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Conference Location

Firenze Fiera Congress & Exhibition Center
Piazza Adua n.1
50123, Firenze (Italy)

 

Travel Information

Please inquire with your local government agency for all VISA and Passport requirements prior to making your travel plans to attend the SRNT Annual Meeting.You may also look at the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.esteri.it/visti/index_eng.asp

 

To Obtain an Invitation Letter

The Program committee is not responsible for establishing your travel arrangements or obtaining visas. However, in order to assist with the travel visa application process, we will provide upon request a letter of invitation to attend the Annual Meeting. Letters can be given to authors of papers that have been accepted and to non-authors who have paid the conference registration fee. The invitation “letter” will normally be provided in the form of a pdf file via email. All requests for letters of invitations should be sent to info@srnt.org


Please include the following information in your request:

  • Your full name as it appears on your passport- please CAPITAL letters for your family name (also call your last name or surname).
  • Your “pre-title” (Dr., Mr. Ms.)
  • Your job title (for example: BS/MS/PhD student, Research Associate, Assistant Professor, etc.)
  • Your affiliation (university, company, organization etc.)
  • Postal Address (this may be your work or home address, which ever you prefer), make sure that you include room number (if required), building, street, city, state, postal code and country.
  • Email address, and phone number (home or work)
  • Your paper title(s) where applicable


P
lease format your information as per the example below.

Dr. William HOWELL Scientific Research Program Manager Natural Resources Canada
Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories
P.O. Box 57023 Station M

Calgary, Alberta T2P 3C1 Canada
Email Address:
news@BillHowell.ca
Presentation Title: Genetic specification of recurrent neural networks: Initial thoughts


This information is required so that we can send you an electronic letter of invitation, but it does not give you a visa or guarantee that the Italian embassy will grant a visa. Submit your request for a visa invitation letter as soon as possible. Please allow 7 days for an email response. This service is provided to attendees for free. Note that participants are responsible for conference registration, paying appropriate fees for conference activities, as well as assuming full responsibility for any travel and accommodation expenses, and their activities and arrangements while in Italy.

 

Persons with Disabilities

There are many structural aspects that can prove challenging for a person with a disability. The following preparations are suggested when visiting Italy.

  • Inform airlines and hotels of your disability when making reservations to allow them time to prepare accommodations.
  • Call ahead to restaurants, museums and other facilities to find out if they are wheelchair accessible.
  • Train stations have accommodations for those traveling in wheelchairs. Please provide advanced notice to receive personal assistance.
  •  Italy functions on 220-volt current. You may need a transformer and adapter to successfully charge your wheel chairs.

 

Airport Options

Florence Airport: (FLR)
http://www.aeroporto.firenze.it/en/

Rome Airport:
http://www.adr.it/fiumicino

Bologna Airport:
http://www.bologna-airport.it/uk/?LN=UK

Venice Airport:
http://www.veniceairport.it/core/index.jsp;jsessionid=3GZHMUJOUUHAXQFIAIBCFEY?_requestid=319098&language=en

Milan Airport:
http://www1.seamilano.eu/landing/index_en.html

Pisa Airport:
http://www.pisa-airport.com

 

Transportation

http://www.firenzefiera.it/en/florence-useful-information

Taxis are available to and from the Toscana airport, also known as Florence International Airport (FLR code). Travel time to downtown is approximately 15 minutes. They can be called by phone or can be caught directly from the appropriate reserved taxi points that are located in various parts of the city centre and in other suburban areas.  

Approximate fees below:

Fixed Rate: 20,00 or $22.47

Holidays: 22,00 or $24.72

Night Time: €23,30 or $26.18

Luggage (max 5): €1,00 or $1.12

*Prices above are only estimated costs from the airport to down town including main hotels.

Train Transportation:
http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=ad1ce14114bc9110VgnVCM10000080a3e90aRCRD

Florence Transportation:
http://www.firenzefiera.it/en/florence-useful-information/florence-transportation

Public Transportation:
http://www.ataf.net/en/ataf.aspx?idC=2&LN=en-US

Town car services are available through CO.A.VE (http://www.coave.it/pages/coave/EN/home.aspx).  Book your reservation online at least 3 days prior to your arrival. Carefully review the FAQ page on the CO.A.VE website for more information on payment, reservations, and cancellations.

Taxi:
Societa Cooperatica Tassisti So.co.ta. Soc. Coop. A.r.l.

www.socota.it

 

Parking

Parking Areas in Florence:
http://www.firenzefiera.it/en/florence-useful-information/parking-areas

There is there Fortezza Fiera Car Park (Piazzale Caduti nei Lager) and the Santa Maria Novella Car Park, open 24 hours a day and located under the central railway station. For further information: Firenze Parcheggi: www.firenzeparcheggi.it; Tel. +39 055 272011.

 

Health

Check you health insurance plan to see if it provides coverage overseas.

Most public hospitals are generally free of charge for emergency services. It is not possible to obtain an itemized hospital bill from public hospitals. Private hospitals require payment upfront.

Carry prescription medication in original packaging along with the doctor’s prescription.

Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by your home country.

 

Near by Gym locations (for an additional fee) to the Congress Center

Klab
http://www.klab.it/centro/conti

Ricciardi
http://www.palestraricciardi.it/default.asp?RND=0.9679224

 

Useful Links

Useful links:
http://www.firenzefiera.it/en/florence-useful-information/useful-link

Discover Florence:
http://www.firenzeturismo.it

Tourism in Tuscany:
http://www.turismo.intoscana.it/intoscana2/export/TurismoRTen/

Map:
http://www.firenzefiera.it/images/stories/Firenze_Informazioni/piantina-cittadella.pdf

Florence calendar of events:
http://www.conventionbureau.it/eventi/en/calendario---strong-congressi--strong-.shtml

 

Things to Do:

Congress Card

The SRNT has arranged a Congress Card that provides special offers and discounted fees at museums, historical sites, shops, restaurants, wine bars, lounge bars, bike rental, shopping, spa,  and much more. The discounts are available from March 5-12, 2017.  Visit the Firenze Convention & Visitors Bureau (http://bit.ly/FCBCONGRESSCARD) website to download your Congress Card and to view locations and services where it is accepted.

 

Tour Companies

To book a professional tour while you are in Italy, click on the link below. www.conventionbureau.it/soci/en/soci/tour-operator.shtml

 

Wineries

Frescobaldi Estates is dedicated to sustainable agriculture and environmental preservation. Comprised of 6 different estates. Each estate is different from the rest with it’s own history and characteristics. View each estate and book your tour now. (http://en.frescobaldi.com/)

 

Theater

Learn about Florence’s rich culture and history in the theater production of the Medici Dynasty. Located at The Church of Sant’Onofrio at Il Fuligno Complex.  The theatrical production tells the story of the last heirs of the Medici Dynasty and the family pact that preserved the history of Florence.  (http://medicidynasty.com/)

 

Piazza Strozzi, Firenze
www.odeonfirenze.com

 

Teatro Verdi Fondazione Orchestra Regionale Toscana
www.teatroverdifirenze.it

 

Shopping

The Barberino Outlet is a must visit destination for any shopper. Take advantage of discounted, tax-free shopping all year around on some of the world’s most beloved brands. Take your time to enjoy any one of the cafés and restaurants as well. View more information on special offers, discounts, and transportation to and from the Barberino Outlet. (http://www.conventionbureau.it/interna/en/MAIN-SPONSOR-2014-BARBERINO-DESIGNER-OUTLET.shtml)

 

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