Accomodation and useful information in Florence
Organizing Secretariat will be happy to help You with the accodomation during
the conference. We have selected the best hotels accomodations close to the
conference venue and obtain special prices reserved to the participant at the
Please write us at email@example.com
to better know the availability and receive your offer.
organize your stay for the days of the conference and also for pre or post
If you would like to book your accomodation independently, please consult the following link to check the available structures and their distance from the Congress site.
some USEFUL INFORMATION to stay in
the spectacular capital of the region of Tuscany, is located on Italy's
northwest coast. It is a stunning medieval city divided into two parts by the
River and it is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world with
its overflow of palaces, churches and museums filled with masterful paintings
and sculptures. Florence is justifiably called "the capital of arts".
According to statistics produced by UNESCO, 60% of the world's most important
works of art are located in Italy and approximately half of these are in
Florence transmits a multitude of emotions and sensations to all travelers:
scents, flavors and works of art stimulate the senses step after step and
remain engraved on the memory. Surrounded by lovely hills, Florence is an open
air museum which houses some of the most precious treasures of Italy including
the Cathedral with its splendid Dome designed by Brunelleschi, Giotto's
Campanile, the Uffizi Gallery, and much, much more. But it is the hidden and
lesser known Florence that will remain in your heart: the Florence of the tiny
artisan workshops which hand down ancient techniques from generation to
generation, the small churches and street markets, traditional “trattorias” and
places off the beaten path.
Florence has a unique artistic heritage, a glorious testimony to its secular
civilization. Cimabue and Giotto, the fathers of Italian painting, lived here,
along with Arnolfo and Andrea Pisano, reformists of architecture and sculpture;
Brunelleschi, Donatello and Masaccio, founders of the Renaissance;Ghiberti and
the Della Robbia dynasty; Filippo Lippi and Fra Angelico; Botticelli and Paolo
Uccello; the universal geniuses Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. Their
works, along with those of many generations of artists up to the masters of the
present century, are gathered in the city’s museums.
How to reach Florence:
- Toscana Aeroporti FLORENCE (https://goo.gl/maps/ztDqiTr8SkG2aeKN9) is at 15/20 min from/to Florence city centre,
accessible with a net of cab, the tranvia train and shuttle buses.
- Toscana Aeroporti PISA (https://goo.gl/maps/NrBfZnbgE1xqruMT6) is at 50 min from/to Florence city centre. There is the
People Mover shuttle from the airport to Pisa train station from where trains
leaves very often for Florence.
- Guglielmo Marconi Airport BOLOGNA (https://goo.gl/maps/eE83CnotTnmm6ZRt5) is at about 1h from/to Florence city centre.
- Fiumicino Airport ROMA (https://goo.gl/maps/JSN7kXP21mrTqXXS9) is at about 1h and a half from/to Florence city centre.
- Florence main train station Santa Maria Novella (https://goo.gl/maps/qpZ2nr9YeXoSUChm9) is
situated in the middle of the city, near to the most important places in town,
to the conference venue and to the hotels selected for the event.
Public Transportation in Florence:
- Buses are operated by AT AUTOLINEE TOSCANE (www.at-bus.it)
train connects very well the different location in town (www.firenzetramvia.it)
- Taxi service: +39 055
4390 - +39 055 4242
Transportation in town is not very needed because everything is within walking
Weather in Florence and Tuscany is generally pretty mild but Florence's
location in a valley makes temperatures vary from other areas in Tuscany. In August
temperature can be really hot in town.
No Smoking Policy
Smoking is prohibited in Italy in all public buildings, restaurants, bars, and
public areas in hotels.
Italy’s unit of currency is the Euro. Foreign currency can easily be exchanged
at banks and exchange counters, for example at the airport.
Visa, Master Card, Maestro, and Amex are accepted by most shops and
restaurants. Most bars and small shops only take cash.
Electricity is supplied at 230 volts, 50 hertz, which most small adapters (for
laptops and mobile phones) from anywhere in the world are compatible with,
although checking for this on the adapter before plugging in is recommended.
All displayed prices include taxes (generally VAT of 22%), and service is
always included in restaurants and bars, so tipping is not mandatory in Italy.
However, if you receive excellent service, tipping around 10% or more will
certainly be appreciated.