Below you may find a short list of hotels close to the conference venue. However, if you need more help on travel or accommodation issues, you may contact ( the MCR agency which is supporting the organization of the conference.


You can find here the name of some hotel or residence close to the Istituto degli Innocenti. We indicate the approximate range of room rates for 1 night, breakfast included for most of them:

    Via 27 Aprile 14, 52/R - tel. +39055489291 - email:
    (*) Single € 125 - Double single use € 149 - Double € 159 - Double superior € 169
    Via Cavour, 29 - tel. +39055288330 - email:
    (*) Single € 125 - Double single use € 140 - Double € 170
    several rooms available
    via dei Servi 40 - tel. +39055288021 - email:
    Apartment € 165-170 + breakfast
    special discount code for online reservation: FRANCESCO’S LEGACY
    Piazza SS. Annunziata, 3 - tel. +39055289592 - email:
    Single € 120 - Double single use € 160
    via della Pergola, 53 - tel. +390552001116 - email:
    Double € 140
    via Guelfa, 74 - tel. +39055488701 - email:
    Single € 65 - Double € 110

  • June is high season, we recommend to reserve as soon as possible
  • (*) Please make your reservation by email and NOT through the hotel web site specifying that you wish to benefit from the special price for the "University agreement - SFTS 2017 Conference" as given at this site.

The conference venue is conveniently located in the city center, close to Piazza S. Marco where most bus lines stop. Therefore it is not strictly necessary to find an accommodation within walking distance from the Istituto degli Innocenti. For hotels close to the Observatory click here. To obtain a special room rate at Hotel Classic, please specify you will attend an Arcetri-Observatory Conference.

In case of problems with last-minute reservations, it is obviously possible to refer to well known web sites like for example


Firenze is well connected to the main European cities through the Amerigo Vespucci international airport (code FLR) that can be reached in about 15-30 min from the city center with the bus-shuttle or by taxi. It is also possible to fly to Pisa (PSA) or Bologna (BLQ) and then reach Firenze by train.

The main railway station, Firenze Santa Maria Novella, is located in the city center, not too far from the conference venue (about 1.4 km). For train timetables and reservations you may consult the web site of the two companies operating on the Italian Railways, namely Trenitalia and Italo. Transportation to/from the station is possible by bus or taxi. Since the city center is relatively small, it is also likely that your hotel will lie close to the train station and you may afford walking there - unless you have a heavy luggage with you.