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How to get to Didacta Fair
Florence is well connected with the main Italian cities thanks to the Italian motorway network, thus making it easier to get to the city centre, where the congress and exhibition centre is located. The Fortezza da Basso is only 4 km away from the A1 motorway, exit Firenze Nord or Firenze Sud.
The International Florence Airport “Amerigo Vespucci” (IATA code – FLR) is only 4 km away from the Florence city centre and can be easily reached by taxi and by bus through the “Vola in bus” shuttle service, connecting the airport with the main central Santa Maria Novella railway station in just 15-20 minutes. Thanks to the connections with Rome Fiumicino Airport, Milan Malpensa and the main European capitals, Florence is easily connected to the rest of the world. The main car rental companies are to be found inside the airport.
Info: Società Aeroporto di Firenze (Florence Airport Company) – www.aeroportofirenze.it – tel. +39.055.30615
The Pisa International Airport (IATA code – PSA) is located 80 km from the city centre of Florence and is connected to the Tuscan capital by train (every hour) and by Terravision bus. For further information on schedules and fares, please visit www.terravision.eu. In addition to scheduled flights, the Pisa Airport also hosts many low-cost companies.
Info: Pisa International Airport – www.pisa-airport.com – tel. +39 050 849300
Following the upgrading of the ‘Freccia Rossa’ railway connections between Florence and Bologna – which can now be reached in just 35 minutes – the Bologna Airport (IATA code – BLQ) can also be easily reached from the city of Florence.
Info: Bologna International Airport – www.bologna-airport.it – tel. +39 051 6479615
One of the most important railway hubs in Italy, the main railway station of Santa Maria Novella is a key interchange point of the Florence public transport, and is located two minutes away on foot from the entrance of the Fortezza da Basso and from the main reception hall of Firenze Fiera, on the ground floor at Palazzo degli Affari. The other two railway stations (Rifredi and Campo di Marte) are at a ten-minute distance from the central railway Station of Santa Maria Novella, or connected to it through local trains and city buses.
Given the size and duration of the ZTL (Zona a traffico limitato – Limited Traffic Zone of the city centre), from 7:30 to 20:00 (Mondays to Fridays), and from 7:30 to 16:00 (on Saturdays), it is highly recommended to take into consideration the various parking areas located in the immediate vicinity of Firenze Fiera. We recommend the Fortezza Fiera Car Park (Piazzale Caduti nei Lager) and the Santa Maria Novella Station Car Park, open 24 hours a day and located under the central railway station.
Info: Firenze Parcheggi (Tel. +39 055 272011 – firenzeparcheggi.it)
PARK YOUR CAR AND
CATCH THE TRAMWAY!
Villa Costanza is a car-tramway interchange parking area. You can access it directly from the A1 motorway thanks to a dedicated exit between Scandicci and Impruneta, in both directions (north and south). You can park your car and access the terminus of tramway line T1, connecting Scandicci with the centre of Florence.
Info: Parcheggio Villa Costanza (Tel. +39 055 0750609 – parcheggiovillacostanza.it)