Overall information for visitors about the Center facilities can be downloaded here Further practical information are given below:
Before your arrival:
Entry visas are required by the nationals of countries outside the European Community. Participants should confirm for themselves as to whether or not they need a visa for entry into Italy.
It should also be noted that the Center is unable to provide any type of insurance or medical assistance for visitors.
Visitors coming from the European Community should bring with them the E128 or E11 form, a document which demonstrates that the holder is entitled to free or reduced cost medical treatment for any condition during a period of study or work.
How to participate:
Organizing the visit to Pisa (travel tickets, hotel reservations, etc.) is up to participants.
The Center can offer a help to those who have been supported.
Location of the activities:
Courses will be held in the Palazzo Puteano, which is the seat of the Center and in the Palazzo della Carovana, which is the main building of the Scuola Normale) or in the Palazzo del Castelletto (Aula Dini) seat of the administration of the Scuola Normale Superiore. Some of the activities may take place in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Pisa (Largo Bruno Pontecorvo, 5) and in the Scuola Sant'Anna (Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33). See the attached map to locate relevant buildings.
Conference rooms in the Palazzo Puteano:
Lecture Room (Room 2, ground floor)
Meeting Room (Room 3, ground floor)
These rooms are on the ground floor of the Palazzo Puteano, just past the main entrance. The lecture room has a traditional chalkboard and a videoprojector. The room can seat up to 30 people.
Guests of the Center can access to the cafeteria of the Scuola Normale Superiore, using the SNS card.
Tea & Coffee:
Beverages and related utensils are available in the kitchen on the ground floor of the Collegio Puteano.
Collegio Puteano Plan
ground floor, first floor, second floor
The town of Pisa
You can retrieve much of the information you may need at the official website of the Town of Pisa (www.comune.pisa.it).
You may also want to have a look at some maps of Pisa: map 1, map 2, with varying zoom capabilities, to obtain an idea of the layout of the city. To locate a specific address you can consult Google Maps, or Michelin, sites which also allow for zooming.
Pisa is quite small: for reference note that to go on foot from the railway station to the Leaning Tower it takes around 25-30 minutes.
To check train timetables you may use the official website of Trenitalia.
The Centro De Giorgi can be reached from Pisa Airport (also known as Pisa-Florence Airport "Galileo Galilei") and from the railway station using city buses. From the railway station take the LAM VERDE (green LAM) bus. It will head toward the Arno River and cross the river at the Solferino bridge. It then goes to the right along the river. Get off at the second stop after the bridge and locate Via Curtatone e Montanara, across the street and a few meters ahead. Take this street north, away from the river. This leads directly to the Piazza dei Cavalieri where the Centro De Giorgi is located. The Centro is about 300 meters from the river. From the airport, take the LAM ROSSA (red LAM) bus and switch to the LAM VERDE at the railway station, continuing as above. You can also take a taxi; the trip from the airport to the Centro costs about EUR 10-15.
If you are looking for an accommodation you can find what you need on the websites www.comune.pisa.it/turismo and pisaonline. Almost all hotels are within walking distance of the piazza dei Cavalieri, which is the baricenter of all the activities of the Center. If you wish you can also have a look at the section Lodging, containing a list of hotels with negotiated prices.