Hotel & Travel Information

How to reach Florence

by plane
Airport of  Florence is located west of the town, near the beginning of
A-11 motorway.
People arriving at
Pisa Airport can reach the center of Florence by train (65'), directly outside the airport, or by bus.

by train
Florence is located along one of the fastest and best served lines of the Italian Railways. Make sure to take a train to the Station "S. Maria Novella".





Hotel Demidoff is located 12 km North of Florence.


Room rates:

Single room € 100/night

Double room € 130/night


The instruction about how to reach the Hotel can be found here
















A special bus service (Hotel Demidoff shuttle + FLAIR buses) will be provided on Sunday, May 4, and on Friday, May 9, from the Railway Station of S. Maria Novella to the Hotel and viceversa.

The Bus stop is at the “Platform 16“ exit of the Railway Station (see the blue arrow in the photo on the right). Once in the Station, proceed along platform 16 until you find the beginning of platforms 17-18. Then take the descent on your right.


Bus timetable:

11:00            30 seats

13:30            8 seats

14:30            30 seats

16:30            30 seats

17:45            8 seats

19:00            30 seats



People arriving from Florence Airport by “Volainbus“ should get off the bus at the first stop, just outside the Railway Station (dark brown arrow).


At the end of the conference there will be a bus service leaving from Hotel Demidoff at 15:30, arriving at the “Platform 16“ stop.

Departure of the “Volainbus“ will be at the Autostazione Bus Italia (light brown arrow)

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FLAIR - 2014



All those participants who need assistance for visa, or require special meals, are kindly requested to inform the organizers in due time.