Firenze Fiera Congress & Exhibition Center
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. William HOWELL Scientific Research Program Manager Natural Resources Canada
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.
Florence Airport: (FLR)
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.
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.
Parking Areas in Florence:
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.
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.
Near by Gym locations (for an additional fee) to the Congress Center
Tourism in Tuscany:
Florence calendar of events:
Things to Do:
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.
To book a professional tour while you are in Italy, click on the link below. www.conventionbureau.it/soci/en/soci/tour-operator.shtml
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/)
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
Teatro Verdi Fondazione Orchestra Regionale Toscana
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)