icdl 2019 rome


June 23 – June 27, 2019
via Eudossiana 18
Roma, Italy





Roma has two airports – Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) and Ciampino.


This is Roma’s main airport and is well connected with the centre by various means of transport, public and private.

All options available here

Most common and comfortable means of transport between Fiumicino Airport and Roma are:

Express trains to and from Stazione Termini (Roma’s main train station). See airport website or train website

– Leonardo Express, a non-stop service exclusively for airport passengers to/from Roma Termini railway station leaving every 15 minutes* with a journey time of 32 minutes

* Departures every 30’ from Fiumicino Airport before 07.08 and after 21.08 and between 10.08/10.38 and 14.08/14.38

* Departures every 30’ from Rome Termini before 06.20 and after 20.20 and between 09.50/10.20 and 13.50/14.20


Roma’s smaller airport but closer to Roma centre, is mostly used by charter flights and budget airlines.
You can find how to reach the centre of Roma here



The main stations in Roma are Stazione Termini (Piazza dei Cinquecento) and Stazione Tiburtina (Piazza della Stazione Tiburtina). Both stations are connected to the network by the underground and buses in all directions leave from outside the stations. For information on times and ticket prices we advise you to connect the railway company site Trenitalia, where you can also buy tickets on-line and pick them up on the train itself.



Across the road from Tiburtina Station there is a coach station with departures for Italian cities and abroad. The ticket offices for this service are in the shops along the side of the square.



Coming from the North the best way to reach Roma is the A1 Milano-Roma motorway. Arriving from the West of Italy should take the Aurelia and then the Civitavecchia-Roma motorway. From the Adriatic Coast via the Roma-L’Aquila motorway while from the South the A1.
All the motorways intersect Roma’s ring road, called Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA), which has junctions for the centre and the outskirts of Roma.




Roma’s public transportation network is extensive and functions quite well, but the metro (subway) is much simpler for the short-term visitors to master.

ATAC SpA provides public transport in Roma



The Roman subway (called “Metropolitana” by residents) goes round through the historic city. Public transportation tickets must be purchased in advance from tobacco stores, newsstands, bars, or vending machines at metro and major bus stops. Info tickets
It has three lines, A (orange), B (blue) and C (green). Trains run approximately every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30am till 11.30pm from Monday to Thursday and Sunday. From 5:30am till 1.30am on Friday and Saturday.







Night buses

Over 20 night bus lines run from 00:30am to 5:30am. The main terminal stations are Termini (Piazza dei Cinquecento) and Piazza Venezia. From these two piazzas buses leave for all directions every 30 minutes. Night bus stops are marked with an owl. You can purchase tickets on board.



If you need a taxi, remember to look for the official metered 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. Make sure your taxi is metered; insist on the metered fare, rather than an arranged price.
To call for a taxi within Roma, try 06 3570, 06 4994, 06 6645, 06 5551, or 06 8822.




A guided procedure will help you decide if you need to apply for a visa based on your nationality, country of residence, reasons for your visit and length of stay. If you need a visa for Italy, you will be provided with all the information and forms needed to submit your application.

Submission of the required documentation does not automatically guarantee visa issuance.

For all information about visa please link the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (LINK)

Invitation letters for visa purposes will be issued only for participants registered and confirmed.



The climate of Roma is generally temperate with mild, rainy winters (September to April) and hot, dry summers (May to September). Rain showers are possible any time of year.


Since 2001, the currency used in Italy is the euro. One euro is divided up into 100 cents. There are eight different coins (1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents) and seven notes (5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros). Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change.



Italian. English is understood.


Credit cards

As well as in cash, purchases can be paid for using the most common credit cards. This payment system is common in Italian shops, which generally display the symbols of the credit cards they accept on the outside door. If you pay by credit card you will be asked to show an identity document. Travellers cheques (in USD or Euros) can also be cashed in Italian banks.


Making calls to, from and within Italy

To call an Italian telephone number from outside Italy, either from a landline or a mobile phone, you will need to add the international dialling code for Italy, which is 0039 (+39), followed by the telephone number you require.


Local Time

Local time is GMT +1, Central European Time (CET) Zone, 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Electrical system

In Italy the electrical current is 220 volts AC (50 Hz)


Emergency numbers
Police: 112
Ambulance/Medical Emergencies: 112
Fire brigade: 115
Car Breakdown Assistance: 116


Roma is extremely rich in history and culture.

Its extraordinary monuments make it an open-air museum: churches, historic buildings, architectural works, make the city one of the most fascinating in the world, for centuries the true cultural center of the country.

Its great historical tradition has influenced, and still affects, the Western world. The ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum testify the power of the ancient Roman Empire.

In the Vatican City, home of the Catholic Church, are St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as the Sistine Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo.