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How to reach us

The "Area di Ricerca del CNR" is a red building located within the "Polo Scientifico" close to Sesto Fiorentino.


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To arrive to Polo Scientifico from downtown Florence (Firenze) there are several possibilities:

1- One can take bus 23 (for the timetables see the ATAF Web Site) from Piazza della Stazione (Santa Maria Novella, SMN) or Piazza Indipendenza (in front of Hotel Andrea), until the bus stop Tre Pietre, where one should change to bus 59 (direction Polo Scientifico). The bus stop CNR (two stops after a gypsies' camp), leaves you in front of the CNR. You will need about 45-50 minutes. For the return trip, bus 59 should be taken few meters back at Madonna del Piano, and the change for bus 23 is at the stop Fiorentina Gas.


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2- Alternatively, every 20 minutes the bus 57 connects directly to Polo Scientifico (for the timetables see the ATAF web site). There are severals stops in the center of Firenze, one not far from Hotel Bonciani is located at Piazza della Stazione (Deposito Bagagli - Yellow Box), see here. The recommended bus stop at arrival is Pasolini (be careful not to drop off at Pasolini 06, wait one more stop); then you should proceed to walk for about 10 minutes. The whole route to reach CNR from the center should take about 40-50 minutes.


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3- As a further alternative one can take a train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella (SMN) to the railway station of Firenze Rifredi and then bus 59 (direction Polo Scientifico) until CNR. Notice that the bus Stop for 59 is in the opposite direction with respect to the main exit. This second bus trip takes about 10-15 minutes. The bus stop CNR (two stops just after a gypsies' camp), leaves you in front of CNR. Return bus should be taken few meters back from the main entrance of the CNR at Madonna del Piano bus stop.


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To arrive from Florence Airport directly to CNR the only way is to take a taxi, price should be around 20 euros. Otherwise take the shuttle to the main railway station of Firenze Santa Maria Novella (SMN) (6 Euros) and proceed as point 1, 2 or 3.

To arrive from Pisa Airport, take the train or the bus shuttle to the main railway station of Firenze Santa Maria Novella (SMN) and the proceed as point 1, 2 or 3.