Getting There


Monash Prato centre , Tuscany, Italy

Prato is close to Florence (Peretola; FLR) airport, with good international connections by a number of major airlines. Pisa and Bologna airports are also in the vicinity.

Venue Map


The workshop is in the Sala Giochi on the first floor with the opportunity to use nearby breakout rooms.
The reception entrance is indicated by the grey arrow on the map below. We have the use of the Sala Giochi (15), breakout 1 (4) and breakout 2 (5) rooms. Coffee and refreshments will be available at break times from the main bar (7) and the Terrace (20) is open for public use. We stress that coffee and refreshments are ONLY available during our break times, as there are other conferences occuring in the venue that have use of the main bar area outside of those times. Toilets are indicated on the map (purple).

For a full map of the venue please visit this page.
Whilst inside the centre requires swipe card access we encourage participants to still be mindful of their possessions.



There are many accomodation options in the vicinity of the center.
A comprehensive list is available on the Monash Prato website here

VISA Information


If you require a VISA letter confirming that you have registered or have been invited to attend an event at the Monash Prato Centre for your VISA application, please provide the following information to Sarah Gore ( who will then be able to prepare a letter for you. Please allow 5 working days for Monash Prato to prepare the confirming registration letter. A copy of the letter is sent to the Applicant and to the appointed Italian Embassy / Consulate.

  1. A letter from the organisers confirming that the delegate has completed registration or has been invited to attend the conference (email for this)

  2. Title (Prof, Dr, Ms, etc)

  3. Name

  4. Surname

  5. Date of birth

  6. Institution name (place of employment)

  7. Address of institution (place of employment)

  8. Position held

  9. Passport number and expiry date

  10. Embassy where you will be applying for the visa (name, address, fax and email address)

  11. Accommodation details (with confirmation in writing from the accommodation)