Tuscany is a region in central Italy known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy and fine wines. It borders the regions of Liguria to the northwest, Emilia-Romagna to the north and east, Umbria to the east and Lazio to the southeast. Tuscany, especially Florence, is regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance. This region of Italy contains numerous museums and art galleries, many housing some of the world’s most precious works of art. The area is also renowned for its pristine architecture.
The closest cities to the Renaissance Il Ciocco are Lucca and Barga. There will be bus trips organized by the resort to visit these cities during the afternoon breaks. For information about travel in Italy, please visit the Italian Tourism website.
The average temperature during the day in the Lucca/Barga region is in the low 80s (27-29 Centigrade) and in the 60s in the evenings.
For lodging and transportation information, click the links underneath the locations to the left.
Visa and Passport Information
Passports valid for three months beyond the length of stay are required by all visitors except for E.U. citizens traveling from or to Schengen countries. There are twenty-six countries that make up the Schengen area and include Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, and Portugal.
A visa IS NOT REQUIRED for a U.S. or Canadian citizen holding a valid passport unless they expect to stay in Italy more than 90 days and study or seek employment. There may be visa formalities for visitors from certain countries.
We recommend that all attendees check current passport and visa requirements with the nearest Italian Consulate in their own country prior to departure. Also check with your country’s embassy on any travel related restrictions or advisories that may be in place. FASEB cannot be held responsible for travelers that do not confirm their visa requirements or obtain the appropriate paperwork to travel to any of the Science Research Conferences.
An option to request a Letter of Invitation will be available during the Registration Process.
Facts for the Traveler
Electricity Supply: 220 volts AC with a frequency of 50 hertz.
Electrical Adapters: If you live in a country with 110V electricity, your electric accessories will not work in Italy. Bring an adapter like the one pictured below (with round prongs). An adaptor like this simply allows your plugs to fit into the Italian electrical outlets; it does not ensure that your appliance will work in the 220V current of the wall outlets in Italy. Remember to bring along a voltage converter too.
Time: One hour ahead of GMT/UTC; two hours ahead during daylight-saving time
Currency: EURO (currency converter)