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17th Florence Rail Forum. Green Finance and Sustainability – Which Role for Railways?

7 December 2018


Event Venue 

Sala Europa | Villa Schifanoia, European University Institute

Via Boccaccio, 121 | 50133 Firenze (Italy) 


Welcoming Dinner

Thursday, 6 December 2018  at 20h00

Restaurant L’Osteria Di Giovanni

Address: Via del Moro, 22, 50123 Firenze FI


Suggested Hotel Accommodation

Suggested hotels close to the shuttle bus stop:

Area Santa Maria Novella


Shuttle buses, December 7


Pick up

Drop off


Piazza Santa Maria Novella (in front of Hotel Roma)

Villa Schifanoia

17:00Villa Schifanoia

Main railway station and Florence airport



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: Conference Centre rscas.conferences@eui.eu 


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 Sud exit and follow directions to the centre of town/Stadio. Follow Stadio then Fiesole. San Domenico is on the main road to Fiesole.

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