The 24th Workshop on the Developments in the Italian PhD Research on Food Science Technology and Biotechnology is organised in collaboration with the University of Florence, one of the most important Italian public university, with a strong international vocation, and will be held Sant-Apollonia complex in the center of the city.

Florence’s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo’s architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the “newest” area of Florence, the Oltrarno. Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence, Italy.

Besides boasting a glorious past, Florence is today an important cultural, manufacturing, commercial and industrial centre. The city is a destination for tourists from all over the world.