DisCoTec 2013 takes place in Firenze (Florence), Italy. Firenze is famous worldwide for its Gothic and Renaissance buildings, art galleries and museums. Its historic centre attracts millions of tourists each year, especially lovers of Renaissance art. Nowadays, Firenze also plays an important role in fashion industry; furthermore, it is also a major national economic centre and an industrial hub.
The 2013 edition of DisCoTec is organised by Università degli Studi di Firenze, one of the largest and oldest universities in Italy. Nuovo Ingresso Careggi (NIC) hosts the event; this center, which is part of the Polo Biomedico e Tecnologico of Università degli Studi di Firenze, collects many academic institutions, like Faculties of Science, Engineering and Medicine. NIC is located in Largo Brambilla 3, a couple of kilometers north of the city center and is well served by the public transportation service.