The official language of the conference is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.
LIABILITY & INSURANCE
The Congress Secretariat and organizers cannot accept responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the meeting. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.
HOW TO REACH ROME
The main airport, Leonardo da Vinci (also known as Fiumicino), is located 26km (15 miles) southwest of the city center. A train (Leonardo Express) runs between the airport and the central railway station, Stazione Termini. It operates every 30 minutes during rush hours. The trip takes 30 minutes and costs 14,00 euros. There is also a train that runs approximately every 15 minutes from the airport to the local stations of Trastevere, Ostiense and Tiburtina, and costs 8.00 euros.
Rome is the focus of the Italian railway network. Excellent Intercity service links Rome to every major town in Europe. Termini Station, the main railway station located right in the centre of the city, provides swift service to and from all points in the country.
By taxi from the airports
There is a fixed (flat rate) fee for taxis going between the city (defined as inside the Aurelian Walls) and the two airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino. The fixed fee to/from Fiumicino is 40 euros and to/from Ciampino is 30 euros (up to 4 people, luggages included).
HOW TO REACH THE CONFERENCE VENUE
From Roma Fiumicino Airport:
• By Leonardo Express train, which departs every 30 minutes to Termini station
From Roma Ciampino Airport:
• With the bus company Terravision or Sit shuttle bus to Termini station
From Termini station:
• Bus 105 to Ponte Casilino bus stop
• Tram 5 or 14 to the stop Piazzale Prenestino (200 metres from the hotel)
In general, banks are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and in the afternoon from 2:45 to 3:45 pm or 3:00 to 4:00 pm. There are many money exchange offices throughout the city, which are open all day, 7 days a week.
CURRENCY AND CREDIT CARDS
The official currency in Italy is the Euro.
Major credit cards are widely accepted. You can buy and sell foreign currencies in bureaux de change, banks and most hotels in Rome.
The electrical system in Italy is 220 volts. To use 120 volt appliances both, a transformer and an adapter plug, are needed.
Some participants may require an entry VISA for Italy. Participants are requested to consult the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for specific details relating to visa requirements.
On request, a letter of invitation can be issued by the organizing secretariat. For more info: http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en.
Major post offices are open from 08.00 to 18.00 from Monday to Friday.