Practical Information

Thursday 4 May 2023

EUI- Badia Fiesolana
Via della Badia dei Roccettini,9
50014 Fiesole

Friday 5 May 2023

Palazzo Vecchio
Piazza della Signoria
50122 Firenze

Saturday 6 May 2023

EUI – Villa Salviati
Via Bolognese, 156
50139 - Firenze


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 20 minutes. Tickets are available on board for € 6.00.

The main railway station can be also reached via the T2 Tram, which runs from the airport to the Unità stop close to the central station. The tram runs every five to ten minutes and a ticket costs € 1.50 per person. The journey takes 20 minutes.

Tickets are available Authorized sellers (single ticket, passes and 10-ticket strip), Autolinee Toscane website www.at-bus.it (passes, registration required), APP TABNET (single ticket, passes) and automated ticket machines at stops (single ticket).

Pisa International Airport, also named Galileo Galilei Airport, is located 85 km from Florence, approx. 1 hour by bus or train. Buses can be found outside the arrival terminal and connect directly the airport to the city of Florence. This service is provided by several companies. Prices and the schedule can be checked on the website of the airport. Florence city centre can also be reached by train. Prices and timetable are available at pisa-mover.com.

Guglielmo Marconi Bologna International Airport is situated 105 km from the centre, approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes, it can be reached by train or bus. The airport is connected to Bologna Central Station by Marconi Express tram that leaves every 7 minutes. Tickets can be purchased on this website.

Arriving by train to Florence Santa Maria Novella

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 the bus stop “Piazza Adua” which is next to the station.

Taxis

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 €)

DAY 1 on 4 May,  Badia Fiesolana – European University Institute

Arriving by car

From the A1 Milano-Napoli (Autostrada del Sole), take the Firenze Sud exit and follow directions to the centre of town/Stadio. To reach the EUI, follow Stadio then Fiesole. San Domenico is on the main road to Fiesole. To reach the EUI’s car park (limited access by approval only), you will need to travel north on Via Faentina before turning right on Via della Badia dei Roccettini. The entrance to the EUI is immediately on the right hand side.

Arriving by Bus

From Florence city centre

From Santa Maria Novella, take bus no. 7 in the direction ‘Fiesole’ and get off at ‘San Domenico 01. For routes and timetables see the public bus service site at Autolinee Toscane.

Tickets are available at Authorized sellers (single ticket, passes and 10-ticket strip), Autolinee Toscane (passes, registration required), APP TABNET (single ticket, passes) and at automated ticket machines at stops (single ticket).

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 Autolinee Toscane’s website.

DAY 2 on 5 May,  Palazzo Vecchio

Arriving by Bus

From Florence city centre

From Santa Maria Novella Station head towards Via Panzani, take bus no. C2 in the direction “Piazza Beccaria” and get off at “Canto Alla Quarconia”

From Florence Airport

Take tram (Line T2) to the central railway station, Santa Maria Novella (SMN). Then you can take bus no. C2 in the direction “Piazza Beccaria” and get off at “Canto Alla Quarconia”.

Or walk from Santa Maria Novella Station head towards Florence Cathedral (Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral) take Panzani street, and continue along Cerretani street, arriving at Florence Cathedral Turn right into Calzaiuoli street and reach Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio).

DAY 3 on 6 May,  Villa Salviati – European University Institute

Arriving by Bus

From Florence city centre

Take bus no. 1A direction “Faentina Salviati” and get off at “Faentina Salviati”.

From Florence Airport

Take tram (Line T2) direction “Unità, Santa Maria Novella”, get off at “Fratelli Rosselli”. Then walk for five minutes towards Piazzale Montelungo, where you can take bus no. 302A, direction “Galliano” and get off at “Il Cionfo_V”.


Where to stay

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

  • Florence Historic Centre
  • Santa Maria Novella
  • Piazza della Libertà
  • Le Cure
  • San Domenico di Fiesole
  • Fiesole

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].


Accommodation

Participants are responsible for their own accomodation during their stay in Florence, but The State of the Union team are available to provide you with more information. Get in touch with [email protected].

Florence Historic Centre – Santa Maria Novella Area

Florence Centre – Piazza della Libertà

Fiesole, near the European University Institute