The Florence Unit (former Institute for Plant Protection, CNR) is hosted by the CNR Research Area, located inside the “Polo Scientifico Universitario” at Sesto Fiorentino, a few kilometres northwest of Florence, near the Vespucci airport and the A1 and A11 motorways exits.
BY CAR: When driving on the A1 motorway take the exit towards “Firenze Nord” and head towards Firenze (A11/E76). When driving on the A11 motorway take the exit towards “Sesto Fiorentino” and head towards Firenze (A11/E76). In both cases head towards “Sesto Fiorentino” turning left into “Via del Cantone”. Enter the roundabout and go all the way round onto “Via del Cantone” in the opposite direction. Proceed straight ahead and turn right onto “Via delle Idee” heading for “Polo Scientifico”. At the end of “Via delle Idee” turn left onto ” Via Generoso Patrone”. Turn left againg onto “Via Madonna del Piano”. The Area di Ricerca is the first building area on the right.
BY TRAIN: The closest railway station, Zambra, is located on the Firenze-Prato-Pistoia line. From there you can walk to the Area di Ricerca in about 15 minutes.
From the Firenze Rifredi railway station you can take bus number 59. The bus stop is located right outside the station in Via Vasco di Gama (Exit the station on the track 9 side).
From the Sesto Fiorentino railway station you can take bus number 66. The bus stop is located on the square in front of the station.
BY PLANE: The Aeroporto Vespucci airport is located in Peretola near the Area di Ricerca. From the airport you can reach the Area di Ricerca by Taxi.