Florence fair

Florence fair

The excellence of fairground catering

For over 25 years we have been operating with professionalism and in an exclusive way in trade fair catering in Florence.

The three structures that make up the Trade fair Center, Fortezza da Basso, the Business Center and the International Convention Center (also known as Villa Vittoria, historic residence of the Contini-Bonacossi family), stand next to one another in the centre of the city and form a homogeneous complex, suitable for hosting any type of event.

Strengthened by this experience of trade fair catering, we have contributed in the perfection of catering techniques and services, to order to offer every client at the fair whatever he/she desires: a good meal, healthy and quick.

Our fairground and convention catering service includes a wide range of services with the aim of satisfying our clients’ needs, offering resources, efficiency, established experience and professionalism.

Inside the fairground of Fortezza da Basso we are present with:

  • The à la carte restaurant Arsenale, in the pavilion of the same name that offers high quality service and a perfect setting for important business lunches where expert chefs prepare refined and elaborate dishes
  • The self-service restaurant Arsenale free flow, ideal for a quick and personalized lunch break without renouncing the quality of fresh food and reception of a modern restaurant
  • snack bars, in strategic places of the Fairground that welcome numerous clients attending the fair, offering the possibility of a quick break, but always good quality

Fortezza da Basso is the ideal place for social and business events, convention banquets and gala evenings.

Apart from Fortezza da Basso, we also offer our catering services at the Florence Business Centre and the International Convention Centre, where we oversee the organization of small and big events with buffets, coffee breaks and light lunches, cocktails and gala dinners that host from a few people up to thousands of guests.

Flexibility and problem solving towards our clients are total because we at Gerist run the kitchens inside the fairground, so freshness and particular attention to the produce is the order of the day, as well as efficiency concerning last minute changes.

The Business Centre and International Convention Centre of Florence are ideal solutions for business congresses and company conventions; thanks to the extraordinary receptive capacity of the auditorium with 1000 seats and the availability of the Sala Verde (Green Hall) with 300 seats, as well as numerous other halls, your congresses and company meetings will be truly impeccable.

Our Fairground offer also includes stand services, such as the creation of hospitality suites or true and proper theme refreshment points for a pleasant break with an exclusive style. Diverse solutions to satisfy the different needs of exhibitors and their guests.

We also organize for our clients:

  • Gala Dinners and exclusive Parties, in occasion of important international appointments that are regularly held in Florence
  • Big Events during national and international fairs and conventions