Turismo Etico

Florence... a palette of enchanting marvels

Historical buildings and other locations: NELSON MANDELA FORUM

V.le Paoli 3
Telephone: tel.+39 055.67 88 41
E-mail: info@mandelaforum.it
Web site: www.mandelaforum.it
Director: Giuseppe Malgeri
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Nelson Mandela Forum is the name of Florence Forum. Naturally and by vocation, underneath Mandela Forum’s big roof there are many different activities, sports and cultural, dedicated and finalized to the meeting of men, people and culture.


Mandela Forum is a 10.000 covered square meter facility; the external areas are about 15.000 square meters.
Due to its feature, Mandela Forum is quite suitable for a polyfuncional and diversified use, so that it is possible to host sport meetings, concerts, exhibitions, congresses, shows, parties.

Mandela Forum is made out of the following spaces:


  • Basement, used as restrooms, locker rooms, storehouse, fencing gymnasium.
  • Ground floor/parterre, used as playground, public area and shows. It changes depending on the different use.
  • Galleries, fixed and telescopic.


NMF peculiarity is his central location, in a highly urbanized area but not jammed by the presence of meeting or events. The venue is located in the center of the city, just 150 meters from a train station and in the middle of the Campo di Marte urban park. A park which needs to be re-examined for a better use and the initiative of the Mandela Forum is an important progress in that direction.
Among the 110 Italian venues with a capacity of over 3.000 seats, only one has similar features for its central position: the Bologna Paladozza, located at Piazzale Azzarita.