Traveling for work does not mean you should not be having fun. Take a look below at the extraordinary venues chosen for the event!
PALAZZO CARACCIOLO NAPOLI
The Opening Night – Wednesday, November 16th
Italy at Hand’s opening night will take place on November 16th at Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli, a hotel located in a historical building right in the thriving heart of Napoli, imbued with the warmth and beauty of the city. The building is steeped in history, having not only been the residence of the aristocratic Caracciolo family, but also that of the King of Naples, Joachim Murat, Napoleonic commander, and statesman: truly a venue fit for kings. Palazzo Caracciolo represents a harmonious synthesis of sobriety, elegance, design and comfort, in which participants will also embark in an unforgettable gastronomic journey, experiencing Neapolitan hospitality at its finest.
The B2B Sessions – Thursday 17th and Friday 18th November
Napoli, as almost every coastal city, is a city with the sea in its DNA; a city whose port meant a fecund cultural and commercial exchange over the centuries since the times of the Greeks and the Romans. For this reason, there is no other venue that could better reflect that thriving atmosphere of exchange than Napoli’s Stazione Marittima that will host Italy at Hand’s B2B sessions on November 17th and 18th. The Stazione boasts a modern congress center with 18 multi-purpose rooms distributed over an area of over 3,300 square meters, with a maximum capacity of about 1800 pax. The room that will host the B2B meetings is located at the very tip of the congress center, equipped with spectacularly large windows overlooking the Gulf of Naples.
DONNAREGINA MONUMENTAL COMPLEX
The Gala Dinner – Friday, November 18th
The Donnaregina Monumental Complex – Diocesan Museum of Naples will host Italy at Hand’s Gala Dinner on November 17th, which will have participants embark on a journey through centuries of history. The Monumental Complex is made of a cloister and two different churches who differ in age and style: Donnaregina Vecchia, whose origins go back to the 14th century when Mary of Hungary, Queen of Naples, ordered its restoration following the Gothic style; and the 17th century church Donnaregina Nuova, built when the Clarisse nuns who lived in the cloister fancied a new church, more suited to the Baroque taste of that time. The two churches were then linked by a small corridor -which still exists today- connecting the two apses: a sort of umbilical cord through different eras, through which one could move around without leaving the cloistered areas.