Travel and Venues

Conference Venue – The Sheraton Roma Hotel

The conference will take place at the recently refurbished 4 star Sheraton Roma Hotel ideally located in the leafy EUR business district, between the timeless glories of the historic centre and Fiumicino airport.

We have also negotiated special delegate room rates at the conference hotel. To find out more and to book your room please visit our Accommodation page.

Address:    Viale del Pattinaggio 100, 00144 Rome, Italy
Telephone: +39 (0)6 54537382

Location map

Getting to the conference hotel from Rome Fiumicino airport

By bus

The Sheraton Roma Hotel operates a bus service to/from Fiumicino International Airport as per the following timetable:

Departures from Fiumicino Airport to the Hotel**
0745 – 0915 – 1045 – 1415 – 1600 – 1730 - 1900
The departure location is in the Polo Bus area – a short walk from Terminal 3 Arrivals.  After exiting Arrivals, please turn right and walk ahead until you reach a bus station.  Look for bus stop number 29.

Departures from the Hotel to Fiumicino Airport**
0700 – 0830 – 1000 – 1330 – 1530 – 1645 – 1815
Bus stops at Terminals T1, T2, T3 and Terminal 5 (Departures)

** Please visit hotel website to check timetable updates or changes.

# For departures from the Airport, service is on a seat availability basis.
# For departures from the Hotel, a reservation ticket is requested in advance.

Journey time: around 30 minutes.

Cost: €7 for a single ticket

By train and metro

From the airport train station (Ferrovie dello Stato), there is a direct train, the ‘Leornardo Express’ to the Termini railway station which takes around 30 minutes at a cost of €14 for a single ticket.

At the Termini railway station, you will need to take a metro connection to the EUR Magliana Metro Station (Linea B/Blue Line going towards Laurentina station).  The EUR Magliana Metro Station is only at 10-15 minute walk from the Sheraton Roma Hotel, please click here for walking directions from the EUR Magliana Metro Station (A) to the Sheraton Roma Hotel (B).

Journey time: around 50 minutes

Cost: approx. €14 for a single train ticket and €1.50 for a single metro ticket (Biglietto semplice BIT – NB – BIT tickets can be used on any means of transport in Rome and are valid for 75 minutes.)

Click here for a metro map

By taxi

Please click here for recommended taxi companies. 

Journey time: 20-30 minutes

Cost:  approx. €35

By car

From the Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA) follow the signs to Fiumicino and take the exit number 30 towards Roma Eur/Magliana. Proceed for approximately 9 km/6 miles following the Sheraton's signs.

Conference Evening Events

Official Reception, Monday 7 July 2014, 1930 - 2100 hours

Address: Sala della Protomoteca, Palazzo Senatorio , Piazza del Campidoglio, n. 1, Rome

Dress code: smart

This will be a drinks and snacks reception only but as you will be in central Rome, there will be plenty of choice for you to have dinner afterwards.

Disabled Access
The Piazzetta is at the top of an incline with reserved access which starts from Via della Consolazione

We have organised a one-way bus transfer from the Sheraton Roma Hotel to the venue.  Please note that if you wish to use this service, you will need to be in the hotel reception from 1845 as buses will be leaving promptly.  Otherwise there are taxis readily available outside the hotel (journey time: around 20 minutes)

Kindly note that we have not organised any return buses so you can make your own arrangements.

Gala Dinner, Tuesday 8 July 2014, 2000 - 2300 hours

The Gala Dinner will take place at the conference hotel, The Sheraton Roma Hotel.

Dress code: smart


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To find out more about this fascinating European capital please click here.

Travelling around Rome

The Sheraton Roma Hotel offers a bus service to and from the city centre.  Operating daily, the first departure from the Hotel is 0800 in the morning, and the last departure from the city 2330 in the evening.

Departures from the Hotel**
0800 - 0930 - 1100 - 1230 - 1400 - 1530 1700 - 1830 – 20 – 2130 – 2300

Departures from Via del Teatro Marcel**
1000 – 1130 – 1300 – 1430 – 1600 – 1730 – 1900  - 2030 – 2200 – 2330

** Please visit hotel website to check timetables updates or changes.

# For departures from the Hotel, a reservation ticket is requested in advance.
# For departures from the City Centre, service is on a seat availability basis.

Cost: €5 for a return ticket to be purchased when leaving the hotel


For more information on getting around Rome please click here.

If in addition to attending the conference you are planning on exploring Rome in more depth, find out about the Roma Pass.