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COVID-19 Useful Info for Life on Campus


Eating at the EUI (Canteen and self catering)

  • Canteen

The canteen is open at the Badia Fiesolana ONLY, Monday to Friday from 12 to 14.

  • Canteen Reservation

Canteen service is provided with 4 (four) time slots from 12 to 14 (30 minutes each): 40 seats available for each slot.

Reservation is necessary and possible by calling the Badia Reception (ext. 2398 or 055 4685398 from outside the EUI) or any Front Desk in all other premises providing name and preferred slot (subject to availability).

At the end of each slot, cleaning of common spaces is provided.

  • Self-catering

In order to guarantee enough space with correct social distancing for all EUI members eating on site (Badia Fiesolana), a special area has been allocated for self-catering (i.e. bring-your-own-meal option) in the Sala Rossa.

Reservation is required also in this case and is possible by calling the Badia Reception (ext. 2398 or 055 4685398 from outside the EUI).

In all other premises the use of equipped kitchens and dedicated areas is allowed used upon the condition of social distancing (1.8 m). Monitoring of flows and distribution will be performed by EUI REFS staff.


Shuttle Bus Service

The shuttle bus for passenger transportation is currently operating only in connection with the canteen service at the Badia Fiesolana from 11.30 to 15.00 Monday to Friday (back and forth).

Shuttle reservation is possible when booking the canteen slot.

Please note

  • Max 2 passengers per trip;
  • Masks always on;
  • Sanitizing gel available on board



Post & Protocol Office

The Post & Post and Protocol office at the Badia Fiesolana is open Monday to Friday 9-12.30 / 14.30-16-00 .

The EUI shuttle bus operates a mail delivery/pick up service from all EUI premises (as per pre-Covid-19 provisions).

Please note: in compliance with the EUI policy on mail deliveries, we remind you that EUI members should use EUI addresses only for the delivery of work-related items, such as books, IT devices and the like. 

In addition to the above, if you are not supposed to come to the EUI in the upcoming days/weeks, you are kindly requested not to order items to be shipped at the EUI postal address, due to the very limited storage space available in the Post & Protocol office.

Use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

All information concerning the use of facemasks, gloves and sanitizer gels on Campus is available at this link.

Cleaning Provisions

The COVID-19 cleaning and sanitizing protocol currently in force at the EUI foresees the following provisions:

  • Offices

2 sanitizations (in addition to the scheduled ordinary cleaning) p/day

  • Common areas (Canteen & Working spaces)

Sanitization of key touch-points at regular intervals and immediate sanitization of desks/chairs/workplace anytime a person leaves.

  • Restrooms

1 sanitization (in adition to the scheduled ordinary cleaning) p/day + sanitization of key touch-points at regular intervals. 

  • Aircon and Fancoil filters

Following the relevant protocol introduced by the Italian Government, maintenance staff will provide the sanitization of all filters in fancoils and aircon units across the EUI Campus on a regular basis, starting 12 May 2020.


Access to Campus

  • Opening Hours

As indicated in the Action plan for the reopening of EUI premises published on 1 May, access to Campus is granted from 8 to 19: no off-hours access is therefore allowed.

The above mentioned closing time (19) is valid also for people who are already inside the EUI Campus, who are therefore kindly requested to leave by that time. This is particulary important because of the necessity to start the scheduled sanitization of buildings without any delay.

Please note: after 19.00 all EUI cards will stop functioning at all gates. In case of emergency please call the control room at 055 4685999


  • Checkpoints

Access to the EUI Campus is possible only via the following checkpoints:


Badia Fiesolana complex:

a)      Access:

  • Coming From parking areas P1, P2, P3 and Villa Schifanoia-Badia Fiesolana connecting road: access from the lower loggia door;
  • Coming From Via dei Roccettini (San Domenico): access from Villa San Felice gate;

Please note: EUI members going to Villa Paola and Villa Sanfelice, before accessing their building, shall notify their presence at EUI staff and comply with existing preventive controls at the lower loggia door.

b)      Exit

  • From lower loggia, from door located next to Sala della Colonna (leading to P2) and from Villa San Felice gate.


Villa Salviati complex:

  • Going to Manica and Castello: access/exit from Villa Salviati Main gate (Castello)


Villa Schifanoia Complex:

  • Going to Villa Schifanoia: access/exit from Villa Schifanoia Reception

Please note: EUI members going to the Casale, Villino, Villa Malafrasca and Villa Raimondi, before accessing their building, shall notify their presence to EUI staff and comply with existing preventive controls at the Villa Schifanoia Reception.


Villa La Fonte:

  • Access/exit from reception area only;


In any of the above indicated access gates/doors you will find dedicated EUI REFS staff for the implementation of safety controls as described in the relevant Action Plan;

Upon completion of necessary preventive controls, you will be able to access your working space. 


Working Spaces

Access to researchers (8-19) is being granted on the basis of available places, distributed as follows:


  • Upper cloister 14 seats
  • Library 60 seats
  • Refectory 14 seats
  • Sala del Capitolo 8 seats (non-silent seats, for zoom/skype/teams calls)


  • Gallery 25 seats


  • 35 seats


  • 3 seats


Page last updated on 14 May 2020