26-28 October 2011
eChallenges e2011 takes place in the Sheraton, Florence, Italy.
Security, Health and Safety
Please wear your name badge for all eChallenges e2011 activities, as it is your identification and allows you access to the facilities on offer. Unfortunately, conferences provide a tempting target for thieves, so please take care of bags, personal computers and other personal belongings.
The organisers cannot accept any responsibility for losses incurred or for personal health and safety. Delegates should ensure they have personal health insurance and take the usual care when exploring the city of Florence. Any special needs or requirements, should be dealt with by contacting the conference secretariat prior to the event.
Major Places of Interest
Florence offers a rich tapestry of Renaissance art and architecture as well as shopping and relaxation opportunities. Delegates should visit Piazza della Signoria, Via Maggio and Via Tornabuoni in the old town. The Uffizi, Bargello, Pitti and Accademia house many of Florence's art and sculptor.
Delegates should also visit nearby Pisa, Siena, Lucca and San Gimignano in Tuscany.
Florence is easily accessible from other parts of Italy and Europe by land and air.
The Amerigo Vespucci Airport is 4kms from the city centre, with flights provided by Air Franca, Alitalia, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss Airlines. The other option is Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport which is 80kms from Florence. There is a direct train to Florence Santa Maria Novella train station or bus service offered by Terravision.
The main train station is the Santa Maria Novella station, which is located in the city centre near the main tourist sites.
For delegates travelling by car, there is parking available at the conference venue, Sheraton Firenze, which is five kms from the city centre. Most of the tourist areas city centre is located in a limited traffic zone, controlled by short circuit cameras. The Sheraton provides a shuttle for guests who wish to visit the city centre.
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