SAE/JSAE 2014 Small Engine Technology Conference & Exhibition

November 18-20, 2014

Pisa, Italy


Hotel & Travel Information

Conference Location

Palazzo dei Congressi / Pisa Congress Centre
Via Matteotti, 1 - 56124 Pisa
Phone (0039) 050 598212 / (0039) 050 598213 Fax (0039) 050 598019

The Pisa Convention Hall was opened in 1984 and over the years hosted a lot of scientific, cultural, political, commercial and sporting events. Thanks to its architectural features and close proximity to the city's historical centre, the Pisa Convention Hall constitutes an important complex, situated in a particular attractive part of the city between Lungarno Buozzi and Viale delle Piagge.


SAE has a reserved a selection and variety of rooms in hotels at a discounted rate in close proximity to the congress centre and train station for conference delegates.

For assistance and advice in making a hotel reservation from this allotment, please contact MICE Concierge:

Directions and Transportation to Pisa

Airport: Galileo Galilei International Airport

Direct flights connect Galileo Galilei International Airport to several Italian cities and numerous international destinations.

Further information can be found on the airport website

The airport is approximately 4 km from the historical centre of the city of Pisa, located at the "Pisa Aeroporto" exit of the Firenze-Pisa-Livorno (SGC FI-PI-LI) superstrada or freeway, and the A12 Genova-Rosignano autostrada or motorway.

The city centre can be reached from the airport in just few minutes:
  • by trains, connecting the railway terminal of the airport with Pisa Centrale station;
  • by bus, an urban line (LAM Rossa) connects the airport to the Pisa Centrale station and the centre of Pisa every 10 minutes. The urban bus terminal is located at the arrival side of the airport exit;
  • by taxi, the taxi rank is also found at the airport exit - on the arrivals side. The Radio Taxi service (24h) operates in the city of Pisa, telephone 0039 050 541600;
  • by car, a number of car hire companies service Pisa airport.

Railway Station: Pisa Centrale

Pisa Centrale station is one of the main regional and national railway junctions and frequent trains run to Florence, Rome, Genoa and Lucca. Further information can be found on the railway website

The station is at the southern edge of the city's historical centre, approximately 2km from the airport.

By Car:

From Florence: Option 1: take the motorway A11 Firenze-Mare, exit at Pisa Nord, take the SS1 Aurelia travelling south to Pisa (approx. 6 km);
Option 2: take the freeway SGC FI-PI-LI (Florence-Pisa-Livorno), exit at Pisa Nord-Est (for the Cisanello hospital centre and the eastern area), at Pisa Aeroporto (for the airport and the central-southern area), at Pisa Aurelia (for the Leaning Tower and the western area).

From Rome:
Option 1: take the motorway A1 to Florence, then motorway A11, exit at Pisa Nord, then take the SS1 Aurelia travelling south to Pisa (approx. 6 km);
Option 2: take the motorway A12-E80 from Rome to Civitavecchia, then the SS1-E80 Aurelia to Rosignano Marittimo, then rejoin the A12-E80 to Pisa and exit at Pisa Centro.

Pisa city centre restrictions:
Most of the historical centre of Pisa falls within the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL). Only authorised vehicles may access this zone; the entrances (electronic barriers) are monitored by 24 hour cameras and unauthorised access is sanctioned with a fine. Visitors staying in a hotel within the ZTL zone can have their hotel issue them with a temporary permit. Visitors with restricted mobility and in possession of a disabled sticker may be permitted to entry by requesting authorisation in advance from the Polizia Municipale, tel. 0039-050-910851 | 910810.

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