Dear friends and colleagues,
You are welcome to participate in the International Conference "From Helsinki to Gorbacev, 1975-1985: The Globalization of the Bipolar Confrontation", in Artimino (near Florence), April 27-29 , 2006 .
Full attendance: 100 euros ; One-day attendance: 50 euros.
Researchers, Lecturers, Readers:
Full attendance: 50 euros ; One-day attendance: 25 euros.
Students, PhD students, post-PhD Fellows:
Full attendance: 25 euros; One-day attendance: 12,50 euros.
The participation fee entitles to: admission; coffee breaks; conference materials (program; list of participants; papers). It does not include meals and accommodation (see below).
Briefing book :
We are preparing a collection of selected archival records related to the issues of the conference. The briefing book would be available in two formats: cd-rom and paper. Each copy costs 20 euros. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please mark the box in the participation form.
Coffee breaks will be offered by the organization.
Lunches and dinners are not covered by the organization, but you are welcome to join us. Please indicate in the participation form which meals you would like to attend, and you will provided with tickets for each one of them:
Lunch: 29 euros
Dinner: 35-45 euros
Dinner party on Friday (in Florence): 70 euros.
The fee and the meal tickets can only be paid cash upon your arrival at the conference.
If you would like to join us, please fill in the participation form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org .
We would like to provide you with some useful information for planning your trip and stay.
Artimino is an ancient little town on the hills west of Florence, about 40 minutes from downtown.
Driving along the highway A1, take the Firenze SCANDICCI exit (also referred to as Firenze Signa on your map) - Follow the signs for PISA-LIVORNO which will take you onto the Firenze-Pisa-Livorno highway - (also referred to S.G.C. Fi-Pi-Li).
After passing the exits for Lastra a Signa and Ginestra you should then take the MONTELUPO FIORENTINO exit, where you will then see a sign for Artimino. Keep to your right through the three stop signs; you will now be on state road 67 (SS 67) and should be heading towards Firenze for 5.5 kms until you reach the village of Camaioni, where ARTIMINO is indicated off to the left, and you will reach it after 2 km.
By public transports:
Public transports are available to and from Signa, and trains connecting Signa and Florence are frequent
(three per hour) and comfortable (trains timetable at www.ferroviedellostato.it).
To the Villa:
Connections from Florence downtown to Poggio a Caiano are frequent (30-40 minutes trip). In the morning, besides a few regular trips, a "bus on call" service from Poggio a Caiano to Artimino (15 minutes trip) will be active, provided the company is informed the previous day. In the afternoon trips from Poggio a Caiano to Artimino are at 2.15 pm and at 6.10 pm, and unluckily there's no "bus on call" service in the afternoon.
From the Villa:
Artimino-Poggio a Caiano: regular busses are at 7.30 am; 2.17 pm; 3.05 pm. From Poggio a Caiano to downtown Florence,connections are very frequent. There is also the possibility to activate a "bus on call" service from the Villa to Poggio around 9.30 am. In that case, we just need to be reminded to make a phone call to the bus company the morning previous to the planned trip.
For hotels and accommodation in Florence, please consult the brand new site:
For hotels near Artimino (you would need a car):
- il Borgo di Villa Castelletti : 4 km (5 min.);
- Hotel Hermitage*** di Poggio a Caiano: 7 km (10 min.);
- Hotel Da Vinci**** , Empoli: 13 km (15 min).