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Participatory local welfare, citizenship and third sector organizations. What is at stake? (PART_WEL Conference)

Pisa, 31st January – 1st February 2013

1. Conference Venue


Polo Didattico Carmignani

Piazza dei Cavalieri, 6

56 100 Pisa

The University Conference Center “Polo Didattico Carmignani” is located in Piazza dei Cavalieri, 6 in the heart of the ancient Pisa: an amazing historical site.

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The “Polo Didattico Carmignani” is a modern, easy assessable and well equipped building, a particularly appropriate place to host the Conference works.

2. How to reach Pisa

By Plane

Pisa has actually the most dynamic airport of Tuscany. The airport is located near the coast, only one kilometer from the city centre. It has direct access to highways, motorways and railways. It is a hub for many low-cost airplane companies (Ryanair, EasyJet, Vueling…). Website of Pisa Airport “Galileo Galilei”.

From Pisa Airport to Pisa Central Station

Once arrived at the airport, the best way to reach the Conference Venue is by train.

There is a railways station at the Airport terminal, from where you can take trains to Pisa Central station (tickets at the Information counter, on the right of the Arrival exit).

An alternative airport is Firenze Amerigo Vespucci Website

From there take a bus to Firenze Santamaria Novella Railways Station, and then take a train to Pisa (approximately one every 30 minutes). The whole journey (bus+train) will take approximately two hours (for a cost of about €9).

By Train

The recommended station is Pisa Centrale (Pisa Central Station) which is a nodal station for high speed and intercity trains from the main Italian cities.

Approximately the train journey is 3 hour from Milan and half and two hour and half from Rome.

Please note: you can get discounted train fares when you buy your ticket in advance.

For special offers at this LINK

From Pisa Central Station to the Conference Venue

From Pisa Central Station you will reach the Conference Venue either walking about 20 min or taking the bus number 13 direction “Cisanello Ospedale” (“Polo Carmignani” is the fifth stop, 10 minutes trip).

A possible alternative is to choose Pisa San Rossore station. There is no bus service from there but the Conference Venue is 15 minutes walk, going through the extraordinary “Piazza dei Miracoli” with its Leaning Tower.

By Car

From Northern Italy: Highway A12 (Genova-Rosignano), exit Pisa Nord

From Southern Italy: Highway A12 (Genova-Rosignano), exit Pisa Centro

From Eastern Italy: Highway A11 (Firenze-Mare), exit Pisa Nord

Please note: In the whole city center, you have to pay for the parking of your car at the parking machine and put the ticket behind the windshield.

3. Accomodation

Pisa offers a large variety of accommodation possibilities.

The following is a list of hotels in which you can book rooms. All hotels are at walking from the conference site except a Hotel San Ranieri and Hotel AC Hotel Pisa by Mariott.

Please choose a hotel according to your personal preferences, and contact the hotel directly.

Economic hotels and B&B:

Hotel Delfo (less than 1 kilometer form the Conference Venue)

Tower’s Garden B&B (less than 1 km from the Conference Venue)

Il Giardino di Alice B&B (2 km from the Conference Venue)

3 stars hotel:

Hotel Verdi (less than 1 km from the Conference Venue)

Hotel La Pace (less than 1 km from the Conference Venue)

Hotel Santa Croce Fossabanda (1,3 km from the Conference Venue)

4 stars or more hotels:

Hotel Relais dell’orologio (less than 1 km from the Conference Venue)

Hotel San Ranieri (about 3 km from the Conference Venue)

Hotel AC Hotel Pisa by Mariott (about 3 km from the Conference Venue)

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