EuroPython 2013 will be held near the old city centre of Florence, at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo (in Lungarno del Tempio, 44 - near the beautiful Piazza Santa Croce).
As the conference will be held near the old city centre, we advise travelling to the city by rail or air. It is a short walk between most hotels and the conference location.
Detrain at Stazione Centrale of Santa Maria Novella. From "Santa Maria Novella" railway station, you can walk to the hotel (~25 minutes) or catch the No 14 bus (ticket: €1,20) and get off at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo stop in Via Arnolfo (behind the hotel). The Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is at about 150 metres.
The Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is at about 10 km from the airport Florence Peretola (FLR) (also called "Amerigo Vespucci Airport"). You can take a shuttle bus from the airport that will bring you to the central railway station (Santa Maria Novella). From there, you can take a bus or walk through the beautiful city center (see above for further instructions). Alternatively, you can get a taxi at the airport to bring you directly to Grand Hotel Mediterraneo (price: about 20-25€).
The alternative airport is Galileo Galilei - Pisa (PSA), located by the coast, 1 kilometre from Pisa Centre and only 80 kilometres from Florence, which has direct access to:
Leave the A1 motorway at the "Firenze Sud" exit. Go straight until the end of the junction that runs over the river Arno, take a left at the traffic light and go straight for about 2 km. The Grand Hotel Mediterraneo is on your right. That said, you have some options for parking:
It's an attended parking in Piazza Annigoni, phone number 055.244641, near Beccaria parking. Availability: 370 places. Price is €1.50/hour for the first 2 hours and €3.00/hour from the third. Opened 0:00-24:00.
It's an attended parking in Piazza Cesare Beccaria, phone number 055/50.30.22.09, near Grand Hotel Mediterraneo. Availability: 210 places. Flat prices of €1.50/hour for all cars. A ticket for 24h costs €18. Opened 0:00-24:00.
It's just outside the old city centre, approx 10 mins by feet from the station of Santa Maria Novella. A ticket for 24h costs €18.
As an alternative, here is the complete list of garages in Florence. You can call those garages and find an agreement with them.
Things to remember while booking: