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The 2011 Design Conference will be held at Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy from 2-4 February. If you are joining us for the conference, please download our Delegate Pack for more information.

Conference Venue (Venue Map)
* Conference Registration Desk and parallel Sessions:
Sapienza University of Rome
Faculty of Architecture – Facoltà di Architettura
Piazza Fontanella Borghese 9
00186 Rome, Italy

* Plenary Sessions:
Museo Ara Pacis
via Ripetta (in front of Piazza Augusto Imperatore)
00186 Roma, Italy

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Data projectors will be provided in all of the parallel session rooms. However, you must supply your own laptop for your presentation. In addition, if you are a Mac user, you will need to bring a VGA Mac connector.


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


This is Rome’s main airport and is well-connected to the city centre during the day via an express train. The express train between Fiumicino Airport and Stazione Termini (Rome’s main train station) costs €9.50 and takes about 30 minutes. The train runs daily from 6:30am till 11:30pm.


Rome’s smaller airport, is mostly used by charter flights and budget airlines.

To get to the centre from this airport, take COTRAL bus, get off at Metro A: Anagnina station, then to Termini Station.

Cotral bus runs every 30 minutes, until 11pm. The only way how to get to Rome after this time is to take taxi.

Public Transportation


The Roman metro (called Metropolitana by residents) goes round rather than through the historic city. It has only two lines, A (red) and B (blue), which cross at Termini Central Station. Trains run approximately every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30am until 11.30pm every day (until 0:30am on Saturdays).

Buses and Trams

There are hundreds of bus lines, running from 5:30am till midnight. All buses and trams travel in both directions. 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 metered white or yellow 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 Rome, try 06 3570, 06 4994, 06 6645, 06 551, or 06 8822.

Tourist Information Centers

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.

A Tourist Hotline, 06-06-06, operates 24 hours a day and can provide helpful information. The website for Tourist Information for Rome and it’s surroundings is www.romaturismo.com.


The electricity in Italy is 220V and you may need an adaptor if you come from the UK or a non-European country.


The official currency of Italy is the Euro (€).