The premises of the Fortezza da Basso in Firenze, the impressive pentagonal structure built by the Medici family in mid 1500, will host the first edition of Fiera Didacta Italy from the 27th to 29th September 2017 , the most important Fair – for over fifty years organized in Germany – focused on education, vocational training and relation among school and work.

During the three days of the Fair it will be possible to visit an exhibitors area, in which companies operating in the school and education cluster will exhibit, and a seminar and workshops event area: every day workshops, conferences and educational seminars, ranging from technology to the scientific and humanistic, to the school buildings will take place. In addition, various seminars will focus on the relation among school and work, which is the central part of the recent school reform in Italy, following the example of the German dual system.

Fiera Didacta Italia is directed to institutions, teachers, head masters, educators and trainers, as well as professionals and entrepreneurs operating in the school and technology sector.

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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