About Rome

USEFUL INFORMATION

Location

ASTORIARome Cavalieri
Waldorf Astoria
Hotels & Resorts
Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101
00136 Rome
Italy
Tel: +39 06 3509 1
Fax: +39 06 3509 2241
Web: http://www.romecavalieri.com/

Passports and visas:

All visitors to Italy should be in possession of a valid passport and/or identification card. A visa is
required in the case of visitors from some countries. Please contact the nearest Italian Embassy or
Consulate to your home for further information. The conference organizers will send out an official
letter of invitation to registered, paid, individuals upon request. Please email epos@caos.nl. This
invitation will not imply the existence of any obligation upon the organization to provide financial
assistance of any kind.

Climate

Averages for Rome in April
The weather continues to improve in April in Rome, Italy, when the average temperature starts off at
12°C and increases to 15°C toward the end of the month. During this time of year, the city is subject to
around 65mm of rainfall spread across 13 days, so there is a fair chance you’ll experience a shower or
two during your holiday. On the other hand, Rome also enjoys ten hours of sunshine each day and an
average sea temperature of 15°C toward the coast.

Safety and useful telephone numbers:

Please look after your belongings to avoid theft, as in all other large cities.
In case of emergency, telephone number Emergency Rescue Services: 112

Electricity:

The electric voltage used in Italy is 230 Volts; the frequency is 50 Hz and the plugs are type F, with two
male contact points and type L. Remember to bring an adapter for your electrical appliances and
electronic equipment, if they use a different voltage.

Transportation:

METRO
As in many cities, the metro is the fastest transportation to get in Rome. The city includes two metro
lines, which cross each other at Termini. To travel within the center of Rome, it is best to take the bus or
tram. The timetable of the metro is from 5.30 am until 23.30 pm every day. Every 3 – 8 minutes there
comes a new metro.

BUS
The bus, called the Trambus, is a transportation that is seen a lot in the city. It has no less than 250 lines.
Depending on the line, the busses drive from 5.30 am until midnight. At each stop, there is some
information about the lines and routes. Useful to know is that when a Trambus is marked with ‘Express’,
they only stop a few times during the ride.
Rome also has a tourist bus, line 110, which departs from station Termini. This bus drives by all major
attractions and cost approximately €16,-.

TRAM
The same company as from the bus, called ATAC, provides the tram in Rome. This is the most interesting
when you would like to go to the areas outside the center of Rome.
Metrebus is the name for the city bus, tram and metro. A pass provides access to each of these
transportations by Trambus, MetRo and COTRAL. In principle a pass gives access to the whole center of
the city, with the exception of transfer from and to the airport Fiomicino.

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TOURISM INFORMATION
Rome has been the capital of Italy since 1871. Within the city, there is the smallest state in the world,
called Vatican City, the home of the Pope. The city Rome has been triggering people since the Roman
ages. Throughout the century the city was populated by emperors, kings, political leaders, celebrities
and normal people, who all left there traces. Therefore, a walk through Rome nowadays is a walk
through the ages of the Roman Empire. Visitors can enjoy visiting famous places like the Colosseum,
Forum Romanum (the center of Rome in the ancient times) or the Engelenburcht.

Tourist Office:
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The main tourist office point are called Punti di Informazione Turistici and are located throughout the
center of Rome. In the center of Rome you find 10 of these Tourism information points:

 At Stazione Termini, on the Piazza Cinquencento
 At de Via dei Fori Imperali, by the Piazza del Tempio della Pace
 At the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, on the Via Nazionale
 On the Via del Corso, nearby Largo Goldoni
 On the Via del Corso, on the corner of the Via Minghetti
 By the Engelenburcht, on the Piazza Pia
 On the Piazza delle Cinque Lune, nearby Piazza Navona
 On the Via dell’Olmata, by the Santa Maria Maggiore
 On the Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano
 On the Piazza Sonnino, in Trastevere

At the information points, you can get a map of the center of Rome. You can also buy a brochure of a
museum, theaters, bus trips and other excursions.
You cannot buy you tickets for the public transfer at these information points.

Top attractions include:

 The Colosseum, which was the biggest amphitheater in Rome (built in the 1st century).
 Het Forum Romanum was the center of Rome in the ancient times.
 The Pantheon is a temple which was rebuild between 118 and 125.
 The Trevi Fountain is the biggest and most famous fountain in Rome. It is located on Piazza di

Trevi. It is one of the newer attractions of the city. The myth goes that when you turn you back
to the fountain and you close your eyes, think of Rome and throw a coin with you right hand,
over your left shoulder, you will return to Rome.

 The Sint-Pieters square is a famous square in Vatican City (built between 1656 and 1667)
 In a monastery, designed by Michelangelo, there is the Museo Nazionale Romano delle Terme.

Gastronomy:

When in Rome, there is one thing you won’t have to worry about is finding restaurant. Rome knows how
to quench your hunger and satisfy her visitors with her savory specialties. Roman food is a popular, yet
simple one. It is not sophisticated or elaborate, but generous, rich in flavors and character, and full of
many mouth-watering recipes.

There are few Roman desserts, and they are mainly connected to festivities (Carnival, Eastern or
Christmas). They are definitely worth a try, however, especially the ricotta cake, which is made with
fresh ricotta cheese mixed with sugar, lemon, vanilla, candied fruits, pine nuts and raisins.

Wine lovers

Wine lovers won’t want to miss the chance to visit L’Enoteca Cul de Sac. Located around the corner from
Piazza Navona, this wine bar boasts a huge list of wines, with more than 1,500 bottles to choose from.
Not only do the wines feature on the menu, but the bottles are also used to decorate the walls. All the
staff are extremely knowledgeable and are happy to help you make a decision if you feel overwhelmed
with the vast choice available.

Shopping

Campo de’ Fiori is the oldest market in Rome. Its name comes from the Piazza (south of Corso Vittorio
Emanuele II), where the market has been held for the last 140 years. The food market had been in Piazza
Navona since 1478 but was moved to Campo de’ Fiori in 1869. The market is held in the morning, with
the exception of Sunday morning when it is closed. Campo de’ Fiori is also well known for its many
restaurants and bars.
Via Condotti, Via Borgognona and Via Frattina are three streets start near the Piazza di Spagna that run
parallel until they reach the Via del Corso (also known as “The Corso”). They are the best known highly
expensive fashion in Rome.
Via Cola di Rienzo, Via Ottaviano, Viale Giulio Cesare, Via Candia (near Prati) is one of the most
important areas for shopping and cafés in the city. And Via Cola di Rienzo is the most famous of the
streets. Next to the many family owned, unbranded shops, there are several boutiques,
including Trussardi, Tommy Hilfiger, Energy, Diesel Jeans, Miss Sixty, Armani, Benettonand Brandy. The
biggest department store in the street is Coin.

TRAVEL TO ROME

Public Transport from the airport

Taxis
The following are average charges:
 To / from Ciampino Airport – approx. € 60
 To / from Fiumicino Airport – approx. € 50
 To / from Termini Station – approx. € 20 – 25

Fiumicino Airport
https://www.adr.it/fiumicino
 Take direct train ‘Leonardo Express’ from the train terminal (every 30 minutes) to Termini

Station
 Take underground line A (direction Battistini) to Barberini – 2 stops
 On Piazza Barberini – corner with Via Veneto, you can find the Hotel shuttle bus (Rome Cavalieri,
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts sign) at the times stated on the Shuttle Bus page of the
website. Space subject to availability upon capacity
Ciampino

http://www.adr.it/ciampino

 Take ‘Terravision’ bus direct from arrivals to Termini Station
 Take underground line A (direction Battistini) to Barberini – 2 stops
 On Piazza Barberini – corner with Via Veneto, you can find the Hotel shuttle bus (Rome Cavalieri,

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts sign) at the times stated on the Shuttle Bus page of the
website. Space subject to availability upon capacity

From Termini Train Station
 Take underground line A (direction Battistini) to Barberini – 2 stops
 On Piazza Barberini – corner with Via Veneto, you can find the Hotel shuttle bus (Rome Cavalieri,
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts sign) at the times stated on the Shuttle Bus page of the
website. Space subject to availability upon capacity

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