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FSR Policy Workshop: The Value of Energy Storage in supporting EU’s Security of Supply and Decarbonisation Goals

06 July 2018

Event 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 point (Piazza Santa Maria Novella) will be fine. Here are some suggested hotels close to the shuttle buses stop:

Hotel Universo
Hotel Rosso 23
Hotel Garibaldi blu

Hotel Roma 

Hotel Rivoli


Shuttle bus Schedule:

08:10 Piazza Santa Maria Novella (in front of Hotel Roma) – Badia Fiesolana

15:50 Badia Fiesolana – Piazza Santa Maria Novella

15:50 Badia Fiesolana – Florence  Airport

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