The city of Montecatini-Terme is 58 kms from Pisa International Airport and 42 kms from the airport of Florence.

Arrival by air

For participants arriving by air, and who have requested transportation on the Registration Site, buses will be provided free of charge only on Wednesday, 2 May 2018, to the centre of Montecatini-Terme and back to the airport on Sunday, 6 May 2018

IFAD Volunteers will be on hand in both airports on Wednesday, 2 May to assist arriving participants.

Arrival by train

Participants arriving by train should change at Florence (Santa Maria Novella) station for Montecatini Centro station (there are two stations in Montecatini and all trains stop at both). Trains leave Florence station approximately every hour, and tickets cost around €5.50 per person.

Arrival by car

Arriving by car is quite simple as the main motorway - A11 or E45 - passes within a few hundred metres of Montecatini-Terme. Travellers should follow signs to the centre of the city and thereby access their hotels. Once arrived in the city, most participants will make little use of their vehicles, and as parking within the city is limited, you may wish to select a hotel with private parking or use the low-cost coupons provided by most hotels. Parking areas on the outskirts of the city are available for longer-term parking.

Participants arriving or departing on other dates will be responsible for their own transportation to/from Montecatini-Terme.

Local buses

  • From Florence airport there are hourly local buses from right outside the airport at a cost of €4.50 per person. 
  • Local buses are less frequent from Pisa airport.


  • From Florence airport taxis for a maximum of four persons will cost around €80.
  • From Pisa airport a taxi for a maximum 4 persons will cost around €90.


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