October 6th-8th, Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore


About Pisa
How to get to Pisa
About the Venue

The event will take place at Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo della Carovana, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, Pisa, Italy.

IMPORTANT: Due to a restoration of the main entrance, you’ll have to access the building from the side entrance located in via Consoli del Mare.


The Scuola Normale was started in 1810 by a Napoleonic degree as a branch of the École Normale of Paris. It has its main premises in the historic building called Palazzo della Carovana , in one of the most important squares of Pisa from historic, artistic and urban points of view.
During its two hundred years long story the Normale acquired through acquisitions and donations, some historic buildings in the town of Pisa that at the present are the seats of its offices, its research laboratories and of the students’ colleges.

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About Pisa

The city
Pisa is a city of the Tuscany region, Central Italy, located on the right bank of the mouth of the River Arno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa and has over 88,627 residents (around 200,000 with the metropolitan area). It was one of the four Italian maritime republics.
Pisa’s Ancient Maritime Republic has a great deal to offer besides the renowned Leaning Tower and is well worth a few days stay, just enough time to take in all of its gems. The city grew and developed in and around the inlets of the Arno, which lend the view of the Lungarni and the majestic grand ducal buildings, Romanesque and Gothic style churches and the overlooking Medieval and Renaissance fortifications. The allure of the Lungarni has featured in works by such authors as Byron, Shelley, Montesquieu, Leopardi, Carducci, D’Annunzio and Foscolo.
For more information about Pisa and its artistic heritage we invite you to visit this link
City sightseeing tours and maps

For accommodation recommendations please visit the Pisa section in the official regional tourism portal

Below a non exhaustive lists of hotels:

3 stars hotels

Royal Victoria Hotel
Hotel Novecento
Hotel Di Stefano
Hotel La Pace
Hotel Leonardo

4 stars hotels 

Hotel NH Cavalieri
Hotel Bologna
Hotel Duomo
Hotel Repubblica Marinara

How to get to Pisa

Pisa is located in the Tuscany region, in central Italy. You can get here by airplane, train or car. Here are some hints:

By plane
The international airport of Pisa is 1 km from the city center. Buses, trains and taxis connect the city and the airport. Pisa Airport is served by 17 airlines operating 446 weekly flights to 78 national and international destinations.
Alternatively, the airport of Florence is located 90 km from Pisa.

By train
Pisa is connected with Rome, Bologna, Milan, Florence and other cities through an excellent rail network. The Pisa Central train station is located in the city center, within walking distance to the venue.

By car
Pisa is directly connected with the motorways A12 (Genoa-Livorno, exit Pisa Centro), A11 (Florence-Pisa, exit Pisa Nord) and with the highway FI-PI-LI (exit Pisa Nord-Est).
There are many pay parking lots throughout Pisa but there are also two huge Park and Ride parking lots, where you can park your car for free and either walk to the City Center or go by city bus.


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