Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Travel to Florence is via several International Airports: Florence “Amerigo Vespucci”, Pisa “Galileo Galilei”, Bologna “Guglielmo Marconi”, Rome-Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci”, Milan Malpensa Airport, and more.
In addition, the city has excellent high-speed train service connecting to Rome, Milan, Venice, Pisa, Bologna, Verona, and Naples. Once in the Florence area, CIPA 2023 participants can move easily and safely around the city by walking, the tram, busses, and taxi cabs.
The international airport Amerigo Vespucci is situated on the north-west suburban area of Florence, just 4 km from the city centre. It is a 25 minutes ride by shuttle bus Volainbus operating between the airport and the central railway station. Tickets can be bought on board or at the newspaper stall or at the Bookshop: it costs € 6.00 one way and Euro 10,00 round trip. Taxis can be found outside the airport: with a 15 minutes ride you reach the city centre at a conventional prices:
Working days: Euro 22,00
Festive days: Euro 24,00
Night service (22,00-06,00): Euro 25,30
Luggage Euro 1,00 each
From 4th passenger Euro 1,00 each
Vespucci Airport is connected to some of Europe’s major airports: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Bucharest, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London Gatwick and City, Madrid, Munich, Paris C. De Gaulle, Paris Orly, Tirana, Zurich, Wien.
FLORENCE “AMERIGO VESPUCCI” AIRPORT
Tel (+39) 055 30615
Tel (+39) 055 3061700 – (+39) 055 3061702
24 hours a day
Pisa’s Galilei Airport is about 80 km from Florence. It is linked to Florence by rail and road and is connected to the city center by train (every hour) and Sky Bus Lines Caronna.
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After the upgrading of the railway line “Freccia Rossa” between Florence and Bologna in just 35 minutes, also Bologna airport is a stop of easy access to Florence. Bologna and Florence's airports are also connected by the “Appennino shuttle bus”.
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The city’s main railway station is Firenze SMN (Santa Maria Novella). Situated in the city centre, it is conveniently close to the major tourist attractions. The station area is also the principal node for buses serving the city and surrounding area (see Getting around by bus).
Other important railway stations are Firenze Campo di Marte and Firenze Rifredi. Local trains connect these two stations with the central one; otherwise, you can catch the ATAF bus to the city center: Italian railway services are made by Trenitalia and by Italo.
If you arrive in Florence by car, park it and use public transportation or special tourist transportation to reach the chief parts of the city.
Pay particular attention to the notices marking the points of access to the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL), which corresponds to the historic centre (monitored by electronic gates with information in English), to enter you requires previous authorization!!!
If you are looking for accommodation, the hotelier to whom you have applied or the garage where you intend to park can provide you with temporary access to the ZTL according to a specific procedure.
Measures Of Covid-19 Prevention
At the moment, in Italy the use of the face mask is no longer mandatory for congresses but highly recommended in crowded areas and indoor. The negative response of a test or Passes/QR Code/Certification is not requested to access the congress venue.
The diagnostic tests used to confirm a COVID-19 infection are now performed in several public laboratories and in private ones accredited, authorized, and coordinated by the Regional Welfare Authority.
The following test types are presently available to detect the SARS-CoV-2 infection:
Covid-19 PCR test that highlights the presence of the virus’s genetic material (RNA). It is performed on a nose and throat swab.
Antigen testing (rapid) that highlights the presence of virus components. It is performed on a nose and throat swab.
Serological testing (standard or rapid) that highlights the presence of antibodies against the virus. Serological tests are performed on blood samples taken from veins or on capillary blood.
In case of cold-like symptoms with a fever of 37.5℃ or above, the access to the congress venue will not be permitted.
Please read more on the following official websites
Florence local time in June is GMT + 2 hour.
Euro (EUR) - All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) are accepted in most of the restaurants, shops etc.
The electric voltage supplied is 220 V. Round, two-pin plug points are available, as elsewhere in Europe. In case you have any devices from the USA or UK, please remember to bring a transformer/adapter.
Most Florence banks open between 08:30 and 13:30 and 14:45 to 15:45 Monday to Friday. They are closed on weekends and public holidays and most of them have a cash dispenser and a currency exchange service.
Useful Telephone Numbers
Medical emergency: 118
Fire emergency: 115
Florence airport – information: 055 3061300
Florence airport – lost luggage: 055 3061302
For international calls from Italy: 00 + country code + number
For international calls to Italy: +39 + city code + number
Santa Maria Novella Station
Via Calzaiuoli, 7r
Piazza San Giovanni, 20
The Organising Secretariat disclaims all responsibility for medical, accident and travel insurance, for compensation for death or disability, for loss of or damage to personal property and for any other loss that may be incurred during travel time or the period of participation. In this context, it is strongly recommended to secure prior to departure international medical insurance for the period of participation.