For now 20 years the Florence Biennale comes to life and thrives at the Spadolini Pavilion within the Fortezza da Basso walls: includes a large exhibition space in addition to dedicated areas to collateral events, performances and conferences, for the public to experience the atmosphere of an international review of contemporary artists who come to Florence from over 70 countries around the world. Be sure not to miss unique opportunities to meet international artists, talk with them about their artwork and ideas. Plan your travels and visit us in Florence.
Opening hours: 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
Tickets will be available at the entrance of the exhibition.
Fortezza da Basso – Padiglione Spadolini
Viale Filippo Strozzi, 1, 50129 Firenze
Entrance from Porta Santa Maria Novella (door)
Given the dimension and the duration of the ZTL (Zona a traffico limitato – Limited Traffic Zone of the city centre) from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm Mondays to Fridays, and from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm on Saturdays, we do not recommend you use your private car, considering that in the city centre you can easily access everything on foot and that there are many electric mini-buses connecting the various zones.
Various parking areas located in the immediate vicinity of Fortezza da Basso:
– Fortezza Fiera Car Park, (Piazzale Caduti nei Lager)
– Santa Maria Novella Car Park, (Piazza della Stazione) open 24 hours a day and located under the central railway station.
Ph. +39 055 272011
The main central railway station of Firenze Santa Maria Novella (one of the most important railway junctions as well as an interchange point of the Florence public transportation) is located just a few steps (5 minutes on foot) from the Santa Maria Novella Door of Fortezza da Basso.
The Florence international airport ‘Amerigo Vespucci‘ (IATA code FLR) , is located in the north-west suburban area of the city. There are many airlines arriving there and connecting the city to some of the most important European airports. The airport is only 4 km from the city centre, which can be easily reached by taxi or with the Ataf/Sita ‘Vola in Bus‘ shuttle service (around 15/20 minutes), connecting the airport to the main central railway station of Santa Maria Novella.
At the airport you can also find the main car rental agencies.
Ph. +39.055.30615 +39.055.30615
The international airport of Pisa (IATA code PSA) is located 80 Km from the city centre of Florence and is connected to the Tuscan capital by train (every hour) and Terravision bus (full flight coverage with 18 return journeys). For information about timetables and fares visit www.terravision.eu
Pisa International Airport
After the upgrading of the railway line “Freccia Rossa” between Florence and Bologna in just 35 minutes, also Bologna airport (IATA code BLQ) is a stop of easy access to Florence.
Bologna International Airport
The public transportation network, ATAF & Li-nea s.c.a.r.l. connects the city centre to the suburban area with over 100 urban and extra-urban lines. Actually, the bus service also extends to the areas of Bagno a Ripoli, Calenzano, Campi Bisenzio, Fiesole, Impruneta (for Tavarnuzze), Scandicci, Sesto Fiorentino, Vaglia (for Pratolino).
The tramway Line 1 is also active, connecting the central railway station of Santa Maria Novella to Scandicci.
Ph. 800 424500 (free call only from Italy);
Taxis can be called by phone or can be caught directly from the appropriate reserved taxi points, located in various parts of the city centre and in other suburban areas.
Book your Hotel
The Florence Biennale has arranged a dedicated Booking System that will allow all participating artists to find the best room in the reservation system of Firenze Convention & Visitors Bureau, the institutional and no-profit partner of this event. Click on the banner below to visit the Firenze Convention & Visitors Bureau website, book your room and find exclusive offers and packages without booking fees. Please be informed that the reserved code is set out in the documentation made available to the artists admitted to participate (Form B).
Moreover the Organization has arranged a Congress Card that will provides special offers and discounted fees at museums, historical sites, shops, restaurants and much more.
Click on the banner below to visit the Firenze Convention & Visitors Bureau website and download your Congress Card.