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15th Florence Rail Forum – Private finance for railway infrastructure

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Friday, 24 November 2017, 8:30-17:00


Event Venue 

Sala Europa | Villa Schifanoia, European University Institute

Via Boccaccio, 121 | 50133 Firenze 


Welcoming Dinner

Thursday, 23 November 2017 at 20h00

Ristorante Frescobaldi,

Piazza della Signoria 32r | 50122 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 the Hotel Roma)

Villa Schifanoia


Villa Schifanoia

Central Train Station


Villa Schifanoia

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: Monique Cavallari rscas.conferences@eui.eu