Accommodation


CONFERENCE LOCATION, TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION

 

CONFERENCE LOCATION

The Intermediate Scientific Meeting of the Italian Statistical Society “Statistics and Data Science: new challenges, new generations” will be held in Florence, June 28-30. Meeting venues are in various parts of the city. A bus service is available (a free 3-day ticket will be included in the Conference kit).

The main venue of the Conference (registration desk, plenary and parallel sessions, general assembly) will be located in the rooms of the building D6 of the Polo delle Scienze Sociali of Novoli (Social Sciences Pole) of the University of Florence, Via delle Pandette 9.

The Polo delle Scienze Sociali is a newly built campus with excellent facilities that make it ideal for conferences. It is located in the northern part of Florence, in a recently restored area which encompasses the new university, the new tribunal and a park. It is close to the city center to which it is well connected by local transportations and to the Florence airport.

 

SOCIAL EVENTS LOCATION

The Welcome Aperitif will be held at Palazzo Nonfinito, Via del Proconsolo 12, in the city center. You can check the map here.

The Social Dinner will take place at the Orto Botanico, Via P.A. Micheli 3, in the center of Florence. You can check the map here.

 

HOW TO GET THE CONFERENCE LOCATION

The Polo delle Scienze Sociali can be reached by bus from the Florence Train Central Station (Santa Maria Novella). The bus lines from the Central Station that get you close to the conference site are n. 22, 23, 57. You can check here the transportation company web page for directions and timetables.

All registered participants will receive a free 3-day ticket, restricted to use by one person. The customer's name and surname must be written on the ticket.

 

HOW TO REACH FLORENCE

Florence is well-connected with the rest of Italy and with Europe, and is easy to access by car, by train and by air.

By Car: The A1 motorway, the main artery road linking the north and south of the country, has four exits toward Florence. The A11 motorway links Florence and the Tirrenic coast. If you decide to reach Florence by car, take into account that there are no free parking places downtown, and parking can turn rather expensive.

By Train: Florence is a key node on the Italian railway network (Trenitalia). High-speed trains (Frecciarossa and Frecciargento) connect Florence with the most important Italian cities. In Florence there are three main train stations: Santa Maria Novella, Campo di Marte, Firenze Rifredi, but most of high-speed trains arrive to the main station Santa Maria Novella, which is within walking distance from the site of the Conference (about 15 minutes).

By Air: You can get to Florence via two airports: Florence Airport and Pisa Airport, which are served by several international airlines and they are daily connected to most of the main European Airports.

The Florence Airport (Amerigo Vespucci) is just 5 km northwest of the city center. For transport to downtown there is either a swift shuttle service (cost € 5.00) connecting the Arrivals side of the airport to the center of Florence (near the central railway station Firenze Santa Maria Novella) running every 30 minutes practically all day long, or taxis (cost about € 25, for about 15 minutes).

The Pisa Airport (Galileo Galilei) is about 80 km from Florence. The easiest way to reach Florence by Galilei Airport is by train (about one every hour to Firenze Santa Maria Novella) and by coach service operated by Terravision and by Autostradale (from the Arrivals side of the airport to the railway station Firenze Santa Maria Novella).

 

ACCOMMODATION

June is one of the best periods for visiting Florence, and other events will be held in the city in the same period.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE HOTEL'S ROOMS FILL QUICKLY, SO WE SUGGEST YOU TO MAKE YOUR HOTEL AND TRAVEL PLANS EARLY.

You can take a look here of the map the conference locations.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Taxi

Taxis are stationed near the train terminal or the airport, or can be called by Radiotaxi (phone): (+39) 0554242, (+39) 0554390, (+39) 0554798.

Visiting Florence

Information on the Official tourism Website of Florence or on the Visit Florence website.

Wifi connection:

It is possible to use an EDUROAM Internet connection, thus please bring with you your EDUROAM credentials. Moreover, presenting an ID card to the registration desk (and if possible, a photocopy), You can compile a form and immediately get a free account to surf the Internet.



Contact: sis2017@disia.unifi.it