“La città è un gran portento
Col Magnifico Lorenzo
È una perla incastonata
Di musei tutta agghindata
Cinta in vita dall’argento
Di un gran fiume di portento
E con Giotto e ‘l Brunelleschi
Ammirate i lor affreschi
Poi con Dante e Machiavelli
Siamo pien di ritornelli
Ed il vino e la cucina
Fan Fiorenza una regina”
by Daniela Naldoni
This city never fails to amaze! Florence shares its artistic masterpieces with the world; its magnificent churches and the paragons of Renaissance architecture that evoke the city’s fundamental role in the development of culture and Renaissance art. Florence is a veritable open-air museum encircled by its beautiful hills. The city has maintained the charm and the splendour of the past while proving to be an energetic and cosmopolitan city. Walking through the narrow streets of the city will be like taking a journey through time among masterpieces of incomparable beauty and craft shops where you can discover both the traditional techniques and the newest creative trends.
1) The Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptistery and Brunelleschi’s Dome
2) Piazza Signoria and Ponte Vecchio
3) Uffizi Museum
4) Accademia Gallery
5) Santa Croce Basilica
6) Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens
7) Florence by night and the lights on the Arno River
8) A luncheon or dinner in a typical Florentine trattoria
9) A shopping day in the city
10) The panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo that embraces and welcomes you to Florence
HOW TO REACH US
Florence is served by the Amerigo Vespucci Airport, just a few kilometres from the historic city centre. There are no direct transoceanic flights into Florence.
Florence can also be reached from the airport in Pisa, Pisa Galileo Galilei, which is about 70 kilometres from Florence. There are bus services from the Pisa airport that go directly to the main train station in Florence in about an hour.
Another good alternative is the Bologna airport, Guglielmo Marconi, about 110 kilometres from Florence, which can be reached by direct bus service (Appennino Shuttle).
Santa Maria Novella is the main train station in Florence and is located in the historic city centre. Trains from all the main Italian cities such as Milan, Turin, Venice and Rome, arrive and depart from this station.
Firenze Rifredi is a small train station in the peripheral area of Rifredi very close to the main hospital of Careggi and the University of Florence main campus. It is a few kilometres from the city centre.
Firenze Campo di Marte station is located a few kilometres from the historic centre of Florence.
From Milan, the best route is the A1 Autostrada Bologna-Firenze south, exiting at Firenze Nord, and following the signs to the centre of Florence.
From Genoa or France, take A12 Autostrada to Viareggio, and continue on A11 for Florence, existing at Firenze Nord. Follow the signs to the centre of Florence.
From Rome, take A1 Autostrada Roma-Milano north, existing at Firenze Sud and following the signs to the centre of Florence.
Florence is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, therefore, there is a very large choice of accommodations (all categories).
THE BEST DEALS RESERVED FOR THE EVENT PARTICIPANTS
July, however, is high season and finding the type of accommodation you want at the best price may be a challenge. Any accommodation and tourist services you may need can be made using our travel agent partner who is working with the Festival team in order to provide the best deals and the highest quality of comfort to the participants of the Festival.
Our partner has negotiated the best rates that are available exclusively for Festival participants. This ensures that your rate is guaranteed now, even though the Festival date is still over a year away. Even if closer to the Festival date you find better rates than what we can offer now, there may not be the room availability for the entire Festival period or for the number of rooms you need.
DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY!