Info on hotel reservation in Florence

Touristic info on Florence

Lunches during the workshop

Lunches are not included in the registration fee. The building hosting the conference has a cafeteria which serves lunches at moderate price. There are numerous restaurants and trattoria around. A list will be included with registration material.


The official currency of Italy is the Euro. Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants. Traveller's cheques and currency can be changed at a bank. Automatic changing and cash dispensing machines linked to international networks are also widely available. A bank is available in the same building of the workshop.


Tipping is optional (and if given it is typically between 5% to 10%).


European type 3 pin sockets with 220 volts AC at 50 cycles are used.


The national language of Italy is Italian. The official language of the Workshop is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Time Zone

Italy is European Standard Time [CET].


Shops typically are open from 09:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00 (Mon - Sat).

Swimming pool

There is a public swimming pool located 400m from the workshop site in via Michele Mercati - see Piscina Poggetto