42nd Congress of the European Society of Surgical Oncology

25-27 October 2023, Florence, Italy


In the heart of Italy

An exhilarating city with an astonishing history, carries on today with new energy, where the entrepreneurial potential across Europe is centralised and developed under the witness of the whole world.

Florence is a myth. For centuries, millions of intellectuals, scientists, pioneers, traders and artisans have been passing through the city but caught up by the desire to stay. The marks they left have changed civilization and invented the world as we know it today.

Florence is an open-air museum, offering fantastic shows in every season. More than a place, time here flows between ancient, present and future, with no limits. Just step out and walk on the cobble-stoned streets to explore its extraordinary culture, feel its people’s hospitality, and admire its architecture that outlived the up-and-downs of humankind.

Florence is a charm, attracting all the beautiful peninsula’s best and beyond. It is home to some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world, and heaven of gastronomy that no foodie can resist. Most of all, it gathers all the great minds around the globe, ready to witness the next invention that will forever change our life.

Celebrated as the cradle land of the Renaissance, Florence is a pioneer in building synergy between the city and its visitors. Today, it has developed into one of the most desired destinations for quality congress tourism, hosting all kinds of international delegates in search of an unforgettable experience filled with inspiration and fascination.  

The legacy of Florence is modernity. Florence welcomes delegates in its modern congress venue, which are perfectly positioned in the historic centre. A few steps and a few minutes away from all the attractions, the best hotels, the central station and also to Amerigo Vespucci airport, now easily accessible by tram.

“A city of dreams” surrounded by the Chianti hills

Florence is home to nothing but wonder…


100 min by train


30 min by train


4km from the centre


50 min by bus


90 min by train