- If you are an EU national, no special travel document is needed, and just personal identifications.
- US Citizens: A valid passport is required when traveling to/from Europe and The United States.
For additional information visit: www.travel.state.gov
- For other nationals, you are advised to check with your government agency for any required travel documents.
Getting to Tuscany:
There are several options to arrive at the conference site depending upon flight availability from the departure airport. Please use the map for reference:
- You can fly from most major European airports directly to airports in Pisa or Florence.
- If you are traveling from the U.S., you can also fly into one of the European gateway cities/hubs (e.g. London, Paris, etc.) and make the appropriate connections to Pisa or Florence, as these airports are located in Tuscany.
- Lastly, you can also fly into Rome Fiumicino Airport, which is slightly farther.
If landing in Florence take the bus or taxi to Florence railway central station (Santa Maria Novella) and then 1.5 hrs train to Siena (direct or change in Empoli)
Expect a bit more than 2 hours to reach Siena from Pisa Airport by Train (changing twice in Pisa Centrale and in Empoli) and 4 hours from Rome Fiumicino Airport (changing twice at Roma Termini and Chiusi-Chianciano Terme or Grosseto).
If landing in Fiumicino, you can either rent a car and drive to Borgo San Luigi or travel via high speed train to Florence.
(Additional info: https://www.romewise.com/train-from-rome-to-florence.html
If you decide to rent a car, it is a legal requirement to obtain an International Driver’s License or Permit (IDL/IDP) even though the car rental company may not ask for it, but you are required to present it when stopped by law enforcement. For US Citizens, the advice from US Embassy is to acquire the permit prior to your travel. Tips: you can obtain an IDP at the local AAA office.
If you decide to proceed with high speed train, the train terminal is called Rome Termini Train Station. The Leonardo Express is a shuttle service that connects train passengers between Fiumicino and Termini Train Station in Rome. Leonardo Express is a non-stop train service that runs every 15 mins for a 30 minutes ride. Price of the ticket varies (6-20 Euros), some discounts on the Leonardo Express may be available depending on your travel preferences, please visit website for further details: http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en/Services/Fiumicino-Airport
Once at the Termini Train Station, you will take the high speed train to Florence. There are two high speed train companies that goes to Florence, Italo and Frecciarossa. The train station name in Florence is Firenze Santa Maria Novella (abbreviated as Firenze SMN): You can buy your tickets ahead or you can buy them directly at the Tremini Train Station but the price may be a bit higher at the station. The high speed train ride is about 1.5 hours. Please check the respective website for schedule and pricing: Italo (https://www.italotreno.it/en) and Frecciarossa (https://www.italiarail.com/frecciarossa).
Once you arrive at Florence, Firenze SMN, you can either rent a car or hire a taxi to Borgo San Luigi, which is approximately 55 km (or 35 miles). The taxi ride may be approximately 200 Euros.
Note: Please consult with your travel agent for the best route, flight availability and prices for your travel itinerary to the Summit.
Parking at Borgo San Luigi: Complimentary parking available for all guests staying at Borgo.
Borgo San Luigi check in/check out times: Check in time is 15:00 PM and check out is 11:00 AM.