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 1.2 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.
How to reach Villa il Gioiello, Via del Pian dei Giullari, 42 - 50125, Florence, Italy (venue of the meeting):
Taxi: from city centre a taxi ride costs around 20 EUR.
Bus: from the main station "S. Maria Novella" to Piazza Porta Romana take bus number 11. Here you have to change bus, take number 38B from Piazza della Calza (bus stop called “SAN GIUSTO DELLA CALZA”) and get off the bus at Pian dei Giullari 01. Departure time from Piazza della Calza at 8.00 and 8.45. Arrival at "Pian dei Giullari 01" after 10 minutes. For the way back, the 38B bus leaves from "Pian dei Giullari 01" at 17.40 and 18.40 and arrives at "San Giusto della Calza".
The Entrance to the venue is indicated below: