2nd Joint AIC-SILS conferenceFlorence, September 15-18 2014

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Travel & Transport

How to get to Florence


Florence airport is only 4 km from the city centre. Buses (ticket on board) and taxis are available between the airport and downtown Florence. A taxi ride from the airport to the city centre costs about 20,00. Apart from Florence Amerigo Vespucci, Pisa Galileo Galilei and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi airports are served by several international airlines. Pisa airport is about 90 km far from Florence. A shuttle train and a shuttle bus operate every hour between the airport and the main railway station in Florence. The trip lasts approximately 1 hour. Bologna Airport is connected with Bologna Central Station by airport bus (20 min ride). From the train station you can get high speed trains to Florence.


High speed trains connect Florence with Milan (approximately 2h.), Rome (approximately 1h. and 30 min.). and Bologna (35min). Florence main railway station is Santa Maria Novella and is located at walking distance from the venue. Timetables and online ticket can be purchase from and


The A1 (Autostrada del Sole) is the main motorway linking Florence to both Northern and Southern Italy. The A11 connects Florence to the coast and Genoa and to the French border (toll motorway). The use of seat belts is mandatory. Car lights are compulsory on motorways. All road distances and speed limits are indicated in kilometers.


The historical area of Florence is relatively compact, and all major sites are within walking distance from the city center. Florence has a fairly comprehensive network of local bus routes (, and many have a stop at the main railway station. Bus tickets may be purchased at most bars and tobacco shops. Two bus companies serving several cities around Florence have their terminal next to the main railway station.


A Post Office is located next to the conference venue in via Cavour 71/A. It is open from 8.15 am to 1.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

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