- By Plane
Florence “Amerigo Vespucci” airport (FLR) can be easily reached by plane from all the major airline hubs in Europe. The airport has good connections to the center of the city, which can be reached in about fifteen minutes by taxi, and about twenty minutes by a shuttle from the airport to the Florence main train station “Firenze Santa Maria Novella”. The name of the shuttle is “Volainbus”. The timetable is available at http://www.ataf.net/en/timetables-and-routes/timetables-and-routes/line-volainbus.aspx?idC=180&idO=0&Linea=VolaInBus&LN=en-US . The price from a one-wat ticket is 6 €.
As alternative solution you could consider the Pisa “Galileo Galilei” airport (PSA). If you arrive at Pisa airport, the distance between Pisa (airport) and Florence can be covered in 60 minutes by Bus. The coach transfer services, from Pisa International Airport to Florence railway station “Santa Maria Novella”, is managed by
- Terravision (4,99 EUR), the timetable is available at: http://www.terravision.eu/florence_pisa/pisa_price_timetable.html
- Autostradale (5,00 EUR), the timetable is available at: http://www.autostradale.com/pdf/festivitaaereoporti/PIFI.pdf
Tickets can be purchased at Pisa Airport Information Desk.
- By Train
Reaching the Conference Venue
The conference venue is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, a few steps from the central railway station (Santa Maria Novella), the Duomo cathedral, the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Accademy of Fine Arts.
- The main conference will take place at the “Congressi al Duomo” Florence Centre (Auditorium al Duomo).
Auditorium al Duomo
Via de’ Cerretani, 54/R – 50123 Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39 055 2381752 – Fax: +39 055 268308
- Some of the workshops will take place at “Palazzo Coppini“.
- Lunches will be served at Ristorante Sabatini, one of the finest and most traditional restaurants in Florence.
Via Panzani, 9/a – 50123 Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39-055211559 | +39-055282802
The venues are all at walking distance and very close each other:
Auditorium al Duomo to Palazzo Coppini: ~200 m
Auditorium al Duomo to Sabatini Restaurant: ~500 m
Palazzo Coppini to Sabatini Restaurant: ~200 m
A detailed map with the location of conference venues is provided below.