Practical information on Fab Lab Cascina.
Via Mario Giuntini 25 int.28 Cascina (Pisa)
Lotto B Scala C Primo Piano
By train: Train station Navacchio on the line between Pisa and Firenze. Not all trains stop here so watch out. FabLab is outside the train station.
By car: Superstrada Firenze-Pisa-Livorno, “Navacchio - Visignano” exit
Where to sleep
The Fab Lab is located in Navacchio, which is more a commercial / residential area, and there isn’t much night life around.
If you are ok with that there are several convenient places where to sleep.
Foresterie c/o Polo Tecnologico
Located inside the same technological park hosting the FabLab, 4 Mini apartments with Wifi, Kitchen, Air Conditioning, etc. At very good rates. Contact Fiore for availability / booking.
Bed and breakfast
Several bed and breakfast are located at walking distance from the FabLab:
Hotels in Pisa
If you want to visit the city during the night and have access to bars and restaurants, you can pick one of the many hotels in Pisa.
I recommend one which is located behind the main street and few hundred meters away from the main train station.
From there you can get a regional train to the Fab Lab, make sure it stops in Navacchio station.
Hotel Bologna - Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 57 - 56125 Pisa - Italy Tel. (+39) 050 502120 - Fax (+39) 050 43070 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Web http://www.hotelbologna.pisa.it/default_en.php
Where to eat
Just out the FabLab you have:
POLDA bar / restaurant open Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00
On the square outside the train station there are two bars, and a pizzeria.
Access to the lab
FabAcademy students have access to the Fab Lab 24/7.
Instructor will be available Mon-Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun 9.30-20.00
Students can use the Fab Lab internet connection for your work at the lab. Please ask for credentials.
For private use there’s a daily/weekly/monthly subscription available on the Hotspot_Elsynet AP.
Students can use all the machines and materials in the lab without any additional cost.
The list of machines is available on the FabLab’s website
Please ask for instructions if you are not sure about how to use some machine.