The conference is hosted by the University of Roma Tre. The opening ceremony and the plenary session on Monday 22 (morning) will be held at the Aula Magna of the university in via Ostiense 169. The regular sessions of the conference (from Monday 22, afternoon) will be held in the buildings of the Faculty of Engineering in via della Vasca Navale, 109.
If you arrive by plane you can land either in Fiumicino, which is the main roman airport, or in Ciampino, which is the second roman airport.
From Fiumicino airport you can reach the centre of the city either by taxi (regular fares are around 40-60 Euros) or by train. There are two different trains. The first one is a direct train to Termini (11 Euros, it takes 30 min and departs every 30 min). In order to reach the conference venue from Termini, please, follow the information in the next page. The second train from Fiumicino is the one to Tiburtina, which has several stops throughout the city (around 5.5 Euros, it takes around 30 min and departs every 30 min). The most convenient stop to the conference venue is Ostiense. In front of Ostiense Station in Piazzale Ostiense take bus n°23 (direction Pincherle). In order to reach the place where the plenary session will be held, get off at the stop San Paolo. If you want to reach the place where the regular sessions will be held, instead, you have to get off at the last stop. See the next page for more information. The price of the bus ticket is 1 Euro each and you have to buy it in advance.
From Ciampino airport you can reach the city centre either by taxi (regular fares are around 50-60 Euros) or by bus. The bus Terravision will bring you from Ciampino airport to Termini railways station (one way 8 Euros, round-trip 14 Euros). Details on how to reach the conference venue from Termini are given in the next page.
If you arrive by train, check if you can get off at Ostiense railways station. If so, just follow the above information from Ostiense. If you arrive at Termini railways station, please, follow the information on the next page. If you arrive at Tiburtina railways station, just take a train to Ostiense and then follow the above information from Ostiense.
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If you arrive by car both from the North and from the South, take the highway ring around Rome, which is called Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA) and take the exit n°28 towards the city centre. You are already in via Ostiense.
The places where the conference will be held (via Ostiense 169 for the plenary session on Monday 22 – morning – and via della Vasca Navale 109 for the regular sessions from Monday 22 afternoon) are located in the South-West part of the city, close to San Paolo Basilica.
In the map you can see where the conference places (red marker) are located with respect to Termini (green marker), which is the main railways station of Rome. The distance between Termini and San Paolo Basilica is about 10 km and it can take even more than one hour by car during the rush hours.
The best way to reach the conference venues is by Metro
you find a complete map of the railways transportation in the city.
If your hotel is close to any of the metro stations (either Metro Line A, or Metro Line B), it is very easy to reach the conference place.
If the closest metro station belongs to the red line (orange in the map), which is Metro Line A, just take the metro to Termini, which is the only metro station where you can switch between the two Metro lines. Then, take Metro Line B, the blue one, (direction Laurentina) and get off at Basilica San Paolo.
If the closest metro station belongs to the blue line, which is Metro Line B, just take the metro (direction Laurentina) and get off at Basilica San Paolo.
Tickets for the metro and for the buses costs 1 Euro each and can be purchased at any metro station or in some kiosks selling newspapers or in some Tabacchi shops.
The conference will be held in two different buildings of the University of Roma Tre. They can be both reached easily from the metro station Basilica San Paolo
The place where we will have the opening ceremony and the plenary session on Monday 22 (Aula Magna of the University of Roma Tre, via Ostiense 169) is very close to the metro station Basilica San Paolo: it is just 5 min walking distance along via Ostiense (direction Piramide). The place is marked in the map with “1”.
The place where the regular sessions of the conference will be held (via della Vasca Navale, 109) is 15-20 min. walking distance from the metro station Basilica San Paolo. The place is marked with “2” in the map. You can either go on walking or take the bus n°23 (direction Pincherle) in via Baldelli, next to the metro station (see green box in the map). Get off at the last stop (via Salvatore Pincherle), which is marked again with a green box in the map. Bus number 23 is officially scheduled to pass every 20 min.