Practical Information

Event Venues



Where to stay

These areas in and around Florence allow for easy access to the conference venues:

  • Florence Historic Centre
  • San Marco – Santissima Annunziata
  • Santa Maria Novella
  • Campo di Marte
  • Le Cure and Piazza della Libertà
  • Fiesole
  • San Domenico


This year the EUI has partnered with Destination Florence to provide all conference participants preferential rates on accommodation during the event, simply click on the Destination Florence image or here.

If you have any questions concerning accommodation in Florence, please get in touch at [email protected].

General information on transport


Flying to Florence

Florence (Peretola) airport is located 8 km from the centre, approx. 30 minutes by taxi or bus. Taxis can normally be found outside the arrival terminal. The airport is also connected to the main railway station by a shuttle bus that leaves every 30 minutes (on the hour and half-hour) and takes 25 minutes. Tickets are available on board for € 6.00.


Arriving by train

You can reach Florence by train using either Trenitalia or Italo. Florence’s central station is Santa Maria Novella from which buses to the EUI, as described below, can be taken from Piazza San Marco which is just a short walk away.

Again thanks to Destination Florence you can save up to 30% on Italo’s first class tickets with free change of travel time up to two hours after departure. To enjoy these discounted rates, tickets must be bought in advance (note tickets are limited). Send your request with your full name, phone number and desired train times and routes to [email protected] with the subject SoU 2019. You will receive a call shortly after with more details.



Taxi 4390, ph. +39 055 4390

Taxi Firenze 4242, ph. +39 055 4242

  • From Florence Airport Peretola to downtown Florence about 25/30 minutes (approx. 25-30 €)
  • From Florence Airport to the European University Institute about 30 minutes (approx 30 €)
  • From Florence central railway station Santa Maria Novella to the European University Institute: about 20-30  minutes (approx. 30-35 €)


Arriving by car

From the A1 Milano-Napoli (Autostrada del Sole), take the Firenze Sud exit and then Via Giovanni Agnelli, followed by Via Marco Polo to Via della Casaccia in Florence. Then take Via Aretina, Via Mannelli and Via Masaccio on to Via Mafalda di Savoia. Finally take Via Bolognese where you will find Villa Salviati on the right hand side at number 156.


Buses to the European University Institute (Villa Salviati)

From Florence

From Piazza San Marco, take bus n°25 (Pratolino) and get off at “Il Cionfo 01” on via Bolognese. The entrance of Villa Salviati is about 100 meters ahead. For routes and timetables see the public bus service site at ATAF.

From Florence Airport

By airport shuttle (Volainbus) to the Autostazione SITA opposite Florence central railway station, Santa Maria Novella (SMN).

By tram (Line T2) to the central railway station, Santa Maria Novella (SMN).

For shuttle bus and local bus timetables please consult the ATAF website.

By following the signposts you will arrive at the entrance to the reading room located at the end of the pedestrian path.