The Auditorium al Duomo is situated in a building in the heart of the city of Florence which has maintained its function as an area for the city's use down the centuries. The Auditorium al Duomo, a multifunctional space for public entertainment, located only a few steps from the Duomo and the S. M. Novella railway station, is ideal for hosting events for 100 to 300 guests (with the total capacity of 500 persons). The “Anfiteatro Andrzej Tomaszewski” hall, located on the first floor, is known for its excellent acoustics, ideal visibility, natural lighting and a grand piano (Yamaha C7). With its stage of 30 square metres this Anfiteatro can accommodate conferences and cultural events, such as concerts, theater and fashion shows, including a control room, simultaneous translation booth, screens and versatile lighting. The ground floor modular rooms are able to accommodate conference sub-sessions, cultural presentations and banquets. The catering services are run in accordance with the best Florentine tradition in the culinary arts. Thanks to its strong bond with the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation® the Auditorium al Duomo promotes a broad selection of scientific and cultural initiatives that have a major impact on the city's international image. The Anfiteatro Andrzej Tomaszewski is the main facility in the Auditorium al Duomo, an area authorized for public performances that can host up to 300 people. Thanks to its architectural configuration, this is the only venue in the heart of Florence offering all participants a full view of the stage. The modulative seating arrangements can meet any event-organizers' specific requirements. The room is fitted with a modern, air-conditioning circuit, while flexible lighting is guaranteed by eleven different types of lights on the stage and by a gradual illumination system in the stalls, thus offering endless possibilities for combining the lighting to achieve an optimal solution. A closed-circuit television system also connects the Anfiteatro Andrzej Tomaszewski to the meeting rooms on the ground floor, thus allowing its capacity to be expanded to host events for up to 500 participants. For artists and concert organizers dressing rooms and rehearsal rooms with the piano are available.
Piano (Yamaha C7), rehearsal rooms (2), dressing rooms (5)
Other available areas
Exhibit space (sq mt) 260
Dedicated bar area
In 2013 PALAZZO COPPINI - International Meeting and Study Centre has been opened. Institutions, organizations, associations and businesses are able to make use of its premises and facilities as a venue for their events.
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In 2014 ICLAB - Intercultural Creativity Laboratory has been opened: an open space of ca. 1000 square metres set up as campus for universities and institutions.
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Auditorium al Duomo is or was the headquarters of: • Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation® - Life Beyond Tourism® • ICOMOS Italian National Committee for Central Italy • Youth Section of the ICOMOS Italian Nat. Committee • ISC ICOMOS TheoPhilos and ISC ICOMOS Mural Paintings
Public transport nearby
Taxi stand nearby
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 make Auditorium al Duomo the ideal venue for conferences, meetings, cultural and scientific events, concerts, exhibits, workshops, master classes etc.
Agreement with external garage
Restaurants and catering
Restaurant Caffè Astra al Duomo
Total number of seats 42
Type of cuisine
Notes A typical cafè, just down the street from Florence's Duomo, with traditional Florentine dishes for breakfast, happy hour, tasting and parties