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Annual Training on The Regulation of Energy Utilities | Block III

05-09 June 2017

Training Venue 

Refettorio | Badia Fiesolana, European University Institute

Via dei Roccettini, 9 | 50014 San Domenico di Fiesole 

How to reach the venue

Suggested Hotel Accommodation

Any hotel/pension/B&B located near the shuttle bus departure areas (Piazza San Marco and Santa Maria Novella train station) will be fine. Here are some suggested hotels close to the shuttle bus stops:

Area Piazza dell’Unità (Santa Maria Novella train station):
Hotel Universo
Hotel Rosso 23
Hotel Garibaldi blu

Area Piazza San Marco:
Hotel de la Pace
Hotel Cellai
Hotel Guelfo Bianco
Hotel Athenaeum
Hotel Firenze Capitale


Shuttle buses Schedule:

On the front of the bus there will be a sign saying “FSR Annual Training-EUI”.



Social Activities: 

  • Monday October 03– 18h00, Welcome cocktail, Upper Loggia, Badia Fiesolana
  • Tuesday October 04 – 18h00,  Guided tour of Florence. The guide, Laura Bechi, will take you from the Refettorio and by bus you will reach the Piazzale Michelangelo from which you will enjoy an amazing view on Florence and its surroundings. With Laura you will also discover and learn more about the story of the main buildings of the city. The shuttle will then bring you back to Piazza dell’Unità and Via della Dogana. (In case you decide NOT to join for the guided tour, you can take the line bus n°7 from San Domenico to downtown Piazza San Marco. Bus ticket can be purchased directly on the bus (www.ataf.net) )
  • Wednesday  October 05 –  20h00,  Event DinnerRistorante da Mimmo, Via San Gallo 57 R – 50129 Firenze (FI)


Important IT information:

  • Bring your personal laptop or electronic device to access course platform (including power cables and plug adaptors)
  • If using your company laptop: please check with your company IT department regarding firewall protections prior to your departure. EUI uses a Captive Portal authentication to access the EUI WiFi network
  • EUI Green policy – No printing service is available for course materials


General information on local transport

From the airport:

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 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



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