The 20th Meeting of European Centers and Rosicrucian groups will take place from 4 to 7 August 2016.

Subject of the Meeting: “Self fulfillment over the years having a view of eternity“.

We have chosen, as place of meeting, Pescia (just near Florence), that is one of the most charming cities of Tuscan Apennines.

We will be guests of “Villa delle Rose” hotel, that is placed in a splendid eighteenth-century villa, smartly restored and surrounded by a large and beautiful park, embellished by resin perfumes of many trees. The hotel has large and comfortable rooms, halls of different size and an inside parking, guarded at night; all the rooms are air-conditioned; vegetarian food will be available to those who prefer it.

The whole hotel, that has received for several years the Association ARCO’s meetings, is able to offer a complete peace of mind and a correct concentration for carrying out the works. At the same time, it is easy to reach by private or public transport as it is located 300 meters from the train station and 5 km from the highway Firenze-Mare.



All-inclusive prices:

–          Full board in double room per day per person: Euro 65,00;

–          Full board in double room, for single use, per day: Euro 78.00;

–          Half board in double room per day per person: Euro 55,00;

–          Half board in double room, for single use, per day: Euro 68,00;

–          Meals out of board: Euro 18,00.

The Meeting will last three days, from Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning. Therefore we need to multiply the price by three to get the total.


Reservations can be made:

–          calling Secretary ARCO’s number: 346 3722365 for italian language

–          with an e-mail to: segreteria@rosacroce.it

–          or sending a letter to the Secretary’s:

Associazione ARCO

Via Tosco-Romagnola,810

56021 S. Benedetto – PISA



–          In the reservations, please specify:

–          The number and the names of those who wish to partecipate.

–          Type of room (single, double).

–          If you are willing to share the room with another person.


On request it is possible to extend your stay; in this case, you should specify it to the Secretary at the time of booking.

Please make your reservation as soon as possible, and preferably in the first half of July, in order to facilitate the organization of the Meeting.



“Villa delle Rose” hotel is in Pescia, (Pistoia), Via del Castellare, 21. Phone number: 05724570.


For those who arrive by train:

After arriving at Florence, take the railway line Firenze-Lucca;

if you instead arrive at Pisa, take the railway line Pisa-Lucca-Pistoia;

if you arrive at Viareggio, take the railway line Lucca-Pistoia.

Once you get off at the train station of Pescia, turn left. Coming down the road you are already bordering Villa delle Rose’s hotel that is on the right side. Turning later on the right there is the entrance.



For those who arrive by plane:

From Pisa, take the train Pisa-aeroporto, or the bus to the railway station of Pisa Centrale (5 minutes), then take the train Lucca-Pistoia and get off in Pescia.

From Florence, take the bus for the Railway station of Florence “Santa Maria Novella”; once reached Florence’s railway station take the line Prato-Pistoia-Lucca and then get off in Pescia.


For those who arrive by car via motorway:

Those who pass through Florence should take A11 Firenze-Pisa Nord (Firenze Mare);

Those who pass through Pisa or Viareggio should take A11, at Pisa Nord, towards Florence.

In all cases you must exit at CHIESINA UZZANESE and turn right to Pescia. After passing the overpass, go straight, you will cross Pescia Morta, then follow the sign “Villa delle Rose”. Turn left to Pescia and, when you reach the rotunda, go on for Pescia Collodi.

At the next rotunda, follow the sign COLLODI. There are also several signs pointing “Villa delle Rose”.

Then, there is a church on the left, and immediately after, on the right, the Hotel.

The distance from the motorway to the hotel is about 5 km.