Accommodation & Travel

How to get to Firenze

Firenze is well connected to the rest of Italy and Europe by land and air transport.

Over recent years there has been a considerable increase in air traffic through Vespucci airport which has been constantly renovated as have its services.

Firenze is also a central hub for Italy’s railway network and the station is easily reached from the main cities in the North and is approximately one hour and a half’s train ride from Rome. The high speed train service (TAV) project is now well underway on the Bologna-Firenze section and a new station is foreseen for the city too.

The national A1 motorway, the main motorway linking the north and south of Italy, has four exits around the city.

By plane

The Amerigo Vespucci Airport is situated on the north-west outskirts of Firenze, 5 kilometres from the city centre and can be reached in approximately 15/20 minutes by taxi or the Ataf/Sita shuttle bus.

Pisa's Galileo Galilei Airport is located at approximately 80 kilometres from Firenze. It can be reached with direct flights from the most important European and Italian airports. It is connected to Firenze with a direct train service to Firenze S.M.N. station and a bus service run by Terravision. The journey takes around one hour and twenty minutes.

The Organizing Secretariat has arranged special agreements with major international air flight companies for all congress participants.

SkyTeam -preferred travel partnership for SIMPAR-ISURA Congress - can offer exclusive discounts of up to 15% on all SkyTeam airlines, serving 1,057 destinations in 179 countries with over 16,270 daily flights.

You can also visit www.skyteam.com/globalmeetings, click on "Attend your event" and enter the special unique event ID 3349S for SIMPAR-ISURA Congress.

By train

The main railway station in Firenze is the Santa Maria Novella station. This is located in the city centre, right next to the main tourist sites. Immediately in front of the station is the most important stop for all public buses serving the inner city and outside the city. The second railway station in Firenze is Firenze Campo Marte, which is becoming more and more used for specific national and international trains.

By car

The main tourist area in the city centre is part of the ZTL area, that is a limited traffic zone, which is controlled by short circuit cameras. If you have to reach booked accommodation (hotel, etc.) please remember to get information from the hotel, so that your car details may be passed on to the municipal police.

Distance

The congress venue is just in the heart of Florence: walking distance from all city center hotels, museums and historical monuments.

  • 5 kilometers from the airport (15 minutes by car)
  • 1 minute from the city’s main train station.

ACCOMMODATION

Hospitality in Florence is a tradition grown within centuries: many magnificent and historical palaces became through the years elegant and exclusively designed Hotels, while a high standard of quality is offered in all categories of accommodation.

Most hotels are centrally located and within walking distance from the Meeting venue as well as from the railway station, major museums, monuments, restaurants, shops and other attractions.

Florence Congress Booking is the official conference reservation system of Florence, realized by the Organizing Secretariat and Firenze Convention Bureau, used by National and International Associations to offer their conference attendees a safe and convenient way to book their stay in Florence.

Thanks to the numerous partnerships and premium relationships with the most hotels of the city, it is able to guarantee the best available room rates and reservation policies.

Please digit the special SIMPAR-ISURA Congress code - 17MF008 - to enter in the conference reserved area and get the best rates offered for the event, at:

www.florencecongressbooking.com

CONGRESS CARD

Please download your SIMPAR-ISURA CONGRESS CARD (it provides special offers and discounted fees at museums, historical sites, shops, restaurants, wellness centers, golf clubs, bike rental stands, car rental agencies, sightseeing tours, taxis, and airport transfer with private driver) here:

http://www.conventionbureau.it/tmpcardpage/en/partecipanti/congress---strong-card--strong-.shtml?tipo=261