Venue & Travel
DL 2012 will be held in the conference rooms of Universitą di Roma "La Sapienza", Via Caserta 6, 00161 Rome, Italy.
The conference site is in the main university area of Rome, close to the main campus of Sapienza.
It is located in a very well connected
area of Rome, within one hundred meters from the Metro stop Policlinico
(line B), 4 Metro stops from Colosseum
and the Roman
Forum (along line B), 5 Metro stops from Spanish Steps
(2 line B + 3 line A), 8 Metro stops from St.
Peter's Basilica (2 line B + 5 line A), and few
hundreds meters from Villa Torlonia.
View Larger Map
- From the Termini railway station, take the metro line B, direction Rebibbia, and stop at Policlinico (2 stops from Termini), which is 100 meters from the venue.
- From the Tiburtina railway station, take the metro line B, direction Laurentina, and stop at Policlinico (2 stops from Tiburtina).
- From the
international "Leonardo da Vinci" Fiumicino airport, the best
- Take the "Leonardo express"
service to Termini railway station (and
then follow directions from Termini railway station). The train takes
about 30 minutes to reach Termini from the Airport, and
leaves usually every 30 minutes. The cost is 14 euros.
- Take Sabina-Fiumicino line (FR1), stop in Tiburtina railway station (and then follow directions from Tiburtina railway station). The train takes about 40 minutes to reach Tiburtina from the airport and leaves usually every 15 minutes (on holidays, every 30 minutes). The cost is 8 euros.
Taxis from the Fiumicino airport take about 45 minutes (it may take more in rush hours) and costs around 50-60 euros.
- Take the "Leonardo express" service to Termini railway station (and then follow directions from Termini railway station). The train takes about 30 minutes to reach Termini from the Airport, and leaves usually every 30 minutes. The cost is 14 euros.
- From the International
"G. B. Pastine" Ciampino
can reach Termini railway station catching the Terravision
or the Sitbusshuttle
The trip takes around 30 minutes.
Taxis from the Ciampino airport take about 30 minutes (it may take more in rush hours) and costs around 40-50 euros.
Metro, Buses and Streetcars
The Roman metro has two lines, A (red) and B (blue), which cross at Termini Central Station. Trains run approximately every 5-10 minutes, from 5:30am until 11.30pm every day (until 1:30am on Fridays and Saturdays).
There are hundreds of bus lines, running from 5:30am till midnight. During the night (from midnight to 5:30 a.m.) night buses are available (they have different routes and timetables).
Tickets for both the bus system and Metro can be purchased from tobacconists, bars, or vending machines at metro stations and major bus stops. Main Ticket options are
- B.I.T. € 1.50. Standard ticket, valid for one Metro ride or 100 minutes on all buses and streetcars.
- B.I.G. € 6.00. Daily ticket, valid for unlimited metro, bus, and train travel within Rome.
- B.T.I. €16.50. 3-day tourist ticket, valid for everything listed under the B.I.G ticket.
For timetables and public transport maps visit official site of public transportation in Rome – ATAC S.p.A.
If you need a taxi, remember to look for the official white taxis. There are taxi ranks in many locations throughout the center, but is nearly impossible to hail one driving down the streets, particularly at night. To call for a taxi within Rome, try 06 3570, 06 4994, 06 6645, 06 551, or 06 8822.
Tourist Information Centers operated by the Rome Tourist Agency are located at Leonardo da Vinci airport and at the main railroad station (Stazione Termini).
The City of Rome has set up tourist office kiosks at many locations in the city to provide local information of interest to the tourist as he/she travels about the city. Among the many locations, there are kiosks at the Railroad Station, in Via del Corso, Via Nazionale, Pza Sonnino in Trastevere, Pza San Giovanni, Santa Maria Maggiore and the Vatican.An helpful website for Tourist Information on Rome and it’s surroundings is http://www.turismoroma.it/. It also offers some nice printable (.pdf) guides in English.
For a practical and compact smart guide of Rome we also suggest the link http://wikitravel.org/en/RomeHere (via the KR-12 web site) is a list of suggested hotels within a walking distance to the conference. To get the conference fare please mention that you are partecipating to DL-12.