests and the environment. The setting for all of this is a picture-perfect landscape: an ideal backdrop that overlooks the bewitching valley that transforms with the changing of seasons, yet maintains its timeless charm.

As for the meeting industry, the hotel offers everything and more when it comes to organising the perfect Mice event. There are 120 sleeping rooms in the new structure – 67 classic, 30 deluxe, 15 executive and eight suites – in addition to the 30 sleeping rooms in La Tabaccaia, a former Tuscan cigar tobacco-drying factory that has found new life as a four-star boutique hotel. Meeting rooms extend across 200 square metres. The range of appealing, high-quality offers available at Il Castelfalfi also include a large, unforgettable spa area, indoor and outdoor pools and two elegant bars, while the 700 square metre restaurant, La Via del Sale, is ideal even for the most elaborate events and gala dinners. The estate also comprises several villas and country houses for hire and 48 flats – in a range of sizes – positioned in the historic village. A second gourmet restaurant, La Rocca, is located inside the castle and features rooms suitable for meetings and events. Additionally, there is a typical Tuscan trattoria, Il Rosmarino, situated just a few steps from the hotel. Lastly, the meeting industry’s elite can enjoy one of Italy’s most spectacular golf courses and one of the largest in Tuscany. The Golf Club Castelfalfi boasts 27 holes and more than 9,400 metres of slopes and greens nestled among the olive groves. An expert golf pro is also available for personalised lessons. Guests can take part in tastings of the wines and oils produced on-site, bicycle tours, cooking lessons, wellness treatments and yoga classes. Toscana Resort Castelfalfi is strategically located just 60 minutes from the Florence airport, 40 minutes from the Pisa airport and only a few minutes from Tuscany’s artistic and cultural treasures.

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Natural Splendor, Luxurious Meetings & Events in Tuscany. A medieval village, 1,100 hectares of sun and nature between Florence and Volterra: Toscana Resort Castelfalfi offers a 5-star hospitality and MICE philosophy in a unforgettable panorama. Luxurious rooms and suites in the Hotel Il Castelfalfi and La Tabaccaia. Modern meeting and event spaces. Three restaurants offering a refined, Tuscan cuisine. A 1,000-square meters Spa and the largest Golf Course in Tuscany â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 27 holes for emotions beyond compare. Welcome to Castelfalfi.

info@castelfalfi.it | www.castelfalfi.com Castelfalfi, 50050 Montaione (FI), Italy


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A “planet” between sky and sea A magical “Planet” with a life of its own, surrounded by a myriad shades of blue. The Grand Hotel Pianeta Maratea is an ideal venue both for meeting and relaxing SERGIO MORI

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rom whichever direction you approach it, the Grand Hotel Pianeta Maratea appears just as majestic no matter which angle you look at it from. Immersed in Basilicata’s nature, between the impenetrable Apennine mountains winding their way

THE CONFERENCE CENTRE HALLS

Globo and Satellite are two multipurpose adjoining halls, each with its own entrance and separated by soundproof, movable partition walls. The halls have a reception desk and dedicated services; the Globo hall has large windows and a panoramic terrace where it is possible to organise receptions, banquets and coffee breaks. Seating capacity ranges from 350 (in the Globo hall alone) to 400-500 guests in the Satellite hall, depending on the chosen arrangement. Meridiani and Paralleli are adjacent halls with a capacity of 40 seats each. Joint use of the two halls increases

capacity to 100 seats. Both halls open onto a large panoramic terrace overlooking the Gulf of Policastro. They are ideal for small meetings and training courses. Le Stelle is a multipurpose hall with a capacity of 300 seats in a theatrestyle layout. It is ideal for courses but above all for organising concerts, parties and balls. The hall is also fitted out with audiovisual disco equipment. Planetario, another of the hotel’s conference halls, is located in a building adjacent to the Grand Hotel and is suitable for very large conferences. This versatile and fully equipped hall seats up to 800 people.

down to the coast and rocks that are dipped in the clear green sea below. A picturesque and scenic position, where the Italian version of Rio de Janeiro’s famous Statue of Christ the Redeemer dominates the landscape, locking it in a symbolic embrace. The hotel is just four kilometres from the historic centre of Maratea, making it the ideal location, whatever the occasion, whether it’s a relaxing holiday, a conference or a banquet for a highly exclusive event. This four-star hotel knows how to take any visitor’s breath away: from its elegant and sophisticated location offering everything guests need to make their stay in Basilicata truly exclusive, to its strategic position overlooking the Gulf of Policastro, with stunning views and all the services expected of a four-star hotel. All these elements combine to make the Grand Hotel Pianeta Maratea the ideal choice for an unforgettable bespoke private or business event. ROOMS WITH A VIEW Each of the hotel’s 151 rooms and ten suites on seven floors offer guests all the amenities of a hotel of its category, including views of the gulf. Partially renovated in 2016, they each have a furnished panoramic terrace delighting guests with breathtaking views and private moments of relaxation. All of the rooms, which come in five types (economy, standard, superior, junior suite and suite), are tastefully decorated and feature a furnished terrace. All rooms feature air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a minibar, a direct telephone line, a safe and LCD TV. In terms

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Grand Hotel Pianetamaratea Resort L Maratea (Pz) Total number of bedrooms: 150 | Meeting rooms: 6 | Main room maximum capacity: 450 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area: 500 sqm | Post congress organization

THE RECEPTION HALLS

of common spaces, the Grand Hotel Pianeta Maratea Resort has two swimming pools, a solarium, a restaurant with panoramic view (Le Nuvole) a bar and American bar, private parking, Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception, conference halls and banquet halls as well as a new wellness area and gym.The hotel also boasts its own private beach, Santa Teresa, a beautiful 200 square metres oasis of wellbeing and beauty, where guests can relax, enjoy themselves and basque in the tranquillity of the surrounding nature, a source of renewed energy and vitality. The Grand Hotel Pianeta Maratea Resort’s conference halls can accommodate a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 550 people. Set-ups can be adapted to the needs of the client and the hotel staff can provide any conference-related service at the customer’s request. Meanwhile, the magical, stunning views of Policastro gulf make any gala dinner and banquet unforgettable. For customers who are sporty or love the holiday feeling, the hotel offers three sports fields, a five-a-side football field, tennis and basketball courts; in addition, there is a gym featuring state-of-the-art equipment and a favourite for team building activities: the rafting course that runs along the Lao River, which is one of the most beautiful courses in Europe and the sport can be practiced all year round. The hotel also has the logistics aspect covered, with a large private outdoor car park just metres away from the main entrance, easy to use and completely free. The conference centre is composed of six

Le Nuvole is located on the third floor of the Grand Hotel. The combination of marble and fine wood gives this hall a unique elegance. Spacious panoramic terrace. Ideal for classic style banquets. Maximum capacity: 600 (seated). Il globo is located on the fifth floor. It has large windows that offer a striking panoramic view of the swimming pool and the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. This hall is ideal for evening banquets and is a great alternative to the swimming pool terraces. Maximum capacity: 250 (seated). Le Stelle was recently renovated

internal conference halls, some of which can be altered and adapted, totalling 1,100 square metres. There is also an external conference hall in another building located just minutes away from the hotel, measuring 730 square metres in total. The hotel’s numerous halls complete with foyers, the open air spaces and outdoor lounges are ideal for summer events, cocktail parties, fashion shows, card tournaments and concerts. The resort is also perfect for presentations, art exhibitions and fairs. The spacious, elegant 800 square metres hall with large windows overlooking the Gulf of Policastro, can be used to set up stands and exhibition spaces and to host coffee breaks.

and features a Swarovski chandelier and lighting features, plus a tropical garden. This hall is ideal for all-white weddings or weddings featuring vibrant colours such as fuchsia, acid green and light lavender. Maximum capacity: 220 (seated). I Riflessi solarium and swimming pool The swimming pool terraces shaded by large umbrellas offer guests a romantic and exclusive location for banquets and events. Maximum capacity: 600 (seated). Poolside welcome cocktails and sophisticated pool parties are other options offered to customers.

Grand Hotel Pianeta Maratea Resort

C.daS anta Caterina,5 0- 8 5046 Maratea(Pz) Phone +39 0973 871966 Fax +39 0973 871948 info@grandhotelpianetamaratea.it www.grandhotelmaratea.it

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Eco-resort in Salento A relaxing oasis that is quite conducive to business, Vivosa Apulia Resort fosters a focussed work environment that is also stress-free owing to the surrounding natural setting SABRINA PIACENZA

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uilt of the stone typical to the area, the Vivosa Apulia Resort blends with ease into the landscape, generating an extraordinary sensation of welcome for its guests. The venue is in perfect harmony with the surrounding environment, positioned as it is on the Ionic coast of Apulia. Yet it is also well suited to business and work meetings that take advantage of the vast, wellorganised offer for the Mice industry.

The four-star resort is located inside the Regional Natural Park Litorale di Ugento and a mere 400 metres from the famed Salento sea, which is one of the most popular destinations for national and international tourism. Innovative in scope, the resort comprises 333 sleeping rooms, four of which are wonderful suites. All of the sleeping rooms face the lush garden, a demonstration of how the property’s exceptional exterior spaces make a decided difference. The qualified staff members manage the venue by paying particular attention to each individual guest as they free their mind and body of any sort of emotional tension. In addition to a wide array of sport activities, the venue offers a world class spa complete with a Hammam, sauna, bio sauna, emotional showers, relaxation area, heated outdoor swimming pool with hydro massage, treatment and massage rooms. Authentic products are the norm at the ‘A Puteca and Via Appia restaurants and many are grown directly on the property. There are also numerous opportunities for physical activity including yoga, Pilates, meditation, body toning and relaxation treatments. This pronounced focus on wellness has resulted in the venue adding “Antistress Resort” to its name. No less spectacular is all that lies just outside the resort in the Salento area, such as the Baroque town of Lecce, vivacious Gallipoli, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca, where the Ionic and Adriatic seas meet.

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Vivosa Apulia Resort  Ugento (Le) Total number of bedrooms: 333 | Meeting rooms: 12 | Main room maximum capacity: 500 seats | Smallest room capacity: 70 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area | Post congress organization

OPEN-AIR MEETINGS Imagine the highest degree of comfort, uncommon settings, performances, and adrenaline-filled out-of-the-ordinary activities that feed creativity and encourage team spirit. The Vivosa Apulia Resort, in addition to being a space dedicated to regeneration, is the perfect solution for congressional tourism owing to the on-site congress centre. The recent expansion of this congress centre translates into a capacity for up to 500 people in the various meeting rooms and in Damiano’s Garden, the external space measuring 1,200 square metres that is ideal for show-cooking and any type of special event. There are four multifunctional and versatile conference rooms, including the plenary hall that can be divided into two fully equipped rooms with a capacity for 320 delegates when set theatre style. The foyer measures 100 square metres and is positioned next to the bar and a series of display areas for collateral events. Added to congress centre is the amphitheatre (400 square metres of outdoor space for up to 350 people), the restaurant and the lounge bar that can be used as locations for gala dinners, banquets, presentations,

performances and product launches. The staff at Vivosa Apulia Resort have new ideas for the business segment including “Outdoor Meeting Rooms”, small group space outfitted outdoors where seminars and sports activities can be organised in the pristine natural setting. As regards the Mice segment, the resort staff have developed a very rich programme of different team building activities like the Adventure Park, Dragon Boats, the Golf Academy, Adventure Golf, as well as a series of mind-oriented initiatives including Lifting Gym, yoga, mindfulness and oriental arts. Everything is organised on property so that the specific requests of the clients are fully satisfied from all perspectives. Full-service at this level is a truly significant plus. Additionally, the resort’s commitment to the environment is clearly articulated in the various programmes and has been recognised through EcoResort and Gold Travel Life certification. Indeed, at the core of the resort’s driving force is the ability to successfully mix the efficiency of modern facilities with advanced equipment together with the relaxing atmosphere this natural setting affords.

Vivosa Apulia Resort

Via Vicinale Fontanelle Post Office Box 106 73059 Ugento (Le) Phone +39 0833 931002 Fax +39 0833 933646 mice@vivosaresort.com info@vivosaresort.com www.vivosaresort.com

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Forte Village L Pula (Ca) Total number of bedrooms: 756 | Restaurants: 1 | Seats: 500 | Meeting rooms: 18 | Main room maximum capacity: 1,000 seats | Smallest room capacity: 15 seats | Secretarial room | Exhibition area: 804 sqm | Post congress organization

A destination within a destination In this corner of South Sardinia every moment of a Mice event is extraordinary and Forte Village is ready for the challenges and innovative hospitality of the coming decade SERGIO MORI

Forte Village

Loc. Forte Village S.S.195 Km 39.600 09010 Pula (Ca) Phone +39 070 921 8816 www.fortevillageresort.com

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orte Village, the “World’s Leading Resort” since 1998, extends across 50 hectares of lush garden overlooking the enchanting waters of South Sardinia and comprises eight elegant hotels and forty suites. This corner of paradise, located approximately 40 kilometres from Cagliari airport, has recently undergone significant refurbishment, with 40 million Euros invested into all of the hotels, communal areas and congress centre, thus propelling Forte Village into a new era. When it comes to cuisine, guests are spoilt for choice: with more than 21 restaurants, every mealtime becomes an unforgettable and unique experience thanks to a team of first-class international chefs. The congress centre boasts more than 20 meeting rooms, all equipped with innovative and cutting-edge technological tools. These include the Conference Hall, which can be divided into two areas for a total capacity of 1,000 people; the Panorama Hall with a capacity of 350; the Baldacchino Hall, ideal for groups of up to 180 people, and the new Naturista Hall, with its theatre-like layout that can host up to 100 people.

The congress centre also comprises 45 breakout rooms for meetings of up to 25 people as well as the Palaforte, an airconditioned tensile structure that can be customised in order to host up to 2,000 people in its theatre-style configuration or 1,500 for dinner. The Forte Arena is a unique outdoor space, able to welcome more than 5,000 guests and perfect for any kind of corporate event, from a product launch to the staging of unforgettable shows. Directly connected to Forte Village via an internal walkway, the Arena covers a total area of 13,000 square metres, including the stage space, and offers a lounge bar, lighting, sound and staging services, toilets, dressing rooms and an adjacent parking area that accommodates approximately 1,100 vehicles. It is also the ideal setting for team building activities, with facilities including a nightclub, kart track, bowling alleys, football and rugby pitches, and tennis courts. Last but not least, the Acquaforte Thalasso & Spa further enriches the guest experience. Over a period of more than twenty-five years, the medical team at Forte Village has developed its own totally unique method, with a thalassotherapy course comprising six pools, each with a different temperature and different saline concentration. The facility is also suitable for use in winter thanks to a roof system that ensures guests still enjoy that sense of being at one with the natural surroundings.

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ver since times immemorial, Puglia is a hub of maritime crossways: from the Adriatic to the Ionian, Aegean and Mediterranean seas, this is also a land of underwater and overground natural treasures. A spectacular coastline of 800 kilometers, dotted by enchanting marinas, sea villages, high cliffs and endless shores, leads to Puglia’s uncharted hinterland, its fortified masserie farmhouses, often turned into unique resorts, making for one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. A meticulous attention to detail and inviting offers attract tourism operators

and private clients alike, delivering quality accommodation and exquisite cuisine, paired with refined information and assistance services, before and after organized events. A Babel of languages, populations and empires have characterized Puglia since the Middle Ages: bishops and eremites, eastern and western emperors, Jews, Arabs, Armenians, Cypriots, Greeks, Byzantines, Normans, Swabians and Angevins succeeded as Apulian colonizers, leaving their heritage and symbols on this stretch of Mediterranean land, learning to know each other and live together in peace, with castles, sanctuaries and abbeys

as their fascinating legacy. Crossing Puglia from north to south, the view stretches from the huge Tavoliere wheat crops, down to the verdant greenery of olive groves and vineyards in Terra di Bari and Salento. Charming harbors and sheltered coves make Puglia the preferred destination for sea lovers, thanks to its bewitching, crystal clear seabeds. Heading upcountry, there’s a treasure trove of natural parks, trekking & cycling paths, and horseback trails by the sea. The Gargano and Alta Murgia National Parks, or the Tremiti Islands and Torre Guaceto marine reserves, complete Puglia’s vast and diverse natural landscape.

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he Daunia territory, the old Capitanata including the PreApennine, the Tavoliere delle Puglie plateau and the Gargano: extremely diverse panoramas range from the greenery of parks and forests to the wheat-yellow Tavoliere, or the crystal clear blue waters countering the white cliffs of the coastline. The Tavoliere, with its endless plains of wheat crops, eye-spanning across the horizon, is the scenario around Foggia, revealing its agricultural vocation together with San Severo and Cerignola. At the heart of Tavoliere delle Puglie, Foggia – from the Latin fovea, “granary” to keep wheats –dates back to the XI century, probably erected on the remains of the nearby Arpi, a Daunia town whose relics are kept at the Foggia Civic museum. Located at the center of a mainly agricultural area (the Tavoliere is also known as “Italy’s granary”), Foggia is the hub of surrounding rural areas. Its Swabian period was particularly flourishing, Frederick II chose it as his imperial residence. Two earthquakes (in 1456 and 1731) and World War II bombings wrecked the old town almost to a pile of debris. However, traces of the 19th century urban structure still remain.

Panorama of Deliceto and the Tremiti Islands

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Gargano and Daunia

A great variety of scenarios are showcased here: the gentle hills of the Fortore river valley, the Dauni sub-Apennines and the Ofanto river valley, the Gargano National Park and the Tavoliere plains, not to forget the Tremiti Islands archipelago. Puglia’s most verdant area is the Gargano National Park, with diverse flora ranging from forests to Mediterranean Maquis. The Park stands on the same name promontory, with rare and often unique preserved

habitats, as is the case of Foresta Umbra, the last existing example of a pre-historic scenario, miraculously preserved as a testimony of ancient Mediterranean ambience. The Tremiti archipelago is a natural paradise, north of the Gargano National Park. Two of its islands were inhabited since times immemorial, enriched by stories and legends passed over across generations, III showing the strict bond of islanders 01 2018 MC with the sea and nature.

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Puglia 008 Vigna Nocelli.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 09:31 Pagina 8

Lucera

Grand Hotel VIGNA NOCELLI l Countryside Highway A14 Exit Foggia Railway station Foggia Airport: Bari Airport: Foggia Airport: Napoli

l Total nr. rooms 64 m Single l Double 51 m Junior Suite l Suite 13

at Km. 18 at Km. 12 at Km. 136 at Km. 18 at Km. 183

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

S.S. 17 Km 329 Lucera - Foggia - 71036 Lucera (FG) Ph. +39 0881 548109 Mob. +39 342 3741605 Fax +39 0881 296136 info@grandhotelvignanocelli.com www.grandhotelvignanocelli.com

Puglia 009 RegioHotel Manfredi.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO Contact details: Gianni Giampaoletti, Room Division Manager direzione@grandhotelvignanocelli.com Opening: all year

l Bar

MEETING INFORMATION

Parking: m Underground m Outside m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 7 Main room: nr. 350 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: 3,10 Exhibit space (sq mt):

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart Service elevator m Mobile stage9m Catwalk 09m 10/11/17 10:05 Pagina m PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen m Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Manfredonia

REGIOHOTEL MANFREDI HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 300 l Rooms: 100 l Countryside Highway A14 Exit Foggia Railway station Manfredonia Airport: Bari Airport: Foggia

l Total nr. rooms 100 l DUS/Double rooms 88 l Superior 4 l Junior Suite 6 l Suite 2

at Km. 40 at Km. 5 at Km. 110 at Km. 40

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

m Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Manfredi Restaurant - Total nr. of seats: 350 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International Dama Bianca Restaurant - Total nr. of seats: 60 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 6 Main room: nr. 300 seats Main room size in mt: 25x18 Main room height in mt: 7,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): 500 HHHH s.p. 58 Le Matine, km 12 - 71043 Manfredonia (FG) Ph. +39 0884 530122 - Fax +39 0884 530113 info@regiohotel.it - commerciale@regiohotel.it www.regiohotel.it

Puglia 010 Pugnochiuso.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 Contact details: Francesco Pacilli, Sales Manager commerciale@regiohotel.it Opening: all year

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside m Agreement Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 350 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 40 l Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart 10/11/17 10:10elevator Pagina 10 stage m Catwalk m Service m Mobile l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Pugnochiuso - Vieste

Sports facilities: l Gym l Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

PUGNOCHIUSO Hotel & Resort

FOTO: _zh1354 Main meeting room chart

HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 440 l Rooms: 175 l Seaside Highway A14 Airport: Foggia Airport: Bari

l Total nr. rooms 175 m Single m Double l Junior Suite 2 l Suite 5

at Km. 60 at Km. 120

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre SALA CONGRESSI

830

-

3,10

4

1,70x2,15

2,20x2,35

350

NO

SALA LUDOTECA

415

-

3,75

2

4,50x3,10

4,40x3,10

100

NO

SALA CAMINO

63

-

6

YES

SALA DEGLI SVEVI

380

-

4,00 2 2x0,80 2,55x2,00 Maximum number of meeting rooms: 5 seats 6,50Main room: 1 nr. 440 2,00x2,20 Main room size in mt: 32,50x23,10 Main room height in mt: 7,50 6,50Exhibit space 1 (sq2,00x2,20 mt):

-

YES

SALA DEI SARACENI

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-

HHHH SALA DELLE DOGANE- 71019 Vieste 760(FG) LocalitĂ Pugnochiuso Ph. +39 0426 332600 Fax +39 0426 SALA 332270 REGIA 75 booking@marcegaglia.com www.pugnochiuso.com m Staff room Other available areas: m Reception area Contact details: Vincenzo Tricarico, Sales Manager Italy vincenzo.tricarico@marcegaglia.com Main

440 l

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HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 350 l Rooms: 64

room:

MEETING INFORMATION

-

YES

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning 350 Restaurants: La Baia - Total nr. of seats: 400 30 of cuisine: - l Typical - l National 100 34 Type l International l Bar Parking: m Underground m Outside 150 m Agreement

-

-

6

-

-

-

Spa and wellness: - with dedicated 300 m Spa personnel- of (sq mt)Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages -m Whirlpool 500 m Solarium m Thermal treatments

-

7,75Meeting 4 equipment 1,30x2,60 2,50x2,60 YES l Internet access Sports power Kw m-Bare trusses2,50m Available 2 electric 2,10x90 NO 26 facilities: 40 10 l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Equipped lighting trusses m Amplification l Tennis m Golf m Control room m Flip chart m Foyer m Press room m Gardens m Service elevator m Mobile stage m Catwalk Credit cards: l Wardrobe l Dedicated bar area m Terraces m PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard m Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV m Video projector m Videoconferencing

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Puglia 011 Villa Americana.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 10:20 Pagina 11

Rodi Garganico

VILLA AMERICANA PARK HOTEL HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 130 l Rooms 53 l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Poggio Imperiale Railway station: Rodi Garganico Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 53 l Single 4 l Double 49 l Junior Suite 3 m Suite

at Km. 50 at Km. 0 at Km. 230

Lodging information: m Voice mail box m Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar m Safe l Air conditioning

m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

l Bar Parking: l Underground for 10 cars l Outside for 45 cars m Agreement

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 Main room: nr. 130 seats Main room size in mt: 11x16 Main room height in mt: 3,00 Exhibit space (sq mt):

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

HHHH Via Carmine Grossi, 23 - 71012 Rodi Garganico (FG) Ph. +39 0884 966390 - Fax 0884 966557 info@villaamericana.it www.villaamericana.it

Puglia 012 Approdo Domus Francescana.qxp_SCHEDE Contact details: Giuseppe Apicella, Owner giuseppe@villaamericana.it Opening: all year

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart l Service09 elevator m Mobile10:21 stage lPagina Catwalk 12 ABRUZZO 10/11/17 l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

San Giovanni Rotondo

Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

APPRODO DOMUS FRANCESCANA HOTEL HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 180 l Rooms: 92 l In town l Inthe hill Highway A14 Exit San Severo Railway station Foggia Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 92 m Single m Double m Junior Suite m Suite

at Km. 30 at Km. 40 at Km. 140

Lodging information: m Voice mail box m Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand m Minibar m Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Buon Samaritano - Total nr. of seats: 300 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside for 200 cars m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 5 Main room: nr. 180 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: Exhibit space (sq mt): 50 HHH Viale Padre Pio, 24 - 71013 San Giovanni Rotondo (FG) Ph. +39 0882 412996 - Fax +39 0882 412996 info@apprododomusfrancescana.it www.apprododomusfrancescana.it

Puglia 013 Degli Aranci.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 Contact details: Antonio Ricciardi, General Manager direttore@apprododomusfrancescana.it

Opening: all year

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 400/1500 m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart m Mobile 10/11/17m Service 10:21elevator Pagina 13 stage l Catwalk m PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express m Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Vieste

Hotel DEGLI ARANCI HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 270 l Rooms: 121 l In town l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Poggio Imperiale Exit Cerignola Railway station Foggia Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 121 l Single 21 l Double 100 m Junior Suite m Suite

at Km. 102 at Km. 82 at Km. 100 at Km. 200

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access (Free) l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Main meeting room chart

Restaurants: Total nr. of seats: 270 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

ZAFFIRO

180

11x16

ZAGARA 120 7x17 HHHH Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, 10 - 71019 Vieste (FG) Ph. +39 0884 708557 - Fax +39 0884 RUBINO 77 707326 7x15 info@hotelaranci.com donatoesposito@hotelaranci.com www.hotelaranci.it m Staff room Other available areas: l Reception area Contact details: Donato Esposito, Hotel Manager donatoesposito@hotelaranci.com Closing: November-March

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Maximum number of meeting rooms: 5 Main room: nr. 270 seats Main room size in mt: 25,20x10,80 Main room height in mt: 3,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): 3,00 3 2,4x2,5 2,4x2,5

Meeting equipment

l Bar Parking: l Underground for 12 cars l Outside for 50 cars m Agreement 130

NO

Spa 40and wellness: 130 130 130 60 m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath 40 70m Whirlpool 70 m Solarium 70 40 m Massages m Thermal treatments 40 facilities: 40 50 130 60 Sports

20

(Free) 3,00l Internet4 access 1,2x2,5 1,2x2,5 80 YES 20 l Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses 5,00 2 2x2,25 2x2,25 130 NO 20 m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Control room l Flip chart m Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalkm Press room m Tennis m Golf m Foyer l Gardens l PC m screens m Built-in screen Credit cards: l Lcd/Plasm/Led Wardrobe l Dedicated bar area m Terraces l Mobile screen m Marquees l American Express l Diners m Jcb l MasterCard m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Visa l Video projector m Videoconferencing l Coffee Break

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Puglia 014 Gattarella Resort.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 10:22 Pagina 14

Vieste

GATTARELLA RESORT HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 250 l Rooms: 118 l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Poggio Imperiale Railway station Foggia Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 118 m Single l Double 100 l Junior Suite 18 m Suite l Other apartments sizes

at Km. 90 at Km. 90 at Km. 165

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport (on request, payment) l Shuttle service from/to City centre (on request, payment)

Restaurants: Belvedere - Total nr. of seats: 380 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International Orcio - Total nr. of seats: 180 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 2 Main room: nr. 250 seats Main room size (sq mt): 386 Main room height in mt: 3,6 Exhibit space (sq mt): 100

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside m Agreement with garage Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath l Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

HHHH LocalitĂ Lama le Canne - 71019 Vieste (FG) Ph. +39 0884 7031 - Fax +39 0884 703620 info@gattarella.it www.gattarella.it

Puglia 015 Melograni Hotel.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 Contact details: Gino Notarangelo, General Manager gino.notarangelo@gattarella.it Closing: from November to April

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw l Bare trusses l Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart l Service10:23 elevatorPagina m Mobile15 stage m Catwalk 10/11/17 l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in-screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Vieste

I MELOGRANI HOTEL HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 300 l Rooms: 115 l In town l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Poggio Imperiale Railway station Foggia Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 115 m Single l Double 110 l Junior Suite 5 m Suite l Other types: Apparthotel

at Km. 90 at Km. 90 at Km. 185

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: I Melograni - Total nr. of seats: 300 Type of cuisine: l Typical m National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 4 Main room: nr. 300 seats Main room size in mt: 20x20 Main room height in mt: 3,60 Exhibit space (sq mt): 5000

Parking: l Outside m Agreement Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

HHHH Lungomare Europa, 48 - 71019 Vieste (FG) Ph. +39 0884 701088 - Fax +39 0884 705064 direzione@imelograni.it www.imelograni.it

Puglia 016 Pizzomunno Vieste Palace.qxp_SCHEDE Contact details: Maria Lorusso, Hotel Manager direzione@imelograni.it Closing: November-March

Vieste

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 380 m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart l Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screensPagina m Built-in16 screen ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 10:23 l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing l Other: on request

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Agreement with tennis m Golf Credit cards: m American Express m Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

PIZZOMUNNO VIESTE PALACE HOTEL BEACH RESORT & CC HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 300 l Rooms: 207 l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Poggio Imperiale Railway station Vieste Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 207 l Single 2 l Double 190 l Junior Suite 14 l Suite 1

at Km. 90 at Km. at Km. 180

Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access m Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Main meeting room chart

Restaurants: Il Trabucco - Total nr. of seats: 450 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 5 Main room: nr. 300 seats Main room size in mt: 23,2x11,8 Main room height in mt: 3,70 Exhibit space (sq mt): SALA GIALLA

386

-

HHHHH SALAEnrico AZZURRA 319 Vieste (FG) Lungomare Mattei km. 1 - 71019 Ph. +39 0884 708741 - Fax +39 0884 707325 info@hotelpizzomunno.it l Staff room Other available areas: www.hotelpizzomunno.it l Reception area

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Contact details: Gina Cariglia, Congress Manager Closing: November-March

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3,6 Meeting 4

1,30 equipment

1,20

250

NO

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: l Sauna m Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool 100 180 180 l Solarium 250 250 m Thermal treatments

180

l Internet access Sports facilities: power Kw l Bare trusses 3,6 m Available 2 electric1,70 1,75 150 YES 150 150 150 150 l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Tennis m Golf l Control room l Flip chart m Foyer l Press room m Gardens l Service elevator m Mobile stage l Catwalk Credit cards: l Wardrobe l Dedicated bar area l Terraces l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l American Express m Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

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Imperial Puglia

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Other prominent Holy Land ports were Barletta, Trani, and Bisceglie, with their ancient watchtowers guarding rich and industrious coasts. The Imperial Puglia coasts host an extremely rare wetland area, where thousands of migratory birds spend winters, around the famous Margherita di Savoia saltworks.

This territory’s civilization flourished around the only Apulian river, the Ofanto. The first traces date back to the Bronze Age, afterwards there were Greek and Latin settlements, up to the Romanic period. The reign of Frederick II left its touches everywhere, but many agree that Italy’s pride was first set in Barletta, where in the XVI century Italian knights defeated the French in the famous “Disfida” challenge.

ph Franco Cappellari

Panorama of Trani. Left: the Barletta Cathedral; right: Castel del Monte, Andria

cathedrals, castles and a lovely countryside.

ph Vanda Biffani

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mperial Puglia is a geographic area across the provinces of Foggia and Bari. Crossing this territory along over 40 kilometers coastline, travelers encounter perfectly preserved medieval villages, whence many armies set sail to the Holy Land, and goods were traded to Mediterranean port cities. The hinterland, from the Murge plateau to the Adriatic coast, reveals this land’s history, rich in cultural heritage,

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Puglia 022 Corte Bracco dei Germani.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 10:24 Pagina 22

Corato

CORTE BRACCO DEI GERMANI Monastero & Resort Business center: m Workplaces m Secretary service l Direct phone lines l PC l Internet access l Photocopier

● Main room: 560 ● Countryside Highway A14 Exit Trani Railway station Corato Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

at Km. 4 at Km. 2 at Km. 35

Other services: l Disabled accessibility m Pets welcome l Rental car service (o.r.) l Luggage storage l Safety boxes m In house shops m Change bureau m Disco l Public transport nearby m Taxi stand nearby l Other: post-congress

l Shuttle service from/to airport (o.r.) l Shuttle service from/to City centre (o.r.)

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 6 Main room: nr. 560 seats Main room size in mt: 34,70x14 Main room height in mt: 5,30 Exhibit space (sq mt): indoor and outdoor

Restaurants: Monastero - Total nr. of seats: 300 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International Resort - Total nr. of seats: 700 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International l Lunch up to nr. 1000 persons l Banqueting in the garden

Meeting equipment

Puglia 023

Via Bracco, 3 - SP2 Corato/Ruvo Km 6.800 70033 Corato (BA) Ph. 080 8722698 080 8725344 - Fax 080 3580056 info@cortebracco.it www.cortebracco.it Donna Lavinia.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO www.facebook.com/cortebracco

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Contact details: Elisabetta Sbisà, Congress Manager elisabetta.sbisa@cortebracco.it

● Internet access ● Available electric power Kw 90 l Bare trusses (o.r.) l Equipped lighting trusses (o.r.) l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart l Service elevator l Mobile stage (o.r.) l Catwalk (o.r.) ● PC (o.r.) ● Lcd/Plasm/Led screens (o.r.) 10/11/17 10:25 l Built-in screenPagina l Mobile23 screen l Marquees ● Simultaneous translation (o.r.) l Closed circuit TV (o.r.) l Video projector l Videoconferencing (o.r.) l Other services on request

Trani

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside for 250 cars l Pullman Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

DONNA LAVINIA E LAVINIA BIANCHI CONGRESSI Business center: m Workplaces l Secretary service l Direct phone lines l PC l Internet access l Photocopier

l Main room: 350 l Countryside Highway A14 Exit Trani Railway station Trani Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

at Km. 3 at Km. 7 at Km. 40

Other services: l Disabled accessibility l Pets welcome m Rental car service l Luggage storage l Safety boxes m In house shops m Change bureau m Disco m Public transport nearby l Taxi stand nearby

m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 Main room: nr. 350 seats Main room size in mt: 19x17,5 Main room height in mt: 2,80 Exhibit space (sq mt):

Restaurants: Lavinia Bianchi - Total nr. of seats: 400 Antico Frantoio - Total nr. of seats: 300 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International l Bar

Meeting equipment

Vicinale Farucci sn - 76125 Trani (BT) Ph. +39 0883 508925 contatti@tenutadonnalavinia.it www.laviniabianchicongressi.it

Puglia 024 Palazzo Giorgio.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 ContactSan details: Antonio Sinigaglia, General Manager antonio.sinigaglia@laviniabianchi.it Opening:

Parking: m Underground l Outside for 100 cars m Agreement

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 7 l Bare trusses l Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart l Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk l10/11/17 PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l24 Built-in screen 10:25 Pagina l Mobile screen l Marquees l Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing l Other services

Credit cards: m American Express m Diners m Jcb m MasterCard m Visa

Trani

PALAZZO SAN GIORGIO

Main meeting room chart l Main room: 300 l In town Highway A14 Exit Trani Railway station Trani Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

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486

34,7x14

Resort: SALA AUDITORIUM

448

32x14

Resort: BUSINESS CENTER

56

8,9x6,25

Monastero: SALA DEGLI ARCHI

239

-

Monastero: ZONA ARCHI

153

21x7,3

Monastero: ZONA MACINA

86

16,4x5,2

Monastero: SALA DEGLI ARAZZI

126

17x7,4

Via San Giorgio, 26IPOGEO - 76125 Trani (BT) Monastero: SALA 105 21x5 Ph. +39 0883 482780 info@palazzosangiorgio.it l Staff room www.palazzosangiorgio.it Other available areas: l Reception area Contact details: Mariachiara Tupputi, Meeting Coordinator eventi@palazzosangiorgio.it

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at Km. 2 at mt. 500 at Km. 40

l Shuttle service from/to airport 5,30l Shuttle9service from/to 1,94x2 City centre 1,94x2

560

SI

3,80

1,78x2,65

500

NO

INFORMATION 1,58x3 1,78x2,65

55

NO

200

SI

170

SI

100

SI

7

3,12MEETING 1

1,78x2,65

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 2 4,60 3 1,43x2,25 2,06x2,96 Main room: nr. 300 seats Main room size in mt: 20x15,50 4,60Main room 3 height 1,43x2,25 2,06x2,96 in mt: 3,40 Exhibit space (sq mt): 50 4,60

2

1,30x2,65

Meeting equipment

1,00x2,40

CC

Business center: l Workplaces nr. 2 l Secretary service l Direct phone lines l PC l Internet access l Photocopier Other services: l Disabled accessibility 600 400 560 220 125 m 120 Pets welcome l Rental car service l Luggage storage 110 550 220 500 215 125 l Safety boxes m In house shops 55 20 15 m Change bureau m Disco l Public transport nearby nearby 200 m Taxi - stand250 Restaurants: Palazzo Giorgio - 100 Total nr. of 170seats: 350 65 45 45 San150 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International Catering service: 45 100 80 100 45 l External catering service with exclusivity m Agreements with catereres 40 100 80 80 50 l Bar

45

4,11l Internet2 access1,43x2,25 2,06x2,96 80 SI 30 l Available electric power Kw 100 m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification Parking: 3,75m Control2 room l1x2,30 130 NO 40 130 100 130 35 45 Flip chart 1,25x2,06 m Underground m Outside l Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk m Agreement l PC l screens l Built-in screen l Lcd/Plasm/Led Foyer l Press room l Gardens (sq mt) 8600 Credit cards: l Mobile screen l Marquees l Wardrobe l Dedicated bar area m Terraces l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Visa l Video projector l Videoconferencing l Other services

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Margherita di Savoia

Grand Hotel TERME HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 200 l Rooms: 70 l In town l Seaside l Spa town Highway Exit Cerignola Railway station Barletta Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 70 l Single 12 l Double 54 l Junior Suite 4 m Suite

at Km. 25 at Km. 10 at Km. 60

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service m Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: il Galeone - Total nr. of seats: 200 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: l Underground for 10 cars m Outside l Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 1 Main room: nr. 200 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: 3,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): 200

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium l Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

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HHHH Corso Garibaldi, 1 - 76016 Margherita di Savoia (BT) Ph. +39 0883 656888 - Fax +39 0883 654019 grandhotel@termemargherita.it Pineta Wellness Spa.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO www.termemargherita.it Contact details: Giovanni Ceglie, General Manager grandhotel@termemargherita.it

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses l Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart Service elevator l Mobile stage 26 l Catwalk 09m 10/11/17 10:26 Pagina l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Ruvo di Puglia

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express m Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Hotel PINETA WELLNESS & SPA

FOTO: 2453

HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 250 l Rooms: 39 l In the hills Highway A14 Exit Molfetta Railway station Bari Railway station Ruvo di Puglia Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 39 l Single 37 l Double 37 l Junior Suite 2 m Suite

at Km. 10 at Km. 30 at Km. 1 at Km. 30

m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar

Restaurants: Ristorante Pineta - Total nr. of seats: 300 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International Parking: l Underground for 50 cars l Outside for 70 cars m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 Main room: nr. 250 seats Main room size in mt: 22,50x20,00 Main room height in mt: 2,80 Exhibit space (sq mt): 750

HHHH Via Carlo Marx, 5 - 70037 Ruvo di Puglia (BA) Ph. +39 080 3611578 - +39 080 3600035 Fax +39 080 3611578 info@hotelpinetaruvo.it www.hotelpinetaruvo.it

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool l Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart l Service elevator l Mobile stage m Catwalk l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Contact details: Francesca Di Vittorio, Spa Manager direzione@hotelpinetaruvo.com Sandra Taormina, Hotel Manager commerciale@hotelpinetaruvo.com Corrado De Ruvo, F&B Manager dino76@live.it Opening: all year

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Margherita di Savoia salt pans

Main meeting room chart

ph Vanda Biffani

NETTUNO

Other available areas:

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223 l Staff room l Reception area

-

3,00

1

1,5x2,35

-

l Foyer l Wardrobe

200

NO

-

m Press room l Dedicated bar area

25

-

-

200

-

-

m Gardens l Terraces (sq mt) 200

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Bari and the coast

Marine sportsmen and passionate divers love this side of the Adriatic. Coming from northern Puglia, tourists heading to Bari, Mola, and Polignano find the perfect match of clear waters, splendid beaches and a vast arty heritage. Heading south, places like “Loggia del Pilato” offer a natural balcony perched on the sea,

from which no less than 25 sandy beaches around Monopoli can be admired. This town has its historic center around the Charles V castle, an Aragonese fortress now hosting exhibits and conferences. Cultivated music lovers, from November to May, flock here to attend the Orazio Fiume Music Friends Concert Season, featuring renowned artists like the Warsaw Quartet, Bice Antonioni, Giovane Quartetto Italiano, Benedetto Lupo, the Fonè string quartet, Michael Fleksman, the Wallonie Orchestra, Luis Bacalov and many other musicians.

Bari. Below: Polignano a Mare

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ph Carlo Elimro Bevilacqua

Bari is rich in cultural events of diverse sorts. The Saint Nicholas festival held in May is the occasion for thousands of

pilgrims and tourists, coming from East and West, to flock around the old town & harbor. Other prominent happenings are the Fiera del Levante trade fair, held in September, and the Bif&st Bari International Film Festival in April.

ph Leonardo D’Angelo

A

cross the Adriatic Sea, the Ofanto river and the Murge hills, the Terra di Bari is dotted with gracious citadels and medieval villages, surrounded by uncontaminated shores. Puglia’s capital offers an astounding array of monuments, churches, and palazzi, including its stately Swabian-Norman castle. Picturesque alleyways, Romanesque basilicas and the remnants of Arab architecture characterize Bari’s medieval old town.

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Bari

Centro Congressi FIERA DEL LEVANTE Business center: m Workplaces l Secretary service l Direct phone lines l PC l Internet access m Photocopier

l Main room: 4000 l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bari Nord Railway station Bari Centrale Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

at Km. 4 at Km. 3 at Km. 5

Other services: l Disabled accessibility l Pets welcome m Rental car service m Luggage storage m Safety boxes m In house shops m Change bureau m Disco l Public transport nearby l Taxi stand nearby

l Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

MEETING INFORMATION

Restaurants: Zonno e La Caravella - Total nr. of seats: 400 Type of cuisine: m Typical m National l International

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 24 Main room: nr. 4.000 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: 10,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): 7500

Catering service: m External catering service with exclusivity l Agreements with catereres l Bar

Meeting equipment

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Lungomare Starita, 4 - 70132 Bari Ph. +39 080 5366375 - 396 Fax +39 080 5366492 congressi@fieradellevante.it Villa de Grecis.qxp_SCHEDE www.fieradellevante.it

ABRUZZO 09

Contact details: Francesca Scalera, Congress Manager congressi@fieradellevante.it

Parking: m Underground l Outside m Agreement

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 300 l Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart m Service elevator l Mobile 10/11/17 10:28 Pagina 33stage l Catwalk m PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen l Marquees l Simultaneous interpreting m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Credit cards: m American Express m Diners m Jcb m MasterCard l Visa

Bari

VILLA DE GRECIS Business center: l Workplaces nr. 3 l Secretary service m Direct phone lines l PC l Internet access l Photocopier

l Main room: 300 l In town Highway A14 Exit Bari sud Railway Ferrovie Appulo Lucane Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

at Km. 5 at Km. 1 at Km. 12

Other services: l Disabled accessibility l Pets welcome l Rental car service l Luggage storage m Safety boxes m In house shops m Change bureau m Disco l Public transport nearby l Taxi stand nearby

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 5 Main room: nr. 300 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: 4,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): 280

Via delle Murge, 63 - 70121 Bari Ph. +39 080 5045229 Fax +39 080 5044776 info@villadegrecis.com www.villadegrecis.com Fuori le Mura.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO Contact details: Luca Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alessandro, Sales Manager direzione@villadegrecis.com

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l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 7 m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart l Service elevator l Mobile 16/01/18 12:23 Pagina 34 stage l Catwalk l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing l Other services 4,00 2 90

Opening: CENTRO CONGRESSI SALA 1

-

-

CENTRO CONGRESSI SALA 2

-

-

4,00

CENTRO CONGRESSI SALA 3

-

-

3,00

Altamura

m Bar

Meeting equipment

Main meeting room chart

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Restaurants: Villa de Grecis - Total nr. of seats: 400 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

CENTRO CONGRESSI SALA 4

-

-

CENTRO CONGRESSI SALA 5

-

-

Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

NO

-

2

-

-

242

NO

2

-

-

40

NO

40

NO

40

NO

l Main room: 250 l Rooms: 55

3,00

Parking: m Underground l Outside for 100 cars l Agreement

CENTRO CONGRESSI SALA 6

-

-

CENTRO CONGRESSI SALA 7

-

-

2 l In town Highway A14 3,00 Railway 2 station Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla 3,00 2 l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre 3,00 2 -

CENTRO CONGRESSI SALA 8

-

-

4,00

2

-

-

a Km. 46 40

NO

40

NO

530

NO

EDIFICIO 1 SALA B

10443

-

10,00

EDIFICIO 1 SALA A

10900

-

PADIGLIONE 18

4768

-

10,00 2 Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 Main room: nr. 250 seats 20,00 Main room size in mt: 22x9 Main room height in mt: 3,00 10,00Exhibit space - 60 (sq mt):

1500

NO

8,90

1500

NO

PADIGLIONE 19

4772

-

PADIGLIONE 20

4285

-

SPAZIO 7 2213 HHHH Via Maestri del Lavoro,5 - 70022 Altamura (BA) l Staff room Ph.Other +39 080 3102140 - Fax +39 080 2121348 available areas: l Reception area info@hotelfuorilemura.it www.hotelfuorilemura.it Opening: all year

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2

-

-

MEETING INFORMATION

Meeting equipment

-

4000

NO

3000

NO

2000

NO

-

-

-

90

-

-

-

-

242

-

-

-

-

40

-

-

-

-

-

-

Hotel FUORI LE MURA

HOTEL FEATURES

40 l Total nr. rooms 55 m Single l Double 38 l Junior Suite 3 - 10, Family 40 3 l Suite 1 l Other: Triple

Lodging information: 40 m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access - Satellite- TV m TV 40on demand l Digital TV m l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning 530 Restaurants:

-

Biancospino Total nr. of seats: 110 - of cuisine: - l Typical - l National 4000 Type l International l Bar Parking: l Underground m Outside m Agreement with garage

3000

-

-

2000

-

-

Spa and wellness: -personnel 1500of (sq mt): m Spa with dedicated Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath - m Whirlpool - m Solarium 1500 m Massages m Thermal treatments 1188 Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf m Gardens

-

l Internet access 10,00m Available 6 electric -power Kw m-Bare trusses 1188 NO m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart m Foyer l Press room l Service elevator m Mobile stage m Catwalkl Dedicated bar area l Wardrobe l Terraces (sq mt) 118 Credit cards: m PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in-screen l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard m Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

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Puglia 035 Excelsior Congressi.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 10:29 Pagina 35

Bari

Hotel EXCELSIOR CONGRESSI HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 650 l Rooms: 150 l In town Highway A14 Exit Railway station Bari Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 150 m Single m Double m Junior Suite m Suite at Km. at Km. 14

Lodging information: m Voice mail box m Room service l Free Internet access m Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Rossani - Total nr. of seats: 300 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground m Outside m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 11 Main room: nr. 650 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: Exhibit space (sq mt):

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

HHHH Via Giulio Petroni, 15 - 70124 Bari Ph. +39 080 5564366 Fax +39 080 5523377 info@excelsiorbari.it www.excelsiorbari.it

Puglia 036 Delle Nazioni.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 Contact details: Laura Calisi, Event Manager direzione@excelsiorbari.it Opening:

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses m Amplification m Control room m Flip chart m Service elevator m Mobile 10/11/17 10:29 Pagina 36 stage m Catwalk m PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen m Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV m Video projector m Videoconferencing

Bari

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: m American Express m Diners m Jcb m MasterCard m Visa

GRANDE ALBERGO DELLE NAZIONI HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 150 l Rooms: 115 l In town l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bari Railway station Bari Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 115 m Single l Double 112 l Junior Suite 2 l Suite 1

at Km. 15 at Km. 1 at Km. 22

Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Free Internet access m Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand m Minibar m Safe m Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Terrazza delle Nazioni - Total nr. of seats: 100 Type of cuisine: l Typical m National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground m Outside l Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 4 Main room: nr. 150 seats Main room size in mt: 10x13 Main room height in mt: 9,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): HHHHH Via Lombardi, 13 - 70122 Bari Ph. mice@piazzadispagnaviewhotels.it www.grandealbergodellenazioni.com www.piazzadispagnaview.it

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: l Sauna m Turkish bath l Massages m Whirlpool l Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

Puglia 037 HI Hotel ABRUZZO 09 ContactBari.qxp_SCHEDE details: Maria Letizia Savini, Sales & Mice Manager mice@piazzadispagnaviewhotels.it Opening: all year

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart m Service m Mobile 14/11/17 10:28elevator Pagina 37 stage m Catwalk l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Main meeting room chart

Bari

HI HOTEL BARI HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 110 l Rooms: 88 PICCINNI+VERDI+MOZART+TOSCANINI

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-

PICCINNI+VERDI+MOZART

368

-

PICCININI+VERDI

276

-

l In town Highway A14 Tangenziale Bari,- direct. Brindisi Exit nr. 11 Poggiofranco - station Bari - Centrale Railway Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla - m Shuttle- service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

SALA PICCINNI

181

-

-

SALA TOSCANINI

142

-

-

SALA MOZART

92

-

SALA VERDI

92

-

SALA OTRANTO 80 HHHH Via Don Luigi Guanella, 15/L - 70124 SALA ALBEROBELLO 64 Bari Ph. +39 080 5026815 - Fax +39 080 5020986 info@hihotelbari.com www.hihotelbari.com m Staff room Other available areas: m Reception area Contact details: Simona Scaramuzzi, Events Coordinator events@hihotelbari.com Opening: all year

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-

-

MEETING INFORMATION -

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 - Main room: - nr. 110 seats Main room size in mt: - Main room - height in- mt: 2,90 Exhibit space (sq mt): -

-

-

Meeting equipment

-

650

SI

l Total nr. rooms 88 l Single 33 l Double 55 m Junior Suite m 200 Suite 650 350

-

at Km. 5 450at Km. 3 SI at Km. 15 350 SI

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service 150 450 250 l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand 100 350 150 l Minibar l Safe l Air- conditioning

200

SI

Restaurants: 80 - nr. of seats: 120 Basilico - Total 46 200 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

160

SI

60 l Bar

120

SI

Parking: l Underground 40 - per 45-cars m Outside 120 m Agreement with garage

120

SI

80

SI

-

-

160

-

80

-

60

-

Spa 40and wellness: 120 60 m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): Services provided: m Sauna l Turkish bath 35 80 45 l Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments 30 facilities: 70 40 Sports

-

l Internet access 70 SI m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart m Foyer m Press room m Tennis m Golf m Gardens m Service elevator m Mobile stage m Catwalkm Dedicated bar Credit m Wardrobe area cards: m Terraces (sq mt) m PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in-screen l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

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Bari

MAJESTY HOTEL HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 500 l Rooms 101 l In town Highway A14 Exit Bari-Nord Railway station: Bari Centrale Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 101 l Single 30 l Double 68 l Junior Suite 3 m Suite

at Km. 8 at Km. 5 at Km. 15

Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Amulet - Total nr. of seats: 200 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: l Underground for 10 cars l Outside for 400 cars m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 13 Main room: nr. 500 seats Main room size in mt: 29x17 Main room height in mt: 2,75 Exhibit space (sq mt): HHHH Via G.Gentile, 97 B - 70126 Bari Ph. +39 080 5491099 - Fax +39 080 5492397 albergo@hotelmajesty.it www.hotelmajesty.it

Meeting equipment

Puglia 039 Mercure Villa Romanazzi.qxp_SCHEDE Contact details: Micaela Colella, MICE  Sales and Operations eventi@hotelmajesty.it Opening: all year

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages m Whirlpool l Solarium m Thermal treatments l Beauty treatments

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses l Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 Pagina 39 l Service elevator l 10:31 Mobile stagem Catwalk l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Bari

Sports facilities: l Gym l Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Hotel MERCURE VILLA ROMANAZZI CARDUCCI HOTEL FEATURES

● Main room: 450 ● Rooms: 126 ● Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bari sud Railway station Bari centrale Airport: Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 126 l Single 19 l Double 98 l Junior Suite 4 l Suite 2 ● 3 dependance

at Km. 8 at Km. 0,8 at Km. 12

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Carducci - Total nr. of seats: 70 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: l Underground for 50 cars l Outside for 240 cars m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 20 Main room: nr. 450 seats Main room size in mt: 13x27 Main room height in mt: 6,70 Exhibit space (sq mt): 1200 ★★★★ Via G. Capruzzi, 326 - 70124 Bari Ph. 080 5427400 - Fax 080 5560297 mercure@villaromanazzi.com www.villaromanazzi.com

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Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath m Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

● Internet access ● Available electric power Kw 15 m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart Contact details: ❍ Service l Mobile Oriente Hotel.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 10:31elevator Pagina 40 stage m Catwalk Claudia Nardone, Carmen Fiocchi, Meeting Coordinator ● PC ● Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen congressi@villaromanazzi.com l Mobile screen m Marquees Ph. 080 9184712 ● Simultaneous translation ● Closed circuit TV Opening: all year l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Bari

Hotel ORIENTE

Main meeting room chart

HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 160 l Rooms: 75 l In town Highway A14 Exit Bari Nord Railway station Bari Centrale Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 75 l DUS 30 l Double 40 l Junior Suite 2 l Suite 3

at Km. 8 at Km. 1 at Km. 12

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre TALISMANO+AQUILEGIA

500

29x17

3,00

2

1,30x2,10

1,30x2,10

500

YES

AQUILEGIA

250

12,90x17

3,00

2

1,30x2,10

1,30x2,10

320

YES

GINESTRA+FIORDALISO

250

12,5x21

320

YES

FIORDALISO

125

12,5x10,5

2,75 2 1,30x2,10 1,30x2,10 Maximum number of meeting rooms: 2 seats 2,75Main room: 2 nr. 160 1,30x2,10 1,30x2,10 Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: 4,00 2,75Exhibit space 2 1,30x2,10 1,30x2,10 (sq mt):

120

YES

GINESTRA

125

12,5x10,5

HHHH CAMELIA 12x8 96 Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 32 - 70122 Bari Ph. +39 080 5255100 - Fax +39 080 5255777 FILADELFIA 96 12,5x8 mice@piazzadispagnaviewhotels.it www.piazzadispagnaviewhotels.it www.hotelorientebari.it m Staff room Other available areas: l Reception area Contact details: Maria Letizia Savini, Sales & Mice Manager mice@piazzadispagnaviewhotels.it Opening: all year

Main meeting room chart

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MEETING INFORMATION

120

YES

D

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning 80 300 300 500 150 Restaurants: Bistrot Oriente - Total nr. of seats: 80 80 of cuisine: 200 l Typical 200 l National 300 120 Type m International l Bar 80 200 200 Parking: m Underground m Outside 40 100 80 l Agreement

300

120

-

100

60

-

Spa and wellness: 80 100outdoor 60 40 with dedicated 100 l Spa personnel Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages 25 80m Whirlpool - m Solarium 60 40 m Thermal treatments

-

2,75Meeting 2 equipment 1,30x2,10 1,30x2,10 70 YES l Internet access Sports power Kw1,30x2,10 m Bare trusses 2,75m Available 2 electric 1,30x2,10 70 YES 25 facilities: 80 60 40 m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Tennis m Golf l Control room l Flip chart l Foyer m Press room l Gardens (sq mt) 250 m Service elevator l Mobile stage m Catwalkl Dedicated bar area Credit cards: l Wardrobe l Terraces (sq mt) 40 m PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l American Express m Diners m Jcb l MasterCard m Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

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Bari

PALACE HOTEL BARI l Main room: 350 l Rooms: 195 l In town Highway A14 Exit Bari Nord Railway station Bari Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

at Km. 3 at Km. 1 at Km. 12

m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

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Parking: m Underground m Outside l Agreement

Meeting equipment

Opening: all year

Bari

09

l Internet access WiFi 100 MB m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart l Service elevator Mobile stage 10/11/17 10:32 lPagina 42 l Catwalk l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

l Main room: 500 l Rooms 231 at Km. 6

Credit cards: l American Express l Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

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HOTEL FEATURES l Total nr. rooms 231 m Single m Double l Junior Suite 10 l Suite 3

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar

Restaurants: Vele al Vento - Total nr. of seats: 400 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

Meeting equipment

Contact details: Elena Vasile, Hotel Manager congressi@parcodeiprincipibari.it

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf

Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

at Km. 0 at Km. 1

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 12 Main room: nr. 500 seats Main room size in mt: 26,85x19 Main room height in mt: 3,50 Exhibit space (sq mt): 500

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Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

PARCO DEI PRINCIPI HOTEL CONGRESS & SPA l In town Highway A14 BA-TA Exit Bari Nord Railway station Europa Ferrovie Nord Barese Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

HHHH Prol. Viale Europa 6 - 70128 Bari Ph. +39 080 5394811 - Fax +39 080 5394812 info@parcodeiprincipibari.it Rondò Hotel.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO www.parcodeiprincipibari.it

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Free Internet access WiFi 100 MB l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Bar l Caffetteria & Lounge Bar

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 12 Main room: nr. 350 seats Main room size in mt: 28,80x10,70 Main room height in mt: 3,70 Exhibit space (sq mt): 500

Contact details: Francesca Bruno, Hotel Maganer francesca.bruno@palacehotelbari.it Liana Miccolis e Ilaria Gagliardi, Events Office Parco dei Principi.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO congress@palacehotelbari.it Antonia Lubinati commerciale@palacehotelbari.it

l Total nr. rooms 195 l Single 56 l Double 121 l Junior Suite 12 l Suite 6

Restaurants: Terrazza Murat - Total nr. of seats: 120 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

HHHH S Via Lombardi, 13 - 70122 Bari Ph. +39 080 5216551 - Fax +39 080 5211499 info@palacehotelbari.it www.palacehotelbari.com

HOTEL FEATURES

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 500 m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart l Service l Mobile 10/11/17 10:33elevator Pagina 43 stagel Catwalk l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Parking: l Underground for 500 cars l Outside for 500 cars m Agreement Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 500 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool l Solarium m Thermal treatments Sports facilities: l Gym l Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis l Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Bari FOTO: 2310

RONDÒ HOTEL l Main room: 180 l Rooms: 62 l In town Highway A14 Exit Bari Nord Railway station Bari Centrale Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

at Km. 5 at Km. 3 at Km. 15

HOTEL FEATURES l Total nr. rooms 62 m Single l Double 62 m Junior Suite l Suite 6 Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV l TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning l Bar

Main meeting room chart

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HHH C.so A. De Gasperi, 308 - 70125 Bari SALONE DELLE FESTE 336 28,80x10,70 Ph. +39 080 5023444 - Fax +39 080 5023495 congressi@rondohotel.it www.rondohotel.it l Staff room Other available areas: l Reception area Contact details: Nicola Cappelli, General Manager direzione@rondohotel.it Opening: all year

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MEETING INFORMATION

Parking: l Underground m Outside m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 7 Main room: nr. 180 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: 3,00 Exhibit space (sq mt):

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf l Internet access 3,70 1 2,0x2,60 350 NO 80 500 240 350 70 l Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses Credit cards: m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard m Control room l Flip chart l Visa l Foyer l Press room m Gardens l Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk m Dedicated bar area l Wardrobe m Terraces l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Meeting equipment

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Bari

THE NICOLAUS HOTEL HOTEL FEATURES

● Main room: 1000 ● Rooms: 174 ● Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bari Nord Exit Bari sud Railway station Bari centrale Airport: Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 174 l French Bed 11 l Double 139 l Junior Suite 22 l Suite 2

at Km. 6 at Km. 5 at Km. 3 at Km. 12

Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport ❍ Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: The Seasons - Total nr. of seats: 70 Cassiopea Hall - Total nr. of seats: 400 The Roof - Total nr. of seats: 100 Type of cuisine: l Typical ❍ National l International

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 15 Main room: nr. 1000 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: 6,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): 370

l Bar Parking: l Underground for 80 cars ❍ Outside m Agreement Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath m Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

★★★★ Via Cardinale A. Ciasca, 27 - 70124 Bari Ph. 080 5682111 - Fax 080 5042548 events@nicolaushotel.com www.thenicolaushotel.com

Puglia 045 Vittoria Parc Hotel.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 Contact details: Simona Sebastiani, Congress Manager simona.sebastiani@nicolaushotel.com Opening: all year

● Internet access ● Available electric power Kw 20 m Bare trusses l Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart l Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk 14/11/17 10:29 Pagina ● PC ● Lcd/Plasm/Led screens45 l Built-in screen l Mobile screen l Side screen 132”-19:9 m Marquees ● Simultaneous translation ● Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing l Camera service

Sports facilities: l Gym l Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners ❍ Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Bari

VITTORIA PARC HOTEL HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 180 l Rooms: 101 l In town Highway Railway station Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 101 m Single m Double m Junior Suite m Suite at Km. 1

Lodging information: m Voice mail box m Room service m Internet access m Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: - Total nr. of seats: Type of cuisine: l Typical m National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground per 45 cars m Outside m Agreement with garage

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 4 Main room: nr. 180 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: Exhibit space (sq mt):

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HHHH Via Nazionale,10/F - 70128 Bari Ph. +39 080 5306300 Fax +39 080 5301300 info@vittoriaparchotel.com www.vittoriaparchotel.com Best Western Hotel HR.qxp_SCHEDE Contact details: Rosa Vasile, Events Coordinator info@vittoriaparchotel.com Opening:

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

m Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses m Amplification room l 11:53 Flip chartPagina 46 ABRUZZO m 09Control 18/01/18 m Service elevator m Mobile stage m Catwalk m PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in-screen m Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV m Video projector m Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Main meeting room chart

Bari-Modugno

BEST WESTERN HOTEL HR HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 130 l Rooms: 68

SALONE NICOLAUS

1000

-

l In town Highway A14 Exit Bari Nord 6,00 Railway 8 station Bari - Centrale Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

SALONE CASSIOPEA

1000

-

airport 3,00 m Shuttle5 service from/to m Shuttle service from/to City centre

EXPO

370

-

2,70

SEZ. 1

290

-

6,00

SEZ. 2

231

-

6,00

SEZ. 5

107

-

CIGNO

72

-

ORIONE

72

-

SEZ. 3 75 HHHH SS 96 KM 119.300 - 70123 Bari-Modugno Ph. +39 080 5057029 - Fax +39 080 5057026 l Staff room hr.ba@bestwestern.it Other available areas: l Reception area www.hotelhr.it Contact details:

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a Km. 1 a 1000 Km. 5 a Km. 10

NO

700

SI

2

-

-

370

NO

6

-

-

250

NO

150

NO

50

NO

MEETING INFORMATION

5 Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 Main room: nr. 130 seats 2,85 2 Main room size in mt: 12,5x12,5 Main room height in mt: 2,80 2,85 Exhibit space 1 (sq mt):

45

SI

l Total nr. rooms 68 l Single 14 l Double 54 m Junior Suite m Suite 1000 700 1000 520 Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access 700 440 300 350 l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar m Safe l Air conditioning 30 200 Restaurants: HR - Total nr. of seats: 150 40 of cuisine: - l Typical - m National 250 80 Type m International l Bar 40 150 Parking: m Underground l Outside for 40 cars 50 m 30 Agreement- with garage

50

-

30

-

Spa and wellness: -personnel 45 of (sq mt): 28 m 27 Spa with dedicated Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m 27 Massages- m Whirlpool - m Solarium 45 28 m Thermal treatments

-

2,85 Meeting 1 equipment 45 SI l Internet access Sports Kw 380 2,85 l Available 1 electric power - m Bare trusses 40 NO 25 facilities: 40 28 m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Tennis m Golf m Control room l Flip chart m Service elevator m Mobile stage l Catwalk❍ Press room l Foyer ● Gardens (sq mt) 250 Credit cards: l PC l m Wardrobe Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in-screen ❍ Dedicated bar area l Diners Terraces l American Express l m Jcb l MasterCard m Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

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Bari-Noicattaro

UNA Hotel REGINA HOTEL FEATURES

● Main room: 1000 ● Rooms: 174 ● Countryside ● Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bari Nord Railway station Bari Torre a Mare Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 100 ❍ Single l Double 100 l Junior Suite 20 l Suite

at Km. 14 at Km. 1 at Km. 31

Lodging information: ❍ Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV l TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport ● Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Noha Mediterraneo - Total nr. of seats: 250 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 12 Main room: nr. 700 seats Main room size in mt: 12x29,7 Main room height in mt: 3,50 Exhibit space (sq mt): 700

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★★★★ SP57 Noicattaro/Torre a Mare - 70126 Bari Ph. 080 5430907 - Fax 080 5431662 una.regina@unahotels.it www.unahotelreginabari.it Best Western Hotel La Baia.qxp_SCHEDE Contact details: Rita Mastrolonardo, Congress Manager r.mastrolonardo@unahotels.it Opening: all year

Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 400 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

● Internet access ● Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses ❍ Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification ❍ Control room l Flip chart ABRUZZO 09 16/01/18 12:36 Pagina 48 l Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk ● PC ● Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees ● Simultaneous translation ❍ Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Bari-Palese

Sports facilities: l Gym l Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners ❍ Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

BEST WESTERN HOTEL LA BAIA HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 250 l Rooms: 55 l In town l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bitonto Exit Molfetta Railway station Palese Macchie Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 55 l Single 10 l Double 30 m Junior Suite m Suite l Triple 15

a Km. 12 a Km. 19 a Km. 1 a Km. 2

m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand m Minibar m Safe l Air conditioning

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar

Restaurants: Il Giardinetto - Total nr. of seats: 60 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International Parking: m Underground l Outside for 25 cars m Agreement with garage

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 Main room: nr. 250 seats Main room size in mt: 20x16 Main room height in mt: 8,00 Exhibit space (sq mt):

Meeting equipment

HHH Via Vittorio Veneto, 29/a - 70128 Palese (BA) Ph. +39meeting 080 5300288 - Fax +39 080 5301002 Main room chart labaiapalace.ba@bestwestern.it www.labaiapalacehotel.it

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart m Service elevator m Mobile stage 10/11/17 10:37 Pagina 49m Catwalk l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in-screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

Puglia 049 Park Hoteldetails: Elizabeth.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 Contact Angela D’Addario Opening: all year

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis l Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

VITTORIA

700

30x27

3,50

5

2x2,10

-

700

SI

PLANETARIA

700

25x20

4,00

2

2,4x2,4

-

700

SI

Bitonto

REGINA

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Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool l Solarium m Thermal treatments

360

12x29,7

VITTORIA 1

60

10x5,50

VITTORIA 2

60

10x5,50

600 l Rooms: 44 300 3,50 l Main 2 room:2,4x1,6 l Countryside l In the hills 3,50 Highway 2 A14 0,8x2,10 Exit Molfetta Railway station Bari 3,50 Airport:1 Bari-Palese 0,8x2,10 Karol Wojtyla l Shuttle service from/to airport 3,50l Shuttle1service 0,8x2,10 from/to City centre

VITTORIA 3

60

10x5,50

VITTORIA 4

35

-

3,50

1

0,8x2,10

VITTORIA 5

30

-

3,50

1

0,8x2,10

VITTORIA 6

60

10x5,50

VITTORIA 7

60

10x5,50

60 10x5,50 HHHH VITTORIA 8 S.P. 89 Mariotto-Mellitto Km 11,300 70032 Mariotto Fraz. VITTORIA 9 di Bitonto (BA)60 10x5,50 Ph. +39 080 3756983 Fax +39 080 3756989 info@parkhotelelizabeth.it www.parkhotelelizabeth.it l Staff room Other available areas: ❍ Reception area Contact details: Antonio Cecinati, Manager info@parkhotelelizabeth.it Opening: all year

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60 at Km. 24 at Km. 33 60 32 at Km.

SI SI NO

60

NO

-

25

NO

-

25

NO

MEETING INFORMATION

50

1000

450

700

250

100

1400

350

700

250

80

80 600 200 300 100 l Total nr. rooms 44 l Single 1 l40Double 43 26 30 m Junior 60 Suite 20 m Suite

80

50

Park Hotel ELIZABETH

HOTEL FEATURES

20

Lodging information: 26 40 30 60 20 20 m Voice mail box l Room service (for a fee) l Internet access password required 26 20 20 l Digital TV 40 m Satellite30TV m TV60on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning 10 25 20 25 10 10 Restaurants: Total nr. of seats: 200 Type l International 10 of cuisine: 25 l Typical 20 l National 15 15 10 l Bar

26 40 30 60 20 20 Parking: m Underground l Outside for 150 cars m Agreement 60 NO 26 40 30 60 20 20 Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 400 60 SI 26 40 30 60 32 30 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool l Solarium Meeting equipment m Thermal treatments 3,50l Internet1 access0,8x2,10 60 NO 26 40 30 60 32 30 (o.r.) Sports facilities: l Available electric power Kw 220 (o.r.) m Bare trusses m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification (o.r.) m Tennis m Golf l Control room (o.r.) m Flip chart l Foyer l Press room ● Gardens (sq mt) 12000 l Service elevator (o.r.) l Mobile stage (o.r.) m Catwalk Credit cards: l Wardrobe l Dedicated bar area ❍ Terraces l PC (o.r.) m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l American Express m Diners m Jcb l MasterCard m Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector (o.r.) m Videoconferencing 3,50Maximum 1 number 0,8x2,10 of meeting rooms: 4 Main room: nr. 600 seats mt: 38x19 3,50Main room 1 size in 0,8x2,10 Main room height in mt: 7,50 Exhibit space (sq mt): 3,50 2 0,8x2,10 -

60

NO

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Giovinazzo

IBIS STYLES BARI GIOVINAZZO HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 80 l Rooms: 70 l In town l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bitonto Railway station Giovinazzo Railway station Bari Centrale Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 70 l Single 13 l Double 55 l Junior Suite 2 m Suite

a Km. 10 a Km. 3 a Km. 10 a Km. 7

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar

Restaurants: Medì - Total nr. of seats: 90 Type of cuisine: l Typical m National l International Parking: m Underground l Outside for 60 cars m Agreement with garage

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 4 Main room: nr. 80 seats Main room size in mt: 22x5 Main room height in mt: 2,70 Exhibit space (sq mt):

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HHHH S.S. 16 KM. 786+950 - 70054 Giovinazzo (BA) Ph. +39 080 3941797 - Fax +39 080 3943041 ha6i2@accor.com www.presidentgiovinazzo.it Melograno.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO Contact details: David Bendaou, General Manager

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

09

Opening: all year

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 220 l Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart m Service l Mobile 10/11/17 10:38elevator Pagina 51 stage m Catwalk l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in-screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Monopoli

IL MELOGRANO HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 300 l Rooms 37 l Countryside Highway A14 Exit Bari Nord Railway station: Monopoli Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 37 m Single l Double 37 l Junior Suite 6 l Suite 2

at Km. 70 at Km. 5 at Km. 60

l Shuttle service from/to airport (o.r.) l Shuttle service from/to City centre (o.r.)

Restaurants: Mummulo - Total nr. of seats: 150 Type of cuisine: l Typical m National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar (indoor & outdoor) Parking: m Underground l Outside (private but not guarded) m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 5 Main room: nr. 300 seats Main room size in mt: 15x31 Main room height in mt: 3,50 Exhibit space (sq mt): HHHHH Contrada Torricella, 345 - 70043 Monopoli (BA) Ph. +39 080 6909030 - Fax +39 080 747908 info@melograno.com www.melograno.com Contact details:

Puglia 052 Porto Giardino.qxp_SCHEDE Pierangela Liuzzi, Event Manager ABRUZZO 09 pierangela.liuzzi@melograno.com mobile +39 337 1694921 Opening: all year

Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 1800 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium l Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart m Service elevator l Mobile 10/11/17 10:39 Pagina 52 stagel Catwalk l PC (o.r.) m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation (o.r.) m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: l Gym l Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Tennis m Golf l Tamerici Beach Club Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Monopoli

PORTO GIARDINO VILLAGE HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 1200 l Rooms 220 l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bari Railway station: Monopoli Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla Airport: Brindisi Casale

Main meeting room chart

GIOVE NETTUNO

100 80

22x5 12x7

HHHH VENERE 40 10x5 Contrada Lamandia 16/A, Località Capitolo 70043 Monopoli (BA) MERCURIO 10 4x2,5 Ph. +39 334 6378186 mice@piazzadispagnaviewhotels.it www.piazzadispagnaview.it m Staff room Other details: available areas: Contact m Reception area Maria Letizia Savini, Sales & Mice Manager mice@piazzadispagnaviewhotels.it Opening: all year

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D

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

Main meeting room chart

l Total nr. rooms 220 m Single m Double m Junior Suite m Suite

at Km. 50 at Km. 6 at Km. 50 at Km. 60

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Lodging information: m Voice mail box m Room service m Internet access m Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 7 seats 2,70Main room: 2 nr. 1200 2,2x1,80 Main room size in mt: 44x18 Main room height in mt: 7,00 2,70Exhibit space 2 (sq 2,2x1,8 mt): 1000 2,2x1,8

Restaurants: Piazza di spagna - Total nr. of seats: 800 Type of cuisine: l Typical m National l International

80 60

YES YES

Parking: m Underground l Outside for 600 cars 40 80 40 m Agreement Spa and wellness: 40 with dedicated 60of (sq mt) 30 personnel m Spa Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages m Whirlpool l Solarium 20 30 20 m Thermal treatments

40 40

2,70Meeting 1 equipment 2,2x1,8 30 YES 20 l Internet access Sports facilities: power Kw m -Bare trusses10 2,70m Available 1 electric 2,2x1,8 YES 10 10 10 l Gym l Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Tennis m Golf m Control room l Flip chart m Foyer l Gardens (sq mt) 1000 m Service elevator m Mobile stage m Catwalkm Press room Credit cards: Wardrobe l Dedicated bar area l Terraces (sq mt) 25 l PC lmLcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

50

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Monopoli

TORRE CINTOLA NATURAL SEA RESORT HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 400 l Rooms: 283 l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Modugno Railway station Monopoli Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 283 m Single l Double m Junior Suite l Suite

at Km. 40 at Km. 13 at Km. 50

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

l Bar

HHHH Contrada Capitolo - 70043 Monopoli (BA) Ph. +39 080 2229998 congress@greenblu.it www.torrecintola.it

Puglia 054 Borgobianco.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 Contact details: Anna Maria Tamborrino, MICE Office Manager congress@greenblu.it Opening: all year

MEETING INFORMATION

Parking: m Underground l Outside m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 6 Main room: nr. 400 seats Main room size in mt: 15x20 Main room height in mt: 5,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): 500

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath l Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments m Other services

Meeting equipment

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Tennis m Golf

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart m Service m Mobile 10/11/17 10:40elevator Pagina 54 stage l Catwalk l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Polignano a Mare

Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

BORGOBIANCO RESORT & SPA MGALLERY BY SOFITEL HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 150 l Rooms: 48 l In the hill Highway A14 Exit Bari Railway station Polignano a Mare Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 48 m Single l Double 19 m Junior Suite l Suite 29

at Km. 45 at Km. 10 at Km. 57

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: - Total nr. of seats: Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside for 50 cars m Agreement with garage

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 2 Main room: nr. 150 seats Main room size in mt: 20x13 Main room height in mt: 3,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): 260 HHHHH Contrada Casello Cavuzzi - 70044 Polignano a Mare (BA) Ph. +39 080 2229998 Fax +39 080 4247010 congress@greenblu.it www.borgobianco.it

Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): 1000 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

Puglia 055 Calaponte.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 Contact details: Annamaria Tamborrino, MICE Office Manager congress@greenblu.it Opening: all year

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 8 m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart m10:41 ServicePagina elevator l55 Mobile stage m Catwalk l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in-screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: l Gym l Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis l Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Polignano a Mare

CALAPONTE HOTEL HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 100 l Rooms: 58 l Seaside Highway A14 Railway station Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

Main meeting room chart

l Total nr. rooms 58 m Single l Double 58 l Twin 11 m Suite

at Km. at Km. at Km. 40

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Free Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport (o.r.) l Shuttle service from/to City centre (o.r.)

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300

15x20

TERRAZZA ADRIATICA

300

15x20

LEVANTE

120

8x15

HHHH RISTORANTE MARE (OUTDOOR) 200 (BA) 10x20 Via San VitoSUL - 70044 Polignano a Mare Ph. +39 080 4240747 info@calapontehotel.com SOTTOSALE 35 6,5x5,5 www.calapontehotel.com l Staff room Contact details: Other available areas: l Reception area Pierangela Liuzzi, Event Manager pierangela.liuzzi@melograno.com mobile +39 337 1694921 Opening: all year

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MEETING INFORMATION

5,00 1 Maximum number of meeting rooms: 1 Main room: nr. 100 seats Main room size in mt: 15x15 Main room height in mt: 5,50 5,00Exhibit space (sq mt): -

- equipment Meeting

Restaurants: Cala Ponte - Total nr. of seats: 100 Type of cuisine: l Typical m National l International 400

YES

300

YES

250

YES

l Bar 90 400 200 Parking: m Underground l Outside (Private but not guarded) 50 300 120 m Agreement Spa and wellness: 40 DĂŠcleor - with dedicated 250 100 personnel (sq mt) 1800 l Spa Services provided: l Sauna m Turkish bath l Massages 40 -l Whirlpool - m Solarium 200 90 m Thermal treatments

200 YES l Internet access Sports Kw m-Bare trusses40 3,80l Available 1 electric power NO 20 facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool (2) l Mobile Audio -Video System m Amplification l Tennis l Soccer Pitch m Control room l Flip chart l Foyer l Press room l Gardens m Service elevator l Mobile stage (o.r.) m Catwalk Credit cards: l Wardrobe l Dedicated bar area l Terraces l PC (o.r.) l Lcd (o.r.) m Built-in screen l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard m Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa l Simultaneous translation (o.r.) m Closed circuit TV m Video projector m Videoconferencing

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Puglia 056 Covo Saraceni.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 18/01/18 11:57 Pagina 56

Polignano a Mare

Hotel COVO DEI SARACENI HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 200 l Rooms: 48 l In town l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bari nord Railway station Polignano a Mare Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 48 l Single 3 l Double 38 l Junior Suite 1 l Suite 6

at Km. 40 at Km. 1 at Km. 45

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access m Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport (on request at a charge) l Shuttle service from/to City centre (on request at a charge)

Restaurants: Il Bastione - Total nr. of seats: 350 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 2 Main room: nr. 200 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: Exhibit space (sq mt):

Parking: l Underground per 7 cars m Outside l Agreement with garage Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): 50 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

HHHH Via Conversano 1-1a - 70044 Polignano a Mare (BA) Ph. +39 080 4241177 +39 080 4241991 Fax +39 080 4247010 info@covodeisaraceni.com www.covodeisaraceni.com

Puglia 057 Pietra Blu.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 Contact details: Angela Gabriella Laruccia, Administrator info@covodeisaraceni.com

Opening: all year

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses m Amplification m Control room m Flip chart m Service elevator m Mobile stage m Catwalk m PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led 10:42 Pagina 57 screens m Built-in-screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector (on request at a charge) m Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Polignano a Mare

PIETRABLU RESORT & SPA HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 650 l Rooms: 191 l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bari nord Railway station Polignano a Mare Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 191 m Single l Double 20 l Junior Suite 46 l Suite 125

at Km. 35 at Km. 2 at Km. 35

Lodging information: m Voice mail box m Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Sala BluSulmare - Blu Mediterraneo Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 5 Main room: nr. 650 seats Main room size in mt: 28x16 Main room height in mt: 3,50 Exhibit space (sq mt): 600

Puglia 058

HHHH Contrada Fontanelle, 230 70044 Polignano a Mare (BA) Ph. +39 0832 351321 - Fax +39 0832 228794 eventi@cdshotels.it www.cdshotels.it Tenuta Monacelle.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO Contact details: Valentina De Nuzzo, MICE Manager v.denuzzo@cdshotels.it Opening: all year

Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool l Solarium l Thermal treatments l Other services

Meeting equipment

09

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart 58 18/01/18 11:55 Pagina m Service elevator l Mobile stage m Catwalk l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen l Marquees l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Tennis l Golf l Beach volley Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Selva di Fasano

TENUTA MONACELLE HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 450 l Rooms: 48 l Countryside l In the hills Highway A14 Exit Bari Nord Railway station Fasano Airport: Brindisi Papola Casale

l Total nr. rooms 48 l Single 48 l Double 48 l Junior Suite 2 l Suite 2 l Deluxe 5

at Km. 65 at Km. 9 at Km. 55

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Main meeting room chart

Restaurants: Il Ciliegeto - Total nr. of seats: 110 Type of cuisine: l Typical m National m International Il Viale dei desideri - Total nr. of seats: 120 Type of cuisine: l Typical m National m International

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 4 Main room: nr. 450 seats Main room size in mt: 16,25x18,70 Main room height in mt: 3,70 Exhibit space (sq mt): 450

SALA MEETING 250 HHHH Contrada Aratico - 70043 Selva di Fasano (BA) BUSINESS 9307291 Ph. +39 080 9309942 - Fax +39 08070 info@tenutamonacelle.it www.tenutamonacelle.com m Staff room Otherdetails: available areas: Contact m Reception area Antonio Ladisa, General Manager direzione@tenutamonacelle.it Opening: from March to December

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3 Meeting 2

equipment

-

D

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access m Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside for 350 cars m Agreement 200

YES

Spa and wellness: m Spa personnel - with dedicated 200 200 60 Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium 60 35 m Thermal treatments

80

l Internet access Kw l Bare trusses60 2,9l Available 1 electric power YES 40 l Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification Sports facilities: l Control room l Flip chart l Gardens Outdoor pool l Tennis m Golf m Foyer l Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk m Press room m Gym m Indoor pool m Wardrobe m Dedicated barCredit area cards: m Terraces l PC lmLcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen l Marquees l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Visa l Video projector l Videoconferencing

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Magna Grecia, Murgia and Gravine

T

he Murge, a rectangular karst plateau bordered by the Ofanto river, the “Messapian threshold” with the Basilicata region and the Adriatic sea: this area, partly under the protection of the Alta Murgia Park, offers a surprising array of sceneries: grottos, sanctuaries, defensive fortifications, churches and rural settlements, tiny villages and big towns. Up north, cities like Altamura attract tourists eager to learn its history and lush cuisine heritage. This landscape presents sudden canyons, crypts and steep grottos, along vineyards and olive groves, ancient villages and handicraft workshops, all leading to the blue waters of the Ionian Sea. Its coast has wide and long beaches, all the way up

north to Taranto, aka “the city of two seas”, and Pulsano with its marked tourist vocation and treasured local cuisine. In the Alta Murgia around Bari and Taranto, ravines make this landscape unique: here, across Europe’s biggest canyons, a rural civilization was born. From Laterza to Gravina in Puglia travelers can follow the flight of rare birds immersed in the silence of rockcarved churches, as in Massafra and Mottola, or in Grottaglie, homeland of handmade and world renowned ceramica earthenware. This is the reign of archaeology, where the splendor Magna Graecia and its ancient capital Taranto is still revealed by precious relics and underground

routes, with frescoed tombs and hidden treasures. Breathtaking horizons are to be discovered riding on a Murgese horse along the Trulli horse trails, or trekking in the Alta Murgia National Park, admiring the beauties of the vast northern Puglia plateau. Take a rest in one of the 100 masserie in Crispiano or by the sea along the Ginosa and Castellaneta Marina unending beaches. But Puglia is also a treasure trove for foodies, thanks to an authentic, delicious culinary tradition. In Gioia del Colle, soft and juicy mozzarella and burrata are best to be tasted under Apulian starry skies, as are the yummy “fornelli” barbecues of Santeramo in Colle, where visitors can choose their own cuts and have them chargrilled before their eyes.

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ph Giorgio Guarini

A panorama of Taranto

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Puglia 064 Ethra Reserve.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 10:43 Pagina 64

Castellaneta Marina

ETHRA RESERVE HOTEL FEATURES

● Main room: 600 ● Rooms: 787 ● Countryside ● Seaside Highway A14 Exit Taranto Railway station Taranto Airport: Bari Airport: Brindisi

● Total nr. rooms 787 ● Single ● Double ● Junior Suite ● Suite

at Km. 20 at Km. 45 at Km. 90 at Km. 90

Lodging information: ❍ Voice mail box ● Room service ● Internet access ❍ Digital TV ● Satellite TV ❍ TV on demand ● Minibar ● Safe ● Air conditioning

● Shuttle service from/to airport ❍ Shuttle service from/to City centre

● Bar

MEETING INFORMATION

Parking: ❍ Underground ❍ Outside ❍ Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 22 Main room: nr. 600 seats Main room size in mt: 28,5x16,6 Main room height in mt: 5,35 Exhibit space (sq mt): 7820

Spa and wellness: ● Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 3500 Services provided: ● Sauna ● Turkish bath ● Massages ● Whirlpool ● Solarium ● Thermal treatments Sports facilities: ● Gym ❍ Indoor pool ● Outdoor pool ● Tennis ● Golf

Meeting equipment

Puglia 065

★★★★★ SS 106 Km 466,60 - 74010 Castellaneta Marina (TA) Ph. +39 085 83699 - Fax +39 085 7992187 davide.malvani@ethrareserve. com ABRUZZO 09 Casa Isabella.qxp_SCHEDE www.bluserena.it Contact details: Davide Malvani davide.malvani@ethrareserve.com

● Internet access ❍ Available electric power Kw ❍ Bare trusses ❍ Equipped lighting trusses ❍ Amplification ● Control room ● Flip chart 14/11/17 10:36 Pagina 65stage ❍ Catwalk ● Service elevator ● Mobile ❍ PC ❍ Lcd/Plasm/Led screens ● Built-in screen ❍ Mobile screen ● Marquees ❍ Simultaneous translation ❍ Closed circuit TV ● Video projector ● Videoconferencing

San Basilio Mottola

Credit cards: ● American Express ● Diners ❍ Jcb ● MasterCard ● Visa

CASA ISABELLA EXCLUSIVE HOTEL

Main meeting room chart

HOTEL FEATURES

● Main room: 200 ● Rooms: 26 ● Countryside Highway A14 Exit Mottola Railway station: Palagiano-Mottola Airport: Brindisi

● Total nr. rooms 26 m Single ● Double 24 ● Junior Suite 1 ● Suite 1

at Km. 1 at Km. 15 at Km. 100

● Shuttle service from/to airport ● Shuttle service from/to City centre

Puglia 066

ETHRA

500

28,5x16,6

5,35

-

-

-

600

YES

BUONVENTO

250

16,6x14,2

5,35

-

-

-

250

YES

OSTRO

250

16,6x14,2

250

YES

GRECALE

70

10x7

5,35 Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 Main room: nr. 200 seats 3,4 Main room - size (sq -mt): 14x22 Main room height in mt: 5,00 250 3,4 Exhibit space: -

60

NO

30

NO

35 8,6x4,3 ★★★★ LIBECCIO Località San Basilio c/o Palazzo Ducale 74017 Mottola (TA) PRESS 23 6,8x3,8 Ph. +39 099 8833224 – +39 099 8866325 Fax +39 099 8833256 BOLINA 51 6,7x7,7 info@casaisabella.it www.casaisabella.it FIOCCO 51 ABRUZZO 6,7x7,7 Histò San details: Pietro.qxp_SCHEDE Contact

MEETING INFORMATION

09

3,4 Meeting - equipment 15 ● Internet access ❍ Available electric power Kw ❍ Bare trusses 3,4 ❍ Equipped - lighting -trusses ● Amplification 30 ❍ Control room ● Flip chart ❍- Mobile66 stage 3,4 ❍ Service - elevatorPagina - ❍ Catwalk30 10/11/17 10:44 ● PC ● Lcd/Plasm/Led screens ❍ Built-in screen ● Mobile screen ● Marquees 6,3 ● Simultaneous translation ❍ Closed circuit 160 TV ● Video projector ❍ Videoconferencing 400

Carmela Albanese, Events Manager info@casaisabella.it ATRIUM 400

-

Opening: all year TEATRO (OPEN)

-

-

RED 1

183

14,4x12,7

4,3

RED 2

141

12,5x11,3

4,3

Taranto BLU

160

15,5x10,3

ORANGE 1

125

13,3x9,4

ORANGE 2

200

15,2x13,1

IVORY 1

180

18x10

IVORY 2

174

18,5x9,2

CLUB HOUSE

560

-

PANORAMA

84

14x6

GIARDINO

85

9,6x8,9

CLARKE

180

-

VALENTINO 92 11,7x7,9 HHHHH Via Sant’Andrea Circummarpiccolo - 74121 Taranto ANFITEATRO (OPEN) Ph. +39 099 4721188 - Fax +39 099 6410290 info@relaishisto.it www.relaishisto.it ● Staff room Other available areas: ❍ Reception area Contact details: Gabriele Laudisa, Sales Manager commerciale@relaishisto.it Opening: all year

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4,3

-

NO NO YES

40 250 100 Parking: m Underground l Outside for 200 cars m Agreement 60 30 Spa and wellness: ❍ Spa 20 with dedicated -personnel 30 16 Services provided: ❍ Sauna ❍ Turkish bath ● Massages ❍ Whirlpool ❍ Solarium 10 15 ❍ Thermal treatments Sports facilities: - ❍ Outdoor 30 ❍ Gym ❍ ❍ -Indoor pool pool16 ❍ Tennis ❍ Golf

-

- cards:30 16 Credit l American Express ● Diners ❍ Jcb ● MasterCard ● Visa 160 80 -

YES

-

-

-

400

-

-

20

-

-

100

30

-

16

-

-

70

20

-

16 70 20 l Total nr. rooms 48 l Single 48 l Double 48 l Junior Suite 3 16 4 70 20 l Suite

-

-

-

100

YES

-

-

70

YES

70

YES

RELAIS HISTÒ SAN PIETRO SUL MAR PICCOLO

l Main room: 350 l Rooms: 48

l Countryside l Seaside Highway A14 4,3 Exit Taranto

-

-

Railway station Taranto 4,3 Airport:- Brindisi Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla 4,3 l Shuttle-service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre 3,9 6,95MEETING -

NO

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning 100 600 300 Restaurants: I Granai - Total nr. of seats: 160 Type l International 40 of cuisine: - l Typical - l National 250 100 l Bar

INFORMATION

3 3,7 Maximum - number of - meeting rooms: Main room: nr. 350 seats 3,1 Main room - size in mt: - 25x11 Main room height in mt: 10,00 Exhibit space 4,0 -

70 25 at Km. at Km. 10 at 100 Km. 60 at Km. 80 70

YES YES YES

90

YES

300

YES

45

YES

60

YES

HOTEL FEATURES

-

Lodging information: 20 100 30 m Voice mail -box l Room service l Internet access 16 - Satellite- TV l TV70on demand 20 l Digital TV l l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning 20 90 30 Restaurants: La Lanternaia - Total nr. of seats: 250 50 of cuisine: - l Typical - l National 300 200 Type l International l Bar 24 Parking: m Underground m Outside 22 m Agreement

45

20

-

60

30

-

Spa and wellness: 150 l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 1750 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath 7,3 Meeting - equipment 60 YES 20 -l Whirlpool - l Solarium 60 30 l Massages l Internet access m Thermal treatments l Posarium m Available electric power Kw l Bare trusses - m Equipped - lighting -trusses l Amplification 1000 YES 1000 Sports facilities: l Gym l Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Control room l Flip chart m Tennis l Golf m Service elevator m Mobile stage l Catwalk● Press room ❍ Foyer ❍ Gardens l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen ● Wardrobe ❍ Dedicated bar Credit area cards: ❍ Terraces l Mobile screen l Marquees l American Express l Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Visa l Video projector m Videoconferencing l Others on request

64

150

YES

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Taranto

MERCURE DELFINO TARANTO HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 200 l Rooms: 191 l In town Highway A14 Exit Taranto Railway station Taranto Centrale Airport: Brindisi

l Total nr. rooms 191 l Single l Double m Junior Suite l Suite

a Km. 34 a Km. 5 a Km. 73

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar m Safe l Air conditioning

m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Il Golfo - Total nr. of seats: 120 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside for 100 cars m Agreement with garage

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 8 Main room: nr. 200 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: 3,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): 300

Meeting equipment

HHHH Viale Virgilio 66 - 74121 Taranto Ph. +39 099 7323232 - Fax +39 099 7304654 info@grandhoteldelfino.it www.grandhoteldelfino.it

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart m Service elevator m Mobile stage m Catwalk l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in-screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

Contact details: Alessia Giliberto, General Manager info@grandhoteldelfino.it

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Leporano Torre Saturo; below: Alta Murgia Main meeting room chart and Gravina in Puglia

ITALIA

330

-

3,00

1

-

-

180

YES

-

-

-

180

-

-

AMERICA

250

-

2,70

1

-

-

200

YES

-

-

-

200

-

-

GIAPPONE

100

-

2,70

1

-

-

50

YES

-

-

-

50

-

-

LONDRA

20

-

2,50

1

-

-

25

YES

-

-

-

25

-

-

PARIGI

25

-

2,50

1

-

-

25

YES

-

-

-

25

-

-

Other available areas:

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m Staff room m Reception area

l Foyer m Wardrobe

m Press room l Dedicated bar area

67

m Gardens m Terraces

ph Carlos Solito

ph Carlos Solito

Opening: all year

ph Vanda Biffani

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

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Itria Valley and Murgia dei trulli

T

he Brindisi coastline is dotted with citadels and villages, many of which include a medieval borough often perched on white beaches and crystal clear waters. This is also the case of Brindisi with its stately castle erected by the sea, or Carovigno, Torre Guaceto and Ostuni, this latter also known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;white pearlâ&#x20AC;? of the Mediterranean, surrounded by olive groves and unique trulli stone houses. The Appian and Trajan Ways once connected this territory with Rome, and modern roads still follow the very same route. Brindisi is the place where the Latin poet Virgil died, and where the Appian Way ended, as the two columns dating to the II century

B.C. testify. The proud and courageous Messapians dwelled in this area across the IX and VII centuries B.C., building several towns encircled by defensive walls. Oria with its castle, and Mesagne still hold precious legacies of these populations. This area offers unique opportunities to discover nature beyond the precious architectural heritage: ravines and grottos abound, as well as rural churches carved into rocks around Ostuni, where Basilian monks used to hide from persecutions. Watchtowers and castles around the northern Brindisi coast still remind of pirates

and Saracens incursions, while on the same area the ancient Roman town and harbor of Egnatia is a must see for its archaeological treasures. Valle dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Itria is a verdant territory dominated by olive groves, where typical masserie farmhouses were once used as defensive strongholds. The surrounding coasts are characterized by long sandy beaches, with dunes and natural reserves. The local Messapian civilization legacy is still visible: rural villages, castles and the enchanting spectacle of trulli, built with hand cut stones and erected without mortar.

ph Franco Cappellari

Alberobello

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Alberobello

Grand Hotel LA CHIUSA DI CHIETRI HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 1000 l Rooms: 150 l Countryside Highway A14 - E843 Exit Acquaviva delle Fonti Railway station Alberobello Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 150 l Single 130 l Double 130 l Junior Suite 8 m Suite l Other types: nr. 12 historic Trulli of ‘600

at Km. 30 at Km. 4 at Km. 65

Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV l TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: NOBIS - Total nr. of seats: 300 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International NOBIS Congress - Total nr. of seats: 1000 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 16 Main room: nr. 1000 seats Main room size in mt: 38,80x21,10 Main room height in mt: 3,50 Exhibit space (sq mt): 850

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside for 900 cars m Agreement with garage Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): 800 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool l Solarium l Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

Puglia 073

HHHH S.S. 172 dei Trulli Km. 29,800 - 70011 Alberobello (BA) Ph. +39 080 4325481 - Fax +39 080 4323558 info@lachiusadichietri.it Riva Marina resort.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO www.lachiusadichietri.it Contact details: Domenico Pugliese, Meeting Manager congressi@lachiusadichietri.it

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l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 100 l Bare trusses l Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart l Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk 10/11/17 10:45 Pagina l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens73 m Built-in-screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis l Golf (nearby) Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Carovigno

RIVA MARINA RESORT HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 890 l Rooms: 453 l Highway A14 Exit Bari nord Railway station Carovigno Airport: Brindisi Casale

l Total nr. rooms 453 m Single l Double 121 m Junior Suite l Suite 51 l Other 281 rooms

at Km. at Km. 5 at Km. 18

Lodging information: m Voice mail box m Room service m Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Sala Diamante - Total nr. of seats: 2500 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: l 500 cars l Outside m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 8 Main room: nr. 890 seats Main room size in mt: 23,4x31,3 Main room height in mt: 4,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): HHHH Via della Pineta - 72012 Specchiolla - Carovigno (LE) Ph. +39 0832 351321 - Fax +39 0832 228794 v.denuzzo@cdshotels.it www.cdshotels.it

Meeting equipment

Puglia 074 Ostuni Rosa Marina.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 Contact details: Valentina De Nuzzo, MICE Manager v.denuzzo@cdshotels.it Opening: all year

Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium l Thermal treatments l Other services

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart l Service elevator l Mobile stage 10/11/17 10:46 Pagina 74l Catwalk l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Ostuni

Sports facilities: l Gym l Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

OSTUNI ROSA MARINA RESORT HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 370 l Rooms: 240

Main meeting room chart

l Seaside Highway Adriatica A14 Exit Bari nord Railway station Ostuni Airport: Brindisi

l Total nr. rooms 240 m Single l Double 232 m Junior Suite l Suite 8

at Km. 75 at Km. 6 at Km. 35

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service m Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

MILLENIUM

819

38,80x21,10

TULIPANO PLENARIA

408

17,6x23,2

MIMOSA

98

6,50x15,10

MAGNOLIA

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9,45x6,80

GAZEBO 240 15,5x15,5 HHHH Rosa Marina - 72017 Ostuni (BR) 231 TULIPANO 17,6x13,1 Ph. +39 0831 350411 - Fax +39 0831 350412 commerciale@ostunirosamarinaresort.com www.ostunirosamarinaresort.com l Staff room Other available areas: l Reception area Contact details: Rossella Calò, Sales Manager rossella.calo@ostunirosamarinaresort.com Opening: all year

Main meeting room chart

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1000

YES

Restaurants: Total - nr. of seats: 1000 600 700 1000 460 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

3,50 4 500 Maximum number of meeting rooms: 12 Main room: nr. 370 seats 3,50Main room 2 size in mt: - 14x24 100 Main room height in mt: 5,90 Exhibit space (sq mt): 3,50 2 50

YES

l Bar -

3,50

5

-

-

MEETING INFORMATION

YES YES

450 300 Parking: m Underground 50 70 l Outside 60 m Agreement with garage

500

270

-

100

50

-

Spa 25and wellness: 30 30 40 25 m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath 80 280 180 m Solarium 300 150 l Massages m Whirlpool m Thermal treatments 80 facilities: 250 200 300 150 Sports

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6,50Meeting 3 equipment 300 YES l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses 3,50 3 300 YES l Equipped lighting trusses (o.r.) l Amplification l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Control room l Flip chart l Tennis l Golf (at 18 km) l Five- a-side soccer m Service elevator l Mobile stage l Foyer l Press room l Gardens l Catwalk (o.r.) l PC (o.r.) Credit cards: l Wardrobe l Dedicated bar area l Terraces l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens (o.r.) l Built-in-screen l American Express l Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa l Simultaneous translation (o.r.) m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

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Martina Franca

MASSERIA CHIANCONE TORRICELLA l Main room: 210 l Rooms: 53 l Countryside Highway A14 Exit Bari Railway station Martina Franca Airport: Bari Airport: Brindisi

at Km. 75 at Km. 7 at Km. 75 at Km. 60

Puglia 076 Villa San Martino.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 Contact details: Mario Torricella, General Manager info@masseriachiancone.it Opening: all year

l Total nr. rooms 53 l DUS 49 l Junior Suite 2 l Suite 2

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside for 150 cars m Agreement

Meeting equipment

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart 10/11/17 10:47 mPagina 76 m Catwalk m Service elevator Mobile stage l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath l Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis l Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Martina Franca

VILLA SAN MARTINO ● Main room: 300 ● Rooms: 21 ● In town ● Countryside Highway Exit Railway station: Martina Franca Airport: Bari Airport: Brindisi

at Km. at Km. 2 at Km. 95 at Km. 65

● Shuttle service from/to airport ● Shuttle service from/to City centre

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 Main room: nr. 300 seats Main room size (sq mt): 290 Main room height in mt: 4 Exhibit space 1500 sqm

Puglia 077 Masseria ABRUZZO Contact Montalbano.qxp_SCHEDE details: Alessandra Brucoli, General Manager direzione@relaisvillasanmartino.com Opening: all year

HOTEL FEATURES ● Total nr. rooms 21 ● Single 21 ● Double 21 ● Junior Suite 6 ● Suite 1 ● Deluxe 14 Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning Restaurants: Duca di Martina - Total nr. of seats: 50 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International Taverna del  Duca - Total nr. of seats: 150 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International Sala delle arpe - Total nr. of seats: 220 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

★★★★★ L Via Taranto, 59 zona g - 75015 Martina Franca (TA) Ph. +39 080 4805152 info@relaisvillasanmartino.com www.relaisvillasanmartino.com

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Restaurants: Masseria Chiancone - Total nr. of seats: 250 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 4 Main room: nr. 210 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: Exhibit space (sq mt): HHHH Strada Trasconi Chiancone - 74015 Martina Franca (TA) Ph. +39 080 4490600 - Fax +39 080 4490188 info@masseriachiancone.it www.masseriachiancone.it

HOTEL FEATURES

l Bar Parking: m Underground ● Outside m Agreement

Meeting equipment

● Internet access ❍ Available electric power Kw ● Bare trusses ❍ Equipped lighting trusses ● Amplification ❍ Control room ● Flip chart Service elevator ● Mobile stage 77 ❍ Catwalk 09❍ 10/11/17 10:47 Pagina ● PC ● Lcd/Plasm/Led screens ❍ Built-in screen ● Mobile screen ❍ Marquees ❍ Simultaneous translation ❍ Closed circuit TV ● Video projector ❍ Videoconferencing

Ostuni

Spa and wellness: ● Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: ● Sauna ● Turkish bath ● Massages ● Whirlpool ❍ Solarium ❍ Thermal treatments Sports facilities: ● Gym ❍ Indoor pool ● Outdoor pool ❍ Tennis ❍ Golf Credit cards: l American Express ● Diners ● Jcb ● MasterCard ● Visa

MASSERIA MONTALBANO l Main room: 400 l Rooms: 23 l Countryside Highway A14 Exit Bari Railway station Ostuni Airport: Brindisi Airport: Bari

at Km. 70 at Km. 7 at Km. 50 at Km. 70

l Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

HOTEL FEATURES

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l Total nr. rooms 23 m Single l Double 15 l Junior Suite 5 l Suite 3 Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service m Internet access m Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning l Bar

Main meeting room chart

HHHH S SALA PLENARIA 240 S.S. 16 km 871.8 - 72017 Ostuni (BR) Ph. +39 0831 359945 info@masseriamontalbano.it l Staff room Other available areas: www.masseriamontalbano.it l Reception area Contact details: Alberto Caliandro Opening: all year

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MEETING INFORMATION

Parking: m Underground m Outside m Agreement with garage

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 2 Main room: nr. 400 seats Main room size (sq mt): 375 Main room height in mt: 3,50 Exhibit space (sq mt):

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis l Golf l Internet access 3 210 YES 60 210 210 210 100 80 l Available electric power Kw 150 m Bare trusses Credit cards: m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard m Control room l Flip chart m Foyer m Press room l Visa l Gardens (sq mt) 200 m Service elevator l Mobile stage m Catwalkl Dedicated bar area l Wardrobe l Terraces (sq mt) 300 l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in-screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

Meeting equipment

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Puglia 078 Masseria Santa Lucia.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 10:48 Pagina 78

Ostuni

Grand Hotel MASSERIA SANTA LUCIA HOTEL FEATURES

● Main room: 1300 ● Rooms: 130 ● Countryside ● Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bari Nord Railway station Ostuni Airport: Brindisi Airport: Bari

● Total nr. rooms 130 ● Double 126 ● Suite 4 at Km. 90 at Km. 6 at Km. 20 at Km. 90

● Shuttle service from/to airport ❍ Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Aranceto - Total nr. of seats: 300 Type of cuisine: ● Typical ● National ❍ International Banquet hall - Total nr. of seats: 1000 Type of cuisine: ● Typical ● National ❍ International Sea looking terrace - Total nr. of seats: 200 Type of cuisine: ● Typical ● National ❍ International Covered terrace - Total nr. of seats: 600 Type of cuisine: ● Typical ❍ National ❍ International

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 12 Main room: nr. 1300 seats Main room size in mt: 60x20 Main room height in mt: 5,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): 600

★★★★ S.S. 379 Bari-Brindisi exit Costa Merlata 72017 Ostuni Marina (BR) Ph. +39 0831 356111 Fax +39 0831 304090 info@masseriasantalucia.it www.masseriasantalucia.it

● Bar Parking: ● Outside for 400 cars ❍ Agreement Spa and wellness: ❍ Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: ● Sauna ● Turkish bath ● Massages ● Whirlpool ● Solarium ❍ Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

Puglia 079 Masseria Traetta.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 Contact details: Bartolomeo D’Amico, General Manager direzione@masseriasantalucia.it Opening: all year

● Internet access ● Available electric power Kw 150 ● Bare trusses ● Equipped lighting trusses ● Amplification ● Control room ● Flip chart 10/11/17 10:48 ●Pagina 79 ● Catwalk ● Service elevator Mobile stage ● PC ● Lcd/Plasm/Led screens ● Built-in screen ● Mobile screen ● Marquees ● Simultaneous translation ● Closed circuit TV ● Video projector ● Videoconferencing

Ostuni

Sports facilities: ● Gym ❍ Indoor pool ● Outdoor pool ● Tennis ❍ Golf ● Five a side soccer ● Bike ● Archery Credit cards: ● Amex ● Diners ● Jcb ● MasterCard ● Visa

MASSERIA TRAETTA EXCLUSIVE ● Main room: 220 ● Rooms: 4 ● In the hills Highway A14 Exit Bari Railway station Ostuni Airport: Brindisi Airport: Bari

Puglia 080

at Km. at Km. 1 at Km. 36 at Km. 100

Opening: all year

● Total nr. rooms 4 ❍ Single ● Double 3 ❍ Junior Suite ● Suite 1 ● Agreement with other locations within 2,5 km

❍ Shuttle service from/to airport ❍ Shuttle service from/to City centre

MEETING INFORMATION

❍ Bar

Restaurants: Total nr. of seats: 500 Type of cuisine: ● Typical ❍ National ❍ International Parking: ❍ Underground ● Outside for 400 cars ❍ Agreement

Meeting equipment

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HOTEL FEATURES

Lodging information: ● Voice mail box ● Room service ● Internet access ❍ Digital TV ❍ Satellite TV ❍ TV on demand ● Minibar ❍ Safe ❍ Air conditioning

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 Main room: nr. 220 seats Main room size in mt: 28x8,5 Main room height in mt: Exhibit space (sq mt): 450

★★★★★ L Strada per Ceglie Messapica Km 2,5 72017 Ostuni (BR) Ph. +39 0831 308285 - Fax +39 0831 306576 info@masseriatraetta.com www.masseriatraetta.com Contact details: Serena Lobbene, Meeting Manager Monte Sarago.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO meeting@masseriatraetta.com Giuseppe Primicerio, General Manager info@masseriatraetta.com

Lodging information: ● Room service ● Internet access ● Digital TV ● Satellite TV ● TV on demand ● Minibar ● Safe ● Air conditioning

● Internet access ❍ Available electric power Kw ❍ Bare trusses ● Equipped lighting trusses ● Amplification ● Control room ● Flip chart ❍ Service elevator ● Mobile 10/11/17 10:49 Pagina 80 stage ● Catwalk ● PC ● Lcd/Plasm/Led screens ❍ Built-in screen ● Mobile screen ● Marquees ● Simultaneous translation ● Closed circuit TV ● Video projector ● Videoconferencing

Spa and wellness: ❍ Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: ❍ Sauna ❍ Turkish bath ❍ Massages ❍ Whirlpool ❍ Solarium ❍ Thermal treatments Sports facilities: ❍ Gym ❍ Indoor pool ❍ Outdoor pool ❍ Tennis ❍ Golf Credit cards: ● American Express ● Diners ● Jcb ● MasterCard ● Visa

Ostuni

Hotel MONTE SARAGO l Main room: 230 l Rooms: 40 l In town Highway A14 Exit Bari nord Railway station Ostuni Airport: Brindisi

at Km. 90 at Km. 2 at Km. 30

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Main meeting room chart

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 2 Main room: nr. 230 seats Main room size (sq mt) 270 Main room height in mt: 6,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): 200

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HHHH Corso Mazzini, 233 - 72017 Ostuni1200 (BR) SALONE DEI CONGRESSI 60x20 Ph. +39 0831 334470 - Fax +39 0831 306493 info@hotelmontesarago.it www.hotelmontesarago.it ● Staff room Other available areas: ● Reception area Contact details: Oronzo Sasso, General Manager direzione@hotelmontesarago.it Opening: all year

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HOTEL FEATURES l Total nr. rooms 40 m Single l Double 40 l Junior Suite 1 l Suite 2 l Villas Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access m Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning Restaurants: L’Opificio - Total nr. of seats: 200 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International l Bar Parking: l Underground for 15 cars l Outside for 130 cars m Agreement

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium Meeting equipment m Thermal treatments l Internet access 5,00m Available 12 electric5x4 5x4Bare trusses 1200 SI 200 facilities: 1500 1000 Sports power Kw m m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Tennis m Golf m Control room l Flip chart ● Foyer ● Press room ● Gardens (sq mt) 10.000 m Service elevator l Mobile stage m Catwalk● Dedicated bar area Credit cards: ● Wardrobe ● Terraces (sq mt) 1.500 l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard m Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

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Puglia 081 Borgo Egnazia.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 18/01/18 11:59 Pagina 81

Savelletri di Fasano

BORGO EGNAZIA HOTEL FEATURES

● Main room: 500 ● Rooms: 183 ● Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bari Nord Railway station Fasano Airport: Brindisi Airport: Bari

● Total nr. rooms 183 ● La Corte 63 ● Il Borgo 92 ● Le Ville 28

at Km. 55 at Km. 4 at Km. 45 at Km. 58

Lodging information: ● Room service ● Internet access ● Digital TV ❍ Satellite TV ❍ TV on demand ● Minibar ● Safe ● Air conditioning

● Shuttle service from/to airport ● Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Due Camini - Total nr. of seats: 60 Type of cuisine: ● Typical ● National ❍ International La Frasca - Total nr. of seats: 150 Type of cuisine: ● Typical ❍ National ❍ International Trattoria Mia cucina - Total nr. of seats: 50 Type of cuisine: ● Typical ❍ National ❍ International Pescheria da Vito - Total nr. of seats: 150 Type of cuisine: ● Typical ● National ❍ International

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 10 Main room: nr. 500 seats Main room size (sq mt): 600 Main room height in mt: 4,50 Exhibit space ★★★★★ L Savelletri di Fasano - 72010 Savelletri di Fasano (BR) Ph. +39 080 2255000 - +39 Fax 080 2255001 info@borgoegnazia.com www.borgoegnazia.com

Puglia 082 Masseria San Domenico.qxp_SCHEDE Contact details: Giuseppe De Benedetto giuseppe.debenedetto@borgoegnazia.com Opening: all year

● Bar Parking: ● Underground for 10 cars ● Outside for 130 cars Spa and wellness: ● Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 1800 Services provided: ● Sauna ● Turkish bath ● Massages ❍ Whirlpool ❍ Solarium ❍ Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

● Internet access ● Available electric power Kw 18 ❍ Bare trusses ❍ Equipped lighting trusses ● Amplification ● Control room ● Flip chart Service elevator ●10:50 Mobile stage ❍ Catwalk ABRUZZO❍09 10/11/17 Pagina 82 ● PC ● Lcd/Plasm/Led screens ● Built-in screen ● Mobile screen ● Marquees ❍ Simultaneous translation ● Closed circuit TV ● Video projector ● Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: ● Gym ● Indoor pool ● Outdoor pool ● Tennis ● Golf ● Bikes ● Water sports Credit cards: ● Amex ● Diners ● Jcb ● MasterCard ● Visa

Savelletri di Fasano

MASSERIA SAN DOMENICO HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 150 l Rooms: 40 l Countryside l Seaside Highway A16 Exit Bari Nord Railway station Fasano Airport: Bari Airport: Brindisi

l Total nr. rooms 40 m Single l Double 8 l Junior Suite 16 l Suite 16

at Km. 60 at Km. at Km. 60 at Km. 45

m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: San Domenico - Total nr. of seats: 90 Type of cuisine: l Typical m National m International La Nassa - Total nr. of seats: 100 Type of cuisine: l Typical m National m International

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 1 Main room: nr. 150 seats Main room size in mt: 9x26 Main room height in mt: 3,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): HHHHH L Strada Provinciale 90, Savelletri - 72015 Fasano (BR) Ph. +39 080 4827769 - Fax +39 080 4827978 info@masseriasandomenico.com reservations@masseriasandomenico.com www.masseriasandomenico.com

Puglia 083 Masseria Contact Torre details: Coccaro.qxp_SCHEDE Genny Mansi, Resident Manager gmansi@masseriasandomenico.com Closing: from January to March

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside for 300 cars m Agreement Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 800 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium l Thermal treatments l Thalassotherapy

Meeting equipment

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 380 m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart Service elevator 10:50 l MobilePagina stage m Catwalk ABRUZZOm09 10/11/17 83 m PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen m Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

Savelletri di Fasano

Sports facilities: l Gym l Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Tennis l Golf l Bike Credit cards: l American Express l Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

MASSERIA TORRE COCCARO

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HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 150 l Rooms 40 l Countryside Highway A16 Exit Bari Nord Railway station: Fasano Airport: Brindisi

l Total nr. rooms 40 m Single l Double 40 l Junior Suite 9 l Suite 4

at Km. 85 at Km. 5 at Km. 50

Restaurants: Egnathia - Total nr. of seats: 70 Type of cuisine: l Typical m National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

ARENA

600

30x20

MARQUIS

400

20x20

222 12,75x17,44 HHHHH LEGNAZIA C.da Coccaro, 8 - 72015 Savelletri di Fasano (BR) Ph. +39 080 4829310 - Fax +39●080 Staff4827992 room Other available areas: info@masseriatorrecoccaro.com ● Reception area www.masseriatorrecoccaro.com Opening: all year

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Maximum number of meeting rooms: 4 Main room: nr. 150 seats Main room size (sq mt): 170 Main room height in mt: 2,75 Exhibit space (sq mt): 4,70 5x3 -

Meeting equipment

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Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Main meeting room chart

Contact details:

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Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access m Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside for 70 cars m Agreement 500

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Spa and wellness: - with dedicated 500 380 of (sq mt) m Spa personnel500 Services provided: m Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool 180 360 m Solarium 300 200 m Thermal treatments

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3,35-4,70 300 SI l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses Sports 3,70m Equipped 5 lighting trusses 220 SI 60 facilities: 85 220 96 100 l Amplification l Gym l Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Control room l Flip chart m Tennis l Golf m Service elevator l Mobile stage ● Foyer ● Press room ● Gardens m Catwalk ● Wardrobe ● Dedicated bar Credit area cards: ● Terraces l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

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Puglia 084 Sierra Silvana.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 10:51 Pagina 84

Selva di Fasano

HOTEL SIERRA SILVANA HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 350 l Rooms: 120

l Total nr. rooms 120 m Single l Double m Junior Suite m Suite

at Km. 6 at Km. 8 at Km. 55 at Km. 55

m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar

Restaurants: Interno - Total nr. of seats: 500 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International Parking: m Underground l Outside m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 7 Main room: nr. 350 seats Main room size in mt: 350 Main room height in mt: 290 Exhibit space (sq mt): 250 HHHH Via Don Bartolo Boggia, 5 72010 Selva di Fasano (BR) Ph. +39 080 4331322 - Fax +39 080 4331207 info@sierrasilvana.com www.sierrasilvana.com

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath l Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments m Other services

Meeting equipment

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw l Bare trusses l Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart l Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen l Marquees l Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Contact details: Giuseppe Nigri, General Manager info@sierrasilvana.com Opening:

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

A masseria in Valle dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Itria; below: a panorama of Locorotondo

ph CarloElmiroBevilacqua

l In the hill l Highway Exit Railway station: Airport: Brindisi Airport: Bari

SALONE DELLA LUNA

350

-

-

-

-

-

350

NO

60

300

-

350

-

-

SALONE DEL SOLE

350

-

-

-

-

-

300

NO

-

300

-

-

-

-

SALA MERCURIO + VENERE + MARTE

128

-

-

-

-

-

120

NO

40

-

-

120

70

-

SALA GIOVE

100

-

-

-

-

-

100

NO

40

-

-

100

50

-

SALA MERCURIO + VENERE

84

-

-

-

-

-

70

NO

30

-

-

70

30

-

SALA MARTE

45

-

-

-

-

-

40

NO

20

-

-

40

16

-

SALA MERCURIO

45

-

-

-

-

-

40

NO

20

-

-

40

15

-

SALA URANO

35

-

-

-

-

-

30

NO

20

-

-

30

20

-

Other available areas:

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l Staff room lReception area

l Foyer l Wardrobe

l Press room l Dedicated bar area

84

l Gardens l Terraces (sq mt) 900

ph Carlos Solito

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Salento

Lecce, at the heart of Salento, opens doors to national and international meetings and conferences, thanks to its several five-star accommodation facilities, cast in splendid sea- and sun-drenched settings. After hectic work schedules, it is a special treat to wander about alleyways, Baroque churches and convents downtown. The Santa Croce Basilica conceals what is probably the most ineffable city’s location, where battlements and engravings take travelers by surprise, with a desire and a promise: a comeback to these magic gardens. An array of splendid historic mansions, turned into luxurious resorts and fully equipped for business initiatives, are to be discovered all over Salento. Meeting and congress organizers find charming venues among Stone Age dolmen and menhir, coastal watchtowers, cloisters and noble palazzi, where it’s easy to endeavor in excursions around lower Baroque architecture in Grecìa Salentina territories. Without neglecting the unique Negroamaro and Primitivo

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Salento coasts sport a great variety of landscapes. White sand beaches of the Santa Cesarea promenade lead to the famous Castro marine grottos: Grotta Romanelli is one of Italy’s most important pre-history settlements, while Grotta Zinzulusa, “the pearl among sea caves”, owes its name to ‘zinzuli’, dialect for rags, after which local fishermen called its wonderful stalactites and stalagmites. The Apulian Baroque style established itself during the Counter-Reformation era, when the Catholic Church was eager to flaunt the magnificence

of its symbols. Lecce and Nardò Baroque monuments bear distinctive connotations, quite different from other regions’ similar architecture. The local stone, the typical amber-colored Lecce rocks, makes a sumptuous match with decorations concealing the structures underneath. Southern Puglia, at the heart of Salento, is home to the Grika community, where nine towns merged to preserve the legacy of a primeval, unique culture and civilization. Salento is also the land of the Grika language, spoken here since Magna Graecia times, and the Basilian monasteries, where monks were consigned upon Pope’s edict after the Council of Trent. ph Paolo Laku

vineyards, a must see (and taste) experience for wine lovers.

Lecce Sant’Oronzo Square. Below: Gallipoli

ph Franco Cappellari

The sun, the sea, and the wind. Nature is the first striking feature of this stretch of land, sitting across two seas, offering refined resorts immersed in a charming arty atmosphere, with unforgettable locations for business and leisure travelers. Lecce is the hub of this territory, partly including the Brindisi and Taranto provinces. It’s easy to discover hinterland villages and boroughs, sporting the unique Baroque architecture, bearing traces of Messapian and “Grecìa salentina” legacy, keeping its original language and ancient Magna Graecia chants and celebrations. Surf, kite surf and windsurf lovers flock along the windy Alimini shores, where diving aficionados benefit from equipped diving centers and the fascinating underwater Ionian seascapes between Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca.

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Parabita

DOMUS PETRAE A.R.T.I.S. Business center: m Workplaces m Secretary service m Direct phone lines m PC l Internet access m Photocopier

l Main room: 95 l In town Highway Exit Railway station: Airport: Brindisi

at Km. at Km. at Km. 88

Other services: l Disabled accessibility m Pets welcome m Rental car service (o.r.) m Luggage storage m Safety boxes m In house shops m Change bureau m Disco m Public transport nearby m Taxi stand nearby

l Shuttle service from/to airport (payment) m Shuttle service from/to City centre (payment)

MEETING INFORMATION

Restaurants: Type of cuisine: m Typical m National m International

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 4 Main room: nr. 95 seats Main room size (sq mt): Main room height in mt: Exhibit space (sq mt):

m Bar Parking: m Underground m Outside m Pullman Credit cards: m American Express m Diners m Jcb m MasterCard m Visa

Meeting equipment

Zona P.I.P. - Lotto 34 - 73052 Parabita (LE) Ph. +39 329 0199270 - Fax +39 0833 395633 domuspetrae@libero.it

Puglia 091 Double Acaya.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 ContactTree details: Gaetano Leopizzi, General Manager arch.gaetanoleopizzi@gmail.com Opening:

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room m Flip chart m Service elevator m Mobile stage m Catwalk l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen 10/11/17 10:52 Pagina 91 m Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing l Other services on request

Acaya

ACAYA GOLF & SPA RESORT HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 800 l Rooms: 97 l Countryside Tangenziale Est Lecce Exit 8B Railway station Lecce Airport: Brindisi

l Total nr. rooms 97 l Comfort rooms 24 l Queen Superior Rooms 16 l Deluxe Rooms 48 l Family Suites 4 l Suite 5

at Km. 10 at Km. 12 at Km. 55

Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access m Digital TV l Satellite TV l TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Gian Giacomo dellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Acaya - Total nr. of seats: 120 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International Masseria San Pietro - Total nr. of seats: 60 (Outside 70/80) Type of cuisine: l Typical m National m International

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 5 Main room: nr. 800 seats Main room size in mt: 27x22 Main room height in mt: 4,00 Exhibit space (sq mt): HHHH Strada Comunale di Acaya Km. 2 - 73029 Acaya (LE) Ph. +39 0832 861385 - Fax +39 0832 861384 info@acayagolfresort.com www.acayagolfresort.com Contact details: Daniela Rao, Event Coordinator

Puglia 092 Palazzo Virgilio.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 mice@acayagolfresort.com Claudio Oliva, General Manager claudio.oliva@jsh-hotels.com

Closing: from 6th November 2017 to 28th March 2018

l Bar Parking: l Underground for 90 cars l Outside for 120 cars m Agreement Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 1200 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool l Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 3 l Electric black out curtains m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart m Service elevator l Mobile 10/11/17 10:53 Pagina 92stage m Catwalk l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen m Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis l Golf l Soccer field Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Brindisi

PALAZZO VIRGILIO HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 100 l Rooms: 63 l In town Highway A14 Exit Massafra Exit Bari Railway station Brindisi Airport: Brindisi-Casale

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l Total nr. rooms 63 l Single 3 l Double 57 l Junior Suite 3 m Suite

at Km. 84 at Km. 114 at Km. 1 at Km. 5

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Virgilio - Total nr. of seats: 120 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

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SALA CONGRESSI POLIFUNZIONALE

250

-

SALA MEETING 1

80

-

SALA MEETING 2 75 HHHH Corso Umberto I, 141 SALA RIUNIONI 65 72100 Brindisi Ph. +39 0831 597941 - Fax +39 0831 524071 info@palazzovirgilio.it www.palazzovirgilio.it l Staff room Other available areas: l Reception area Contact details: Pierangelo Argentieri, General Manager pierangelo.argentieri@gmail.com Opening: all year

l Bar

Parking: 95 m Underground l Outside for 6 cars m Agreement 28 SI 28 Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel 25 SI 25 Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium Meeting equipment m Thermal treatments - l Internet- access 12 SI 12 Sports facilities: m Available electric power Kw l Bare trusses m Gym m Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Others: Bike, Five-a-side soccer, bowls l Control room l Flip chart l Foyer m Press room m Gardens m Service elevator l Mobile stage m Catwalk Credit cards: m Wardrobe l Dedicated bar area m Terraces l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard m Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing 3 - Maximum- number of - meeting rooms: Main room: nr. 100 seats Main room size in mt: 15,38x6,53 Main room height in mt: Exhibit space (sq mt): -

95

SI

90

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Gallipoli

GRAND HOTEL COSTA BRADA HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 210 l Rooms: 76 l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bari Railway station Lecce Railway station Gallipoli Airport: Brindisi Airport: Bari-Palese Karol Wojtyla

l Total nr. rooms 76 m Superior l Double 44 l Junior Suite 1 FOTO: l Suite 3 l Triple 15 l Deluxe 11 l For Disabled 2

at Km. 200 at Km. 40 at Km. 4 at Km. 80 at Km. 200

Lodging information: m Voice mail box m Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Panoramico - Total nr. of seats: 300 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: l Underground for 15 cars l Outside for 200 cars m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 4 Main room: nr. 210 seats Main room size in mt: 14.30x14,30 Main room height in mt: 3,20 Exhibit space (sq mt): HHHHS Lit. Gallipoli - S. Maria di Leuca - 73014 Gallipoli (LE) Ph. +39 0833 202551 Fax +39 0833 202555 info@grandhotelcostabrada.it direzione@grandhotelcostabrada.it www.grandhotelcostabrada.it Eugenio Maccagnano, General Manager direzione@grandhotelcostabrada.it

Closing: from 1st november to 31st march

Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 90 Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

Puglia 094 8piuhotel.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 Contact details:

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 40 m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart m ServicePagina elevator m 10:54 94Mobile stage l Catwalk l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Lecce

8PIUHOTEL HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 96 l Rooms 84 l In town Highway E55 Bari Exit Bari Railway station: Lecce Airport: Brindisi

l Total nr. rooms 83 l Double 81 l Junior Suite 3 at Km. 149 at Km. 3 at Km. 37

l Shuttle service from/to airport (payment) l Shuttle service from/to City centre (payment)

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV l TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar

Restaurants: Negroamaro Restaurant - Total nr. of seats: 98 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International Parking: m Underground l Outside for 90 cars + 2 buses

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 5 Main room: nr. 96 seats Main room size (sq mt): 142 Main room height in mt: 3 Exhibit space (sq mt):

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

HHHH Viale del Risorgimento - 73100 Lecce Ph. +39 0832 306686 - Fax +39 0832 241981 infolecce@8piuhotel.com www.8piuhotel.com

Puglia 095 Arthotel & Park.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 Contact details: Anna Maria LeFons, Manager direzionelecce@8piuhotel.com Opening: all year

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool m Tennis m Golf

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 20 m Bare trusses l Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart m Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk l PC l10:54 Lcd/Plasm/Led 10/11/17 Paginascreens 95 l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing l Interactive white board Samsung 65”

Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l MasterCard l Visa

Lecce

ARTHOTEL & PARK LECCE HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 220 l Rooms: 55 l In town Highway A14 Exit Massafra Railway station Lecce Airport: Brindisi Airport: Bari

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l Total nr. rooms 55 l Single 55 l Double 55 l Junior Suite 3 l Suite 2

at Km. 70 at Km. 3 at Km. 48 at Km. 166

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access m Digital TV l Satellite TV l TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre HALL

336

12x28

3,75

SALA PANORAMICA

264

22x12

2,75

SALA EXPO SALA MEETING

264 204

24x11 14,30x14,30

SALA MAESTRALE 31 9x3,50 HHHH Via De Chirico, 1 - 73100 Lecce SALA LEVANTE 28 347735 8x3,50 Ph. +39 0832 214214 - Fax +39 0832 info@arthotel-lecce.com www.arthotel-lecce.com l Staff room Other details: available areas: m Reception area Contact Anna Graziana Giannetta, General Manager direzione@arthotel-lecce.com Opening: all year

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1

1,60x2,35

-

MEETING INFORMATION 2

1,25x2,75

1,10x2,70

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 seats 2,75Main room: 1 nr. 220 2,50x2,55 Main room size in mt: 16x15 Main room height in mt: 7,00 3,20 2 1,60x2,35 1,80x2,40 Exhibit space (sq mt): 160 2,75

1

1,00x2,10

Meeting equipment

-

300

SI

Restaurants: Artecrazia - 300 Total nr. of -seats: 260 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

300

SI

l Bar 120

250

SI

210

NO

50

NO

300 180 220 180 Parking: m 100 Underground 250 l Outside 100 for 200 200 cars 150 m Agreement with garage Spa and wellness: 200 l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): 800 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath 30 -l Whirlpool - m Solarium 50 40 l Massages m Thermal treatments l Others: Ayurveda, shiatsu, Jasmine Virtù 20 35 30

100 80 30

l Internet access 2,75l Available 1 electric 1,00x2,10 35 NO 20 power Kw 40 -m Bare trusses Sports facilities: m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Gym l Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Control room l Flip chart m Foyer m Press room l Tennis m Golf l Five-a-side l Gardens (sq mt) soccer l 3000 Volley l Service elevator m Mobile stage l Catwalk l Wardrobe m Dedicated bar area l Terraces (sq mt) 150 l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in-screen Credit cards: l Mobile screen m Marquees l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Visa l Video projector l Videoconferencing

93

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Lecce

BEST WESTERN PLUS LEONE DI MESSAPIA HOTEL & CONFERENCE HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 450 l Rooms: 108 l In town Highway A16 Bari - Napoli Exit Bari Railway station Lecce Airport: Brindisi

l Total nr. rooms 108 l Single 3 l Double 82 l Multiple 11 l Deluxe 6 l Junior Suite 2 l Suite Executive 4

at Km. 150 at Km. 4 at Km. 44

Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Amadeus - Bella â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mbriana - Total nr. of seats: 800 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: l Underground per 10 cars l Outside for 300 cars + 10 pullman m Agreement with garage

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 5 Main room: nr. 450 seats Main room size in mt: 20x18 Main room height in mt: 4,20 Exhibit space (sq mt): 400

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

HHHH SP 23 Lecce - Cavallino n 32 - 73100 Lecce Ph. +39 0832 613102 - Fax +39 0832 611335 info@leonedimessapia.it www.leonedimessapia.it

Puglia 097 Hilton Garden Inn Lecce.qxp_SCHEDE Contact details: Elisa Sciuscio, Conference & Event Manager conference@leonedimessapia.it Opening: all year

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 100 l Bare trusses l Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart ABRUZZO 09 16/01/18 Pagina 97 m Service elevator l 12:41 Mobile stage l Catwalk l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in-screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis l Golf (Contracted structures) Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Lecce

HILTON GARDEN INN LECCE HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 500 l Rooms: 143 l In town Highway A14 Exit Massafra Railway station Lecce Airport: Brindisi

l Total nr. rooms 143 m Single l Twin 34 l Junior Suite 9 l Suite 1 l Superior 15

at Km. 92 at Km. 2 at Km. 40

Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV l TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: The Cube Bar & Restaurant - Total nr. of seats: 250 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 8 Main room: nr. 500 seats Main room size in mt: 23,25x18 Main room height in mt: 3,70 Exhibit space (sq mt):1150

Parking: l Underground for 80 cars l Outside for 140 cars m Agreement Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 400 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool l Solarium m Thermal treatments l Other

Meeting equipment

HHHH Via Cosimo De Giorgi, 62 - 73100 Lecce Ph. +39 0832 525821 - Fax +39 0832 525888 info@hgilecce.com www.hgilecce.com

Puglia 098 Patria Palace.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 Contact details: Simona De Benedittis, Sales Manager sales@hgilecce.com Opening: all year

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 8 m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart l Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen 10/11/17 10:56 Pagina 98 l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing l Other

Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf l Precor fitness equipment Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Lecce

PATRIA PALACE HOTEL HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 140 l Rooms: 67

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l In town Superstrada 613 Exit Lecce Railway station Lecce Airport: Brindisi

l Total nr. rooms 67 l Single 3 l Double 60 l Junior Suite 3 l Suite 1

at Km. 2 at Km. 47

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV l TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

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365

20,17x18

FOYER

286

-

TARAS

93

9x10

ALYTIA

82

10x8,2

SYBAR 43 5,1x8,2 HHHHH Piazzetta RISTORANTE Riccardi, 13 - 73100 Lecce 450 31x15,3 Ph. +39 0832 245111 - Fax +39 0832 245002 info@patriapalace.com www.patriapalace.com l Staff room Other available areas: l Reception area Contact details: Antonio Mauro, Congress Manager gm@patriapalace.com Opening: all year

4

4

3,4 MEETING 1

2,8x2,2

450

YES

INFORMATION 3x3 3x3

Restaurants: 55 - Total 450nr. of seats: 224 55 400 130 Atenze Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

300

YES

l Bar 47

90

YES

Parking: l Underground cars m Outside 30 90 for 3548 90 m Agreement

70

YES

30

YES

2,8x2,2

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 7 3,4 Main room: 2 nr. 1402x2,2 2x2,2 seats Main room size in mt: in mt: 3,4 Main room 2 height2x2,22 2x2,2 Exhibit space (sq mt): 3,4

2

D

2x2,2

Meeting equipment

1,6x2,2

250

170

150

80

-

49

20

Spa 30and wellness: 60 40 60 42 m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath 15 30 24 30 18 m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments 300 300 Sports facilities:

16 10

l Internet access 3,8 4 3x2,2 2,2x2,2 300 YES m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Gym m Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Tennis m Golf m Control room l Flip chart l Foyer l Press room l Gardens (sq mt)1000 l Service elevator m Mobile stage m Catwalkl Dedicated bar area Credit cards: l Wardrobe m Terraces l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa l Altre: CartaSi m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

96

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Lecce

Hotel PRESIDENT HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 450 l Rooms: 150 l In town Superstrada 613 Exit Lecce Highway A14 Exit Bari Railway station Lecce Airport: Brindisi Papola Casale

l Total nr. rooms 150 l Single 27 l Double 108 l Triple 9 l Junior Suite 5 l Presidential 1 at Km. 160 at Km. at Km. 39

l Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar

Restaurants: Myosotis - Total nr. of seats: 450 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International Parking: l Underground for 30 cars m Outside m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 9 Main room: nr. 450 seats Main room size in mt: 28x14,70 Main room height in mt: 4,00 Exhibit space (sq mt):

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath l Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

HHHH S Via Salandra, 6 - 73100 Lecce Ph. +39 0832 456111 - Fax +39 0832 456632 info@hotelpresidentlecce.it www.hotelpresidentlecce.it

Puglia 100 Risorgimento Resort.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO Contact details: Franco Maschio, Chief Receptionist info@hotelpresidentlecce.it Opening: all year

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses m Amplification l Control room l Flip chart Service elevator l Mobile stage 100 m Catwalk 09m 10/11/17 10:57 Pagina l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Lecce

RISORGIMENTO RESORT HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 60 l Rooms: 47 l In town Superstrada 613 Exit Lecce Highway A14 Exit Bari Railway station Lecce Airport: Brindisi Papola Casale

l Total nr. rooms 47 l Single 2 l Double 39 l Junior Suite 1 l Suite 6 Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Satellite TV l TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

at Km. 160 at Km. at Km. 39

l Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Le Quattro Spezierie - Total nr. of seats: 60 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International Le Quattro Spezierie Roof Garden - Total nr. of seats: 60 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside l Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 Main room: nr. 60 seats Main room size in mt: 5x8 Main room height in mt: 3,5 Exhibit space (sq mt):

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Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: m Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool m Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf

HHHHH L Meeting equipment Via Augusto Imperatore, 19 - 73100 Lecce l Internet access Ph. +39 0832 246311 +39 0832 452447 m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses Fax +39 0832 245976 m Equipped lighting trusses m Amplification info@risorgimentoresort.it reservations@vestashotels.it room l12:00 Flip chartPagina 101 www.risorgimentoresort.it Tiziano e dei Congressi.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO m 09Control 18/01/18 m Service elevator l Mobile stage m Catwalk Contact details: l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen Salvatore Nuzzachi, Front Office l Mobile screen m Marquees info@risorgimentoresort.it m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV Opening: all year l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Lecce

Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Grand Hotel TIZIANO E DEI CONGRESSI HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 800 l Rooms: 273 l In town Superstrada 613 Exit Lecce Highway A14 Exit Bari Airport: Brindisi Papola Casale

l Total nr. rooms 273 l Single 41 l Double 220 l Junior Suite 12 m Suite at Km. 160 at Km. 40

Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV l TV on demand l Minibar m Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Main meeting room chart

Restaurants: Ristorante Michelangelo - Total nr. of seats: 500 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

APULIA

411

28x14,70

HHHH CONFERENZE 295 25,30x12,70 Viale Porta dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Europa, 1 - 73100 Lecce Ph. +39 0832 272111 - Fax +39 0832 272841 MARMI 203 17,50x12,80 info@grandhoteltiziano.it www.grandhoteltiziano.it l Staff room Contact details: Other available areas: l Reception area Rodolfo Calucci, Manager Sandra Negro, Mice Manager congress@grandhoteltiziano.it Opening: all year

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Maximum number of meeting rooms: 13 Main room: nr. 800 seats Main room size in mt: 32,4x27,4 4,00Main room 2 height in - mt: 5,00 450 Exhibit space (sq mt): 2000

l Bar Parking: l Underground for 100 cars m Outside m Agreement

Spa 150and wellness: 400 400 450 300 m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath 35,00 2 250 NO 300 l Solarium 250 100 l 100 Massages170 l Whirlpool Meeting equipment m Thermal treatments l Internet access 35,00m Available - electric power 140 NO 70 facilities: 140 100 120 80 Sports Kw l- Bare trusses l Gym l Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Tennis l Golf l Control room l Flip chart l Foyer l Press room l Gardens (sq mt) 500 l Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk Credit cards: l Wardrobe l Dedicated bar area m Terraces l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard m Mobile screen l Marquees l Visa l Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

99

YES

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Puglia 102 Messapia.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 10:58 Pagina 102

Marina di Leuca

MESSAPIA HOTEL & RESORT HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 100 l Rooms 70 l Countryside l In the hills Highway A1 Bari - Bologna Railway station: Lecce Railway station: Gagliano del Capo Airport: Brindisi

l Total nr. rooms 70 l Single 20 l Double 50 l Junior Suite 3 l Suite 2

at Km. 70 at Km. 3 at Km. 110

Lodging information: m Voice mail box m Room service m Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: I Messapi - Total nr. of seats: 200 Type of cuisine: m Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside for 200 cars m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 1 Main room: nr. 100 seats Main room size in mt: 10x20 Main room height in mt: 3,5 Exhibit space (sq mt):

Puglia 103

HHHH C.da Masseria Li Turchi 73040 Marina di Leuca (LE) Ph. +39 0833 750027 - Fax +39 0833 758437 info@messapia.com Vivosa Apulia.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO www.messapia.com Contact details: Maria Vittoria Orlando, Booking Manager info@messapia.com

Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 40 Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

09

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 6 m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room m Flip chart m Service elevator m Mobile stagem Catwalk 10/11/17 10:58 Pagina 103 m PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: m American Express m Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Marina di Ugento

VIVOSA APULIA RESORT HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 500 l Rooms: 333 l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Taranto Nord Railway station Lecce Airport: Brindisi

at Km. 182 at Km. 64 at Km. 110

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 12 Main room: nr. 500 seats Main room size in mt: 15,40x15,60 Main room height in mt: 3,50 Exhibit space (sq mt): Outdoor Meeting Rooms

Meeting equipment

Puglia 104

HHHH Via Vicinale Fontanelle - 73059 Marina di Ugento (LE) Ph. +39 0833 931002 - Fax +39 0833ABRUZZO 933646 Tenuta Moreno.qxp_SCHEDE 09 info@vivosaresort.com www.vivosaresort.com Contact details: Ines Ferilli, Congress and Event Organizer mice@vivosaresort.com

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw l Bare trusses l Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification 16/01/18 12:44 104 l Control room Pagina l Flip chart l Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen l Marquees m Simultaneous translation l Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Mesagne l Countryside Highway SS7 Taranto-Brindisi Exit Latiano Est Railway station Mesagne Airport: Brindisi l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

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HHHH Contrada Moreno S.S. 7 - Exit Latiano Est 72023 Mesagne (BR) SALA MEETING 200 10x20 Ph. +39 0831 774960 - Fax +39 0831 721487 info@tenutamoreno.it m Staff room www.tenutamoreno.it Other available areas: l Reception area Contact details: Pierangelo Argentieri, General Manager pierangelo.argentieri@gmail.com

Opening: all year

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Lodging information: m Voice mail box m Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning Restaurants: Via Appia - Total nr. of seats: 600 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International Trattoria A Puteca Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International l Healthy food l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside m Agreement Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 800 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool m Solarium l Wellness treatments Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Tennis l Golf lessons l Team Building Activities Credit cards: l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

TENUTA MORENO Hotel Resort l Main room: 450 l Rooms: 86

Main meeting room chart

l Total nr. rooms 333 m Single m Double m Junior Suite l Suite 4

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 Main room: nr. 450 seats Main room size in mt: 25x20 Main room height in mt: 3,80 Exhibit space (sq mt): 500

at Km. 70 at Km. 6 at Km. 20

HOTEL FEATURES l Total nr. rooms 86 m Single l Double 76 m Junior Suite l Suite 10 Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV l TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning Restaurants: Aranceto e Sallentia - Total nr. of seats: 700 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside m Agreement

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool l Solarium Meeting equipment m Thermal treatments 3,5 l Internet2 access 2,2x1,6 100 YES 100 Sports facilities: m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart m Foyer m Press room l Tennis m Golf m Gardens Others: bikes, five-a-side soccer, bowls m Service elevator l Mobile stage l Catwalk m Dedicated bar l m Wardrobe area m Terraces l PC l Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen Credit cards: m Mobile screen m Marquees l American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Visa l Video projector l Videoconferencing

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Puglia 105 Basiliani.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 10:59 Pagina 105

Otranto

BASILIANI

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HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 350 l Rooms: 128 l In town Highway Airport: Brinidisi

l Total nr. rooms 128 l Superior 55 l Vip Room 8 l Suite Superior 9 l Comfort 56

at Km. 90

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

m Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Gli Ulivi - Total nr. of seats: 200 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside for 100 cars m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 6 Main room: nr. 350 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: 4,10 Exhibit space (sq mt): HHHH Via Renis, snc - 73028 Otranto (LE) Ph. +39 0832 351321 Fax +39 0832 228794 eventi@cdshotels.it www.cdshotels.it

Spa and wellness: l Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) 1800 Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool l Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

Puglia 106 Solara.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 Contact details: Valentina De Nuzzo, Event Manager v.denuzzo@cdshotels.it Opening: all year

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Control room l Flip chart l Service elevator l Mobile stage m Catwalk 11:00 Pagina 106 m PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen m Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: m Gym l Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express l Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Otranto

Hotel SOLARA HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 250 l Rooms: 48 l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bari sud Railway station Lecce Airport: Brindisi

l Total nr. rooms 48 l Single 12 l Double 24 l Junior Suite 12 m Suite

at Km. 185 at Km. 30 at Km. 85

Lodging information: m Voice mail box m Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar m Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Restaurants: Solara - Total nr. of seats: 200 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside m Agreement with garage

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 2 Main room: nr. 250 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: Exhibit space (sq mt):

Puglia 107

HHH Villaggio Conca Specchiulla - 73028 Otranto (LE) Ph. +39 0836 803230 info@hotelsolara.it Le www.hotelsolara.it Dune Suite.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO Contact details:

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt): Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath m Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments

Meeting equipment

09

Opening: all year

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 8 m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses m Amplification m Control room m Flip chart m Service elevator m Mobile 10/11/17 11:00 Pagina 107stage m Catwalk m PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in-screen m Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV m Video projector m Videoconferencing

Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool l Tennis m Golf Credit cards: m American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Porto Cesareo

LE DUNE SUITE HOTEL HOTEL FEATURES

l Main room: 180 l Rooms: 48 l Seaside Highway Exit Railway station Lecce Airport: Brindisi Airport: Bari

Main meeting room chart

l Total nr. rooms 48 l Single l Double l Triple l Quadruple (Family) l Suite 1 at Km. 80 at Km. 25 at Km. 73 at Km. 160

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV l Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre PLENARIA CAMELIA IBISCUS ORCHIDEA

400 150 150 150

-

CALENDULA 57 HHHH Via Strada dei Bacini, 72 - 73010 Porto Cesareo (LE) GARDENIA 40 1831456 Ph. +39 0833 565355 - Fax +39 0832 info@ledunesuitehotel.it www.ledunesuitehotel.it m Staff room Other details: available areas: m Reception area Contact Giovanni Pizzolante, General Manager g.pizzolante@ledunesuitehotel.it Opening: all year

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4,10

-

-

-

MEETING INFORMATION

4,10

-

-

-

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 4 4,10Main room: - nr. 180 seats Main room size in mt: 21x18,5 Main room height in mt: 3,00 4,10 Exhibit space (sq mt): -

-

-

Meeting equipment

-

350

YES

120

YES

120

YES

120

YES

50

NO

Restaurants: Le Dune Suite Hotel - Total nr. of seats: 180 Type- of cuisine: l International - l Typical - l National 350 Aqua Restaurant - Total nr. of seats: 160 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International 25 120 25 l Bar Parking: 25 120 l Underground l Outside m Agreement Spa and wellness: 25 120 l Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath -l Whirlpool - m Solarium 50 l Massages m Thermal treatments

25 25 -

l Internet access - m Available - electric power 35 NO - facilities: 35 15 Sports Kw m-Bare trusses m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification m Tennis m Golf m Control room l Flip chart l Foyer m Press room m Gardens l Service elevator m Mobile stage m Catwalk l Wardrobe m Dedicated bar Credit area cards: m Terraces l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen l American Express l Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

105

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Puglia 108 Riviera GH.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17 11:01 Pagina 108

Santa Maria al Bagno

GRAND HOTEL RIVIERA l Main room: 178 l Rooms 98 l In town l Seaside Highway A14 Exit Bari Railway station: Lecce Airport: Brindisi

at Km. 184 at Km. 37 at Km. 80

l Shuttle service from/to airport m Shuttle service from/to City centre

Valentina De Nuzzo, Events Manager eventi@cdshotels.it Opening: all year

Lodging information: l Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access m Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

m Bar Parking: l Underground for 60 cars l Outside for 50 cars m Agreement

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 3 Main room: nr. 178 seats Main room size (sq mt): Main room height in mt: 3,30 Exhibit space (sq mt): 500

Puglia 109 Club Astor.qxp_SCHEDE ABRUZZO 09 Contact details:

l Total nr. rooms 98 l Single 55 l Double 55 l Junior Suite 42 l Suite 1

Restaurants: Cloe Restaurant, Sala Nereide - Total nr. of seats: 300 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National l International

MEETING INFORMATION

HHHH S Via Emanuele Filiberto, 1072/174 73048 Santa Maria al Bagno (LE) Ph. +39 0832 351321 - Fax +39 0832 228794 eventi@cdshotels.it www.cdshotels.it

HOTEL FEATURES

Meeting equipment

l Internet access m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses m Amplification m Control room l Flip chart Service elevator l Mobile stage m Catwalk 10/11/17l 11:01 Pagina 109 l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens l Built-in screen l Mobile screen m Marquees l Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector l Videoconferencing

Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) Services provided: m Sauna m Turkish bath l Massages m Whirlpool m Solarium m Thermal treatments Sports facilities: m Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: m American Express l Diners l Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

Ugento

Hotel CLUB ASTOR l Main room: 200 l Rooms 136 l Seaside Highway Brindisi-Lecce Railway station: Ugento Airport: Brindisi

at Km. 7 at Km. 100

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

Parking: m Underground l Outside for 100 cars m Agreement

Meeting equipment

ABRUZZO 09 10/11/17

Contact details: Grazia Zecca

Opening: all year

l Internet access l Available electric power Kw 100 m Bare trusses m Equipped lighting trusses l Amplification l Control room l Flip chart 11:02 110 m ServicePagina elevator m Mobile stagem Catwalk l PC m Lcd/Plasm/Led screens m Built-in screen m Mobile screen m Marquees m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV l Video projector m Videoconferencing

Vernole l Main room: 100 l Rooms: 123

l Shuttle service from/to airport l Shuttle service from/to City centre

MEETING INFORMATION Maximum number of meeting rooms: 1 Main room: nr. 100 seats Main room size in mt: Main room height in mt: Exhibit space (sq mt):

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HHHH NEREIDE - Le Cesine, Vernole 225 (LE) Puglia, - Italy Località Termolito 73029 Località Termolito - Le Cesine, Vernole (LE) Ph. +39 0832 351321 - Fax +39 0832 CALIPSO 215228794 eventi@cdshotels.it www.cdshotels.it m Staff room Contact Other details: available areas: l Reception area Valentina De Nuzzo, Events Manager v.denuzzo@cdshotels.it Closing: from November to March

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Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel of (sq mt) Services provided: l Sauna m Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool l Solarium m Thermal treatments Sports facilities: l Gym m Indoor pool l Outdoor pool m Tennis m Golf Credit cards: l American Express m Diners m Jcb l MasterCard l Visa

RELAIS MASSERIA LE CESINE l Countryside l Seaside Highway Exit Bari Railway station Lecce Airport: Brindisi-Casale

Main meeting room chart

Lodging information: m Voice mail box l Room service l Internet access l Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand l Minibar l Safe l Air conditioning

l Bar

Maximum number of meeting rooms: 1 Main room: nr. 200 seats Main room size in mt: 32x11 Main room height in mt: 3,50 Exhibit space (sq mt):

Puglia 110 Le

l Total nr. rooms 136 m Single m Double m Junior Suite m Suite

Restaurants: Astor - Total nr. of seats: 300 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International

MEETING INFORMATION

HHHH Corso Versilia 73059 - Ugento (LE) Ph. +39 0833 933638 info@astorvillage.com Cesine.qxp_SCHEDE www.astorvillage.com

HOTEL FEATURES

at Km. 174 at Km. 22 at Km. 70

HOTEL FEATURES l Total nr. rooms 123 m Single l Double 84 l Junior Suite 24 l Suite 1 Lodging information: m Voice mail box m Room service l Internet access m Digital TV m Satellite TV m TV on demand m Minibar m Safe m Air conditioning Restaurants: Oasi dei sapori - Total nr. of seats: 300 Type of cuisine: l Typical l National m International l Bar Parking: m Underground l Outside for 100 cars m Agreement Spa and wellness: m Spa with dedicated personnel Services provided: l Sauna l Turkish bath l Massages l Whirlpool l Solarium 104 178 m Thermal treatments

3,30Meeting 2 equipment 178 SI l Internet access Sports facilities: m Available electric power Kw m Bare trusses 3,30m Equipped - lighting trusses 130 NO - m Indoor - pool112 130pool l Gym l Outdoor m Amplification l Tennis m Golf m Control room m Flip chart m Service elevator m Mobile stage m Catwalkm Press room Credit cards: l Foyer m Gardens m PC m screens m Built-in screen mLcd/Plasm/Led Wardrobe l Dedicated bar l area Terraces (sq l mt)MasterCard 500 American Express llDiners l Jcb m Mobile screen m Marquees l Visa m Simultaneous translation m Closed circuit TV m Video projector m Videoconferencing

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Meeting e Congressi - International Edition 2018  

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Meeting e Congressi is the most authoritative and recognized means of information in the Italian meetings and incentives industry. For 40 ye...