Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco

Getting There

ATTENTION: The GRC bus picks up and drops off at the Florence Airport (FLR) only. GRC no longer has bus service to / from the Pisa Airport.

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco | Via Giovanni Pascoli | Castelvecchio Pascoli | Lucca (Barga) 55051 | Italy



Due to limited accommodations at this venue, guest housing is very limited. To request guest / family housing, please reach out to your conference operations Associate. Please note that guests are not able to attend science or poster sessions. When registering for on-site accommodations you may be placed at one of the accommodations below. Il Ciocco is a small campus, with all properties located on the mountain.  

All Gordon Research Conferences and Seminars including meals, science sessions and poster sessions will be held in the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco where limited accommodations are available. Other accommodation locations include:

The Chalets
Il Ciocco Estate and Park Resort Il Ciocco 55051 Barga, Lucca, Italy

The Belvedere
Il Ciocco Estate and Park Resort Il Ciocco 55051 Barga, Lucca, Italy

Monteceneri Hotel
Il Ciocco Estate and Park Resort Il Ciocco 55051 Barga, Lucca, Italy

The College Hotel
Il Ciocco Estate and Park Resort Il Ciocco 55051 Barga, Lucca, Italy


GRC Chartered Bus Service
GRC offers a chartered bus service from the Florence Airport. Reservations are required and tickets are $58 each way.  

Pisa Airport Galileo Galilei (PSA) - 44 miles from Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco.

Florence Airport (FLR) - 65 miles from Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car and National Car Rental offer discounted rates on auto rentals for GRC attendees.

Parking at Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco is free.

Childcare & Guest Services

GRC offers guest and child registration packages that allow guests to share your accommodations and join you at meals. Children under 4-years-old are free of charge and children ages 4-12 receive a 50% discount.  Additional information is available in the childcare and guest guide for this GRC venue. You may register guests when you complete your conference registration by indicating who will be joining you (all registered guests receive badges for access to meals).  Please note that guests of any age are not able to attend science or poster sessions. Babysitting services are available through the hotel. 

Arrival & Conference Essentials

Please download the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco information sheet for details about the hotel and your stay.

  • GRS check-in is on Saturday between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm in the GRC Office.
  • GRC check-in is on Sunday between 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm in the GRC Office.
  • If you arrive after the GRC Office has closed, please visit the front desk to check into your room and visit the GRC Office during posted office hours to obtain your badge.  
  • Check-out on Friday is at 10:00 am.  Early check-in and late check-out are not available.
  • Casual attire is appropriate at GRCs.
  • This site is handicap accessible.
  • All conference meals are served buffet style in La Veranda restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel. Vegetarian selections are provided at all meals. Kosher or Halal meals are not available locally.  If you have food allergies or dietary requirements please let us know when you register for the conference.
  • The Renaissance Tuscany has indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, and a game room on-site.  Information about other local tours will be available on site in the GRC Office.
  • In preparation for your meeting, you may want to download a first-time attendee guide.

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