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Siena is located in the heart of Tuscany amid a wide hilly landscape.
Built on three steep hills and encircled by ancient walls, this medieval city welcomes
its visitors with a Latin motto at the Porta Camollia entrance to the centre
"Cor Magis Tibi Saena Pandit" (Siena opens its heart to you wider than this gate).
Its beauty makes it one of the most visited Italian attractions, and UNESCO has
recently declared its historic centre a World Heritage Site.

The University of Siena is one of the oldest in Italy and in Europe: it was founded in 1240, and in 2015 it has been once again ranked first by the Censis (Centre for the studies of social investments) in the list of the Italian middle-sized universities (10,000-20,000 students).
The School of Influenza will be held at the Auditorium of the College Santa Chiara, a historic former convent in the centre of Siena which is part of the Scuola Superiore Santa Chiara, University of Siena.
Meals and accommodation in Siena will be at participants’ own expense.
For further information about recommended hotels, please contact
Graduate College Santa Chiara
Via Valdimontone 1
53100 Siena - Italy
Tel: +39 0577 280376

How to reach the Graduate College Santa Chiara: map

How to reach Siena

Please find below some information on how to reach Siena using various means of transport.

By Plane

From Florence
“Amerigo Vespucci” Airport of Florence (FLR) (70 km)
Shuttle service, about every 45 mins, to the train station S. Maria Novella - more information here

From Pisa
“Galileo Galilei” Airport of Pisa (PSA) (150 km) - more information here

From Rome

Fiumicino (FCO) and Ciampino (CIA) Airports of Rome (270 km) - more information here

By Train

From Florence: direct train (1 hr 30 mins)
From Rome: change at Chiusi (3 hrs)
From Pisa: change at Empoli (2 hrs)
See the Italian Railways website here
for tariffs, routes and timetables.
The railway station in Siena is about 2 km from the historic city centre and is easily accessible in 5 minutes by bus.

By Bus

From Florence
Bus station: in front of the train station: Santa Maria Novella
'Linea rapida' (rapid route) (1 hr 15 mins)
'Linea diretta' (direct route) (1 hr 35 mins)
For more information see: Bus line TIEMME spa. here (tel: +39 0577 204111)

From Rome
Coach station: Roma Tiburtina (2 hr 45 mins)
For more information see SENA here (tel: +39 0861 1991900).

From Pisa airport
Daily service on demand (2hr)
For more information see
here (tel: +39 0577 204111).

By Car

Coming from North:
A1 motorway exit “Firenze Certosa”
Take Superstrada Firenze/Siena (40 mins)
Coming from South:
A1 motorway exit “Valdichiana”
Take Bettolle-Siena link road (2 hr 30 mins)

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