Palazzo Coppini has seven rooms for encounters, meetings, training and seminars on its ground and first floors. Each room is dedicated to the name of an Expert of the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco®-Life Beyond Tourism® who has earned particular distinction in the development of the Fondazione’s international nework through fostering important interpersonal relations. The rooms house collections of items and books donated to the Fondazione over the years as tokens of cultural diversity (see the biographical notes on the Experts to whom the rooms are dedicated and on the collections).
The rooms vary both in size and in their potential arrangements – theatre, boardroom or classroom – and they have an overall seating capacity of 150 people. They are fitted with a full range of state-of-the-art equipment – LCD screens, Wi-Fi systems, electronic device-friendly environments – for organisers and users, together with a temporary secretarial office for events and other convenient facilities.
Palazzo Coppini also has a number of pleasant reception and refreshment areas for breaks, such as the Small Drawing Room, the Foyer with its pietra serena stone columns, the Veranda on the first floor and the elegant Courtyard with its Renaissance fountain. All of these atmospheric venues can be used to host refreshments, coffee breaks, cocktails and light lunches.
Its strategic position only a stone’s throw from Santa Maria Novella railway station, the possibility of fast connections with the leading cities of Italy and Europe and its proximity to other structures in the Centro Congressi al Duomo – particularly the Auditorium al Duomo and its Andrzej Tomaszewski Amphitheatre – make Palazzo Coppini the ideal venue for conference sub-sessions, committee meetings, collateral events, workshops, master classes and confidential meetings in the context of broader scientific and cultural events.