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Plan your trip to the World Superyacht Awards 2018

The World Superyacht Awards 2018 will, for a final year, be held in the heart of Florence, in the prestigious Palazzo Vecchio.

The programme for the weekend will be announced shortly.

For more information about the location, venue and recommended accommodation for the World Superyacht Awards 2018, please read below.

World Superyacht Awards Venue

The thirteenth edition of the World Superyacht Awards will be hosted for the final time in the impressive Palazzo Vecchio, originally decorated by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, overlooking the marvellous Piazza della Signoria; one of the most famous symbols of Florence.

Read more about the Palazzo Vecchio at Visit Florence.

Weekend Programme

Friday 18th May

Welcome Cocktail Party, hosted by Stefano Ricci

19:15 - 21:30

Venue: Giardino Bardini


Saturday 19th May

The World Superyacht Awards, Prize Giving and Gala Dinner

18:30 - 00:00

Venue: Palazzo Vecchio

The World Superyacht Awards, After Party

00:00 - 02:00

Venue: Palazzo Vecchio


Sunday 20th May

Farewell Gathering

11:00 - 14:00

Venue: Villa Palmieri, Fiesole

Please note, all timings are subject to change

Travel to the World Superyacht Awards

The World Superyacht Awards will be held at the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. The address is: Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze, Italy.

The Palazzo Vecchio is easily accessible from Florence, Peretola Airport as well as Pisa and Bologna. There are many direct flights to these airports in May. Booking your flights early and any additional required transportation is encouraged to secure the best rates and guarantee availability.

Travelling by road to Florence

10km from Florence Peretola Airport, approximately 28mins drive.

105km from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, approximately 1hr 19mins drive.

81km from Pisa International Airport, approximately 1hr 10mins drive.

Accommodation for the World Superyacht Awards

We are pleased to offer special rates of accommodation for guests and sponsors of the World Superyacht Awards 2018 during the event. Please note that all room types and rates are subject to availability.

Prices include VAT and exclude City Tax.

The St. Regis, Florence

To make a booking, please email stregisflorence@stregis.com

Please quote 'World Superyacht Awards' when booking.

Deluxe Double, double use - €625 per night

Deluxe Double, single use - €565 per night

Supplements on request:

Arno River View - €90 additional per night

Premium Deluxe Category - €80 per night


Hotel Santa Maria Novella

To book, please contact l.parato@wtbhotels.com

Please quote 'World Superyacht Awards' when booking.

Prices include VAT and exclude City Tax.

Superior Room with View - €380

Junior Suite - €420


Hotel Lungarno / Hotel Continentale & Gallery Hotel Art

To book, please contact reservations@lungarnocollection.com

Please quote 'World Superyacht Awards' when booking.

10% discount on best available rate


Other recommended hotels include:

JK Place

Hotel L'Orologio

Dress Code

Welcome Cocktail Party - Cocktail/ Jacket no tie

The World Superyacht Awards - Black Tie, formal evening dress

Farewell Gathering - Casual

Recommended Restaurants

Booking in advance is advised

Cantinetta Antinori, Piazza Antinori, 3

ph. 055 292234

Serving Antinori wines accompanied by Tuscan cuisine, ingredients for which come from the family's various estates in Tuscany and Umbria.

Buca Lapi, Via Trebbio 1r

ph. 055 213768

One of the oldest Florentine restaurants houses in Palazzo Antinori’s wine cellars. Typical Tuscan dishes served by Luciano, the “master of the house”.

Buca Mario, Piazza degli Ottaviani, 16r

ph. 055 214 179

Founded in 1886 and located in the heart of Florence in the wine cellars of Palazzo Niccolini, Buca Mario offers customers a genuine taste of Tuscan cooking. Open for dinner every night from 7pm.

Café Gilli, At the corner of via Roma, 1r and piazza della Repubblica, 3r

ph. 055 213 896

A charming and traditional café established in 1733. Well-known for its pastries, interesting wine list and impeccable service.

Fuori Porta, Via del monte alle Croci, 10

ph. 055 2342 483

A popular wine bar offering 600 labels and a variety of crostini, salads and a small but inviting choice of hot dishes served with carefully selected wines. Excellent desserts.

Fuor d’acqua, Via Pisana, 37

ph. 055 222299

Just a few steps from the San Frediano Gate, this restaurant offers a true taste of the sea right in the heart of Florence city centre. Housed in an old carriage depot, the restaurant serves only the very best freshly-caught fish and seafood.

Alla Vecchia Bettola, Viale Vasco Pratolini, 3/5/7

ph. 055 224158

Alla Vecchia Bettola is the perfect place to have bistecca and crostini the Florentine way and taste some local wines just right outside the ancient city wall.

Harry's Bar Firenze, Lungarno A. Vespucci 22/r

ph. +39 0552396700

Harry's Bar provides a unique charm, unchanged over time. It’s a gastronomic journey of unique charm and ambience, accompanied by dining room staff able to make the customer feel quite at home.