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How to reach Firenze

By Airplane:

  • Toscana Aeroporti FIRENZE is at 15/20 min from/to Firenze city centre, accessible with a net of cab and shuttle buses to the train station of Santa Maria Novella.
  • Toscana Aeroporti PISA is at 50 min from/to Firenze city centre. There is the People Mover shuttle from the airport to Pisa train station from where trains leaves very often for Firenze.
  • Guglielmo Marconi BOLOGNA is at about 1h from/to Firenze city centre.
  • Fiumicino ROMA is at about 1h and a half from/to Firenze city centre.

Train

  • Firenze main train station Santa Maria Novella is situated in the middle of the city, near to the most important places in town and to the hotels selected for the event.

Public Transportation in Firenze

  • Buses are operated by ATAF (www.ataf.net)
  • Taxi service: +39 055 4390 / +39 055 4242
  • Transportation in town is not very needed because everything is within walking distance.

Weather

Weather in Firenze and Tuscany is generally pretty mild but Firenze’s location in a valley makes temperatures vary from other areas in Tuscany. May is a very nice and perfect month to visit the town, in fact usually the temperature goes from 13° to 20° and usually it does not raining much.

https://www.ilmeteo.it/meteo/Firenze

Name Tags

Please wear your name tag at all times during the conference, including the welcome reception and conference dinner. You may be asked to present your name tag.

No Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited in Italy in all public buildings, restaurants, bars, and public areas in hotels.

Money

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 Cirrus are accepted by most shops and restaurants, and some also accept American Express. Most bars and small shops only take cash.

Electricity

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.

Tipping

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.

Banking

Banks are generally open Monday to Friday 8.30 – 13.20 and 14.30 – 16:00.