SYMPOSIUM SECRETERIAT MGA SRL CONGRESSI & PUBBLICHE RELAZIONI SEDE DI ROMA
VIALE MAZZINI 145
00195 ROME ITALY
TEL: +39 06-398651
FAX: +39 06-39730337
organising@esssb13.org
www.esssb13.org

GENERAL INFORMATION

Rome

Rome by NightRome 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 the third-most-visited tourist destination in the European Union, and its historic centre of Rome 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 are located in the historic centre.

Climate

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).
Traditionally, many businesses closed during August, and Romans abandoned the city for holiday resorts. In more recent years, however, in response to growing tourism and changing work habits, the city is increasingly staying open for the whole summer. The average high temperature in December is about 13 °C (55 °F), but subzero lows are not uncommon.

Transportation

Rome is at the centre of the radial network of roads that roughly follow the lines of the ancient roman roads that began at the Capitoline Hill and connected Rome with its empire. Today Rome is circled, at a distance of about 10 km (6 mi), by the ring-road called the Grande Raccordo Anulare. 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, with around 400 thousand travellers passing through every day. The second-largest station in the city, Roma Tiburtina, is currently being redeveloped as a high-speed rail terminus.

Metropolitana of RomeRome is also served by three airports. The intercontinental Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport 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 older Rome Ciampino Airport 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. A third airport, the Aeroporto dell'Urbe, is a small, low-traffic airport located about 6 km north of the city centre, which handles most helicopter and private flights.

A 2-line metro system called the Metropolitana operates in Rome. The two existing lines, A & B, intersect at Roma Termini station. A new branch of the B line (B1) is under construction. It is scheduled to open in 2010.
Above-ground public transport in Rome is made up of a bus and tram network.

HOW TO REACH THE CONGRESS VENUE

Rome transportation from and to Fiumicino AirportFrom/to Leonardo Da Vinci, Fiumicino's Airport. (30 km from the city center)

TRAIN (Approximately 90 minutes)
Take the special train FR1, Leonardo Express, and get off to Termini Station. Once arrived in 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 by walk to Via Nazionale , Fori Imperiali direction, until Largo Angelicum, 1.

TAXI (Approximately 60 minutes)
A fixed rate of €40 is available on all authorised taxis from Fiumicino Airport to the city center.

Rome transportation from and to Termini StationFrom/to Termini Station. (3 km from the congress venue)

UNDERGROUND/BUS (Approximately 30 minutes)
Take the underground, LINE B, and get off to Cavour stop (Via Nazionale side). At the exit of Cavour stop, continue by walk to Via Nazionale , Fori Imperiali direction, until Largo Angelicum, 1 (walking distance 5-10 minutes). To download a map of Rome Underground click here
It is also available the bus service, line n.64, at the bus stop located close the Roma Termini station, immediately out of the train Station (P.zza dei Cinquecento).


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



For any information please don’t hesitate to contact the Organizing Secretariat:

SYMPOSIUM SECRETERIAT :
MGA SRL CONGRESSI & PUBBLICHE RELAZIONI SEDE DI ROMA
Resp: Ms Cristina Pau

VIALE MAZZINI 145 - 00195 ROME ITALY
TEL: +39 06-398651   -   FAX: +39 06-39730337
organising@esssb13.org - www.esssb13.org






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