Thursday 10 May
European University Institute
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole
Friday 11 May
Piazza della Signoria
Saturday 12 May
Via Bolognese, 156
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
- San Domenico
Suggested hotel accomodation
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 at [email protected].
Hotel Garibaldi Blu, Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze, ph.+39 055 277300, email: [email protected]
Grand Hotel Minerva, Piazza Santa Maria Novella 16, Firenze, ph. +39 055 27230, email: [email protected]
Hotel Cellai, Via 27 Aprile 14, 52/R, Firenze, ph. +39055489291, email: [email protected]
Hotel Lungarno, Borgo S. Jacopo 14, Firenze ph. +39 055 27261, email: [email protected]
Hotel L’Orologio, Piazza Santa Maria Novella 24, Firenze, ph. +39 055 27 73 80, email: [email protected]
Portrait Hotel, Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli 4 Firenze, ph. +39 055 2726 8000, email: [email protected]
Hotel Rosso 23, Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 23, Firenze, ph.+39 055 277300, email: [email protected]
Hotel Santa Maria Novella, Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, Firenze, ph.+39 055 271840, email: [email protected]
Near the European University Institute:
A shuttle bus service will operate from the European University Institute (EUI) serving both Piazza Santa Maria Novella (SMN) and Fiesole on the evening of Thursday 10 May and between EUI buildings for the Open Day on Saturday 12 May as follows.
|Date||Time||Pick-up location||Drop-off location|
|10 May||19.00-23.00||Badia Fiesolana car park||Piazza Santa Maria Novella|
|12 May||09.30-17.00||Badia Fiesolana car park||Villa Salviati (car park and Faentina gate)|
General information on local transport
Florence 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.
Taxis: +39 055 4390 / +39 055 4242
- From Florence Airport Peretola to downtown Firenze 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 €)
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.
Bus to the European University Institute
From Piazza San Marco, take bus no. 7 in the direction ‘Fiesole’ and get off at ‘San Domenico 1 – Università Europea’. For bus routes and timetables consult: http://goo.gl/Ydj8K
What to do in Florence
Exhibitions in Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza degli Strozzi, Florence:
Nascita di una Nazione. Tra Guttuso, Fontana e Schifano (Down of a Nation. From Gattuso to Fontana and Schifano): curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, the exhibition shows an extraordinary journey between art, politics and society in Italy between the Fifties and Sixties.
The Florence Experiment: a new site-specific project by the artist Carsten Höller and scientist Stefano Mancuso, curated by Arturo Galansino; the exhibition is an experiment that combines art and science.
For further information: www.palazzostrozzi.org (Press Office: Lavinia Rinaldi +39 3385277132).