General Info


Rome is the capital city of Italy, located in the central-western portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber River. Rome’s history as a city spans over two and a half thousand years, as one of the founding cities of Western Civilisation. Even outside of the history of the Roman Empire, Rome has a significant place in the story of Christianity up to the present day as the home of the Roman Catholic Church. As one of the few major European cities that escaped World War II relatively unscathed, central Rome remains essentially Renaissance and Baroque in character. Rome is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the European Union, and its Historic Center is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Rome is the seat of the Italian Government; the official residences of the President of the Italian Republic and the Italian Prime Minister, the seats of both houses of the Italian Parliament and that of the Italian Constitutional Court.


Rome enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate that is characteristic of the Mediterranean coasts of Italy. It is at its most comfortable from April through June, and from September to October; by August and first days of September the temperature during the heat of the day often exceeds 32 °C (90 °F).


Due to its location in the centre of the Italian peninsula, Rome is a principal railway node for central Italy. Rome’s main train station, Termini, is one of the biggest train stations in Europe and the most heavily-used in Italy. The second-largest station in the city is Roma Tiburtina. Other main stations include Ostiense, Trastevere and Tuscolana.

Rome has two main international airports: Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport (IATA: FCO) is Italy’s chief airport and is more commonly known as “Fiumicino Airport“, as it is located within the nearby Commune of Fiumicino, south-west of Rome. The airport serves as the main hub for Alitalia, the largest Italian airline and some low-cost carriers: RyanAir, Vueling, Easy Jet, Wizz Air, Norwegian.

The older Ciampino International Airport (IATA: CIA) is a joint civilian and military airport. It is more commonly referred to as “Ciampino Airport“, as it is located beside Ciampino, south-east of Rome. The airport is an important hub for many low-cost carriers and general aviation traffic.

A 3-line metro system called the Metropolitana operates in Rome. Above-ground public transport in Rome is made up of a bus and tram network.
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How to reach the congress venue


From/to Leonardo Da Vinci, Fiumicino’s Airport (30 km from the city center)

01 / TRAINFrom Fiumicino Airport you can easily reach Rome using Trenitalia services. In the airport there’s a train station in which you can take different trains to the city centre:

Leonardo express: a non-stop service only for tourists who reached the airport; there’s a train every 15 minutes and in 32 minutes you can reach Termini station.

FL1 line (regional train): to reach other Rome stations such as Roma Tiburtina; there’s a train every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes in the weekends.

Once arrived at the Roma Termini station, take the underground, LINE B (Laurentina direction) and get off to Cavour stop (Via Nazionale side).
At the exit of Cavour stop, continue walking in the Fori Imperiali direction, and you will reach Largo Angelicum, 1.

02 / TAXIApproximately 60 minutes. There is a taxi service from Terminal 1 and 3. All rates are set by the competent municipality and may be subject to change without notice. You can see more on the website www.romamobilità.it.
The cars used for the taxi service of the City of Rome and the Municipality of Fiumicino are white and can be distinguished by the word “TAXI” on the roof and based on the license number displayed on the doors, on the back and inside the car.
A fixed rate of €48 is available on all authorised taxis from Fiumicino Airport to the city center.

03 / COACH
There are four dedicated coach services. All of them leave from the bus hub next to Terminal 3, and all of them stop at least at Stazione Termini (the main train station in the city center) either on the side of Via Marsala or on the side of Via Giovanni Giolitti.

Terravision: offers a connection between Fiumicino airport and Rome city center. The bus departs near Terminal 3 and goes to Termini station (at via Giolitti).

SITBusShuttle: is another option from Termini station (at Via Marsala) to Fiumicino.

RomeAirportBus: offers buses from the airport to Termini (at Via Giovanni Giolitti) in the city centre.

TAM bus: operates buses to Stazione Termini (at Via Giovanni Giolitti) and Stazione Ostiense.


From/to Termini Station (3 km from the congress venue)

01 / UNDERGROUND/BUS(Approximately 30 minutes).
Take the underground, LINE B, Laurentina direction, and get off to Cavour stop (Via Nazionale side). At the exit of Cavour stop, continue walking on Via Nazionale, Fori Imperiali direction, and you will reach Largo Angelicum, 1 (walking distance 5-10 minutes). To download a map of Rome Underground click here.
Several buses are available to reach the Congress venue, for example line 64, at the bus stop located close the Roma Termini station, immediately out of the train Station (P.zza dei Cinquecento).

02 / TAXI(Approximately 15 minutes).
A taxi station is available at Termini Station. The cost of a taxi from Termini station to the Congress venue should range between €10 and €20.

Official Language

The official language of ESSSB18 will be English.