Dario Nardella

Mayor of Florence

Dario Nardella was born in Torre del Greco (Naples) on November 20th 1975. He is married to Chiara and father of 3 children. He graduated in Law with first class-honours at the University of Florence, where he got a Ph.D. in Public Law, Construction and Environmental Law. He is also a graduate in violin from the “Conservatorium Cherubini” in Florence. Professor at the University of Florence where he teaches Cultural Heritage Law, he started his political career in 2004 when he was elected Councilman for the City of Florence in the Democratic Party. He served as legal advisor to the Minister of Institutional Reforms during Romano Prodi’s premiership (2006-2008). In 2008 he was selected by the U.S. State Department as young Italian politician to attend the International Visitor Leadership Program. In 2009 he was once again elected to the Florence City Council and appointed Vice Mayor in the City Government of former Mayor Mr. Matteo Renzi. In February 2013 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament and Member of the Commission for tourism, industry and trade. In February 2014 Dario Nardella was appointed to the regency of the City until next elections, after Matteo Renzi's resignation and subsequent appointment as Prime Minister .

After winning primaries for the Democratic Party, in May 2014 Nardella has been elected Mayor of Florence with 59,16% on first ballot. He also serves as Mayor of the Florence Metropolitan City, which includes 44 municipalites of the metropolitan area. In June 2014 Dario Nardella has been elected as ANCI ( National Association of Italian Municipalities ) coordinator for metropolitan cities. He has been member of the Global Executive Committee of ICLEI - as Representative for the Europe Regional Seat and Vice President of Eurocities. In May 2019, he has been re-elected on the first ballot, with the 57,5 % and he’s currently serving for the second tenure. He's also been serving as President of Eurocities since November 2020.

9.00 am - 9.30 am

Friday 25th Feb

Opening speeches

9.00 am - 12.00 pm

Saturday 26th Feb

Session I - Joint session for mayors and participants to the Italian Episcopal Conference

9 am: Introduction by Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence and His Em. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, Metropolitan Archbishop of Perugia - Città della Pieve and President of CEI

9.20 am: Address by co-chairs Mons. Antonino Raspanti, Vice President of CEI and Enzo Bianco, President of the National Council of ANCI (Italian National Association of Municipalities) and Vice president of CIVEX (Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs of COR - European Committee of the Regions)

09.30 am: Open session during which mayors and CEI participants will discuss the topics addressed by the keynote speakers

12.30 pm

Saturday 26th Feb

Press Conference

5.15 pm

Saturday 26th Feb

Signing of the ‘Florence Declaration'

Signing of the ‘Florence Declaration’ by Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence and His Em. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, Metropolitan Archbishop of Perugia - Città della Pieve and President of CEI.