How to Get to Pisa

Getting to Pisa is possible by air, by road and railroad alike.

By Plane
Flying to Pisa is the most efficient option. Galileo Galilei International Airport is conveniently close to the city center. You can easily reach the city via the Pisa Mover, an automated train connecting the airport to the main railway station of the city, Pisa Centrale, or by a short walk (~1 km). Another option is to fly to Amerigo Vespucci International Airport in Florence and catch a train to Pisa from Florence's central railway station, Firenze Santa Maria Novella. Such a station, in Florence, can be reached from the Airoport via a convenient and frequent Tram.

By Train
Pisa is well-connected by rail, not only to Florence but also to many other Tuscan cities like Livorno, Siena, Arezzo, Lucca, Grosseto, and Carrara. You can also access Pisa from major Italian cities like Rome. Trains offer frequent services, making travel between these destinations convenient.

By Car
For those who prefer driving, traveling to Pisa by car is an excellent choice. Tuscany's scenic landscapes and seasides, as well as tourist attractions along the way make the journey enjoyable. However, navigating the motorway routes to Pisa might require some orientation effort.

How to Get to the Conference Locations

HPDC 2024 and its satellite events take place from June 3rd to June 7th. The first two days are reserved for the satellite events and will take place at the Department of Computer science of the University of Pisa, the last three days are focused on the conference and will take place at “Polo Piagge”. In the following is reported how to get to the two locations.

Department of Computer Science
Located at Largo Bruno Pontecorvo 3, within Pisa's medieval walls, the Department of Computer Science is easily accessible on foot from the city center. Several bus lines also stop nearby. Bus lines 3+, 4 and 11 have a stop in front of the department. Not far are also located the stops of lines 2 and 22. The conference sessions for HPDC 2024 are held on the second floor of the building.

Polo Piagge Conference Center
Situated within walking distance from the city center, the Polo Piagge Conference Center is easily reachable. Bus lines 1+ and 13 have stops in front of the center. Once inside, the conference room is located on the left.

Social Event Locations

Welcome Cocktail

The welcome cocktail will be hosted at Polo Piagge. Follow the directions provided above to reach the venue.

Social Dinner

The Social Dinner takes place in an ancient claustrum downtown (Chiostro S.M. del Carmine), near the main promenade, Corso Italia. Refer to the interactive map for directions.

Piazza dei Miracoli (Miracles’ Square)

This iconic square, home to the Leaning Tower, is located in the north-west part of the city center. From Corso Italia, walk across Ponte di Mezzo to Garibaldi Square, then head towards Piazza dei Cavalieri. Follow via dei Mille until you reach Piazza dei Miracoli. Additional details are given in the interactive map reported below.

Where to stay in Pisa

Pisa is a compact city, so most hotels are within walking distance of the main attractions. HPDC 2024 has no specific agreement with local hotels or other accomodation offers, however, in the follow we briefly report a list of accomodation options in Pisa that allow to easily reach the conference venue. For your convenience the very same options are also reported in the interactive map.

Interactive Map

The interactive map below provides directions to the conference locations and social event venues. Click on the markers for more information.