Travel Information

The Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is located on the bank of the river Arno, close to the Ponte San Niccolò (bridge) on the Lungarno il Tempio. Strategically placed to reach the centre of Florence by foot, bicycle or car, the hotel is an ideal starting point for exploring the city and taking tours of Florence.

For those arriving by air we have a shuttle service to and from the Amerigo Vespucci airport in Florence. This service is available by request for a fee.

How to reach us

  • By car
    Leave the A1 motorway at Firenze Sud, go straight until you reach the first traffic light, turn left and continue straight for about 2 km on Lungarno Colombo. Once on the riverbank on the Lungarno il Tempio, the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is located on the right before the traffic light that leads into Viale Amendola. Adjacent to the hotel is our private garage. (Address: Lungarno del Tempio, 44)
  • On the train
    From the central station of Firenze Santa Maria Novella, take the number 14 bus (ATAF ticket €1.20 or €1.50 if purchased by telephone) and get off at Grand Hotel Mediterraneo in Via Arnolfo (behind the hotel). From there, continue to the end of the road on foot, then turn left into Viale Giovanni Amendola and walk to the main junction. You will find the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo on your left.
    Alternatively, you can reach us by foot, our hotel is about 25 minutes from the station SMN Florence and 15 minutes from Firenze Campo Marte station where you can take the 13 bus in via Mazzini (be careful to take the 13, not the 13A) and get off at Pecori Giraldi.
  • By plane
    From Amerigo Vespucci airport you can reach the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo by taking the shuttle into Train Station Square, from where you can take a taxi (about €25.00) or bus (number 14) to Via Arnolfo (behind the hotel). From there, continue to the end of the road on foot, then turn left into Viale Giovanni Amendola and walk to the main junction. You will find the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo on your left.

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Useful Links
City of Florence
Florence Airport
Pisa Airport
Bologna Airport

COVID-19 And Measures
In order to attend in person the Congress, all participants will be requested to:

present at the entrance of the conference venues their EU Covid certificate (Green Pass or equivalent certificate of vaccination) + the Security QR Code that will be provided by the University of Florence by email one week before the Conference.
In absence of both these certifications, access will not be allowed wear their protection mask inside the conference venues at any time keep the 1-meter safety distance from other participants and 2 meters safety distance during coffee refreshments.
Organizing secretariat and conference venues staff will carefully monitor that these safety rules will be respected by everyone

COVID-19 And Measures for Entry To Italy
Please read more on the following official websites

Italian Websites
Italian Ministry of Health
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
National Tourism Agency
Viaggiare sicuri
Rome Airports

European Websites
European Union Agency
The Guardian

Time Zone
Florence local time in October is UTC + 2 hour.

Euro (EUR)
All major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) are accepted in most of the restaurants, shops etc.

The electric voltage supplied is 220 V. Round, two-pin plug points are available, as elsewhere in Europe.
In case you have any devices from the USA or UK, please remember to bring a transformer/adapter.

Most Florence banks open between 08:30 and 13:30 and 14:45 to 15:45 Monday to Friday. They are closed on weekends and public holidays and most of them have a cash dispenser and a currency exchange service.

Useful Telephone Numbers
Medical emergency: 118
Fire emergency: 115
Police: 113
Florence airport – information: 055 3061300
Florence airport – lost luggage: 055 3061302
For international calls from Italy: 00 + country code + number
For international calls to Italy: +39 + city code + number
24hour Pharmacies:

– Santa Maria Novella Station
– Via Calzaiuoli, 7 r
– Piazza San Giovanni, 20

The Organizing Secretariat disclaims all responsibility for medical, accident and travel insurance, for compensation for death or disability, for loss of or damage to personal property and for any other loss that may be incurred during travel time or the period of participation. In this context, it is strongly recommended to secure prior to departure international medical insurance for the period of participation.