16th STOREP CONFERENCE
Università di Siena, 27-29 June 2019
“The Social Rules! Norms, Interaction, Rationality”
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- Dipartimento Economia politica e statistica, Università di Siena, piazza S. Francesco, 7
- Palazzo del Rettorato, Banchi di Sotto, 55 (Raffaelli Lecture, Thursday evening; Invited Lecture, Friday afternoon)
The Historic Centre of Siena is in UNESCO’s World Heritage List: “Siena is the embodiment of a medieval city. Its inhabitants pursued their rivalry with Florence right into the area of urban planning. Throughout the centuries, they preserved their city’s Gothic appearance, acquired between the 12th and 15th centuries. During this period the work of Duccio, the Lorenzetti brothers and Simone Martini was to influence the course of Italian and, more broadly, European art. The whole city of Siena, built around the Piazza del Campo, was devised as a work of art that blends into the surrounding landscape” (https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/717).
Enjoy Siena! (itineraries, events, what to see, eat and drink…)
How to get to the Conference venue
Siena is located in the heart of Tuscany amid an undulating hilly landscape. Built on three steep hills and encircled by ancient walls, the medieval city of Siena welcomes visitors with a Latin motto on the Porta Camollia gate entrance to the centre: “Cor Magis Tibi Saena Pandit” (Siena opensits heart to you wider than this gate). The centre is largely pedestrianised. The Tiemme bus company provides minibus service (called the “pollicino”) in central zones. See the Tiemme website for rates, routes and timetables. There are several parking areas near the various town gates.
Average journey time:
- 1h20-1h55 from Florence S.M.N. central station ( a change may be required in Empoli)
- 2h-2h30 from Pisa Centrale (most trains require a change in Empoli)
- 3h20 from Roma Termini, Rome’s central station (change required in Chiusi, or high-speed train to Florence)
See the Italian Railways website for rates, routes and timetables. The railway station is about 2 km from the town centre and is reached by bus in a few minutes (bus numbers 77-17-10-9-8-7-4-3).
The nearest airports are:
- Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci (Florence) From the airport, take the Sita/Ataf bus to the city centre; it leaves approximately every 30 minutes and takes about 20 minutes. From the central bus station there are regular buses to Siena (about 1h20 minutes), or the train station is across the road from the bus station. Taxis from the airport to Siena can be booked; the journey takes about 1h10min and costs around 100 €.
- Aeroporto Galileo Galilei (Pisa): there is a train station accessible directly from the airport. To reach Siena by train, a change in Empoli is required. Taxis can be booked; the average journey time by car from Pisa airport to Siena is around 1h20, and costs about 130 €.
- Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci (Roma Fiumicino): trains link the airport to the central Roma Termini train station – for trains to Siena via Chiusi (local or intercity trains) or via Florence (high-speed trains) – or to Roma Tiburtina train station, outside which there is a stop for a direct bus to Siena. Taxis can be booked; the average journey time by car from the airport to Siena is around 2h45, and costs about 280 €.
There are bus connections with several northern and southern cities, including Florence, Rome and Bologna as well as many others.