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Transportation & Lodging

Florence, Italy

Hilton Metropole Florence
Via del Cavallaccio, 36,
Florence, 50142, Italy


The Hilton Metropole is a unique hotel that is a convenient base for discovering the local vineyards as it is situated in the Tuscany Wine Region. Explore attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery and Cattedrale del Duomo. The Hilton Metropole is in easy reach of Tuscany for visiting the green Chianti hills, unique dining, Pisa’s Leaning Tower and medieval jewels at Siena.

Enjoy a truly Italian experience at the Hilton Florence Metropole, just 20 minutes by free shuttle bus of 29 seats to Florence's attractions and only 3 km from Amerigo Vespucci Florence International Airport.

From Hilton guest rooms to suites, all 212 rooms are equipped to offer all the comfort you require. Select one of our Executive rooms and pamper yourself in the breathtaking Executive Lounge, a dedicated area on the 15th floor of the hotel, with an amazing view over the city of Florence with its architectural beauties, while you take one complimentary snack and drink.

Savor Tuscan cuisine or international dishes in the elegant atmosphere at Luci Della Città restaurant.

The Hilton Florence Metropole features wireless internet access in public areas and a business station available 24 hours.

Hop on our complimentary shuttle bus to Piazzale Montelungo 5 minutes walking distance from Santa Maria Novella Train Station to experience major attractions like Uffizi Gallery and Duomo Cathedral. To relax at the end of your day visit our Relaxation Area with mega-whirlpool and Swedish waterfall. The Hilton Florence Metropole hotel has complimentary WiFi access in public areas and business station available 24/7. From Hilton Rooms to Suites all rooms have LCD TVs marble bathrooms and wooden floors. Deluxe Rooms offer fluffy bathrobes. For utmost comfort choose an Executive Room or a Suite with access to the Executive Lounge located on the top floor of the hotel with breathtaking views over the city and the Tuscan hills.

Temperatures can easily surpass 100 degrees Fahrenheit / 38 Centigrade, but 89-93 degrees Fahrenheit / 32-34 Centigrade are the norm.

If you request a single or double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning)

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require.  You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

Group Activity

  • Florence Walking Tours
  • Accademia Gallery
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Florence Duomo
  • Tuscany Wine and Food Tasting Experiences

*Pets are not permitted.

Airport Information

The Florence airport Airport A. Vespucci, or also known as Florence Peretola Airport (FLR) is 3 Km from the hotel.

Driving Directions

Florence Peretola Airport (3.2 miles)

1.    Depart Via del Termine toward Via del Termine.
2.    Turn left to stay on Via del Termine.
3.    Bear right onto Viale Giovanni Luder, and then immediately bear left onto Viale Zoroastro da Peretola.
4.    Bear right onto Viadotto del Ponte all'Indiano.
5.    Bear right toward Via del Cavallaccio
6.    Turn right onto Via del Cavallaccio
7.    At roundabout, take 3rd exit
8.    Arrive at Via del Cavallaccio
9.    The last intersection is Via del Cavallaccio (If you reach Via della Casella, you've gone too far)

Shuttle Services

There are no shuttle services provided from the airport to the hotel. Taking the train or a taxi is reccomended. A taxi drive is 15 minutes from either the train station or airport and costs approximately 15-18 Euros

Train Station

The Santa Maria Novella train station is 4 km from the Hilton Metropole.  

Rental Cars

It is not recommended to rent vehicles in the city of Florence.  There is ample taxi and train service to accommodate travelers.


Offsite Accommodations

FASEB SRCs do not offer offsite accommodations as a registration for 2018. For those who choose to book additional accommodations for personal use, we offer the following choices. Please note: FASEB does not have a rate agreement with any of these hotels. The list provided for information purposes only.

Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli
Via Sandro Pertini, 2/9, Florence, 50127,

UNA Hotel Vittoria
Via Pisana 59 - 50143 Florence
+39 055 22771

Hotel Touring Florence
Via Baccio da Montelupo 16 - 50018 Florence
+39 055 7356327

C-Hotels Joy
Via Orti Oricellari 30, Santa Maria
Novella - 50123 Florence
+39 055 214628

Child and Family Care Resources

FASEB provides detailed information for each conference site on the Science Research Conference (SRC) website and also provides venue information directly to each attendee. Although FASEB does not directly provide child care services, attendees are welcome to have guests (including spouses, children, nannies and babysitters) accompany them to the conference to provide such care. FASEB offers an alternative off-site registration fee at all conferences, to accommodate those with special family care needs (the off-site fee includes the conference and all meals but enables attendees to book their own accommodations). Both the FASEB and venue websites include information on nearby off-site accommodations that may assist attendees with locating licensed child care providers and daycare services. The venue management may also provide any assistance to attendees regarding child/family care issues or concerns, if available. Please contact FASEB SRC staff with any special needs that they may have.


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