Conference Venue

The workshop will take place in the Auditorium of the Italian Academy of Sciences (Accedemia dei Lincei), situated in the Roman part of Trastevere, just a few steps across the river Tiber from the historic part of the town, and in a lively quarter of the city.

Address: Via della Lungara 230, 00165 Rome, Italy.

See the map below for the precise location. Beware of google maps: do not enter "Accademia dei Lincei" in the search box, but rather "Villa Farnesina". This will give you the right directions.

For information on travel in Rome and for links to hotels, see further below.

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How To Get There

by plane

Rome's international airport is Roma Fiumicino (FCO). It is well connected to the city by public transport. Calculate about 45 minutes to 1 hour for the trip.

The Italian state railway provides direct trains to the city: "Leonardo Express" is a non-stop service to Roma Termini, the main station. Tickets cost 14 € one way (if you buy at a travel agency, add 1 € extra). Official travel time is 31 minutes, and trains leave twice hourly.

In order to go directly to Trastevere, it can be more convenient to take a regional train, line FR1, that connects to the train stations in the city quarters of Trastevere, Ostiense, Tiburtina, and others. Stazione Trastevere is reached after approx. 30 minutes; one-way tickets cost 8 €. From Trastevere train station, take tram line 8 until Piazza Belli (just before the tram crosses the river), and then walk (see map above) to the conference location.

The conference hall is just next to Villa Farnesina. You enter through the same gate, on via della Lungara 230. Until 10am one can reach the auditorium also from Lungotevere Farnesina 10, which is the road running along the river. This may be more convenient if you arrive by public transport, as there are some bus lines running along that road.

Public Transport in Rome

Public transport (bus, tram, metro) is organized by ATAC; on their web page, a route planner is available. Within Trastevere, getting around on foot is easiest. The quarter is connected to both Trastevere train station and the historic city center by tram line 8, which runs frequently. From Roma Termini or the vicinity, you will first need to take a bus to Largo Argentina (lines 40 or 64, beware of pickpockets if the bus is full), terminus of tram line 8. There is also a direct bus, line H.

You need to buy tickets in advance, although in some more modern buses and trams there are also vending machines. The most reliable way to get them is at the little corner shops called Tabacchi. Fees for a single trip are 1 €, but you might be better served by buying a three-day ticket (Bigletto Turistico Integrato), or a weekly one.


To keep the conference fee low, we cannot provide help with accomodation. There is a huge variety of hotels in Rome, but you are advised to book as early as possible, since rates will climb in the vicinity of Easter.

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The following is a non-exhaustive list of nearby hotels. We are not affiliated with any of these. Prices are for a single room according to the web sites.