The conference will be held at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Lungarno del Tempio, 44, Florence. The venue is just a stone's throw from the artistic heart of Florence, close to Piazza Santa Croce and the National Library.
The Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is one of the best business - oriented hotels in Florence, easily accessible from the Santa Maria Novella train station and the many car parks in the area.
The conference area has modular rooms for all needs, the auditorium hall has a capacity of 300 seats; secondary halls are available with capacity of between 40 and 100 seats, as well as a large and bright foyer entrance.
The whole conference will take place at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, very close to the historic center of the city, we recommend using the train. You can just walk to the hotel from the station.
Get off at Santa Maria Novella train station. From the station you can reach the hotel in 25 minutes by foot. Otherwise, take bus 14 (ticket price €1.20) and get off at Grand Hotel Mediterraneo in Via Arnolfo (it’s behind the hotel), about 150m from the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo.
Leave the Autostrada A1 at the “Firenze Sud” exit. Go straight ahead, at the end of the road which passes over the Arno river, at the traffic lights turn left, then go straight ahead for about 2 km following the “Lungarno”. The hotel is located just before the limited traffic area. Next to the Hotel a private garage is available, the cost of it is €20 per day.
For those who don’t live in the area, we recommend staying in Florence, to avoid missing the end of the conference, or the train or plane.
Below, a GoogleMaps list of hotels, which we will keep updated weekly with availability.
The Grand Hotel Mediterraneo has a private car park.
Underground car park close to Piazza Beccaria and to Mediterraneo Hotel. Availability: 370 parking spaces. Price: €1.50/h (2hrs), €3.00/h (3 or more hours).
Underground car park in Piazza Beccaria, close to the Mediterraneo Hotel. Availability: 210 parking spaces. Price: €1.50/h; 24hrs ticket €18.00.
Very close to Florence city center, 10 minutes walk from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. 24hrs ticket price: €18.