CONFERENCE VENUE

The conference is being held at Palazzo dei Congressi www.palazzodeicongressi.pisa.it/en/ which is located in the city center and reachable, at walking distance (around 30 minutes), from smaller hotels located in the city center. The Palazzo dei Congressi is also reachable by the LAM BLU bus which departs from the main railway station.

 

THE CITY

Pisa, a former maritime republic situated in the central Italy, is one of the most charming towns in Italy. It is world famous for the Leaning Tower, which stands in the magnificent Piazza dei Miracoli. Built from 1173 to 1372, the Leaning Tower, together with the Cathedral and the Baptistery, are the most beautiful example of the Pisan Romanesque architectural style.

Please find more on the Official Tourism Website for Pisa Province: www.pisaunicaterra.it

 

HOW TO REACH PISA

BY AIR:

Pisa International Airport “Galileo Galileiwww.pisa-airport.com is one of the main destinations in central Italy.
Served primarily by low cost airlines, Pisa can be reached easily from various Italian cities and numerous European and other international destinations. It is located 1 km from the city centre.

From Florence Amerigo Vespucci’s airport you have to reach Florence Santa Maria Novella Station, by bus or taxi (around 10 km), where you can take the train to Pisa Centrale Station (around 1 hour).
A city bus (LAM Rossa) connects the airport to the Central Station and the centre of Pisa every 10 minutes. The city bus terminus is located just outside the arrivals side of the airport.

The taxi rank is also found at the airport exit – on the arrivals side. The Radio Taxi service (24 h) operates in the city of Pisa, tel. +39 050 541600.

 

BY TRAIN:

Pisa Central station is one of the principal regional and national railway junctions. Frequent trains run to Florence, Rome, Genoa and Lucca from here. For more information and train timetable please visit www.trenitalia.com.
The station is located at the southern edge of the city’s historical centre, around one and a half kilometres from the airport and two hundred metres from the extra-urban bus terminal at Piazza Sant’Antonio. The taxi rank and the bus stop for urban routes direct to Piazza dei Miracoli and the airport can be found outside the railway terminal.

Please note that when using the rail network, all travel tickets must be stamped, under penalty of sanction, in the designated yellow ticket machines situated next to the ticket office and along the platforms.

 

BY CAR:

  • From Milan (280 km distance)

Motorway A1 Milan-Naples, when nearby Parma take motorway A15 Parma/La Spezia, after around100km take exit for Livorno A12/E80 motorway; after around 50 km take exit at Pisa Nord, then take the SS1 Aurelia travelling south to Pisa (approx. 6 km).

  • From Florence (84 km distance)

Motorway A11 Firenze-Mare, exit at Pisa Nord, take the SS1 Aurelia travelling south to Pisa (approx. 6 km); alternatively Florence-Pisa-Livorno (SGC FI-PI-LI) expressway, exit at Pisa Nord-Est (for the Cisanello hospital centre and the eastern area), Pisa Aeroporto (for the airport and the central-southern area), Pisa Aurelia (for the Leaning Tower and the western area).

  • From Rome (355 km distance), Bologna (170 km distance)

Motorway A1 to Florence, then Motorway A11, exit at Pisa Nord, then take the SS1 Aurelia travelling south to Pisa (approx. 6 km). Alternatively, follow the motorway A12-E80 from Rome to Civitavecchia, then the SS1-E80 Aurelia to Rosignano Marittimo, then rejoin the A12-E80 to Pisa (exit at Pisa Centro toll-booth).

  • From Genoa (160 km distance) 

Motorway A12 Genova-Rosignano, exit at Pisa Nord, then take the SS1 Aurelia travelling south to Pisa (approx. 6 km).

 

Please note that most of the historical centre of Pisa falls within the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL). Only authorised vehicles are permitted access to this zone; the entrances (electronic barriers) are monitored by 24 hour cameras and unauthorised access is sanctioned with a fine.  Visitors staying in a hotel within the ZTL zone can ask their hotel to issue them with a temporary permit. Visitors with restricted mobility and in possession of a disabled sticker may be permitted entry by requesting authorisation in advance from the Polizia Municipale, tel. +39 050 910851/9108

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

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Via B.Bosco, 57/9 – 16121 Genova
Tel: (+39) 01042064090
Fax: (+39) 01042091580
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WEATHER

The city is characterized by mild winters and very warm summers. End of September should be warm but occasional showers could occur.

 

LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

 

LIABILITY & INSURANCE

The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the meeting. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

 

BANKING

In general, banks are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 1:20 pm and in the afternoon from 2:30 to 3:45 pm or 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

 

CURRENCY & CREDIT CARDS

The official currency in Italy is the Euro. Major credit cards are widely accepted.

 

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

The electrical system in Italy is 220 volts. To use 120 volt appliances both, a transformer and an adapter plug, are needed.

 

VISAS

Some participants may require an entry VISA for Italy. Participants are requested to consult the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for specific details relating to visa requirements.

On request, a letter of invitation can be issued by the organizing secretariat. For more info: http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en
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