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Specialised Training on the Regulation of Gas

19-23 March 2018

Event Venue 

Sala Europa | Villa Schifanoia | European University Institute

Via Boccaccio 121 | 50133 Firenze

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 Santa Maria Novella

Grand Hotel Minerva

Hotel Roma 

Hotel Rivoli

Event Activities

Monday 19 March | Welcome Cocktail 18h00-18h45 at Villa Schifanoia
Tuesday 20 March | Social Dinner  20h00, L’Osteria di Giovanni, address: Via del Moro, 22, 50123 Firenze FI. Please RSVP and inform us of any special dietary requirements by your online registration form).
Wednesday 21 March | Guided Tour of Florence 17h45-19h15 (departure directly from the training at the EUI. The guide will provide information on the bus ride to town, and proceed with the walking tour from Via della Dogana.)

Shuttle buses Schedule:

19 March                                                                                                   

08:30  Piazza Santa Maria Novella (in front of the Hotel Roma, click here for a map)

Drop off:  Training Venue – Sala Europa (Villa Schifanoia)

18:45 Sala Europa (Villa Schifanoia) – Piazza Santa Maria Novella

20 March

08:15 Piazza Santa Maria Novella 

Drop off:  Villa Schifanoia                                                                

17:45 Villa Schifanoia – Piazza Santa Maria Novella

21 March                                          

08:15 Piazza Santa Maria Novella

Drop off: Villa Schifanoia                                                                

17:45 Villa Schifanoia   –  Via della Dogana (city tour) / Piazza Santa Maria Novella

22 March                                                                                                              

08:15 Piazza Santa Maria Novella

Drop off:  Training Venue – Sala Europa (Villa Schifanoia)   

17:45 Villa Schifanoia- Piazza Santa Maria Novella

23 March                           

08:15 Piazza Santa Maria Novella

Training Venue – Sala Europa (Villa Schifanoia)                                                                        

14:00 Villa Schifanoia – Piazza Santa Maria Novella

14:00 Villa Schifanoia – 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