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Travel to Florence

By Air

Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR) is situated just 4 km northwest of the city centre, and is served by a great number of domestic and international flights each day. The city centre can be reached easily either by taxi, or with the Ataf/Sita 'Vola in Bus' shuttle service (around 15-20 minutes) connecting the airport to the main central railway station of Santa Maria Novella. From there, the Firenze Fiera Congress and Exhibition Centre is 2 minutes away on foot.

Alternatively, Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (PIS) is about 80 kilometres from Florence. The easiest way to reach Florence from Pisa Airport is by train (about one every hour, cost approx 8€, travel time 1 hour) and by coach service operated by Terravision (cost approx 5€, travel time up to 2 hours).

Flights to Florence and Pisa can be obtained by booking through Opodo. You may use the form at the bottom of the page to search for appropriate options.

By Train

International trains arrive at the main railway station, Santa Maria Novella, from major European cities. To check the train timetables online see the Trenitalia website. High-speed trains (Frecciarossa and Frecciargento) also connect Florence with Milan (under 2 hours), Rome (1.5 hours) and Bologna (37 minutes).

The Firenze Fiera Congress and Exhibition Centre is just 2 minutes on foot from the main railway station, Santa Maria Novella.

By Car

Florence is well connected through an efficient motorway network to major European cities. You can check your motorway route in advance with the Autostrade website. The Congress Centre provides a PDF map to download of the vinicity.

Parking is available, but please be aware of the ZTL (‘zona a traffico limitato’), a restricted area in the historic parts of the city. The Congress Centre recommends the Fortezza Fiera Car Park (Piazzale Caduti nei Lager) and the Santa Maria Novella Car Park.

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