Getting to the Hotels and Workshop

Please see the PDF file, or look at the following maps (the rough location of the workshop in Via Morgagni 65 is indicated by a filled blue circle):

  • Careggi Hotel
  • Corolle Hotel
  • University location
  • We have hired a minibus for Wednesday at 18:15 to take us to the train station.
  • Tickets can be bought at the train station on ticket machines. One ticket is about 14 euro for second, and about 19 euro for first class. We may not get tickets for all people for the same train, and thus may end up in two different trains.
  • Trains leave about every 30 minutes, either from platform 8 (to Rome) or platform 3 (to Naples). You will have to take the underpass to get to either platform. (Just follow the other PVW attendees). 
  • At the train station, we will gather up in taxis to take us to the two hotels. Make sure you end up with people going to the same hotel! 
  • According to Pilu (our local coordinator), there is a Ristorante directly next to Hotel Careggi, and one more down the street. This should also apply in a similar fashion to Hotel Corolle. 

Eating in Florence

The workshop dinner will be a set menu, with a fish / meat option. It will be about 35 euro per person, and has to be paid individually (keep in mind that the registration is only 60 euro in total!).

There is a pizzeria just attached to Hotel Careggi (you cannot miss it). Otherwise, walking apx 150 meters on Via Alderotti you will find another pizzeria-restaurant called "I sette peccati". In Via Vittorio Emanuele, you can try the "Pit Stop" restaurant-pizzeria, even though in Via Vittorio Emanuele my preferred pizzeria is "La Lanterna Blu". On Viale Morgagni, I have tried once "I quattro mori".

Just in front of Hotel Corolle, there is the pizzeria-restaurant "Le Panche" (where we will have lunch): if you go there, try "spaghetti al cartoccio"...

Travel Information

Taken from Wikipaedia, the Free Encyclopaedia:

Florence (Italian: Firenze) is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy and also capital of the province of Florence. From 1865 to 1870, the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Florence lies on the Arno River and has a population of around 400,000 people, plus a suburban population in excess of 200,000 persons. A center of medieval European trade and finance, the city is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and was long ruled by the Medici family. Florence is also famous for its fine art and architecture. It is said that, of the 1,000 most important European artists of the second millennium, 350 lived or worked in Florence.

Florence is probably one of the most interesting towns in Italy. Its cultural offerings -- think, for example, of the Uffizi Gallery -- can compare favorably with most European cities. For 2006, Florence was chosen as the location for the 4th Program Visualization Workshop -- and we encourage all participants to add at least the weekend following the Workshop for a quick tour of Florence!

To whet your appetite, here are some selected sites that describe (and show) Florence...:

Interested? Then make sure you submit a paper to the Workshop…

Coming to Florence

The Dipartimento di Sistemi e Informatica, the PVW 2006 host, provides some helpful information on how to get to Florence.

Attendees of ITiCSE 2006 will take a short train trip (about one hour) to get to Florence Rifredi from Bologna. Further details on this will be posted at a later date. For now, the train schedule page can help give you a first impression. For example, trains leave Bologna at 18:22, 18:46, 19:20, 19:40, and 19:46 and take about an hour to get to Florence. We are also looking for a place to meet for the same train (for those who want to travel in a group) from Bologna to Florence - details will follow.

If you take a train that goes to "SMN" (Santa Maria Novella), not "Rifredi", you can take the bus #14 (direction Careggi) and have to get out at the last stop of Viale Morgagni (just in front of the Careggi Hospital). The department is then a few meters before the bus stop on the other side of Viale Morgagni. See also the web page for bus schedules and prices.

The workshop site and the conference hotels are within about 10 minutes' walking distance from both the train station. Maps can be found e.g. at the Dipartimento Sistemi e InformaticaATAF (map 9, top right), and Lorenzo (for looking up streets, plazas, etc.).

© Dr. Guido Roessling 2015