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Executive Seminar – Competition in Passenger Railways in Europe

15 June 2017

Event Venue 

Villa La Fonte | European University Institute

Via Delle Fontanelle 18| 50014 San Domenico di Fiesole 

Welcoming Dinner

14 June 2017, 20:00

Cucina Torcicoda

via Torta 5r

50122 Firenze


Suggested Hotel Accommodation

Pensione Bencistà

Hotel Garibaldi Blu

Hotel Roma

Hotel Rosso 23 

Hotel Santa Maria Novella

Grand Hotel Minerva


Shuttle buses


Pick up

Drop off



In front of Hotel Roma,

Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 8, 50123 Firenze

Villa La Fonte


In front of Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco

Via Camillo Cavour, 29, 50129 Firenze

Villa La Fonte


Villa La Fonte

Central Train Station


Villa La Fonte

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 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 to the EUI network.

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