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Where does it take place?

The Summer School takes place at Monastero San Leonardo - Villa del Palco in smiling Prato, Tuscany

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How to get here

By Air

Florence Airport (Peretola) is approximately 25 minutes by car or 40 minutes by bus to Prato. Taxis and regular bus services run between Prato and Florence airport. A one-way taxi fare from Florence airport to the Monash Centre can cost 40-50 euro. Alternatively, there is a bus service operated by CAP bus company, which departs every 15 minutes, located just outside the airport area on the main street. Tickets can be purchased either from a newsagent (Tabacchi) or on board the bus. Major airlines operate out of Florence airport including Alitalia, British Airways, Air France, and Lufthansa.

Pisa Airport is approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes to Prato by train, or 70 minutes by Terravision bus to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station, Florence. Note that you need to change train twice when arriving from Pisa airport to Prato. Low cost airlines such as Ryanair and EasyJet operate from Pisa airport.

Bologna Airport is a 30 minute bus or taxi ride to Bologna train station. From there, it's a 50 minute journey on a regional train to Prato.

Rome Airport (Leonardo Da Vinci-Fiumicino) is 45 minute train journey to Rome Termini train station and 3 hours by train to Prato (involves three train changes).
By train

Prato is a 25 minute train ride from Florence, approximately 50 minutes from Bologna and 1.5 hours from Pisa. There are two train stations operating in Prato, Prato Centrale and Prato Porta al Serraglio. The train station closest to the Monastero San Leonardo - Villa del Palco is Prato Centrale and is a 30 minute walk or 10 minute by bus. Train timetables are available online on the Trenitalia website

By bus
Prato can also be reached from Florence by bus; the CAP bus company operates the Prato-Florence line and departs from outside the main Florence train station. If arriving at Prato Centrale railway station, you can take the Linea 11 bus 'Direzione Ciardi', bus stop 'San Bernardino', located 150 metres from the Monastero San Leonardo - Villa del Palco. Bus information is available on the CAP website.