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The State of the Union 2018 

Practical information

10-12 May 2018

Event Venues 

10 May: Badia Fiesolana, European University Institute, Via dei Roccettini, 9 | 50014 San Domenico di Fiesole 

11 May: Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI

12 May: Historical Archives of the European Union, Villa Salviati, Via Bolognese 156, 50139 Firenze



The European University Institute has reserved a limited number of  rooms and  made special price agreements with the below-listed hotels. Should you wish me to make a reservation on your behalf, please submit your request by 1 March 2018 to fsr.conferences@eui.eu

Fiesole and EUI area


Shuttle Bus Schedule

DateTime       Pick-up location             Drop-off location                  

10 May 

08:30Piazza Santa Maria Novella*Badia Fiesolana
10 May19:00Badia FiesolanaPiazza Santa Maria Novella (in front of Hotel Santa Maria Novella)
11 May08:30Piazza Santa Maria Novella*Palazzo Vecchio
11 May19:00Palazzo VecchioPiazza Santa Maria Novella (in front of Hotel Santa Maria Novella)
12 May9:30 -1700

Shuttles will be available all day long, running between the Badia Fiesolana Parking and Villa Salviati.


General information on local transport

From the airport

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 €)

Private car

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