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16th Florence Rail Forum – Improving European Rail Freight



Monday, 07 May 2018, 8:30-17:00


Event Venue 

Sala del Consiglio | Villa Salviati, European University Institute

Via Bolognese 156 | 50139 Firenze


Welcoming Dinner

Sunday, 06 May 2018 at 20h00

L’Osteria da Giovanni,

Via del Moro, 22, |  50123 Firenze FI


Suggested Hotel Accommodation

Suggested hotels close to the shuttle bus stop:

Area Piazza Santa Maria Novella

Hotel Garibaldi Blu

Hotel Roma

Hotel Rosso 23

Hotel Santa Maria Novella

Grand Hotel Minerva


Shuttle buses


Pick up

Drop off


Piazza Santa Maria Novella (In front of Hotel Roma)

Villa Salviati


Villa Salviati

Central Train Station


Villa Salviati

Florence Airport


General information on local transport

How to reach the venue

From the airport:

Florence airport is located 8km 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 central railway station Santa Maria Novella to the European University Institute: about 20-30  minutes (approx. 30-35 €)

Private car

From the A1 Milano-Napoli (Autostrada del Sole), take the Firenze Nord/centre exit and follow directions to the centre of town, Piazza della Libertà, then via Bolognese. Villa Salviati is at number 156, destination will be on the right. 


On arrival you will be provided with temporary wi-fi access for the duration of the event. This will allow you to connect to the EUI network.

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For general queries: Elisabetta Spagnoli: rscas.conferences@eui.eu