CONFERENCE DINNER 2019 – 8th International Clinical Skills Conference

The 8th International Clinical Skills Conference dinner will take place on Tuesday May 21st, 2019, at the beautiful Villa Medicea La Ferdinanda, Artimino. The Medici Villa of Artimino, also known as “La Ferdinanda”, located in the hills of Carmignano, in the little medieval hamlet of Artimino, situated just 12 kms from Prato.

This beautiful location, the legend says, was chosen by the Granduca Ferdinando I de’ Medici (the Medici family), during a hunting trip. This Grandiose Florentine Villa was designed and projected by architect, Bernardo Buontalenti.  The Villa was built in only 4 years, between 1596 and 1600. 

The building has a rectangular layout and its façade features angular bastions that suggest the shape of a fortress, but the military look disappears thanks to the spacious loggia, supported by four columns.

The interior, from the vault of the loggia to the little chapel, and from the golden hall to the Cristina di Lorena apartment, are decorated with frescoes by Domenico Cresti (known as il Passignano) and Bernardo Poccetti. At the ground floor, you can see the wine cellars and the weapons room.

The Villa will provide a majestic backdrop to our conference dinner with beautiful rooms and gardens for delegates to explore and see, whilst enjoying a traditional Tuscan Style meal.  Not to be missed.