Il Palazzone is located outside the massive ancient town walls of Cortona, and can be reached also by a pleasant walk away from the center of Cortona (about 1,5 Km: you walk from Piazzale Garibaldi on Via Gino Severini and along the way you will find several tourist signs for reaching Il Palazzone).
All supported participants and speakers will be hosted at the Hotel San Luca. More rooms are available at a special discounted rate. An alternative hotel is Hotel Italia. Another option is the B&B Dolce Maria (which has only 4 rooms, but quite large ones). Please contact the organizers in case you need more information. You can also contact directly the hotels, mentioning that you intend to use the "convenzione SNS".
There are two railway stations in Cortona. The closest, which we warmly recommend, is Camucia Cortona.
A map of Cortona with Hotel + Palazzone + closest Train Station + Trains: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1cB3gSUBzIea9Ve72PtxJ8I5RNFGoqrw&usp=sharing
How to reach Cortona
By plane: The closest airport is Florence, but for intercontinental flights Rome may be more convenient. Another option is Pisa. From there, continue by train.
By Train: The closest railway station is Camucia-Cortona (5 km to center, not to be confused with Terontola-Cortona, which is farther away), on the track from Florence to Rome (one hour from Florence, and two hours from Rome, Siena, or Pisa). A taxi service for all participants will be organized. The train schedules can be obtained here on the Trenitalia website.
By Bus: (from the train stations: Camucia, Terontola, Arezzo or Castiglion Fiorentino). You can plan your trip on the website of autolinee toscane, while a PDF schedule can be found here