The Fortezza da Basso is only 4 km from the Firenze Nord or Sud exits on the A1 Autostrada del Sole.
Florence is well connected to Italy’s main cities thanks to an efficient motorway network, and it is easy to reach the city-center where the congress-fair complex is located.
PARKING AREAS NEAR THE FAIR
– Fortezza Fiera Parking (Piazzale Caduti nei Lager): spaces for 521 cars and 110 for motorcycles;
– S. Maria Novella (Piazza della Stazione): spaces for more than 600 cars
– Parterre (Piazza della Libertà): spaces for more than 650 cars
Info: www.firenzeparcheggi.it – Ph.: +39 055.272011
ACCESS TO THE CITY’S HISTORICAL CENTER
The Fortezza da Basso is not located within the ZTL (limited traffic area) but very near it.
ZTL timetable: Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday: not enforced.
Florence has three railroad stations:
Station – Distance from fair
Santa Maria Novella (suggested station) 250 m
Rifredi 8 5 km
Campo di Marte 5 km
Info: www.trenitalia.it – www.italotreno.it
Amerigo Vespucci Firenze International Airport, (IATA code FLR ) is 4 km from the city-centre, and is easy reached by taxi. (with flat rates to the downtown hotels) and the ATAF shuttle buses that go directly to the Santa Maria Novella railroad station (travel time: about 20 minutes) “Servizio Vola in bus” . Florence airport has flights to Rome, Milan (Malpensa) and Europe’s major cities.
The main car rental companies have desks at the airport.
Info: Firenze International Airport – Ph: +39 055.30615
Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport (IATA code PSA) is 80 km from the center of Florence. There is hourly train service to Florence (Santa Maria Novella) as well as buses that leave directly from the airport. In addition to the main airlines, several “low cost” carriers also serve Pisa airport.
Info: Pisa International Airport – Ph: +39 050.849300
PUBLIC TRANSPORT – URBAN ROUTES
Nearly all the city buses stop near the S. Maria Novella Station, which is only 250 m from the Fortezza da Basso.
Info: Ataf Pronto Ataf Ph: 800 424500 (toll-free call only in Italy)
+39 055.4242 Socota
+39 055 4798 Socota
+39 055 4390 Taxi Firenze
+39 055 4499 Taxi Firenze