Mayor of Florence and President, Eurocities
Born in Torre del Greco in Naples in 1975, Dario Nardello is a professor of cultural heritage law at the University of Florence, currently serving as the mayor of Florence and president of Eurocities.
He started his political career in 2004 as a councilman at the City of Florence for the Democratic Party. He also served as legal adviser to the minister of institutional reforms during Romano Prodi’s second premiership from 2006 to 2008.
In 2008, he was selected by the U.S. State Department to join the International Visitor Leadership Program. He was subsequently re-elected to Florence City Council and appointed vice mayor by former Mayor Matteo Renzi. In 2013, he was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies and became a member of the Commission for Tourism, Industry and Trade. In 2014, he was elected mayor of Florence and was appointed mayor of the Metropolitan City of Florence a year later. He was also appointed coordinator of ANCI, the national association of Italian municipalities.
In May 2019, he was re-elected mayor of Florence.