The conferences will take place at the main seat of the
Faculty of Engeneering,
Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
via Eudossiana 18
00184 Rome, Italy.
The conference site is in the very
very heart of the city, on one of the seven hystorical hills on which
Rome was founded (the Esquilino Hill), a few steps from Fori
Imperiali and the Coliseum
and side by side
to the old church of S. Pietro in
Vincoli (a church dedicated to
St.Peter as a prisoner: "in vinculi" means: "in chains"), where the
masterpiece "Moses" is kept as a part of the never finished tumb of
Pope Julius II Della Rovere.
As a point of fact the Faculty is built in the area of the St. Peter's
old monastry, built, in its turn, on the ruins of Nero's imperial
palace known as Domus Aurea (that is: Golden House). The cloister of
the Faculty belongs to the old monastry and
was designed by Giuliano da San Gallo: it is a magnificent example of
Reinassance architecture in Rome. In the centre of it there is the
17th century well, now become the symbol of the school.
The old refectory, recently restored, is used for the most important
ceremonies in the life of the Faculty.
Due to its central position it is very easy to reach the
- On foot
- If you are near the Coliseum you can
take the moving staircase inside the underground station, go up to
Largo della Polveriera and then turn on the left towards Piazza San
Pietro in Vincoli. If you are in Via Cavour (at the underground
station) you can climb the stairs to San Pietro in Vincoli.
- By car It's the worst way to get to the University: it's
very difficult to find a car park and the fines are very
- By public transport
- Bus and underground tickets can be used for 75 minutes in the
entire transport net. You can buy them in Newagents, Tobacco Shops
and Undeground Stations.
- By buses
- Many buses stop near the faculty, both on Via Cavour (routes
'11' and '27') and by the Coliseum (routes
'81', '85' and '87').
- By trolley
- You can take the routes '30/' and '13' which stop near the
- By underground
- Two underground stations on the B line can be used: the Cavour
station, on via Cavour at the foot
of the Esquilino Hill, if you arrive by train at the Termini
station (just one stop apart)
and the Coliseum (Colosseo) station if you come from the
Fiumicino Airport "Leonardo da Vinci"
using the train stopping at Ostiense (via the underground station
- From "Leonardo da Vinci" International Airport
- By train
- From the airport you can
take a train either to "Stazione
Termini" (Rome central station) or to "Stazione
Ostiense". There is a train
every hour to Termini station and a train every 20 minutes
reaching all the
following stations: Trastevere, Ostiense, Tiburtina. The
service starts at 6 am and stops at 10 pm.