PyCon Italia will be held near the old city centre of Florence, at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo (Lungarno del Tempio, 44 - not far from the beautiful Piazza Santa Croce).
As the conference will be held near the old city centre, we recommend travelling to the city by train or plane. It is a short walk between most central hotels and the conference location.
Detrain at the Central Railway Station (Stazione Centrale) Santa Maria Novella. From the station you can reach the hotel on foot (about 25 minutes) or take bus No 14 (ticket: €1,20) and get off at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo stop in Via Arnolfo (behind the hotel). The Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is at about 150 metres.
The Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is at about 10 km from the airport Florence Peretola (FLR) -also known as Amerigo Vespucci Airport. You can take a shuttle bus from the airport that will bring you to the Central Railway Station Santa Maria Novella. From there, you can take a bus or walk through the beautiful city center (see above for further instructions). Alternatively, you can get a taxi that will bring you directly from the airport to the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo (price: about 20-25€).
The alternative airport is Galileo Galilei - Pisa (PSA), located by the coast, 1 kilometre from Pisa city centre and only 80 kilometres from Florence, with direct access to:
Leave the A1 motorway at the "Firenze Sud" exit. Go straight on until the end of the junction that runs over the river Arno, turn left at the traffic lights and go straight ahead for about 2 km. The Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is on your right. That said, you have some options for parking: