Travel Information

About Florence

Florence, the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany, is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. The historic center city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. It has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is world-renowned for its history, culture, Renaissance art, architecture, fashion and dining. Learn more about this amazing city.

Travel Arrangements

Our official housing and travel agent, MCO International, will be available to work with registrants to book travel needs as well as optional tours for spouses. Registrants are responsible for additional fees and travel costs. Learn more useful information about traveling to Italy.

Getting to Florence

Florence is well-connected with the rest of Italy and with Europe, and is easy to get to by air or train. The Florence Airport (FLR), Peretola (also known as Amerigo Vespucci Airport) is only 5 km from the city center, and the central train station is directly across the street from the congress center.

Other flights also arrive at Pisa’s Galileo Galileo airport, which is 80 minutes away by train. Pisa is a central Italian hub and flights arrive from many European centers. You could also fly into Bologna and then take a train south. Learn more about transportation to and within Florence.

Local Transportation

Florence is a key node on the Italian railway network. It has good connections with the main cities in the north, while to the south Rome is only about an hour and a half away. The A1 motorway, the main road artery linking the north and south of the country, runs past Florence and has four exits.


Conference Venue


Firenze Fiera Congress Center


Piazza Adua, 1, 50123
Florence, Italy
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Attendees are responsible for making their own housing accommodations. For more information, visit our Registration & Housing or Book a Room today.
For information on obtaining a visa to travel to Italy, please visit the ESGCT website.


Please reach out directly to MCO International with any questions on housing, booking travel and inquiries on tours.