Accommodation & Directions

We have negotiated discounted rates at nearby hotels.

Residence Manassei

Discounted rates are offered at Residence Manassei to participants of the conference.  Mini apartments are available, each completely furnished, consisting of a double bedroom, private bathroom with shower and hairdryer, fully equipped corner kitchen, tv, air conditioning/heating.  You can see the floorplan and photos on our website

Discounted Rates

  • Euro 90,00 daily for two people
  • Euro 60,00 daily for one person

This rate includes:

  • all users (water, electricity)
  • bed linen and bath towels
  • once a week cleanings
  • all taxes and service
  • Wi-Fi connection

The rate does not include the tourist tax:

  • Euro 1,50 per night and per person (max for three nights).

It has to be paid in cash, and a separate receipt will be issued for that.

All guests can enjoy a 10% discount at a nearby Bar (breakfast, lunch, drinks).

Other local hotels include:


To book your accommodation at Residence Manassei, please call +39 057422717 or email and quote Monash University to received your discounted rate.  Please note, in order to confirm the reservation a credit card is required for guarantee, or a 30% deposit by credit card or bank transfer. The cancellation policy is 5 days.

Important Details

Please inform the hotel of your arrival time as the reception is staffed only during the hours of 9.30-3.30pm from Monday to Friday.  All arrivals out of the above mentioned hours and during the weekend and holidays are organised by a self check-in procedure.  Please contact Chiara on +39-3290704976 or Elena on +39-3355278600 outside of the office hours.

Check-in from 11.00am, check-out by 10.00 am (for different hours, please arrange with the reception).

A washing machine is available for common use and free in the laundry room which is located on the roof garden: a panoramic terrace always open, which offers a splendid view over the rooftops of Prato. In addition, the cellar is also always open and is equipped with a coffee machine, cappuccino maker, microwave, electric oven, toaster, kettle, fridge, etc. 

Residence Manassei is located in the historical centre of Prato, near the Duomo and the main monuments and museums. If are travelling by car, please be advised that the electronic doors to the city are activated, so the car registration plate and the date of birth of the driver must be provided to the hotel.  Permits are offered which allow guests to enter the city and park in the closed streets with no fee. Otherwise, you can park in an indoor garage at Euro 10,00 per day. If you travel by train, please be advised that the nearest train station (five minutes walking) is Prato Porta al Serraglio.  

If you need a Blue Car service with driver from any major airport, port and train station, please inform the hotel. The cost from Florence airport and Florence train station to Residence Manassei is Euro 45,00.

Private Transfer

  • Autonoleggio Lenzi offers private transfer upon arrival at the airport or train station, and is available by booking ahead.  See tariffs.