Travelling to Rome and the conference site.
Rome is the capital of Italy. Where is Rome exactly, and where is the airport and conference site? A zoomable map is here.
The conference site
The conference site is a nice old building, The Acquario Romano, in the neighbourhood of the main railway station, Termini.
Address: Piazza Manfredo Fanti 47 – 00185 Roma
Travelling to Rome
Rome has two airports, the main airport, Fiumicino, is about 25 km west of Rome and connected with the city centre (Station Termini) by a direct train, the Leonardo Express. The second airport, Roma Ciampino, about 13 km south-east of Rome, is served by Ryanair and Wizz.
From Fiumicino take the train, Leonardo Express, a non-stop service for airport passengers to and from Roma Termini railway station. In general there is a train every 15 minutes (journey time: 32 minutes). You can buy your ticket in one of the ticket shops near the train platforms (one way: € 14), do not forget to validate the ticket in a machine before entering the train.
Rome has good rail connections with all major cities in Italy (also with high speed trains) and with many cities in Europe. The main railway station is Roma Termini, which is “next door” to the conference venue.
Travelling in Rome
The underground is an easy way to travel in Rome: Metropolitana di Roma.
Book your hotel early, September in Rome is busy. The area around Termini is easy because the conference site is there, but as in many large cities the central railway region is not the most attractive and best area. As there are good underground and train connections with Termini, you have more options further away. However, should you want to stay nearby, North of the railway station is a student area with good priced proper hotels as Hotel Villa San Lorenzo Maria.