Practical issues

First Aid and Emergency

In the event of emergency, please go directly to the Registration desk. The medical emergency number in Italy is 118. The emergency Police number is 113.


The IYCE’15 registration fees DO NOT include provisions for the insurance of participants against personal injuries, loss or illness that might occur during the event or in the course of travel to or from the meeting site.

Lost and Found

Lost and found articles may be left to the Conference Registration Desk. Any items left at the Registration Desk will be stored by the IYCE Organizing Committee.

Passport and visa

Italy is part of the European Union and of Schengen Area.

To enter the country, EU citizens must have a valid national ID card. Non-EU citizens need a passport valid for at least six months beyond the length of stay. In some cases a visa may be required; please check the conditions at the following link:

http://www.esteri.it/MAE/EN/Ministero/Servizi/Stranieri/ IngressoSoggiornoInItalia/default.htm?LANG=EN


The Mediterranean climate and the proximity to the sea allow for mild weather in spring and warm summers in Italy. The climate is generally quite pleasant in Pisa this season of the year (May).

Bank, currency, credit cards

Italian currency is the Euro (EUR; €).

Banks opening time is usually 8.30-13.30 and 14.30-16.30 from Monday to Friday. Some of the banks that can be found in Pisa are Unicredit SpA, BNL-Paribas, Intesa San Paolo, Deutsche Bank, Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca Pisa e Livorno.

ATM machines and currency exchange offices are available in most cities and at Pisa International Airport.

Credit and debit cards from main circuits – such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners and JBC – can be used in most shops in town.

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