TORQUE 2024 will take place entirely in the city center of Florence, UNESCO’s World Heritage.

The technical program will be hosted by Firenze Fiera, the main exhibition and conference center of Florence, located in the heart of the city, few steps away from the central station.

The fair complex has modern facilities with large exhibition spaces, conference rooms and auditoriums equipped with the latest audio-video technologies. The entire structure has been completely renovated at the end of 2022. In addition to the main hall, called Palazzo dei Congressi, the structure consists of several thematic areas such as the Food & Wine Area, the Green Area and the Tech Area, where events related to specific economic sectors are organized. Firenze Fiera hosts annually a wide range of events including fashion fairs, crafts, art, technology, tourism and gastronomy, as well as important national and international congresses and conferences.

Firenze Fiera is easily accessible by public transport, including train, tram, buses, and taxi. Nearby the structure there is a large car park below the railway station.
In the conference venue is available a changing table for babies.

However, TORQUE 2024 has been conceived as a sustainable conference. All events will be at walking distance, and we hope you will enjoy sightseeing the city while getting there.

Reaching the Conference Venue

The city of Florence is constructing a new modern tram network.
Firenze Fiera can be easily reached by tram.
From many locations in city, simply take the T1 line and get off at the “VAL FONDA STAZIONE S.M. NOVELLA” stop.
If you come directly from the city airport (Amerigo Vespucci Airport – FLR), take the T2 line, get off at “UNITA’” and then walk for only 2 min.
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Thanks to high-speed railway, arriving in Florence by train is a matter of minutes and the congress and exhibition center is located just a few steps away from the main Santa Maria Novella railway station.
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  • 37 min from Bologna
  • 50 min from Pisa
  • 1h30min from Rome
  • 1h50min from Milan
  • 2h55min from Naples

The nearest airport (4 km) to the venue is Florence’s city airport (Amerigo Vespucci Airport - FLR).
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To reach Firenze Fiera from the airport, you can use:

  • tram - take the T2 line, get off at “UNITA’” and then walk for only 2 min (see dedicated section for additional info. Ticket cost is 1.50 €).
  • taxi – The collection point is located on the right side when you exit the terminal. Fixed fares are applied to get to the city center (around 20-25 €). Be sure to ask for them. Taxis can be booked by phone directly from the main companies. +390554390 | +390554242
  • "Vola in Bus" shuttle to Santa Maria Novella train station.
  • Rental car at the airport.
If you are planning to fly in another Italian airport close to Firenze (e.g., Pisa, Bologna, Rome, or Milan), many direct connections are available to reach by railway the Firenze Central Station and thus the venue (see dedicated section). In particular, the Pisa Airport (PSA) is part of the same regional network, and it is only 50 min far from the venue: buses and trains can take you directly there.

To reach Firenze Fiera by car, take the A1 highway and exit at "Firenze Nord" if you are coming from the north, or "Firenze Scandicci" if you are coming from the south.
Then follow the signs for “City Center".
Entering the historic center of the city is not easy, but you can look for “Firenze SMN Parking" and leave your car there.
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