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cultural tours for academics

On 17th and 18th June, our tour bus departs at 8:15 AM from Piazzale Montelungo, adjacent to the main train station. The main train station is called Santa Maria Novella.

To retrieve the map, click the rectangular button (above) and you will see that Piazzale Montelungo is at the side of the Santa Maria Novella train station. 

Walk about 800 meters along Track 16 in the Santa Maria Novella train station. 

Proceed down the descending ramp which will lead you to our bus. Click on the photo button (also above) and you will see the buses parked waiting outside Track 16. You can see the top of a train over the nearest bus. Notice also the buses' parking berths painted on the side of the street. The descending ramp can be seen on the left hand side of the photo.

After the bus departs, there will be a 2nd pick-up point. At 8:45 AM, the bus will stop at our conference center in Piazza della Calza (i.e., Calza Square), to pick up the remaining delegates.

If you're planning to take the bus from Piazzale Montelungo, go the main train station a day or two before the first tour in order to familiarize yourself with the location. Otherwise proceed to the conference center (for the 2nd pick-up point) on the day of the tour.

Don't forget to show the bus tour driver your receipt for $375 or higher. The receipt serves as your tour bus ticket!