Stochastic Models in Physics

Firenze, June 23-27, 2008

Villa La Pietra

Villa La Pietra is New York University's 57-acre estate nestled in the hills of Florence. The villa was built in the 1460s for the Sassetti, a famous Florentine family. In 1907 Arthur Acton's wealthy American wife Hortense Mitchell purchased the property from the Incontri family. The property was then inherited by their son Harold and, at his death in 1994 he bequeathed La Pietra and his fortune to New York University, in order that the villa and its collections could be preserved, and the 57-acre estate, including four other villas, could be used for academic purposes.

Villa Finaly

Villa Finaly (via Bolognese 134, Tel. +39 055 463101) is located a few hundred of meters from Villa La Pietra. It will provide accomodations for some of the conference participants. Villa Finaly is owned by a consortium of the thirteen universities from Paris.

How to arrive there

Complete instructions on directions to the conference locations can be found on the web-page of the Villa La Pietra conference center, with details on airports, train stations and bus timetables. Additionally, the conference participants will find useful informations on the web site of italian railways and of Firenze’s local bus network. A direct connection to villa La Pietra from the main station Firenze Santa Maria Novella is ensured by bus 25 or 25A. Here is the route. The call for the villa is La Pietra 1. Please consider that ticket are NOT sold onboard, one needs to purchase tickets in advance (the newspaper stands inside the station do sell tickets).

Hotel Castri

Hotel Castri (p.zza Indipendenza, 7) is situated within walking distance from Firenze Santa Maria Novella, the main station of Firenze. If you come from Firenze’s airport we recommend to either take a taxi or to reach the main station by means of the bus service available from the airport. Here you can find a local map of the hotel location.