The Palazzo dei Congressi of Firenze Fiera, is an historical building located near Santa Maria Novella Railway Station in the city centre of Florence. Historical site of the main events of the meeting & incentive industry of Florence and central Italy, the Palazzo dei Congressi is housed in the nineteenth-century Villa Vittoria.
The building has a prestigious congress hall, the Auditorium of Florence, which was inaugurated in 1969 with a capacity of up to 1000 people with attached 920 square meters of spaces and exhibition stands.
It is important to know that Florence’s main historic centre is relatively small so that it is easy to move around on foot. Using a car around Florence is not advisable, as there is little parking, many streets are pedestrian only and streets are often one-ways. A fleet of small electric buses also provide links between main key areas in the center.
The International Florence Airport “Amerigo Vespucci” (IATA code – FLR) is only 4 km away from the Florence city centre and can be easily reached by taxi or with the Ataf/Sita ‘Vola in Bus’ shuttle service, connecting the airport to the main railway station of Santa Maria Novella in just 15-20 minutes. Thanks to the connections with Rome Fiumicino Airport, Milan Malpensa and the main European capitals, Florence is easily connected to the rest of the world. The main car rental companies are to be found inside the airport (Florence Airport).
The International Airport of Pisa “Galileo Galilei” (IATA code- PSA) is located 80 km from the city centre of Florence and is connected to the Tuscan capital by train (every hour) and by Terravision bus (full flight coverage with 18 return journeys).In addition to scheduled flights, the Pisa Airport also hosts many low-cost companies (Pisa Airport).
The main railway station of Santa Maria Novella is located two minutes away on foot from the entrance of the Fair & Congress Center, and from the central reception of Firenze Fiera, on the ground floor of Palazzo degli Affari. The other two railway stations (Rifredi and Campo di Marte) are at a ten-minute distance from the central railway Station of Santa Maria Novella, or connected to it through local trains and city buses (Trenitalia).
Florence is well connected with the main Italian cities, thanks to the Italian motorway network, thus making it easier to get to the city centre, where the fair & congress center is located (Autostrade per l’Italia).