About The Speaker
Maire de Florence et Président d'Eurocities
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 Mr. 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, before leaving his office as Mayor to become Prime Minister, Mr. Renzi appointed Dario Nardella for the regency of the City until next elections. After winning primaries for the Democratic Party, in May 2014 Nardella has been elected Mayor of Florence with 59,16% of preferences at the first round of voting. He also serves as Mayor of the Florence Metropolitan City, which includes 44 towns of the metropolitan area. In June 2014 Dario Nardella has been elected as ANCI ( National Association of Italian Municipalities ) coordinator for the metropolitan cities. He is member of the Global Executive Committee of ICLEI – as Representative for the Europe Regional Seat and has been Vice-President of Eurocities (Network of Mayor European Cities) until his recent election as President of Eurocities on November 5, 2020.
In May 2019 he was re-elected on the first ballot with the 57,5 % and he’s currently serving for the second tenure.