The 2019 edition of ITALA – Italian Terminal And Logistic Awards will take place in the beautiful Palazzo Gotico in Piacenza. The ITALA Awards will be delivered to all the Italian lifting and transportation contractors for the projects they finalized during the past 18 months in Italy and abroad on the evening of Thursday, October 3 2019.

The building, which remained unfinished (apparently, the façade was supposed to be just one side of the whole building), dominates the main area in the city center, piazza Cavalli, with the equestrian statues of Ranuccio and Alessandro Farnese. The palace was commissioned in 1281 by Alberto Scoto, leader of the merchants and lord of the city, and was projected by schools from Piacenza and Como. The architects who followed the construction were Pietro da Cagnano, Negro de Negri, Gherardo Campanaro and Pietro da Borghetto from Piacenza. The building has the traditional aspect of Northern Italian Municipal palaces, with a low portico for people’s gatherings and solemnial windows with a balcony letting light into the great hall on the upper floor, which had originally been created for large assemblies, but was actually used as a warehouse and, subsequently, as a theatre. On 11th June 1351 it hosted the famous poet Francesco Petrarca, while on 18th February 1561 it was used to celebrate the carnival, which was very popular for the carousels and extraordinary celebrations organised by the Duke Ottavio Farnese. The frame decorated with arches, the typical gibelline crenellations, the central tower with the bell and the two side towers are fine examples of medieval public architecture. There is a striking contrast between the lower, pink marble part and the upper, red brick part decorated with geometrical patterns.

For information on the Palazzo Gotico: Comune di Piacenza, Palazzo Gotico

La serata per la consegna degli ITALA prevede – dopo la consegna dei premi – una Cena di Gala, per la quale suggeriamo una sollecita prenotazione al seguente indirizzo:

Evening Program:

>h 8:30 pm gala dinner, during which the awards will be delivered

For sponsoring the ITALA event click here.