The Auditorium Parco della Musica is just at the north-east of the city-centre near the river Tiber, in the Flaminio – Villaggio Olimpico area. The street address is Viale Pietro de Coubertin – 00196 (see google maps – position in Rome)
n.2, from Piazzale Flaminio and Piazza Mancini – stop “Apollodoro” (connected at Piazzale Flaminio with Metro line A (see below) – walk 100 m.
- 910, from Termini Station and Piazza Mancini
- 53, from Piazza Mancini and Piazza San Silvestro
- 217, from Viale XVII Olimpiade and Termini Station
- M, special bus route between Termini station and Viale Pietro de Coubertin Auditorium stop. Only from 5 p.m. – every 15 mins. Last bus from the Auditorium departs at the end of last event.
Metro A line to Flaminio stop then no. 2 tram (see above). From 5.50 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays (from 9 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. there is a bus service on the same route MA1 and MA2, from 11.30 p.m. till 5.50 a.m. there’s a night bus N1)
Notice that Metro A line is connected with line B at Termini.
From the G.R.A. (ring-road around Rome) take the Flaminio Saxa Rubra exit towards Corso di Francia.
On the Lungotevere Flaminio turn off into Viale Tiziano and then again at the Palazzetto dello Sport (covered sport complex).
There are large car parking facilities by the Auditorium with designated areas for disabled visitors.
ARRIVAL IN ROME
Visitors arriving in Italy must have a valid national passport or an ID card for the Schengen area. Citizens of certain countries will require a visa to enter the country. Citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the USA do not need a visa. Please check the list on the dedicated Department of Foreign Affairs webpage. In cases of difficulty we will do our best to assist, but it is a visitor’s own responsibility to obtain any necessary visa from the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their country of residence.
Rome Fiumicino airport “Leonardo da Vinci” (FCO) is one of the two Italian hub and is served by direct flights from most major cities in Europe and World Wide. Frequent connecting flights go from/to Milan Malpensa airport, the other Italian hub. Fiumicino airport lies approximately 35 kilometres south-west of the city centre, and has four terminal buildings adjacent to each other.
Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” airport is connected by the Leonardo Express train to Termini Railway Station, the central station of Rome (a single ticket cost: 14 €), it leaves every 30 minutes and it takes approximately 30 minutes.
There are also local trains (single ticket cost: 8 €), with departures aproximately every 20-30 minutes (final destination Roma Tiburtina, Orte or Fara Sabina) and stops in various stations of the city. Local trains take about 45 minutes to reach Tiburtina Railway Station. Between 11.30 p.m. and 5.30 a.m. there is no train service, but there are both Cotral and Terravision night buses linking Fiumicino to Stazione Termini and Stazione Tiburtina. A shuttle bus connects car parks with arrivals and departures from terminal A, B and C.
You can reach the city centre also by bus and coaches or by taxi.
Please, remind that there are two different taxi companies operating in Fiumicino, one from the city of Rome (standard single fare 40 € to the city centre of Rome, baggage included, for a maximum of four people) and one of the city of Fiumicino (standard single fare 60 € to the city centre of Rome). Note that the standard fare is applied to any destination within the city walls. For other destinations fares are not fixed. Always be sure to take licensed taxis which display a taximeter. Be aware of unlicensed taxi drivers or limousine drivers that approach you at the airports.
The second Rome airport, Ciampino, is the low cost companies airport. It lies approximately 20 kilometers south-east of the city centre.
The nearest train station is Ciampino Città, frequently connect to Termini railway station in about 15 minutes. From Ciampino railway station to the airport there’s a bus service Cotral/Schiaffini every 30 minutes. The travelling time is about 5 minutes.
You can also take a Cotral/Schiaffini bus to the subway station of Roma Anagnina, end of the line A that will get you to the city centre and vice-versa.
Different buses and coaches company reach the city centre from Ciampino airport (Atral, Cotral, Sit, Terravision, Schiaffini). There’s a taxi service to the city centre. The standard fare to any destination within the city walls, baggage included, for a maximum of four passengers, is 30 €.
Rome is well connected with national and local trains. The main station is Termini located in the city centre. (see on google map). From Termini buses take off for all destinations and there is a subway stop also of the two lines: A and B. Roma Tiburtina is the second train station in Rome and has a metro “B line” stop. It is reachable from Termini by bus and by metro. Most long-distance trains passing through Rome at night will stop at Tiburtina station instead of Termini. Other main stations are Ostiense, Trastevere and Tuscolana. Roma Tuscolana is connected with Fiumicino Airport train (approx. 45 min.) and is near metro “A line” (station Ponte Lungo – 5 stops from Termini)
National Rail company website: Trenitalia
Please note: Roma Termini is currently going through heavy refurbishing works and it may take up to 15-20 min. from Airport train track to metro “A line” and vice versa especially at peak hours.
Rome is ringed by a motorway, the GRA (Grande Raccordo Anulare) where highways coming from all parts of Italy meet. If you are going to the very centre of the city any road leading off the GRA will get you there. If you are going anywhere else, however, a GPS or a good map is essential. Signs on the GRA indicate the name of the road leading to the centre (e.g. Via Appia Nuova, Via Aurelia, Via Tiburtina).
Rome is served by buses, 2 underground lines and local trains and coaches.
Public transport in the city is managed by ATAC. The website includes route-planner and various public transport maps. You can buy tickets at the ticket offices, at the automatic machines in many underground stations or on some buses and trams (not everyone), in some shops, tobaccos and newspapers shops.
A single ticket costs 1 € and last 75 minutes from the initial validation, but includes only one way travel on the metro lines. See here for other ticket options. Please, note: ATAC announced that tickets prices could be increased in 2012. The single ticket will probably cost 1.50 € for 100 minutes in duration.
Rome has a mild climate, but July is one of the sunniest and warmest month. Mean temperatures in July range from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 87°F), but tend to stay around 26-28°C (79-82°F) for much of this time. Precipitation in July are quite uncommon, but not rare.
Rome is in the Central European time zone (UTC/GMT+1). When the conference takes place daylight saving time will be in operation: (UTC/GMT+2).
The Euro is the unit of currency in the Republic of Italy. All major credit cards are widely accepted
Banks are open from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 1.30pm and between 3pm and 4pm. Some banks open also on Saturday mornings. There are several currency exchanges at the Airports. Currency can also be exchanged at banks and exchanges in the city centre. ATMs (cash points) are plentiful in the city and there’s one internal to the Auditorium Parco della Musica.
220-240 volts (50 Hz) is the standard electrical current throughout Italy. Plugs are European round 2-pin or 3-pin.
Telephone and emergency numbers
The international code for Italy is +39. The local area code for Rome is 06.
Below are the emergency telephone numbers for Italy. Simply dial these numbers from anywhere in the country.
112 – Carabinieri – Pan-European emergency number – also ambulance and fire
113 – Police Emergency Help Number (also ambulance and fire)
115 – Fire Department (Vigili del fuoco)
116 – A.C.I. (Italian Automobile Club) road assistance (Soccorso stradale)
118 – Ambulance/Medical Emergencies
Italian tourism official website: italia.it
Easy Italia: the new multi-lingual information and assistance service for tourists
800.000.039 (toll free number from landline and public phones on the Italian territory)
The service is active – seven days a week, from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. – in Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Russian and Japanese. Everyday, including Sundays and holidays, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. by calling 039.039.039 (Italy’s international country code repeated three times) or dialling the toll free number 800.000.039 from landline and public phones on the Italian territory. You can reach emergency help for accidents and various types of inconveniences (poor service or tourism services that do not meet their contracts, requests for medical aid or the emergency services etc.), travel advice, up-to-date information about museums, exhibitions, tourist attractions, and special assistance for disabled visitors.
It is generally not necessary to tip in Italy. The service charge is already included in the price everywhere, restaurants and bars included. However staff will always appreciate acknowledgment of good service.
Smoking is banned in all enclosed places of work in Italy, including restaurants, bars and cafès, pubs and clubs. Exceptions include hotels, guesthouses and B&B bedrooms and private accomodation. Be sure to specify whether you require a room for smokers or non-smokers when reserving accomodation.