VENUE

The Conference sessions will take place on November 23rd – 25th, 2017 in the Italian National Research Council Headquarters, Conference Hall, Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, Rome, Italy Download map.

The Conference Hall can accommodate 300 people.

 

LANGUAGE

The official Language of the Conference is English. No translation will be provided. 

AV FACILITIES

AV facilities include:

  • Overhead projectors for slides.
  • LCD projection system for PowerPoint style presentations.
  • Wireless connection

Speakers requiring specific AV equipment should contact the Conference Secretariat prior to their arrival to ensure availability.

TOURIST INFORMATION
ROME offers guided tours and cultural events promoting the knowledge of its historic, artistic and archaeological heritage. Tours are characterized by high standards, including professional expertise in Roman history, excellent language skills, private or semi-private visits, small groups, and, last but not least, no queuing for tickets at the sites.
Please consult on the web: Rome city tours

WEATHER IN ROME

Winter comes gently to Rome, even if November in Rome tends to be a rainier month than others. You may come prepared for rain but find cool, crisp sunny days. The weather in November is in general in the comfortable 13-18 °C during the day.

VISA APPLICATION

Please enquire at the Italian Embassy in your country if you need VISA and about documents needed and timing.

An official letter of invitation designed to help to overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries will be sent upon request. Such letters do not cover any fees or other financial support.

Airport Transfer

From Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport to Rome

Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport is Rome’s main airport with a choice of city transfer options including airport train, bus, shuttle and city cabs.

Leonardo Express Airport Train

The Leonardo Express is the easiest and fastest public transport service connecting Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport and Termini Station, the main public transport hub for Rome. Leonardo Express is a dedicated nonstop train, which runs every  15 minutes; the journey takes 30 minutes.

The first departure from Fiumicino is at 6.36 and from Roma Termini at 5.52.
The last departure from the Airport is at 23.36 and from Roma Termini at 22.52.
At the Airport the train station is well signposted within the passenger terminals. It is a 5-10 minute walk. The way is totally undercover using moving walkways, escalators/lifts.
Ticket machines, official ticket desk and independent outlets sell tickets (One Way Fare: € 14). No prior booking is required.

Note : The station has three platforms and other local trains also terminate here. So do check which platform the next Leonardo Express train departs from, even if there is only one train in the station.

The FR1 train city provides a stopping service circling around the South of Rome, from Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport, in the West to the eastern suburbs. Along the way it interchanges with other FR services, the Rome Metro and countless local bus and tram routes. However it doesn’t go into the Termini Station, but you can connect to another FR1 train which does. One Way Fare (to Ostiense train Station): € 8.FR1 Local Train

Note: You cannot use Rome public transport passes to/from Fiumicino Airport

Terravision Airport Bus

The Terravision Bus is the cheapest public transport option between the airport and Termini Station. This is about a third of the cost of the Leonardo Express but Journey takes about twice as long and is not as frequent. One Way Fare: € 6. Online booking ticket: € 4 one way.

Additional services

SIT Bus – €6. To Termini Station via Vatican

Alitalia Bus – €7. For Alitalia passengers. To Termini Station

Hotel Shuttle Service    €20.66. Shared shuttle to any hotel in Central Rome

 

Rome City Cab & Private Cars

Licensed Taxi From Rank – € 48. Flat fare to within city walls

Private Cars    From € 45 (depends on vehicle size). Personal Meet & Greet. English speaking driver. Flights are monitored, no worries about flight delays.

From Ciampino Airport to Rome

Ciampino is Rome’s second airport dominated by the low cost budget carrier Ryanair. There is a choice of city transfer options, but no direct train service. There are two competing airport bus services from Ciampino to Termini Station. There is also a local bus from Ciampino Airport that connects the airport with the southern tip of Rome’s Metro system.

Terravision Airport Bus

From Ciampino, one direct link to Termini Station is the Terravision coach service. It is heavily promoted by the airlines flying into Ciampino. Journey Duration:  40 – 60 Minutes.

Ciampino Airport  – On exiting customs turn left going through the doors outside. Bear left and there is a coach stand on your left. There will probably be a Terravision rep.

Rome Termini Station – In Rome the terminus is on the East side of Termini Station, where all the competing bus services from Ciampino terminate. Terravision has a formal ticket office and waiting room inside the Terracafe, Terravision’s own cafe and bar.
At both Termini and Ciampino there are Terravision employees with Terravision jackets whom have sole responsibility for boarding of buses.

Note: when you arrive here for a bus, even if you have booked in advance its important to queue up and get a boarding card for your bus.

Ticketing – If you order on-line, you select an individual departure time which reserves you a seat on the bus. If for any reason you miss the bus you booked the ticket is still valid for a later departure. One Way Fare: € 4.

 

SIT Airport Bus

The SIT bus is an almost identical service to the Terravision bus. Same price, virtually same bus and frequencies, and bus stops at Termini and Ciampino just a few yards apart.

Both SIT and Terravision can carry you between Ciampino Airport and Fiumicino airports, but there is no direct service. You would need to purchase separate tickets on their Ciampino and Fiumicino serves to Termini Station.

 

Rome City Cab & Private Cars

Licensed Taxi From Rank€30 Flat fare to within city walls

Private Cars    From €45 (depends on vehicle size) Personal Meet & Greet. English speaking driver. Flights are monitored, no worries about flight delays.