Social Program


Friday, 14 November - 20.00 hrs
Scuola Marescialli e Brigadieri dei Carabinieri
Piazza Stazione, 7 - Firenze

Thanks to the special permission of the glorious “Arma dei Carabinieri” one of the four Italian Armed Forces, the nation's military and territorial police force, the IAEER Gala Dinner will exceptionally be hosted in the Refectory and the Great Cloister of the complex of Santa Maria Novella, that has housed the Carabinieri Noncommissioned Officers' School since 1920, opened to public only on very special occasions.

Under the watchful eye of the Carabinieri with their distinctive dark bleu uniform, you will be allowed to admire one of the most beautiful Gothic piece of art in Florence. Built in the fourteenth century thanks to the generosity of the noble Florentine families, the Great Cloister is decorated with a cycle of frescoes depicting the stories of San Domenico and other Dominican saints, executed between 1570 and 1590 from more than fifteen different painters of the Florentine Academy working together and celebrated for other, similar collective achievements. Their number included Alessandro Allori, Santi di Tito and Poccetti.

The dinner will also be the occasion for the participants to spend a special evening of entertainment and typical Florentine cuisine as well as an alternative opportunity for pleasant discussions and informal interaction.

The dress code for the event is business informal.

Confirmation for the participation will be made to participants by a coupon, to be found in the congress kit. The coupon must be exchanged with the entrance ticket at the Secretariat Desk within Friday 14 November at 11.00 am. For security reason all participants name, address and nationality must be communicated in advance and need to be checked and approved by the military authority.

Entry to the dinner will not be allowed without the entrance ticket.

There is a limited number of seats and will be assigned on a “first come first served basis”. On site registrations will be accepted according to availability.

Food allergies or vegetarian meal must be requested in advance

If you require further information please contact:
Organizzazione Eventi Aziendali
O.I.C. Srl
Viale G. Matteotti, 7
50121 Florence, Italy
Phone: +39 055 50 35 219
Fax: +39 055 55 28 421


14 November

Best of Renaissance and Medieval Florence Walking Tour

€25,00 pp

A complete tour of Medieval and Renaissance Florence: San Lorenzo, Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Pitti

Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Start time: 09:15

This stimulating, thoroughly comprehensive, guided walking tour starts from the famous San Lorenzo Central market area, teeming with workshops and brightly decorative stalls, which surround the Medici Chapels and the Basilica of San Lorenzo - the Medici family parish church.
Shortly afterwards we turn into Piazza del Duomo, where the triumphant bulk of the Cathedral greets our eyes with its dome by Brunelleschi, the bell-tower by Giotto and the Baptistery of St. John with its Doors of Paradise.
We thread through the medieval quarters where Dante Alighieri and Beatrice Portinari lived, until we come to the road covering the old Roman eastern wall and look up at the Bargello Palace.
Turning westwards, we enter Piazza della Signoria, a great open-air sculpture museum, dominated by the imposing Palazzo della Signoria.
Next to it is the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museums in the world. We then proceed to the picturesque Straw Market to see the famous Porcellino (Little Wild Boar) Fountain.

We then walk down the street that leads to the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), to be dazzled by the gold and jewels in the little medieval shops, as we cross the river Arno.
After enjoying the lovely views up and down river, on the south bank, we walk along Via Guicciardini until we emerge into the sloping square that leads up to the enormous Pitti Palace with its six museums, where our tour ends.



14 November

Accademia Gallery Guided Visit

€37,00 pp

Private guided visit of the Accademia gallery where you can admire the famous David and other renowned works of Michelangelo

Duration: 1 Hour
Start time: 11:30

Total immersion in the art of Michelangelo, as your guide introduces you to his most renowned work, the David, and other important works, such as his Prisoners, the St. Matthew and the Palestrina Pietà.
Young Michelangelo sculpted the David out of a huge block of rough marble in three years, creating an imposing statue of absolute beauty, an iconic Renaissance figure: a magnificent nude young man at the height of his physical vigour.
The stern face with its intense expression emanating strength and courage, reveals the artist’s absolute faith in God, and makes the David a perfect symbol of the Florentine Republic’s invincible love of freedom at the time of the town’s most glorious independence and prosperity.
(Once the guided tour is over, one can stay on in the museum to explore a little further on ones own).



14 November

Uffizi Gallery Guided Visit

€35,00 pp

Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Start time: 16:30

You can't leave Florence without visiting one of the most famous art galleries in the world where you can follow the development of Christian painting, admiring some of the most renowned works by Cimabue, Giotto, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and many others.
One of the exhibition halls of the Gallery contains some of Botticelli’s most famous paintings, two of which are his absolute masterpieces: the Dance of Spring and the Birth of Venus.
The latter, the icon of the museum, depicts the goddess emerging, newly born, from the sea foam - her delicate beauty the acme of purity and spiritual grace, reflecting the Neo Platonic ideals.
The guided tour ends at the Uffizi Terrace where you can enjoy an amazing and exclusive view of the City's most important monuments.
Once the guided tour is over, one can stay on in the museum, to explore a bit further on ones own.



14 November

Electric Bike Tour of Florence and its Hills with typical tastings: an adventure between art, landscapes and Tuscan flavours

€59,00 pp

Admire Florence and its magnificent hills in an active and original way and be surprised using this new electric bike that allows you to see a lot with little effort! Anyone who knows how to ride a bike, though not in tip-top shape, can embark on this wonderful adventure with the help of the new technology! This slow-tour along bike lanes and safe streets is the ideal way to enjoy the best of the city and the countryside around Florence, with its stunning scenery and breathtaking views that will allow you to capture exceptional photos.

Duration: 4 Hours
Start time: 09:00

A native Florentine tour leader will guide you on one of the most spectacular and charming hill tours available, where you will experience unparalleled views of the Tuscan countryside. A short ride takes us to Fiesole, a picturesque town of Etruscan origin overlooking Florence and, after a stop here, we’ll continue along ancient and peaceful hill roads to arrive at a delightful farm on the outskirts of the city that produces organic products. Here you can stop to admire the harmonious rural landscape and the splendid Renaissance cloister and, if you like, enjoy a snack (not included) in the characteristic shop selling local products. Then we’ll proceed along the route that leads to the famous terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo, where you can stop to enjoy the unforgettable panorama that encompasses the entire city. Climbing once again, you can admire the magnificent Romanesque basilica of San Miniato al Monte, and then descend into the heart of the city along a short scenic route that leads to the Lungarni riverside streets. We’ll stop off at a cosy wine bar featuring the wines and food products of the Chianti region, where you will be offered a delicious tasting. Then we’ll proceed to the historic centre, passing through characteristic streets and splendid piazzas, where all the emblematic monuments of the city will pass before you, like in a film, with plenty of opportunity to immortalise them during our photo-taking stops: Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Piazza della Signoria, the Cathedral with the Brunelleschi Dome, Giotto’s Campanile, the Baptistery with the Porta del Paradiso, the Basilica di Santa Croce and much more.

Not available for Infant 0-2 years old.
Free for children 03- 08 years old If carried on the rear seat (max weight 22 kilos) – tasting not included
Not available for children over 22 kg weight and teenagers below 1 meter and 50 cm in height 

This tour includes: 50 cl bottle of water, helmet (on request), rear seat for children (on request), rain vest, wine tasting with snacks


15 November

Tuscany Excursions from Florence to Pisa and Leaning Tower

65,00 pp

An unforgettable tour to visit Piazza dei Miracoli with its unrivalled monuments: the magnificent Cathedral with Baptistery and the famous Leaning Tower

Duration: 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Start time: 13:45

A splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesque Tuscan countryside to the historic university city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauty.
Upon arrival in Pisa, your informative guide will take you on a thorough outdoor guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli and its monuments (exterior). You will be dazzled by this marvellous square which is dominated by the Cathedral, a model of the distinctive Pisan Romanesque architecture, the celebrated Leaning Tower and the round-shaped Baptistery surrounded by its suggestive columned arcades.
The commentary of our guide will be particularly focused on the Leaning Tower one of the wonders of the world. You will be enthralled by the history and the leaning structure of the Tower which stirs the imagination of all visitors. Then, our guide will lead you through the historical quarter where you can admire the church of San Sisto, one of the oldest churches in Pisa. After a pleasant guided walk you will reach Piazza dei Cavalieri which was the political centre in the middle Ages. Our guide will introduce this amazing square where you can admire the historic Scuola Normale, one of the most famous universities in the world, the house of Count Ugolino della Gherardesca also called “Conte Ugolino Tower” as told by Dante in the Divine Comedy. Passing the famous medieval Tower houses you will be captivated by the explanation provided by our guide about the history of these particular buildings. While walking y through the downtown streets, you can admire the ancient house where Giacomo Leopardi live. Then you will reach the amazing Piazza Arcivescovado where the impressive Palazzo Vescovile is located. After the guided tour you will have free time at your disposal. 

Then you will visit  the famous Leaning Tower, one of the wonders of the world.
Get your thrilling experience to climb the tower  that leans at about 3.99 degrees, mounting the steps which rise in the form of a spiral on the inner side of the tower walls.  
An unforgettable experience that will be preserved in your mind forever.
The height of the tower is 55.86 m (183.27 ft) from the ground on the low side and 56.70 m (186.02 ft) on the high side.
It began to sink after construction, this was due to a mere three-meter foundation, set in weak, unstable subsoil. 

Access to the Leaning Tower is strictly limited .
In case of sold out tickets, a Pisa walking tour will be offered at €45,00 pp.



15 November

Excursion to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti Landscapes with traditional Sweets and Wine Tasting

55,00 pp

Discover San Gimignano with its towers and taste its wines and typical delicacies

Duration: 10 Hours
Start time: 09:00

Our trip starts as a pleasant excursion through the delightful hills of the Chianti countryside, offering an ever-changing scenery of vineyards and olive trees. Along the way you will be able to spot the medieval hamlet of Monteriggioni, enclosed by its famous walls which remain standing to this day. Upon arrival in Siena, you will enjoy a guided tour of the old town beginning from the famous Basilica of San Domenico (inside visit), a treasure chest of Renaissance art built in the 13th century, dedicated to St. Catherine of Siena of which preserves a relic.
You will walk along the narrow medieval streets of Siena, admiring its splendid palaces until you reach the magnificent Cathedral.
The guided visit continues with a tour in a Museum and an Oratory of a Contrada**, where you can experience the authentic atmosphere of the town. The Contrade (districts into which the town is divided) are the real core of the local social life, where inhabitants of each district compete with each other as they devote themselves to preparations for the well-known Palio horse-race. The contrada is not simply a district: it is a small state having its own legacy of traditions, memories and emotions, including its own flag and anthem. The Museum of a contrada, as well as its Oratory, is therefore the heart of the district. This is an intimate and secret place - with exclusive access - containing historical documents and wonderful relics of the famous Palio, as well as magnificent works of art which are normally not disclosed to the public. In other words, a truly exclusive and valuable experience. 
The guided tour of Siena ends in its most beautiful square, Piazza del Campo, of which the Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) is the focal point.
Free time is available for lunch (not included).      

After lunch break, you will leave for San Gimignano, a tiny walled town located on a hill-top, intact through the centuries and famous for its numerous tall towers, frescoes and other valuable works of art. There, you are welcomed in a small and fascinating museum, inside a medieval palace. A local guide will introduce you to the history and traditions of this wonderful town through a faithful and evocative reconstruction of how it was in the XIV century. Moreover, you will be able to watch how skilled craftsmen produce handmade objects according to a long standing tradition of excellence. When the guided visit concludes, you will enjoy a delicious tasting of fragrant Sienese homemade sweets of medieval tradition (ricciarelli, panforte,…) and famous local wines among which the Vernaccia of San Gimignano. Finally, you will have free time to discover this lovely town at your own pace. 

** When the Museum and the Oratory of the Contrada are not accessible, will be replaced with the interior visit of the Cathedral or another site of particular historic and cultural interest



15 November

Fiat 500 Wine Tasting Tour

€95,00 pp

Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Start time: from 11:30

We begin with an introduction to the cars and then head for the hills! We meander through walled country roads, with panoramas resplendent with monastries, olive groves and grapevines, as your guide entertains you with history and local knowledge.
We head into the Chianti countryside, lined with vineyards, Tuscan farmhouses and cypress trees. For part of our journey we take some of the route of the famous ‘Mille Miglia’ car rally.The gently curving roads are a joy to drive and each moment is like driving through a progression of postcards.
After several panoramic stops we enter the grounds of a stunning Renaissance Villa. The Villa produces its own award-winning red and white wine, and olive oil. We stroll through the Italian formal garden and then venture down into the medieval cellars to learn about production and taste their wares, including a light lunch of bruschetta, tuscan cut meats and cheeses.
Our tour ends at the villa, so you can relax and enjoy the wine!

A minimum of 4 people is required.
Tour available in the evening too. Time schedule on request.



15 November

Florence Vasari Corridor & Uffizi Gallery Guided Tour

€79,00 pp

A not-to-be-missed  opportunity to combine the visit of two among the most important sites in the world. An emotional itinerary through art masterpieces and breathtaking views over the Arno river and the hills around the city

Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Start time: 10:00

We will start our tour at Palazzo Pitti with a external visit going backwards through the ideal “Prince’s Itinerary”, the suggestive elevated passageway which connects the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti, in the Oltrarno district, passing though the Uffizi Gallery and over the Ponte Vecchio: one of the most magnificent example of the 16th century architecture ever built!
 On our guided tour we will cross the Ponte Vecchio, enjoying splendid views of the town center, admiring the coats of arms and other en route details soon before reaching the elegant Palace of the Uffizi, brilliantly designed by the architect Giorgio Vasari.
This Museum, one of the most famous in the world, hosts some among the most magnificent and invaluable works of art. Following a chronological sequence from Cimabue to Masaccio, from
Piero della Francesca to Filippo Lippi, we reach the Botticelli Room where the Birth of Venus and the Allegory of Spring are the maximum symbol of sublime beauty. We will continue our visit through the drawing skills of Leonardo, the Michelangelo Room with its Tondo Doni , Raphael’s magnificent portraits ending up with the glorious Venus of Urbino by Tiziano.
At this point we will take a break of 15 minutes. We resume our tour right at the entrance door to the Corridor, the amazing elevated tunnel which we have been able to see from the outside on our walk from Piazza Pitti to Piazza Signoria.
The Corridor was designed on the occasion of the wedding between Francis I and Joan of Austria and built in the record time of only 5 months by Giorgio Vasari, with the idea of giving Florence a precious jewel that would also serve the purpose of giving the ruling family of Florence a safe passage between the seat of government and their home.
As the door opens, you will instantly be hit by a deep sense of emotion: the corridor, almost a kilometer in length, is a royal passageway that travels over the heads of the citizens of Florence, a fantastic imaginary carpet where the grand Duke of Florence could walk without an escort in total safety.
This is an amazing discovery, amongst a superb collection of paintings and a row of round windows of the aerial passageway offering breathtaking views over the hills, the Arno river, its bridges, the palaces and churches of the city.
In the three main sections of the corridor, we will see 16th and 17th Roman and Neapolitan paintings, and then the magnificent collection of artists’ self-portraits from Vasari to Italian and foreign artists of the 20th century.  A face to face encounter with artists that doesn’t exist in any other museum in the world, a discovery that will print an indelible memory of Florence in your mind forever .
Lastly, right by the exit of the Vasari Corridor, in the enchanting Boboli Gardens, you will be able to admire the Buontalenti’s Grotto (1583-1587).

Rate subjected to adjustments due to superintendence new regulation in progress.



15 November

A Memorable Dining Experience in a Florentine home

55,00 pp

Dinner will be served in a cosy dining room located in a private house. You will be welcomed by the owner who is a professional chef. Before your memorable dinner is served you can sit back
and relax with a glass of good wine.

Duration: 3 Hours
Start time: 19:30

In the evening you will be served a five course meal prepared by a passionate hostess according to the Florentine cooking tradition. You will surely enjoy this delicious home-made
food prepared with fresh local ingredients. No rush .... you can’t miss the opportunity to ask what the chef’s secrets  are....

The group is small, the place is intimate and candlelit and the atmosphere is pleasant and friendly. A unique and memorable experience in your life!

This activity includes: Aperitif, 5-course dinner with mineral water and coffee. Wine not included, to be paid on the spot ( ½ bottle of Tuscan Wine per person from € 5,00)

Tour available for a maximum of 12 people



16 November

Original Fiat 500 Florence Tour and princely Candle Dinner with a fully-uniformed Butler in a 15th century Villa

€200,00 pp

A unique experience between driving, tasting and loving

Duration: 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Start time: 17:30

Get behind the wheel and out of the city as you start the evenings adventure. WE start slow on a private road with driving instructions. Your guide will lead you through the Florentine hills to a monastery where the monks are often heard chanting in enthralling medieval splendour. Catch the view of Florence as the sun sets and cruise into town when it is its most beautiful. We have two panoramic photo stops on the route.
As the light fades we head back towards the elegant 15th century villa, where you will be served a private dinner by candlelight, featuring the Florentine steak, by a uniformed butler. Wine is included in your four course meal. There is no rush, after you are finished your meal have a stroll in the garden before transport back to your accommodation is organized for you. The perfect moment for a proposal, or to celebrate a special anniversary!

Private tour for 2 people. Availability for groups will be verified on request
Children under the age of 12 not admitted.

Driving Restrictions

To drive one of our vintage cars you MUST be a manual car driver(regularly, as in every day, not occasionally, and not at some point in the distant past). You MUST have a valid license to drive in Italy.  This is a license from Europe. USA, or a license written in the Roman alphabet (not in a language using other characters. es. Chinese) accompanied by your passport. If you don’t have one you will need an INTERNATIONAL LICENSE, which is essentially a translation easily obtained from your driving authority. You MUST have a Credit card.   This is for the insurance documents.  As a driver you have dedicated insurance cover included in the price.   You MUST have held your license for 1 year to drive any of the cars.  All our routes are very carefully researched to enjoy quiet roads once we are out of town, whilst avoiding some of the busy major roads and complicated junctions. From the lead car the guide is linked to your car via RADIO, and will be entertaining you with information (and jokes) on what you are passing.  So all you need to do is smile, wave, hoot the horn and enjoy.


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