The conference's official language is English.
A name badge will be required for access to the conference area.
Participants will receive a name badge when they check in at the registration desk.
It must be worn at all times.
To increase presentation of new data, we inform Researcher and Attendees that both video recording and photos are strictly forbidden during all the presentations
In central Italy the climate is milder, with a smaller difference in
temperature between summer and winter and a shorter and less
intense cold season than in the north; summers are longer, but the
sultriness of the northern cities is mitigated by the sea.
In Italy the electrical current is 220 volts AC (50 Hz). Electrical sockets comply with European regulations. In most hotels you will find adaptors for different types of plugs
What currency is used in Italy?
Since 2001, the currency used in Italy is the euro. One euro is divided up into 100 euro-cents. There are eight different coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro-cents) and seven notes (5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros).
As well as in cash, purchases can be paid for using the most common credit cards. This payment system is common in Italian shops, which generally display the symbols of the credit cards they accept on the outside door.
If you pay by credit card you will be asked to show an identity document.
Travellers cheques (in USD or Euros) can also be cashed in Italian banks.
Tips are not compulsory and in Italy there are no generally established rules, although it is common practice to leave a sum amounting to around 10% of the bill if you are satisfied with the service you have received.
Esistono otto monete metalliche diverse (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 e 50 centesimi e 1 e 2 euro) e sette banconote (5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 e 500 euro).
How to reach Florence
ARRIVING BY PLANE
The international airport 'Amerigo Vespucci', is located in the north-west suburban area of Florence. There are many airlines arriving there and connecting the city to some of the most important European airports. The airport is only 4 km from the city center, which can be easily reached by taxi or with the bus shuttle service (around 15/20 minutes), connecting the airport to the main central railway station of Santa Maria Novella.
At the airport you can also find the main car rental agencies.
The international airport of Pisa is located 80 Km from the city center of Florence and is connected to the Tuscan capital by train (every hour) and Terravision bus (full flight coverage with 18 return journeys).
For information about timetables and fares visit www.terravision.eu
ARRIVING BY TRAIN
The main central railway station of Santa Maria Novella (one of the most important railway junctions as well as an interchange point of the Florence public transportation) is located just a few steps (2 minutes on foot) from the main entrance of the conference-exhibition area and from the main reception of Firenze Fiera, located on the Palazzo degli Affari ground floor.
Distances between Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station and three major Italian cities: 35 minutes from Bologna; 1hour and 20 minutes from Rome and 1hour and 50 minutes from Milan.
ARRIVING BY CAR
Florence is well connected to the main Italian cities through an efficient motorway network, which allows an easy access to the city center, where the conference and exhibition complex is located.