Fortezza da Basso in Florence, the impressive pentagonal structure built by the Medici family in mid-1500, will host the first edition of Fair Didacta Italy, from 27 to 29 September 2017, the most important Fair focused on education, vocational education and training, and the relationship between school and work. The Didacta Fair has been organised in Germany for over fifty years.


During the three days of the Fair it will be possible to visit the exhibitors’ area dedicated to companies operating in the school and education sector and the seminar and workshops event area. Every day, there will be workshops, conferences and educational seminars, ranging from technology, scientific and humanistic subjects to school buildings. In addition, various seminars will focus on the relationship between school and work, which is the core part of the recent Italian school reform, following the example of the German dual system.


Fair Didacta Italy is addressed to institutionsteachers, headmasterseducators and trainers, as well as professionals and entrepreneurs operating in the school education and technology sector.

Teacher training at Fiera Didacta

There will be over 80 workshops organised in innovative ways.

The scientific programme is designed by Indire and will involve schools, universities, and Italian and international experts.

 The Workshops will be of various kinds:

  • Talk conference: a large screen at the back of the stage with the audience sitting in a semicircle;
  • Immersive conference: modular furniture, enhanced connectivity and technological devises enabling an innovative experience;
  • Debate conference: a moderated and structured debate (50-100 seats).


Moreover,during the three days of Didacta, in the Main Hall there will be important national conventions.

Fair Didacta Italy is included by the Miur in the multiannual plan for the in-service training of teachers.


Times and prices

Opening times:

Every day from 9.00 am to 18.00 pm


Visitors can buy tickets during the fair days directly to the Fortezza da Basso in Florence , or online:

Didacta Fair Firenze Box Office >>

  • Subscription for 3 days (27, 28 and 29 September 2017): 21 euro
  • Daily ticket: 9 euro



How to find us

By car

Florence is well connected to the main Italian cities through an efficient motorway network, which allows an easy access to the city centre, where the congress and exhibition centre is located.
Parking Areas for auto and camper vans

By train

The main central railway station of Santa Maria Novella (one of the most important railway junctions, as well as an interchange point of the Florence public transportation) is located just a few steps (2 minutes on foot) from the main entrance of the Fortezza da Basso and from the main reception of Firenze Fiera, located on the ground floor of Palazzo degli Affari.
The other two Florence railway stations (Rifredi and Campo di Marte), are only ten minutes from the Santa Maria Novella station, to which they are well connected through local trains and city buses.

By plane

The international Florence airportAmerigo Vespucci‘, (code- IATA FLR) is only 4 km from the city centre, and it can be easily reached by taxi or with the Ataf/Sita ‘Servizio Vola in bus’ shuttle service (around 15-20 minutes), connecting the airport to the main railway station of Santa Maria Novella. Through connections with Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa and the main European cities (Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Vienna, Zurich), Florence is easily connected to the rest the world.
At the airport, you can also find the main car rental agencies.
Florence Airport Company: Tel. +39.055.30615

The international Pisa airport (code- IATA PSA) is only 80 km away from the Florence city centre, and it is connected to Florence by train (departures to Florence every hour) and by Terravision coach. In addition to scheduled flights, Pisa also hosts many low-cost companies.
Pisa International Airport: Tel. +39.050.849300

Following a railway line improvement of the “Freccia Rossa” (Red Arrow), connecting Florence to Bologna in just 35 minutes, the Bologna airport (code – IATA BLQ) also represents an easy way to reach Florence.
Bologna International Airport tel +39 051 6479615



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